APIA Ventura

A special collaboration reel, the APIA Ventura was released in September 2015.  The reel is a joint venture between Anglers Utopia (APIA), Daiwa, and SLP Works.  The reel is based on the Certate 2016 model, thus sharing similar attributes.  It was available in two models, the 2508R-H Speed Custom and…

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Team Daiwa-S-C

Introduced in 2003, the Team Daiwa-S-C is a more affordable version of the X-C and Z-C.  The reel features less ball bearings, less weight reduction, and a rubber knob instead of the i-shape cork.  It does retain features such as Twist Buster 2, ABS Air Spool, and the titanium coated…

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Team Daiwa-X-C

The Team Daiwa X-C was introduced in 2000 as a less expensive and less refined version of the newly introduced Team Daiwa Z-C.  The reel came in four models all sporting ABS spools and Air Bails.  The reel lacks the Twist Buster 2, but includes the titanium coated line roller….

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A FISHING APE 2508

NameA FISHING APE 2508Base reelExist 2508Weight6.9 OuncesMaterialMagnesiumBearing count11+1RBGear ratio4.8:1Maximum Drag15.4 PoundsHandle length RetrieveRight/LeftLine Retrive per Turn (IPT)28 InchesLine Capacity8lb – 150mYear Produced2010Quantity Produced MSRP75600 ¥Notes: A FISHING APE 2508 was a limited release collaboration reel between Daiwa and BAPE.  The reel was released only in a Pop-Up shop.  The reel came with a camo BAPE reel…

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Freams (2015)

2015 saw a refresh of the Freams model with a plethora of new models and a bold new look.  The reel has Daiwas classic spinning real features like ABS II, Twist Buster II, Air Roto, Air Spool, and an aluminum spool.  The reels main shaft has a Magseal bearing to…

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Freams LTD

Daiwa Australia released the Freams LTD in 2015.  The model has two versions, the standard, and the SH high speed versions.  All reels feature ABS II, Twist Buster II, Zaion Bodies, Magseal, ATD, and Air Bail.  The 2000 and 2000SH feature Daiwas new I-Shaped knobs while the rest feature the…

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Daiwa Freams (2011)

The 2011 Daiwa Freams is a Zaion bodied mid range offering from Daiwa.  The reel features the standard Daiwa fare including ABS, Twist Buster II, Air Bail, Real Four, and Daiwas new Magseal bearings.  All non Magseal bearings are CRBB.  All models feature a T-Shaped knob. Reel Name Gear Ratio…

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