Daiwa is re-inventing the Emblem name with two new offerings including a gorgeous gold-spool big-pit reel.
Carpers will see echoes of the classic SS2600 – and its smaller siblings – in the new Emblem 45 SCW QD-OT, which has been bestowed with that all-important folding handle.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this new reel is all show and no go, however. It’s designed as a long-range tool, with a 45mm long-cast shallow spool and plenty of cranking power.
Also joining Daiwa’s new Emblem family is the more visually muted Emblem 45 SCW QD. This version will be the first to hit tackle shops, arriving in August ahead of the gold spool’s debut in November.
The 45 SCW QD is also built for casting and has a more modern machine-cut aluminium handle, making it 30g lighter than its more colourful sibling.
Both reels have Daiwa’s Slow Cross Wrap reduced-speed oscillation for improved line lay and a spool with a double lip to reduce casting friction. They also share Daiwa’s Quick Drag technology, Air Rotor, Digigear II and high-impact line clip.
The line capacity of both reels is 300m of 0.35mm line in their shallow-fill specification, though the black version comes supplied with an extra deep-fill spool which can take 530m of the same diameter.
Both these new Emblems have a 4.9:1 gear ratio, which cranks in 104cm of line per turn of the handle.
We’re set to get our hands on the 45 SCW QDs very soon and will report back with our findings. Based on these early specs and images, however, we expect both these reels to be in high demand.
The black Emblem 45 SCW QD will have a retail price of £199, while its gold-spool brother will be £225.
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