Daiwa's recently released EM MS limited edition reels were originally intended to appeal mainly to discerning lure and sea anglers.
All five in the range boast a raft of features such as the latest Automatic Tournament front drag system, graphite Air Rotor, and super-lightweight yet tough Zaion-built body.
These combine with proven Daiwa technical wizardry such as Digigear (which makes for smoother rotation and meshing of the gears) and Twist Buster (combining an oversized line roller with clever rotor geometry to eliminate up to 90 per cent of line twist).
The winding power of these EM MS reels is quite phenomenal, not to mention a faultlessly flat line lay with mono up to 10lb. So it's little wonder that they are being snapped up by all-round feeder fans or specialist barbel and big-fish hunters from the freshwater fraternity.