Launched at the end of 2009, Daiwa’s new Windcast range of big pit reels has become its fastest selling reel range, the company has revealed this week.
Stealing the limelight from some of Daiwa’s more illustrious specimen reels, this range of three high performance big-fish reels quickly topped its ‘best-seller’ list over Christmas and New Year.
In fact, such has been the demand from retailers for the new reels that Daiwa is to dramatically increase factory production to keep pace with sales.
Prices for the three-reel family kick off with an RRP of £99.99 for the S models and rise to £150 for the ‘X’ and £200 for the top-of-the-range Z models.
“The Windcast reel range has very quickly become our fastest selling big pit series ever,” confirmed Daiwa’s marketing manager Stephen McCaveny.
“We had a brilliant reaction at trade shows from both dealers and press who have really taken to the range, so much so that we have had to increase our assembly of them.
“The common comment is that they not only look fantastic, but have the features and performance to back them up too.”
All three reels have the handsome qualities of the flagship Daiwa Basia carp reels and feature Quick Drag front spool, Air-Bails and new high-impact line clips.
The reels also have specially developed tapered spools that have been designed to deliver a high-speed line release that gives improved distance casting properties.
Angling Times’ UKCarp magazine editor Steve Broad put them through their paces on the bank.
“If you’ve reached the point where you want to fish bigger waters and need the right kit, the Windcast S will fit the bill.”
Daiwa Windcast reel range
There are nine reels, with 5000 and 5500 sizes in each model plus 5000LD
Long Distance versions in the three Z, X and S specs
S Models: 5000, 5500 and 5500LD - RRP £99.99
X Models: 5000, 5500 and 5500LD - RRP £149.99
Z Model: 5000, 5500 and 5500LD - RRP £199.99
All reels feature: Quick Drag, HIP high impact line clips, AirBail,
TwistBuster, DIGIGEAR Infinite Anti-Reverse, CastLock system, and spare spool
More info: www.daiwasports.co.uk