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 Posted: Thu Sep 13th, 2007 02:07 pm
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guys!

has cheapest ever said anything good about a diawa reel, i was personally told that diawa reels are not good and shimanos are the best.

I fish with a t30 but also use diawa grinders for my dropshots its my personal choice, but as i said previously, these guys only promote the brand that they deal with - SHIMANO, they dont deal with the diawa agents (who by the way is the kingfisher.)

They might be the cheapest but not the most ethical, a bigger walks into the store will only walk out with Shimano stuff, thanks god there isnt any shimano sardines in the market!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will all the other sards be bad????

Thing about it who has ever heard anything good about diawa at the cheapest??

Please let me know!

and i am not talking about the administrators that deal with the sponsor.

 

 

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 Posted: Thu Sep 13th, 2007 02:31 pm
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jace
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Hi
From reports I have heard is that Cheapest just brought in a container of Daiwa Merchandise...so you might that they will start marketing Daiwa Soon.
I any industry is about supply and demand...it is obvious there is a demand for daiwa...so the guys have listened...
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 Posted: Thu Sep 13th, 2007 02:37 pm
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khan
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good stuff!

have anyone bought the diawa that they speak about or has anyone bought the diawa thay had on sale this past sunday, if so what does it say on the box.

eg. SL50 sh  or SL50shk

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 Posted: Thu Sep 13th, 2007 02:39 pm
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ghost
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I take my saltist to hell and back a few times a month.
Never had a problem except for the paint peeling on it.
I changed my clutch lever with one from a saltiga when i got it(I think about R50)and never looked back.
I got myself a torium 30 now ONLY cause its much cheaper. Would have liked to get another saltist for my spare rod

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 Posted: Thu Sep 13th, 2007 03:28 pm
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MY BROTHER AND I BOTH FISH WITH T30'S BUT HE ALSO HAS A SALTIST 50, NO PROBLEMS WITH IT, ONE OF OUR MATE'S SALTIST 50'S CLUTCH LEVER BROKE AND IT WAS CHANGED FREE OF CHARGE BY OUR LOCAL DEALER ( HE DEALS DIRECT WITH THE LOCAL AGENT) WHERE WE BUY OUR STUFF FROM,  I AM AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THE CLUTCH LEVER HAS BEEN UPGRADED AND HE HAD THE UPGRADED ONE PUT ON, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 13th, 2007 04:33 pm
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Hi Guys

Ever since I put my old Penn Jigmaster out to pasture about 16 years ago, I have fished with Daiwa Reels and nothing else. I am therefore not in a position to comment on the Shimano equivilent and will not even attempt to draw a comparrison.

I can however comment on the Daiwa products and will say that I have had exelent service from my Saltist, baring the fact that I had a slight hassle with the clutch lever about a year and a half after I bought it. I took it back to the supplier who told me that the problem was in fact a "factory fault", but that they would replace the clutch mechanism with the upgraded one at no cost. This was done immediately and I have had no further problems to date.

From what I have seen, the Torium is a beautiful reel and have no dought that it is a quality product.

I think that, once again, it boils down to personal preference and the after sales service that you are going to receive from the supplier you are dealing with.

GONE FISHING...................

 

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 Posted: Fri Sep 14th, 2007 06:17 pm
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Snoek
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I would have to agree with Vishan. I have had my saltist H50 for more than a year and I haven't had any problems with it. I have landed a few fish over the 50 KG.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2007 05:05 pm
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From what I heard there was a factory fault with Clutch Lever on the Saltist (which has been sorted out) this has given the reel a bit of reputation as a problematic reel.

If there was a factory fault with these reels then Daiwa should have had a recall of these reels. You don't want to have to find out about a factory fault after u lost your dream fish.

As for cheapest not promoting the Saltist I don't blame them after they had few returns.



Hey Khan

The daiwa I bought had sl30shk

I am also curious to know what u think the Difference between name SL50SH and the SL50SHK is.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2007 05:58 pm
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hey guys
iwould also like to know what th "k" is for?
any help from the wise ones?

thanx

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2007 07:11 pm
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k is for kuk............joking!!!

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2007 07:19 pm
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From unconfirmed sources
Daiwa sents reels all over the world and has dealership contracks with lots of priciples. To stop principles trans-shipping they attach a suffix to the name...here in South Africa it is K for King-Fisher as they are the dealer principles...so if they find these reels in India ..then they know it came from KF from SA.
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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2007 07:22 pm
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Noweeds wrote: k is for kuk............joking!!!
:hyst: ... Stirrer!

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 Posted: Wed Sep 19th, 2007 11:41 am
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Howzit Khani!

The K is to indicate that the reel is coming from kingfisher, this is to avoid confussion with the daiwa agents. Kingfisher is the SA agent

You can go to kings and tell them that you have picked up problem with their product and they will fix the problem free of charge( if it is indeed a factory fault) and it has the K at the end.

The reason i ask this question is because i have been to kings last week and questioned them about their prices after cheapest had their sale on the 9th sept.

I stand to be corrected but i think cheapest was selling the sl30shk for R600-00 whilst kings or all the other guys couldnt come close to that price.

I have also been told that kings dont supply cheapest, if the sl30shk  is a trade mark of the kingfisher and they dont supply him, then where is he getting it from, he cannot be importing the daiwa's that he is selling cause it is stamped for the kingfisher.

Interesting isnt it????

 

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 Posted: Thu Sep 20th, 2007 04:09 pm
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Hi all

Regarding the addition of the 'K' to SL50SHK, GW-X40SHVK, etc. I think it was just to identify the upgrade of reels with the improved reel seat allowing more line on the reel (50m more for the SL50SHK) and the leader knot to be accommodated better.

I think...

 

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 Posted: Thu Sep 20th, 2007 06:49 pm
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Not so, I have an SL50SH and later bought another one which was now called an SL50SHK. There is absolutely no difference at all. I have taken them both apart to the last nut and bolt a couple of times (and it wasn't because they were broken Noweeds!! :-) It's either a sales gimick or it is to show Kingfisher?

PS I do have Toriums too now. It is not fair to compare an SL50 to a Torium. The SL50 is many years old, but ya well the drag on a Torium is mindblowing. The SL's are for back up now.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 21st, 2007 05:49 pm
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You got the comparisons correct Reefman.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 21st, 2007 06:44 pm
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Khani wrote: You got the comparisons correct Reefman.

Yup Khani, and to compare a Saltist to a Trinidad....:shock:Shees I wish my Saltist was as good as a Trini (wish I could afford one too!!)  I hope a Trini owner doesn't read this thread!!

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 Posted: Fri Sep 21st, 2007 06:52 pm
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Ag its easier to just get given them!! ;)

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 Posted: Fri Sep 21st, 2007 06:55 pm
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I only get given Speedmasters.... and Tidal Wave rods.... and.... heheheh

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 Posted: Fri Sep 21st, 2007 07:19 pm
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Please Neil.........you got all the fans!!

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