I have a ritual of getting a new spinning reel ever couple of years whether I need one or not. The good thing is my old reel will be passed on to my favorite fishing charity, my buddy Bob. Ill post about that tradition at a later date.
Anyhow I’m not much of a brand loyal guy and through the years I have fished with Shimano, Quantum and Daiwa spinning reels with great pleasure and results. That said I have really become impressed with the technology Shimano has been using in their entire line of freshwater reels. So currently my selection is leaning towards a Shimano Sustain FE Spinning Reel. However I am still undecided as there is a reel from Daiwa that has also caught my attention. That reel the Daiwa Certate Vintage Custom Spinning Reel. According too Tackle Warehouse the Certate Vintage Custom Spinning Reel available only from them was designed for the Japanese market. I’m not sure what that means but I am curious none the less and thought thought of having a unique and interesting reel excites me
Shimano Sustain FE Spinning Reel
A great reel gets even better with Shimano’s new Sustain FE Spinning Reel. Completely redesigned under the SR-Concept, the Sustain FE features the new Propulsion Line Management System and Aero Wrap II Oscillation for extra-long casts and less line twist. The Sustain FE is further enhanced with the Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement, which adds considerable strength to the gear system without sacrificing any of the reel’s smoothness. A new Direct Drive Mechanism was also directly attached to the handle, allowing power to be transferred through the handle more efficiently with less vibration.
The Sustain still has all of the durability and smoothness it always had with its 7 A-RB coated ball bearings. Weight was also reduced by adding a Graphite Side Plate and Rotor, as well as, a cold forged Aluminum Frame and Spool with a Titanium Lip. Add in WP Drag (waterproof drag), a Maintenance Port and Repairable Clicker for unprecedented reliability plus a host of other features and you have a new Sustain FE Spinning Reel that is as good as it ever was.
*Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller III, *Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
*SR-Concept: SR-3D Gear, SR-One-Piece Bail Wire
*7 A-RB Ball Bearings
*Spare Cold Forged Aluminum Spool with Titanium Lip
*S-Concept: S-Guard, S-Arm Cam, S-Rotor
*Rigid Support System: Rigid Support Drag
*Machined Aluminum Handle
*Septon Handle Grips
*Super Stopper II
Daiwa Certate Vintage Custom Spinning Reel
Rarely seen outside of Japan, the Daiwa Certate Vintage Custom Spinning Reel is exclusively available at Tackle Warehouse – for a limited time. Designed for the Japanese domestic market, the Vintage Certate Reel features a rugged and timeless gunmetal finish, as well as, Daiwa’s finest technological advancements for spinning reels. It’s stylish, classic look sets it apart from Daiwa’s North American offerings, and Daiwa’s state-of-the-art, precision engineering ensures every part of every mechanism has been engineered to reduce unnecessary friction and vibration – smoothly and efficiently transmitting mechanical energy. Opportunities like these don’t come often – the Daiwa Certate Vintage Custom Spinning Reel offers a unique look and premium-level performance you can’t find anywhere else.
The Dawia Certate Vintage Custom 2500R features a 2500-size spool on a 3000-size body, providing extra torque for fighting larger game fish.
Please Note: The Daiwa Certate Vintage Custom Spinning Reel cannot be used in saltwater – due to the non-anodized, gunmetal finish.
-Made in Japan (box and instructions printed in Japanese only)
-Premium Neoprene Custom Carrying Case