LowRange wrote:SSS wrote:yeah, i got it, but will it be sold officially by Daiwa, or its just a Chinese company stealing daiwa's logo and name?LowRange wrote:SSS wrote:if they were to go full China mode (which i don't believe they're stupid enough to do so), imagine what will happen to slp/rcs/zpi etc. How are they gonna make $250 spools, $150 carbon handles for $70 reelshoohoorjoo wrote:I would be one of those, despite my love for Daiwa's current and previous offerings. Ever since I saw the CG80, I have been looking a lot closer at Shimano's 2018-19 leaks. I suppose I could just buy up some older Daiwas and leave it at that.
And what about Megabass tuning some Aliexpress looking reels by Daiwa
It's worse than you think. That pos is not made my Daiwa. It is some China reel branded as a Diawa. It's basically a Kastking Spartacus with Daiwa on the outside.
I hope it is theft but it is most likely that Daiwa has decided to brand a reel Chinese OEM reel as a Daiwa and a 3rd party, Seaknight, is handing the selling on Aliexpress.
I think they are just illegally using Daiwa's name. Most of the Seaknight reels have their name right on the side.
Sadly, that reel looks much nicer than the "Daiwa" model.
*edit* On second look perhaps I'm wrong. I guess Daiwa might be putting their name on OEM Chinese reels. Kinda said, but not much different than any of the other junk low end reels they have released in years past like the Laguna series.