Daiwa: Steez A TW


Model Gear Ratio #Ball Bearings Weight (gms) Drag (kg) Spool Capacity
1016H 6.3:1 (67cm) 8 + 1 190 gm 6 kg 6.4kg/115m, 7.4kg/100m
1016HL 6.3:1 (67cm) 8 + 1 190 gm 6 kg 6.4kg/115m, 7.4kg/100m
1016SH 7.1:1 (75cm) 8 + 1 190 gm 6 kg 6.4kg/115m, 7.4kg/100m
1016SHL 7.1:1 (75cm) 8 + 1 190 gm 6 kg 6.4kg/115m, 7.4kg/100m

Starting in early 2000, DAIWA wanted to win back the recognition of being the top worldwide bass brand, putting forth all efforts and once again providing performance proven bass fishing equipment. In the spring of 2006, the first model of STEEZ was produced. This first model was rigid and lightweight with its AIR METAL (magnesium) frame. Weighing in at 155g (5.5oz). The average weight for a bait casting reel at that time was 200g (7.1oz). Achieving 155g (5.5oz) was truly a extraordinary accomplishment during this time. This was and continues to be the current standard for STEEZ reels today.

In 2016, over a decade since the first STEEZ model was launched, STEEZ TWS took the reigns. This lightweight reel gained an enormous following with finesse anglers. Now in 2017 the new A version arrives with all new features.

STEEZ Bait Casting reels have dramatically evolved with the introduction of SV Spool. The SV Concept spool was designed to prevent backlashing and promote easy casting whether it is a lightweight lure or heavier big bait lure. The SV Spool is composed of G1- Duralumin material with a diameter of 34mm for a much faster rotation and greater strength. The STEEZ has turned the corner with the addition of TWS. The wide levelwind of TWS creates minimal friction for longer casting and extreme free falling ability. Now both of DAIWA’s latest innovative technologies are combined.

DAIWA baitcast reel engineers said that the main key point is trouble free. SV concept with its lightweight spool, and high precision design improves spool rotation. SV spool braking power automatically adjusts depending on lure weight. On the other hand, TWS advantage is the friction free levelwind that allows for the smooth release of line. Backlashes occur when the line does not release through a normal line guide fast enough while the spool is rotating. These backlashing problems were drastically reduced by the braking system of SV and friction free levelwind of the TWS creating the ideal combination. The ideal setting of the spool braking system is not too tight and not too loose. Once this setting is achieved, additional modifications will not be needed, as the STEEZ has a Zero adjuster feature.