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Reel Review: 2012 Daiwa Luvias

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Daiwa is undoubtedly one of the largest fishing tackle manufacturer in the world today. Second only to Shimano, Daiwa, which is based out of Japan has been producing reels for as long as we can remember. Today, we take a look at their lastest reel from the Luvias range which has had a complete makeover for 2012.
Daiwa has always been more famous for their highest end reels like the spinning Saltiga reel, baitcasting Ryoga reel, and a couple of others. However, anglers looking for cheaper quality reels also turn to Daiwa due to their vast offering of reels for almost any kind of fishing that you can imagine.

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One of the more popular "budget" reel produced by Daiwa is their Luvias range of fishing reels. Offered in sizes from 2000 up to 6000.

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The Luvias range was first introduced in 2007 as the best all-rounder reel that was offered by the company. Using the lightest and strongest material, Daiwa wanted to offer anglers a reel that was not only inexpensive to buy, but also reliable and can be used for a long time to come. Although sporting a new look for 2012, the Luvias is still made out of a composite carbon material allowing it to retain its extremely low weight which would make a remarkable difference during those long fishing days. This new material, codenamed "Zaion" is technology owned and patented by Daiwa.

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Dwelling further into the reel, we find 7 ball bearings and several other damping technology used by Daiwa to reduce sound and vibrations during operation.

One thing that anglers will be happen to find out is that while the older Luvias reels were made in Thailand, this new series is actually being made in the Japan factory and thus can be truly called a "JDM" reel.

Although it will be introduced to the world in December 2012, you can actually get it today from any Fishing Buddy outlets for just a hair under S$500.

Stocks are limited so if you're keen, do drop by anyone of the Fishing Buddy outlet to get yours today!

Facts & Features:
  • Real Four
  • Zaion
  • Digigear II
  • Mag Seal
  • Engine plate
  • Air Rotor
  • ABS II
  • Air Spool
  • Twistbuster II
  • Airbail
  • Waterproof UTD – Ultimate Tournament Drag
  • Real Stopper
  • Infinite Anti Reverse
  • Tight Silent Oscillation
Sizes Available:

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