New Daiwa?

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby joekaz » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:45 pm

cndbasshunter wrote:no big deal..only usdm daiwa made in japan now are the steez.

I should have been more clear.Just wondering if it is made in Thailand where the Daiwa's are made or in Korea where the Doyo's are made.

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby jwfflipper14 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:11 am

I didn't see a label on the foot saying where it was made
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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby evilcatfish » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:08 am

Anybody get to handle one of these at ICAST or determine the country of origin?

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby evilcatfish » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:55 am

Made a couple phone calls, made in China. For some reason I was expecting to be told Korea.

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby LowRange » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:53 am

evilcatfish wrote:Made a couple phone calls, made in China. For some reason I was expecting to be told Korea.

Typically only the higher end Korean oem platforms are made in korea.

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby LowRange » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:05 am

These new reels don't match up with any known oem platform. I wonder if they are Daiwa designed frames and side plates with oem guts sort of like the 13 reels.

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby Real Pudd legend » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:26 am

I wonder how they perform ..

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby evilcatfish » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:51 am

Well, I went ahead and ordered one. Will try and post some decent pics of the internals and initial thoughts upon arrival. In no way do I expect it to perform on the level of my Japanese made reels, but I'd like to think Daiwa wouldn't put their name on a complete dud.

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby LowRange » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:47 pm

The CR80 would look good on an Arid X and would be cheap too. Maybe the two will sold as a combo at some point in stores. Cabelas used to sell the silver Lagunas on orange Arid rods in store. Lews has really gotten into this game with matching rod and reel combos sold in stores like Dicks. The CR80 and the Arid X are high end in appearance and would upstage most combos on the rack of similar price.

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby LowRange » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:20 pm

If you type CG80 into YouTube you will find an on the water review of the reel where the guys fishes it with a 3/8oz texas rig. It looks like it casts like a Black Max or something.

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby evilcatfish » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:17 am

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby evilcatfish » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:18 am

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby evilcatfish » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:24 am

Reel feels pretty smooth out of the box with very little handle play. Definitely came well greased, unlike the Tatulas and Fuegos I have, not surprised since its a different factory. Will probably take it on a test run at a local pond tomorrow, then put it through some serious work on my smallmouth trip next weekend.

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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby Nitroman77 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:28 am

looks like every other reel to come out of that factory.. I know why they went that route, and some were not too happy about it at ICAST... Its def a reel will not be buying..
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Re: New Daiwa?

Postby evilcatfish » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:41 am

Nitroman77 wrote:looks like every other reel to come out of that factory.. I know why they went that route, and some were not too happy about it at ICAST... Its def a reel will not be buying..


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