why is there no daiwa forum like

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by tony38, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. skipjack

    skipjack Well-Known "Member"

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    I sent some TLDs in and got them back 2 months later after a few phone calls.
    It sounds like if you take them in you get much better service.
    I also had a couple of high end bass reels become obsolete.
     
  2. af dreamer

    af dreamer I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    How did a Daiwa thread turn into a Shimano quality and service thread?Tom
     
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  3. matt86m

    matt86m Not worthy of a Title

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    I'm not a moderator and have no skin in the game on BD but it comes down to $$$. All the 'brands/mfg.' that have their own section have paid to be sponsors of the site. They also have a rep that keeps tabs on the forum to answer any questions or concerns that are posted.

    So if a brand/mfg. isn't willing to pony up some duckets or a resource to monitor then they can not advertise on BD. We get to play on here for free but someone has to pay the bills. Sponsors are what keeps this board open to all, in return they hope you/we will fish their product and spread the word. Diawa is not a sponsor.

    At least this is my best guess,,,,
     
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  4. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    if you need too learn More about, Pay too Play
    call 911- Hillary, LOL
     
  5. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Hey Guys,

    BD will be working very closely with Daiwa in 2017. They have a bunch of great new salt product coming down the pipe next year.

    Stand by...
     
  6. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    they have Marc Mills in their corner now.
     
  7. sealskinner

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    Red headed step child.
     
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  8. tony38

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    thank you Matt86m for answering the question
     
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  9. monster1

    monster1 Typical striper owner

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    If anybody wants to get rid of their crappy daiwa's let me know. I'll come pick them up in my crappy 2500 dodge.
     
  10. zd583

    zd583 Well-Known "Member"

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    New saltiga star drag are going to give the trinidads some competition!!!
     
  11. drumford

    drumford gotta go babe!

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    Anyone wanna get rid of their Diawas lemme know
     
  12. Reverendpdp

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    Yea that's a good question. Daiwa makes some excellent products and I've personally never had problems with their CS. It is interesting that such a large player is absent from these forums. In fact, they're absent from Bass Pro Shops and the LR sponsored trips. Shimano, Penn, Avet, Accurate, Okuma... (did I miss a few?) -- they all have sponsored trips, but Daiwa is no where to be found. Go figure. That's too bad.
     
  13. af dreamer

    af dreamer I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Guys,to give you a example of what I said.Tackle Whrs has 52 Diawa FW reels and 34 rods on their site.They have only 32 Shimano reels and 25 rods.Tom
     
  14. Vigilant32

    Vigilant32 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Maybe they realize they did not need to be here to be successful in their marketing endeavors... but Ali said he's working on something, which would be great as their products work well, imho.

    BD has done a stellar job of lining up forums for the other major players in salt.

    Their catalog clearly is dominated by fresh water products and they are big in the bass world but I love there small to medium salt offerings.
     
  15. 1steveT

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    Are you $hit'n me?
    I've got an original Beast Master 20/30 that I also used for years with no problems.
    I shelved it after getting new Tiagra's.
    I went back into the tackle cabinet about 5 years ago to pull it out and use it, but to my dismay the drags were all fvcked up and this goo was coming out the spool area.
    Reel Man told me they had this gel-type drag system going on that went bad after X amount of years.
    How long ago did you contact Shimano about this, I'd love to trade the old beast for a new reel.
     
  16. Vigilant32

    Vigilant32 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It has to have been 6-10 years ago. I brought in in person down in Irvine. Great old reels but it was also my drag that was sticky. Worth a call, email or visit.
     
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    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Bass is the core of their business, certainly, but Daiwa makes outstanding saltwater reels for fishing anywhere from 10lbs to 60lbs. Their big game spinning reels are among the best money can buy. Meanwhile, the Lexa series is a leader in inshore baitcasting, the Saltist series has been a go-to for cost-effective offshore fishing, and the Saltiga 2-speeds are as good as or better than any of the modern breed of turbocharged small reels. The gap in their line up is in conventional big game reels (i.e. "cow" reels), where they no longer have an entry, and were never especially competitive in any case.

    I have a bunch of Daiwa reels. They are all I use up to 60lbs, and I have never once had any reason the look elsewhere. Granted everyone has a bias or preference, but I wouldn't trade any of my Saltigas for any comparable Avet or Accurate. Nor, for that matter, any Penn...though on a good day, some of the new Penns are probably just about equal. The only reels that I have fished that seem to really be in the same league are the small Okuma Makairas, but again, I am so happy with my Saltigas I can't imagine a reason to switch.

    Yes, there should be a Daiwa forum on Bloody Decks. Their products merit the attention! I guess their marketing department just doesn't have this market in its focus.

    EDIT: Just read Ali's post. Very interesting.
     
  18. Unassailable

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    The first generation are still the industry standard IMHO. I'll never get rid of mine.
     
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    Don't have any experience with the old ones but the new ones look bad ass. Definitely look better build than the Trinidad. Talked to the rep and he said they have been using them and have killer drag!
     
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    Got a Lexa 300 for Cedros. Used it less than five times pulling on nothing bigger than a three pound calico when the bearings went out. Sent it to a tackle store whose reel guy supposedly worked at Daiwa. Got it back a month later and noticed the free spool was worse. Took it out Saturday and the levelwind busted. I gave it away. BTW, I had the identical experience with an old Millionaire, too. I'm never buying another Daiwa again.
     
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