Daiwa Team Daiwa TD-R Reel
This quality Japanese brand has been designing and manufacturing reels since 1955 and the founder himself is an avid angler who wished to transform the angling market with the finest terminal tackle. With more than 50 years of experience, Daiwa, has accumulated an enormous wealth of knowledge and experience that it takes advantage of when designing its products to make sure that anglers across the globe have access to excellently designed and high quality gear that will revolutionise their angling experience. This reel is a perfect example of the company’s expertise; it is filled with classic features from Daiwa that they have improved upon over the years in order to create the most superior product they can.
This Team Daiwa TDR Reel is, simply put, the improved and updated version of the original TDR reel. Daiwa clearly knew this was one of their most popular reels for a reason, and gave it some hugely updated features whilst keeping the most iconic details such as the midnight blue cosmetics. When you’re using this reel, it will feel like you’re using the original all over again, but better. One of the newly enhanced features is the new Air Rotor technology that it now boasts; this will make playing fish easier than ever before.
Perfect for all the match fishermen out there, this reel has been fitted with an HIP line clip. This brilliant feature allows you to maintain maximum distance control over your casts. With this line clip, you can confidently cast with accuracy consistently, with no fear of damage to your line. Not only that, but it is also spring loaded and acts as a shock absorber which is perfect for particularly aggressive bites or longer distance casts. Thanks to this High Impact line clip and the many other excellent features on this reel, you’ll become a pro match angler in no time.
This newer TDR reel features some of the most advanced technology to date. It has been engineered with Mag Sealing technology which was borrowed from NASA. They created a magnetic oil that formed a faultless, durable seal between the two surfaces once magnetised. With its years of experience and knowledge, the Daiwa team soon realised that this would be a perfect fit for use in its high-quality reels. This oil not only stops any water (including highly corrosive saltwater, which is a pain for any angler) from entering the reel rotor, but it also prevents any dirt, grime or dust from building up as well.
This superb technology significantly extends the lifespan and enhances the performance of the reel as it eradicates the premature corrosion in the reel’s most delicate parts. The oil forms a near-frictionless seal which allows the reel to move in the way it was designed without any fatiguing. Daiwa’s innovation and skill has created a truly durable and long-lasting reel.
Even though Daiwa’s QD system is most often found on big pit carp fishing reels, it has been fitted on this match reel too and it comes into full effect. It will give you maximum control over the quarry. This reel contains a whole range of fantastic features, including the Twistbuster 2 which prevents twists, the Digigear, ABS, Aluminium alloy HardBodyz, Airbail, and Infinite Ant-Reverse. Yet another is the One Touch Single Folding Handle which is interchangeable, making this reel incredibly easy to set up.
This sublime reel is available in three sizes: the 4012 is perfectly suited for anglers who are looking to target the largest of fish with the heaviest of setups, the 3012 is excellent for all your standard match work and the 2508, the smallest, is brilliant for those needing a delicate touch.