The Daiwa Aird Casting Reel delivers exceptional angler value and a host of Daiwa’s advanced features. The composite frame provides a rigid, lightweight housing, and keeps all moving parts in perfect alignment. A nine ball bearing system (8+1) ensures consistently fluid casts and retrieves, and the MagForce cast control delivers complete cast control for a variety of conditions and bass fishing applications. Large I-Shape Handle Knobs are easy to grab, and the Aird Casting Reel’s UT Drag system delivers up to 8.8 lbs of max drag. Available in a range of gear ratios, the Daiwa Aird Casting Reel does more for less.
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Offering a host of Daiwa's advanced features at a reasonable price, the Daiwa Aird Casting Reel is ideal for a wide range of bass fishing applications and boasts a unique styling all its own.
Comments: I am new to the baitcaster world and I purchased the 7.1:1 ratio left handed Daiwa Aird casting reel for my first reel. And I must say that I've had absolutely no problems with this. I can cast very far and the retrieve is very smooth. For this price, I definitely recommend people to pick this reel up. Speachless on how well this reel performs.
From: Kevin: Ontario, Canada 12/21/14
Comments: In the midst of trying all baseline reels out there from various companies, I bought one of these. Not a bad reel, but I cannot stand the design of the adjustment on the left side. Your hand will constantly change the brake setting. I fish a lot and it was fairly smooth for a little while then got noisy and rough when casting and reeling. In a nut shell, you get what you pay for. In my opinion, spend the extra few dollars and buy a Lew's Speed Spool. I have a bunch of them and do not have a single complaint.
From: Lucas: Auburn, AL 3/5/14
Comments: this is a good reel for the price i just didnot like the feel of it seems like it was a little small so i am going to buy a lews instead but this is a good real for bigger type lures i guess
From: Adam: Bristol, TN
Comments: This is a secondary review for my Daiwa "Aird" Reel & 6'6" MH "Aird" Rod.This review is for my secondary Aird combo, First Pike of the season was caught trolling w/ Bomber Long A, 120ft of 30lb braid, after 15 minutes of trolling along a drop-off , I hooked into a nice 25pd Pike, and the Aird combo I was using performed flawlessly, very smoooth and powerful. Best set-up I've ever had in over 40 yrs of fishing. Cheer's, Andy.
From: Andy: Innisfil,Ontario,Canada.
Comments: I am a die hard daiwa fan, I have 3 zillions and a couple steez reels. Wanted a couple cheap reels for cranking. These things are junk, casting is very loud and spool would not engage on one of the reels my 2nd time out. Stick to high end daiwa these things are junk!
From: Kyle: St. Louis, MO
Comments: This is a great reel ... high-end features for a low mid-point price. I wrote a detailed review of it here: http://wp.me/p11OHo-Tb
From: Caveman: So Cal
Comments: My first purchase w/T/W, and it was great!, I purchased this reel("Aird"), along w/ the "Aird" rod @6'6" MH, and Boy' what a combo,,I immediately went and tossed my "Ugly-Stick"/Abu Garcia "Kalex" combo into the trash, There Is No Comparison,This reel is a real performer right out of the box, and the rod is so light, you'd wonder how something so light can be so strong. I like to slip-sinker fish for Pike at depths in excess of 80-100ft, and this combo has the sand to haul 20pd plus fish from those depths with ease, No more sore fore-arm, or hearing the rod splinter and crack from the weight, Just Joy!!!, Utter Joy. I loved this reel so much after my first outing I ordered another one, and would do so again, If ever the need arises, but I have a feeling that it won't be for quite some time. Cheer's, and Happy Fishin'
From: Andy: Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
Comments: Purchased one of these after reading previous reviews and it works great. Like one of the previous comments, mine was a little loud at first, but after oiling it up, it's very smooth and casts effortlessly. Great reel for the money and I have already caught a bass over 5lbs at DVL with it. The drag handled it with no problem with 8lb test.
From: Les: Murrieta, CA
Comments: i had a du=iawa strike force for 2 years and it finally got to the point where the line guide stay stuck and the line bundels of on the right side of the spool and the reel wont click in place my friend has one and i was suprised when i casted hus real it was really smooth and i hear good review on it so i got it it handels big fish and is super smooth so far i caught a 3lb bass on a sweet renovation beaver on the drop i got it paired with the Daiwa Procyon Casting Rod 7' medium action so far i have no complains
From: Brian: Costa Mesa, CA
Comments: great reel casts super smooth and really far with barely any effort. reccomend to anyone.!!!
From: Mikey: Lakeside, CA
Comments: Great Reel so far. Looks awesome and casts well. Mine was a little loud at first but if you open the sideplate and take it apart and put it back together and spool it up, it is a great reel.
From: Nathan: Round Rock, TX
Comments: This has the same design as the laguna but this reel has a bit more features to set it apart from the laguna. i havent bought this reel yet and wont be planning to
From: Mike: Houston, TX
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