Daiwa Introduces New Products at ICAST

New Daiwa Spinning Reels Offer Alternate Capacity Spare Spools

Pulling in 32" of line with every crank of the handle, Daiwa's new Zillion Type R baitcasting reel is among the fastest ever built.

Creating the speed is a massive, high-tensile brass alloy drive gear pushing a brass alloy pinion gear at a 7.3 to 1 ratio. That means every time you crank the reel's handle one turn, the spool rotates 7.3 turns.

Just like a race car, a reel running at this speed requires special engineering attention to ensure long-lasting performance and ease of use. Gear teeth are precision Helical cut (cut at an angle) for smooth winding and even transmission of winding energy. To further ensure adequate winding power, eleven ball bearings firmly support the drive train within a rigid aluminum frame so energy flows efficiently with less wear and stress.

The speed of the new Type R makes it the perfect tool for target fishing. Toss to an inviting stickup - - work the area around it - - burn your bait back with less wasted time in unproductive water. The whole point is to keep your lure in high-potential water, wasting minimal time in low-potential water. In the long run, that means more fish in the boat.


  • Hyper Speed 7.3: 1 retrieve
  • 11 Hyper Speed ball bearings
  • Ultimate Tournament Drag with click adjustment
  • Free-floating perforated aluminum spool
  • MagforceĀ®-Z automatic anti-backlash system
  • Rigid aluminum frame and side plate
  • Carbon Swept Handle for less weight, reduced wobble and maximum winding leverage
  • Soft Touch grips
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