Daiwa Tournament Basia DCR Reels
The Daiwa Tournament Basia reels took the carp fishing world by storm the day they were created, so when the company released a set of ‘custom’ Basia reels inspired by the Korda Fishing Masterclass DVD we knew were in for a treat. We were even happier when Daiwa gave us free reign of their custom design to create our very own Angling Direct Basia DCR reel! There are four Basia DCR’s in the range, all of which offer the same fantastic technologies in a variety of carpy packages.
All four of the reels in the range are fitted with Daiwa’s revolutionary QD system. QD stands for Quick Drag and is a fitted knob at the front of the spool which allows for fingertip adjustment of the drag. This allows you to have full precision control over your tackle. The spool is geared up for long distance casting, as with the classic Basias, and you’ll comfortably be able to hit out as far as you like with any of the DCR reels we stock.
All of the reels have also been fitted with Daiwa’s HIP line clip. This allows you to fish on the button, with incredible consistent accuracy cast after cast, without worrying about damaging your line. The line clip is sprung loaded, so it doesn’t cause unnecessary digging, even when under the shock of an aggressive take.
The beauty of the DCR reels is that they can all offer these fantastic technologies whilst still offering bespoke appearance. Designed to sit perfectly on any number of carp rod setups, it is completely up to you how you choose to complete your look.
We’re personally very proud of the DCR1 – our custom designed Daiwa Basia. It features an all-matt-black design, with just the merest flash of ‘Angling Direct red’ on the line clip collar. This ensures that it looks as carpy as you like, whilst still standing out from the crowd. It is also fitted with a traditional wooden handle for ease of grip.
The DCRs 2, 3, and 4 have all been inspired by the release of the Korda Fishing Master Class 3 DVD. The DCR2 is matt black, with a silver spool and twilight handle. The spool also has a red dot trim and a red rear cover shield – of all the reels this looks the most aggressive on the bank.
The DCR3 has a satin grey body, with all the other features in matt black. This is an exceptionally carpy reel, with a traditional wooden handle, and will please all the traditionalists on the bank who want the benefit of modern technology without the complexity of modern design. The last reel in the range, the DCR4, is another matt black affair – this time finished with a twilight handle and a T-shaped soft touch knob.
We understand that not all carp anglers have the money to splash out on these superb reels, but we firmly believe that your budget shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the latest angling innovations. This is why you can buy three of any of the DCR Basias using Angling Direct’s Direct Credit. This finance system offers 0% interest options on any product over £300 (depending on ‘pay-back’ rate) and has instant approval. With a fixed pay-back scheme you’re able to comfortably budget each month whilst still enjoying your brand new custom Basias.