Items indispensable for targeting large fish from Off shore are electric reels. Various electric reels are lineup from Daiwa according to the target fish. However, I think that there were many people who had been struggling because they were only Japanese manuals because they are Japanese products. This time we will introduce the English manual corresponding to the electric reel released from Daiwa. Please download the English manual from your favorite model and use it.
Daiwa Leobritz 200J
Electric Light Game’s Decision Version “SMALL MONSTER”
Shimano’s reel series “Metanium” continuing from 1992. Do you know how much reel named Metanium has been released so far? Those who started Bass fishing may have heard names such as “Metanium DC” and “Metanium MGL” once. Metanium is a reel series trusted by anglers for that long and gained high support. This time we will introduce theMetanium series!
Metanium was a Shimano reel series that began with ‘Bantam Scorpion Metanium XT’ which was released from Shimano in 1992. It has been loved by many anglers as a top model of Baitcasting reel that used Shimano’s abundant technology from that time. This time we will introduce the Shimano Metanium series which was named Metanium series.
16 Metanium MGL
Metanium MGL released in 2016. MGL = Magnum light spool has been subjected to lightening processing such as “blanking” on the side of the spool. Since the location far from the axis of rotation has been reduced in weight, the flight distance of the lightweight lure is improved compared to conventional spools. X-SHIP, micro module gear is adopted and finished in a smooth winding feel.
While “New SVS Infinity” is a centrifugal brake, it achieves a brake adjustment range that can handle most situations only by adjusting the external dial. Adjustment of the internal brake shoes is not necessary if 4 brake shoes are turned on during casting. When finer setting is required, fine adjustment with internal brake shoe is possible. (The four brake shoes are on when shipped.) The durability has also improved greatly.
In addition to the 3-mode internal dial, the I-DC 5 can easily set the brake by selecting four semi-automatic & one step auto according to the lure weight with the external dial. AUTO covers up to the middle of volumes 2 to 4 of semiauto.
A position suitable for a heavy lure with low air resistance such as large vibration and jig, 0.5 to 1.0 oz.
Position corresponding to a wide weight of 0.3 to 0.7 oz, such as medium size vibration and spinner bait.
A position that matches a lure of 0.3 to 0.4 oz with large air resistance such as minnow or shallow crank.
Position that you can cast no-sinker worms and small shads, 0.2 – 0.3 oz lightweight lure without stress.
AUTO. Wide position to cover up to the middle of volumes 2 to 4.
The gear ratios are 3 types: 6.2 (normal gear), 7.4 (high gear), 8.5 (extra high gear). It is active in various scenes such as warming which needs early collection. (Extra high gear has long handle length of 48 mm)
Shimano 15 Metanium DC (gear ratio 6.2)
Normal gear type. It is the optimum gear ratio for spinner bait, crank bait etc.
Extra high gear type. It is suitable for fishing which needs early collection such as warming and pitching. Because it can be used with Saltwater, it will also be suitable for light jigging etc. using metal jig.
Although the spool diameter of Metanium DC and MGL is the same 1.3in, MGL is equipped with a lightweight magnum light spool, which is characterized by a good feeling of light cast lure. Therefore, if you mainly use the lure below 0.3 oz, the meta-MGL will have a more stable flying distance. However, because MGL does not have DC installed, 15 Metanium DC is recommended if you want to achieve a stable flight distance in overhead wind at 0.3 oz or more.
Comparison with Antares DC
Antares DC’s spool is 1.5 in, Metanium DC is 1.3 in, and Antares DC is superior in long cast performance of heavier lure. As a rule of thumb, people who use the lure below 0.6 oz at the main should recommend Antares DC if you would like to long cast Metanium DC, 0.6 oz or more.
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The Metanium is Versatile reel
Metanium is a perfect versatile reel to handle medium-grade lures. One tackle works well enough. Please try Shimano reliable reel series “Metanium” once by all means!
Daiwa’s Theory is a middle range price reel with performance comparable to that of a high-end model. It is very similar to the higher model Luvias, but how is it different? This time I will explain about Theory which has been drawing attention from many professional anglers.
Daiwa Theory is a high cost performance reel
Daiwa Theory is a Spinning reel that incorporates technologies such as Mag sealed, ZAION, ATD, etc. which are adopted for high-end reels while price range of US $ 200 units. Compared with Exist which is the top model of Daiwa, it is lighter in weight and pricing lower than US $ 300. For those seeking a reel with excellent cost performance it is a must-see reel!
What is the difference Luvias and Theory?
Luvias and Theory are the same price range, but Luvias is the top model. We compared differences such as the weight and number of bearings.
Zillion SV TW that appeared in 2015 raised the durability of possession, a further heavy duty model achieved brush-up! The size is 1520.
In addition to the previous series, 1520-CC was newly added. With a 36 Φ spool with 20 lb, 3.3 ft of extra line capacity, a 4-inch handle is mounted to completely control the power game.
Equipped with G1 duralumin 36 Φ spool. Aluminum reinforced housing further enhances the rigidity feeling, leading directly to smooth rotation performance and stability during fighting.
The handle is 4 inches. By extending Zirion SV TW 1516 from 3.5 inches to 0.5 inches, we can make even more powerful winding possible.
TWS (T-wing system)
Tshape levelwind turns back and forth half turn according to clutch ON/OFF. During casting, the levelwind rotates forward, and the line is smoothly discharged through the wide part of the Tshape levelwind. At the time of retrieving, the levelwind turns half way in the form of falling in the backward direction, the line is guided in the groove of the lower levelwind, and it is wound tightly and in parallel. Daiwa unique level winding system that combines line emission performance and trouble free.
Zillion TW HD 1520-CC
CC stands for Crazy Clanker. As its code name indicates, the best style for 5.5 gears is crankbait. Powerful low gear has the comfort of easy winding even with deep crank or Magnum crank with high resistance.
The Zillion series is a reel with performance comparable to that of Daiwa’s high-end model. With the addition of low gear 1520-CC, it became increasingly fulfilling lineup. With a rich gear ratio lineup, even a plurality of tackles can have a sense of unity. Zillion is a recommended reel, even if you are replacing the reel or being challenged for Baitcasting reel for the first time.
Calcutta Conquest boasts popularity immovable with round reels. Popular high gear model and bait finesse model also appeared and it became an attractive reel that can deal with various fishing. This time will introduce the whole series of Calcutta Conquest!
Calcutta Conquest is a high end model of the round reel released from Shimano and is a popular item with many enthusiasts. Originally it was only a low gear model, but with the diversification of fishing methods, we have increased lineups including various sizes and high gear models. Calcutta Conquest is also called the best masterpiece of round reel packed with Shimano’s technology, such as the micro module gear of the drive system in which the small precision gear closely meshes, and the latest brake and gear system.
External brake adjustment dial
By adopting a new shape brake shoe & brake pipe, it was now possible to perform brake adjustment with an external dial which needed to open the flap of the body side until now. It is also possible to fine-tune each pit while maintaining the parming (excluding 300, 301, 400 and 401)
Micro module gear
Top image: Shimano conventional product
Lower image: Micro module gear
The micro module gear is a new mechanism that reduces the teeth of the pinion & main gear, giving the number of teeth about twice as much as the conventional one. Densely meshing the teeth densely, the strength was improved, and with smooth power transmission succeeded in suppressing the gear noise to less than half of the conventional value (numerical value is Shimano ratio).
Calcutta Conquest lineup
Calcutta Conquest 100/101/200/201
Sticking gear ratio, high rigidity and smooth winding feel.
100/100 HG is recommended for Black Bass
It is the smallest model among the series without electronic control (digital control) brakes. It is suitable for Bass fishing using crankbait, spinnerbait, vibrations and so on.
Expand fishing advantageously with stable casting precision
300/301 is recommended for Snakehead and light jigging
For those who need power fishing such as snakehead fishing and light jigging at Saltwater, we recommend a larger 300 models. The rigidity is also very high, making power fishing comfortable. The smoothness and flight distance of the winding feel is never lost even if it is a large size.
It is the largest size in the Calcutta Conquest. The winding length per handle is 76 cm (2.8 ft), the maximum drag force is 7.0 kg (15 lb) and it is extremely powerful use. Big bass, Snakehead, Yellow tail fish aiming at jigging, big fish of the open ocean, demonstrates excellent performance.
Calcutta Conquest BFS is the first round finesse reel equipped with a finesse tune brake system that eliminates the brake unit attached to the spool and directly applies the brake to the spool structure. Bass and mountain stream bait finesse are also supported. It also supports Saltwater, so it can be used for a wide range of lightphishing.
Fishing with Calcutta Conquest is blissful moment.
Recently, various models have appeared, and the popularity further increases sharply, Calcutta Conquest. Although it is not a cheap price at all, it is the best masterpiece reel that will support your fishing more than the price and will satisfy you. If you have not used it yet, please try to get the real thing by all means and realize its wonderfulness.
Surf Leader CI4+ is Shimano’s Surf casting dedicated reel. The previous work 13 Surf Leader CI4+ was a remarkable reel as an authentic surf casting introductory reel, it was a wonderful reel with the best performance, cost performance, light weight and the best performance. 18 Shurf Leader CI4+, whose concept has been reborn as it is, attracts attention as a full-scale surf casting aim.
Surf casting game is a field with strong elements that damage sand, sea breeze and reels. Dedicated reels are required to have high waterproof and dustproof performance and strength to rust. Surf Leader CI 4 + is a reliable reel with high durability evaluation and sufficient durability.
Succeeded in manufacturing seamless integrally formed veil. It looks beautiful and realizes trouble less.
It prevents sand etc. from invading the inside of the spool, such as windy days. (35 accessories)
Lightweight carbon material, new carbon material evolved CI4+. Improvement of rigidity and durability at the time of actual fishing without changing the lightness of CI4+. This makes it possible to make the rotor smaller and lighter.
Line safety guard
“Line safety guard” that prevents troubles of line involvement is installed inside the spool. New structure concerning the silhouette around the spool.
High speed drag (SD35 only)
By adopting a special drag washer, it is possible to adjust the drag force minimum – Max with one turn of the knob. It is effective also for the fishing of the placing rod.
Surf Leader CI4+ lineup
Surf Leader CI4+ has three models according to the thickness of the line. The thin line makes longer cast possible, the standard line demonstrates the power and corresponds to the fight with the big fish.
Shimano 18 Surf Leader CI4+ 35 microfine
The best long cast model. Extemely thin line specification.
Shimano Surf rod is a series recommended for those who really want to enjoy Surf casting. You can cast a weight of #25 to #30 (3.5oz) with a light force. Please enjoy the big fish off the coast aiming at Shore.
Characteristics of Shimano Surf rod
“Spiral X” is a three-layer structure in which carbon tapes are closely wound in opposite directions obliquely, respectively, in the inner layer and the outer layer of rod longitudinal fibers. With diagonal fibers inside and outside instead of conventional transverse fibers, it increases rigidity without increasing weight. Shimano’s unique “basic structure” enhances instantaneous power transmission in fishing actions such as casting and fighting, maintaining lightness and enhancing “ground power to capture”.
“Hi-Power X” is a “reinforced structure” that wraps the outermost layer of blanks in X shape with a carbon tape and suppresses twisting further. The width and angle of the carbon tape to be wrapped are freely changed depending on the type to be used for the part and the part to be wound, and careful adjustment is given, so the bending of the rod maintains the intended direction of the angler.
Meaning of series sign
Symbols vary depending on the difference in maximum weight.
“Evolutionary mild tune” was added to the double X structure of “Spiral X” + “High Power X”.It is a recommended rod especially for fishing that uses a thick line aimed at big fish.It is easier to throw, aim the flight distance, let the fish float quickly with the power of the rod.
By applying thorough tuning suitable for long cast fishing to rod technology such as “Spiral X” structure and “Hi-Power X” structure, it was finished in a rod that strongly repels after firmly bending. We will demonstrate the rod potential of the new dimension which has never existed before.
The cast from the surf is exhilarating!
Participate in tournaments, aiming big fish, enjoy with family, and a variety of styles. Surf fishing is may catch unexpected big fish. I think that is the biggest attraction.
Please enjoy Surf fishing full of charm with Shimano’s Surf casting tackle.
Engetsu is a brand name that can be attached to a group of products that can be said as the answer Shimano issued to “Tairaba” targeting Red Seabream. Rod, reel and Tairaba exclusive jig and so on are lineuped.
The high end model of Engestu series is “Engetsu Premium”.
Reel is designed to stabilize the most important “Constant speed winding” with Red Seabream fishing. High rigidity by adopting HAGANE body can also be used with Light jigging. It is a reel that can be used for a long time due to its high rigidity. The exciting drag sound that is installed doubles the excitement of fishing.
In addition to the technology incorporated in the series so far, Rod produces comfortable fishing scenes using blanks such as spiral X, high power X and other materials.Please experience Reel and Rod which can be called culmination of Shimano Red Seabream game!
Set the fall speed with one touch.
We installed a new design lever that can easily and precisely control the fall speed which was difficult to control.More strategic fishing such as high speed in the middle layer and low speed in the vicinity of the bottom is possible.It is a forging lever that sticks to texture and rigidity and has a shape that can be operated with the hands of the parming side.
Fall speed indicator
Hit pattern can be reproduced by digitizing it.
Fall, winding speed displayed on LCD screen. At the same time you can grasp the depth of water so you can accurately grasp the hit pattern.
Engetsu BB is the recommended series for people who aim to target Red seabream for the first time.
EngetsuBB is an entry model with excellent cost performance among the series.
The reel is designed to be suitable for the Red seabream game. The body adopts high rigidity and lightweight carbon reinforcement material CI4+, achieving both “excellent rigidity” and “lightness 6.5 oz”.
Rod is characterized by its supple flexure.Models that are also using materials of Tuftec α (supple and delicate solid tip) at the tip are also on sale.
The Red Seabream game is attractive with many types of fish to catch.Is not it fishing that you can enjoy all the year unless you limit it to Red Seabream?Please try and challenge the Red Seabream game where you can meet various fish.
New Bantam revived to the present age after 40 years since the appearance of the historical name machine “Bantam 100”. By adopting a core solid body integrally molded with level wind protector and side plate, main frame, we banished Rattling at the time of paring. It realized high rigidity to draw a line from the conventional rope robe.
Aluminum forging the dial case that supports the spool, proprietary structure to expose from the side of the body to compact and transfer vibration directly to the palmmed palm. It also contributes to high sensitivity.
The body which can be said to be the most characteristic of Bantam MGL. Beautiful seamless integral molding draws attention. It also plays an important role in providing a comfortable winding feel.
Equipped with MGL spool
“MGL spool” is the latest spool that Shimano boasts. Bantam MGL is equipped with a deep groove type 150th spool. It corresponds to the heavy line that makes use of a tough body. The height of turning power which fly with light force is supported by many anglers. Line capacity of 16lb – 328 ft has plenty of support for strong fishing styles.
New SVS Infinity
While NEW SVS ∞ (Infinity) is a centrifugal brake, it realizes a brake adjustment range that can handle most situations only by adjusting the external dial. If you turn on 4 brake shoes, internal adjustment is basically unnecessary. Braking force adjustment is available for most situations with external dial only.
Low profile & compact but high rigidity
The sense of security provided by integral aluminum molding can be said to be the true point of Shimano. Items pursuing rigidity and winding feel with a rope reel on the current reel have less unique presence.
The side plate on the side opposite to the handle is also integrated to realize a high rigidity by reducing the number of parts and the compact body that is easier to palm. It also plays a role in improving the sensitivity because the hand touches the dial case which also has the role of bearing.
The rod of the Bantam series released in 2016 is a world-class flagship model. It is now possible to select rods according to your style from 3 series of “Versatile”, “Jig & Worm”, “Fast Moving & Big Bait”. I picked up the model of attention!
Shimano Bantam 172MH Baitcasting
Baitcasting rod that can make use of warming and jig technique. Delicate tip combines casting precision and good tracking ability at bait.
Finesse rod which enables various directing of various lures.
“UL+” is a special spec that added a bat power corresponding to Big bass to a delicate tip that accurately manipulates a light finesse rig of weight.
SW (Saltwater) model was added as a new product to Shimano’s popular spinning reel “Stradic”. The SW model has become the best reel for Jigging. This time we will introduce the performance of New Stradic.
A long-awaited SW specification appears in Stradic!
What kind of technical power of Shimano is reflected in Stradic SW? I will check the characteristics.
Since X protect is carried, can be used with confidence at Saltwater .
X protect prevents Saltwater’s intrusion to the minimum and prevents deterioration of rotation performance. Bearing durability has been greatly improved by installing X protect also on the line roller.
HAGANE Gear & Body
Shimano spinning reel is familiar “HAGANE”. It is also adopted for Stradic SW. Use highly rigid aluminum to control reel distortion and twisting. It keeps meshing of delicate gear and enables smooth winding.
Lightweight CI4+ handle knob adopted
Light weight and high strength “CI4+ handle” as standard equipment. At the same time it improves the feeling of use at Offshore and imparts a high-class feeling to the whole reel.
Stradic SW lineup and gear ratio
Stradic SW lineup two sizes of 4000 and 5000. Also, the gear ratio can be selected according to the application.The 4000 series is ideal for light shore jigging. The 5000 series can also target even larger fish.
Shimano 18 Stradic SW 4000HG
Gear raito 5.8 High gear type. For shore jigging, Seabass, Flatfish, Rockfish.
The spool and handle of gold give a luxurious impression. That “the feeling of luxury above the price” will satisfy the angler. The SW model is very complete, it is recommended not only for beginners but also as a second reel for advanced users. “Stradic” has established a position of immovable already as a reel with high cost performance. Such SW correspondence model of such reel has gained high popularity mainly Jigging fans. The charm that can not be told by photographs and sentences is a packed item, so please try touching the real machine!
Daiwa’s popular Spinning reel “Caldia” which had been a hot topic on SNS and media before. It was released after four years from 14 Caldia with a model change. Here we introduce the newly adopted technologies of remarkable attention.
Caldia which has been reigning as the core of compact spinning reels for many years.
By the new small spinning reel “LT”, its lightness is to a new dimension. Durability is supported by long term use and harsh environments by installing Tough Digi gear in addition to Mag shield. Realized the ideal shape of a compact spinning reel that is light and strong.
The LT concept is an acronym for the concept of “LIGHT· TOUGH” to be launched by Daiwa. Weight reduction of the body, spool and handle has been aimed at, and it is regarded as a new standard that evolved the body material into a more tough one.
18 Caldia is a reel that not only has lightness but also toughness by adopting the LT concept.
18 Caldia has succeeded in lighter weight of 1 oz than the previous model by reviewing the body, handle, spool. In addition, since the center of gravity is a hip part, light operability is realized.
Adopted a new spool “LC-ABS”
“LC-ABS” stands for long cast ABS spool. We evolved into a thin aluminum spool and realized weight saving by reviewing the shape of the front of the spool. Compared with conventional spools, attractive performance is adopted, “Travel distance increases by about 5% + Line trouble is reduced by 10%”.
Until now, fishing with a hard Fluorocarbon line was mainstream, and the reel of a large caliber spool was a standard to reduce line troubles. However, by adopting a long cast ABS spool, even if the caliber of the spool was made small, it became troubleless, and we could further lighter weight.
18 Caldia’s lineup and gear ratio
Eleven models of 18 lineup of Caldia. I summarized each gear ratio and maximum winding length.