In 2014 Daiwa started to produce the SS Air finesse casting reel The reel features a shallow light weight finesse spool made of G1 Duralumin, as well as a magnesium frame and sideplates. The reel comes with the air brake system used in the SV spools. There is a pop up, rotating inductor that automatically engages to instantly emit the correct braking force. Daiwa claims this extends the casting distance of the reel. The SS Air comes with an 80mm swept handle, Zaion star drag (clicking), and I shaped carbon skeleton knobs that expose the knob posts. The handle is unique in that the knob posts are anodized red as opposed to the typical silver to add flare to the reel. Reels with an "L" designates left hand retrieve models, while "R" designates right hand retrieve.
|Reel Name||Gear Ratio||Weight||Bearing Count||Maximum Drag||Brake System||Line Retrive per Turn (IPT)||Line Capacity||Handle Length||MSRP|
|8.1R||8.1:1||5.11oz||9+1RB||8.8 Pounds||Air Brake||31.89 Inches||8lb - 50m||80mm||46200¥|
|8.1L||8.1:1||5.11oz||9+1RB||8.8 Pounds||Air Brake||31.89 Inches||8lb - 50m||80mm||46200¥|
SS Air Sideplate
SS Air Spool