Daiwa Alphas Casting Reels Review

Alphas

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The Facts: The Daiwa Alphas is a Japanese Daiwa reel with a low profile body (lower than TD-Z series); Magforce V braking system; CRBB corrosion resistant bearings; Duralumin spool; Hyper water resistant tournament drag; and super free spool.

Model No. Bearings Gear Ratios Capacity Weight
103 6BB + 1RB 5.8:1 120/12 6.4 OZ
103L 6BB + 1RB 5.8:1 120/12 6.4 OZ
Daiwa Alphas 105h Finesse Custom Reel - $412 MSRP - Custom Carbon Fiber Handle
Daiwa Alphas 105h Finesse Custom Reel - $412 MSRP - Custom Carbon Fiber Handle
$ 145.00
Daiwa Alphas SV 105L Baitcast Fishing Reel (Left Handed)
Daiwa Alphas SV 105L Baitcast Fishing Reel (Left Handed)
$ 185.00
Daiwa Alphas SV 105SHL Baitcast Fishing Reel (Left Handed)
Daiwa Alphas SV 105SHL Baitcast Fishing Reel (Left Handed)
$ 179.00
DAIWA Alphas 103 TYPE-F Left Handle Made in Japan Baitcasting Reel
DAIWA Alphas 103 TYPE-F Left Handle Made in Japan Baitcasting Reel
$ 100.00
DAIWA Alphas R-edition 103 L Left Handle Model Mint in BOX !!
DAIWA Alphas R-edition 103 L Left Handle Model Mint in BOX !!
$ 224.95

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5 Stars Better than the Sol, 2006-06-15
Reviewer: Blaine

This is the Japanese market version of the Sol. For about the same price or less, you can have this masterpiece of a reel. It can cast lightweight lures a mile and is very smooth. I hardly get any backlashes with the Magforce V system. It has a forged handle and is ok for saltwater, unlike the sol. Did I mention the ultra cool iridescent purple finish? AWESOME!

5 Stars A Pocket Workhorse, 2005-03-05
Reviewer: johnny a

Let me start by getting my only complaint with the Alphas 103H
out of the way first. 100 yds of 12 lb test (Japanese line
standards) is a little bit on the short side. I'm not fishing for
marlin and bass don't take really long runs but cutting a yard
here and there during the fishing day, does add up or using 17
or 20 lb test for pitchin'/flippin' cuts down as well.
Now, for the positives. The reel is well engineered and built and
feels solid in the hand. It's also extremely light. I use one of my
Alphas with a Team Daiwa Battler "Blitz", 6'5" rod for topwater
and shallow crankbait/jerkbait applications.
The reel casts smoothly for distance and with little effort.
Retrieve is silky and the drag works extremely well. The handle
knobs are comfortable and the drag, cast control knob and
magnetic brake dial are easy to adjust.

5 Stars dawia alpha, 2005-02-25
Reviewer: lmartinez

i bought a dawia alpha last spring all i can say this is the best reel i have ever used it sits low on the rod and at 6.4 oz its very light it also has 7 ccr bearings these reels could be found only from special japenese web sites the cost is 265 dollars it seems like a lot but well worth the price i fish for bass and have caught many good sized bass smooth drag too!!

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Daiwa Alphas 105h Finesse Custom Reel - $412 MSRP - Custom Carbon Fiber Handle
Daiwa Alphas 105h Finesse Custom Reel - $412 MSRP - Custom Carbon Fiber Handle
$ 145.00
Daiwa Alphas SV 105L Baitcast Fishing Reel (Left Handed)
Daiwa Alphas SV 105L Baitcast Fishing Reel (Left Handed)
$ 185.00
Daiwa Alphas SV 105SHL Baitcast Fishing Reel (Left Handed)
Daiwa Alphas SV 105SHL Baitcast Fishing Reel (Left Handed)
$ 179.00
DAIWA Alphas 103 TYPE-F Left Handle Made in Japan Baitcasting Reel
DAIWA Alphas 103 TYPE-F Left Handle Made in Japan Baitcasting Reel
$ 100.00
DAIWA Alphas R-edition 103 L Left Handle Model Mint in BOX !!
DAIWA Alphas R-edition 103 L Left Handle Model Mint in BOX !!
$ 224.95

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