Daiwa - Crossfire Red Black
If you’re looking for a top notch spinning reel that doesn’t break the bank than you can’t go too far wrong with this Crossfire Red Black from Daiwa. Daiwa’s Crossfire range contains a series of up-to-the-minute reels which are guaranteed to offer you outstanding performance on the bankside whilst, at the same time, providing a cost effective option for the novice angler and the angler on a budget. As the name suggests, this is the red and black incarnation of the reel series, boasting a stunning red spool and an all-black body which really makes this setup stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. However, this wouldn’t be a Daiwa reel if the technology didn’t match the cosmetics and this reel is boasts the kind of features that you would normally associate with a reel at double the price.
The first thing you’ll notice about this Daiwa Crossfire Red Black is it graphite body and rotor. Graphite is one of Daiwa’s most favourite construction materials when it is trying to create a reel which is both high-performance and budget-kind – and it isn’t hard to see why. Graphite is both incredibly rigid and incredibly low weight; both of which are vital factors when it comes to choosing your ideal reel. Rigidity is vital for reel performance as you need a machine which can stand up to the high torsion of a big fish fight. If your reel is twisting or warping, not only are you going to experience premature wear, tear, and reel failure but you’re also going to find it exceptionally difficult to bring in your hard fighting fish as the internal mechanisms in the reel will have been forced out of alignment. Fishing with a rigid reel ensures that all the power you push through your handle is transferred to the fish fight, maximising your ability on the water. Similarly, if you’re fishing with a heavy reel then you’re never going to be able to achieve the kind of balance that you require to cast effectively. What’s more, if you’re fishing in a style where you’re likely to be holding your rod and reel for an extended period of time then you’ll want a setup which won’t cause your arm to ache! This graphite construction of this Crossfire ensures that this is a versatile and high performance reel which is capable of tackling a whole host of fish in a range of scenarios.
Both the spool and the handle of the reel are manufactured from aluminium. This ensures that your most pressurised areas of the reel are also the most durable, preserving their performance ability trough their lifespan. The handle has been machine cut, in order to ensure that there are no weak spots, and it is finished with an ergonomic ABS knob – ensuring that you can grip the handle comfortably and confidently. The spool has been manufactured using Daiwa’s ABS II technology. This is a special anti-backlash system which ensures that you’re able to cast for longer with greater accuracy. Daiwa has achieved this by creating a large diameter spool which increases in size towards the spools top. This prevents any cones forming as you’re winding the spool, allowing the line to peel off easily and without twists. Also preventing line twist is Daiwa’s Twistbuster II line roller, making you fishing as hassle-free as possible. These technologies are ideal for the nervous novice as well as the hardcore angler who doesn’t want to waste time on the bank fixing line twist problems.
This reel is available as a 2500, 3000, and 4000 model, giving you the range of choice that you require to ensure that you’re angling to your highest standards whether you’re carp fishing, coarse fishing, or lure fishing for predators.