Daiwa DX Swimbait Casting Rods

The Daiwa DX Swimbait Casting Rods are the new extreme swimbaits rods from Daiwa. Daiwa listened to pro’s and anglers alike and tried to incorporate all the features they wanted in their go-to swimbait rods. Perfect for big swimbaits and even umbrella rigs, they have the beefy backbones you need to get the hook into big fish with a big bait, especially at the end of a long cast. Each rod measures in at 8ft in length for maximum leverage and line clearing capabilites, and the super sensitive IM7 graphite blanks also allow you to toss swimbaits a mile with pinpoint accuracy and feel everything your bait comes into contact with.

Long full-grip cork handles and fore grips give you plenty to hang on and also comfortably tuck under your arm. Premium Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides deliver the strength and durability to stand up to casting big baits and fighting big fish, and premium Fuji Reel Seats also provide a sturdy ergonomic base for your reel. Designed for swimbait anglers by swimbait anglers, the Daiwa DX Swimbait Casting Rods also come in at a great price point.

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Rod handle lengths are measured from the butt of the rod to the top of the foregrip. [ View Diagram ]

Daiwa DX Swimbait Casting Rod 8' Med Hvy

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Stock Price Qty
Fast 10-30lb 1-6oz 8+Tip DX Swimbait 23-1/2" In Stock: 3+ $109.99
DX Swimbait

Daiwa DX Swimbait Casting Rod 8' Heavy

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Stock Price Qty
Fast 12-40lb 2-8oz 8+Tip DX Swimbait 23-1/2" In Stock: 3+ $109.99
DX Swimbait

Daiwa DX Swimbait Casting Rod 8' Extra Hvy

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Stock Price Qty
Fast 20-50lb 3-10oz 8+Tip DX Swimbait 23-1/2" In Stock: 3+ $109.99
DX Swimbait

Daiwa DX Swimbait Casting Rod 8' Extra Extra Heavy

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Stock Price Qty
Fast 35-65lb 4-15oz 8+Tip DX Swimbait 23-1/2" In Stock: 3+ $109.99
DX Swimbait

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Customer Reviews

Comments: Bought the 8 ft Heavy put a 200 Curado on it with 20 # Vicious Fluorocarbon and started launching a HUD Gill. First time out caught two 3's a 4 and a 5 , amazing rod for 109 $ ! I have a more expensive Swim Bait rod and actually like the DX better. Will be buying the DX Extra Heavy in the near future.

From: Ross - TX 2/19/17

Comments: Bought this rod just to see how it is cause I noticed it was such a good price and alot of good reviews and letMe tell you it is a beast. I just throw my bbz and hudds with it so far anything over 6oz I use other rods. Never Tryed anything over that but im sure it would work love the long quarts handle so you have alot to grab to set. That hook thats forsure.

From: Patrick: Hollister, CA 1/17/17

Comments: This rod is a beast! I have no complaints about this rod, it's cheap (for the quality you get), versatile, and durable. I have the medium heavy and man  it's a workhorse! So far it's just up to multiple three pounders, a couple snook, and smaller tarpon. I usually throw 6 inch savage gear trouts and bluegills, gambler big EZs, and 12 inch worms Texas rigged. Definitely looking to pick up more of these. Awesome versatile rod PERIOD!

From: Pete: Sarasota, Fl 1/3/17

Comments: Bought the Medium Heavy and the Heavy. Throwing Hud 68's, Spro Rats, etc on the Medium Heavy and throwing 8" Huds on the Heavy plus the 8" BBZ. The rods are sweet. I was a little hesitant on buying a rod on line, much less two. But TW packaged these in a heavy duty card board cylinder and bubble wrapped the rods inside. They arrived without any issues. Both rods do an excellent job. They load up well and cast like a dream. Have yet to hammer a bass or stripper on these but can't wait. I will definitely buy some more of these.

From: Mark: GA 10/31/16

Comments: Bought the MH rod for tossing "smaller" swimbaits and absolutely love it. I've now fished if for 3 full seasons & I can honestly say that it's a solid rod! I usually throw 6" hudds or 7"-8" ms slammer style baits & it handles them easily. I especially like the long rod butt, it fits nicely under your arm & the full cork handle is comfortable. The rod is rugged too, it has proven to handle countless fish & survive being tossed around. For $110, I feel it's a total bargain & I would absolutely get another one, in fact, I like it better than my more expensive SB rods.

From: Jake: Scituate, MA 8/25/16

Comments: Got the 8' heavy. The price is right. This rod throws 2-5oz baits like a champ. The hook keeper is nice & the rod isn't too heavy. Buy one or more! At this price, a ceiling fan can eat a couple & you won't be too upset. Kidding... keep them out of the fans, kids.

From: Jay6: USA 5/3/16

Comments: absolutely amazing rod. Can you say versatile? I use it for frogs, jigs, larger lures, and swimbaits. Sensitivity is great, and the rod had plenty of backbone, even in the medium heavy model i got. It also has a good tip on it, and i can use treble hooks with full confidence. The only downside is transporting the thing. It is 8' which is great for casting, but not so great for transportation. But we have a pickup so moving it around isn't a big deal.

From: Matt: Plainfield, IL 2/16/16

Comments: Bought this bad boy in December damn has it done an amazing job. I've thrown Jackall, Savage Gear & Spro BBZ Rat & I'll tell you it can handle it all. I bought the 8' Heavy and it's a monster. Haven't caught anything on it yet, but it definitely handles the lures very well. Waiting for the time when the hog strikes.

From: Kenny: Stockton, CA 2/5/16

Comments: callum is right on that part, but there is no way the xh can throw a mother, being a 10 ounce bait. This thing maxes out realistically at a deps 250 and it struggles with that. Go with the xxh for the big baits.

From: Charlie: USA 1/6/16

Comments: Got the XH rod and its a beast. Just a warning, don't get the XH unless you really will be throwing 3-10oz baits. If you want to throw an S-waver or Hudd 68, go with the heavy. Great bang for your buck, you won't regret buying it.

From: Callum: Austin, TX 12/12/15

Comments: It works for me personally I love both swimbait & Carolina rig fishing & if your trying to get serious about either this is the rod for you! I got the heavy which throws 2-8 ounces now I wouldn't try anything above 6 oz just doesn't feel safe enough but trust me you can throw 1 ounce lures on it & I've thrown 5-6 ounce umbrella rigs & swimbaits my first bass of it was a 5.1 lb largie off a Carolina rig I barely had to set the hook to get her & the held up great! It's amazing for 6 inch swimbaits make sure you get a heavy line and a reel to stand up to the abuse I've been considering getting another one just for Carolina rigs! If your looking for a swimbait rod & don't want to spend a lot id highly recommend this rod I've thrown these huge 6 ounce striper baits on mine & I've never had a problem with the rod cracking or snapping & I'm slinging them hard they're about 5-6 ounces each and there's a saying you get what you paid for well that's not true in this case they could charge a lot more for it if it was! FYI the rod butt is longer than you'd think which I like for sweeping hooksets on swimbait

From: Colson: USA 10/23/15

Comments: first impressions of the 8'0H model was solid. It's pretty light for the most part and paired with a Lews wide spool is effortless and tons of fun to throw 1-3.5 ounce swimmers on. The comfort zone for me so far would be the 2-3 ounce baits. If you want something fairly priced and just starting out with swimbaits like I did, don't try anything else!

From: Paul: FL 8/13/15

Comments: Fished this rod with 8 inch swimbaits for probably around 20 hours. Today I put on a much lighter pencil popper and the rod broke about half way on a cast. I don't know if it's something I did wrong but I've had alot of graphite rods and never had one break on a cast.

From: Alex: Mannford, OK 8/3/15

Comments: I purchased the H one and I really like it. I can throw an A rig, 8 inch salvage gear trout with it with no problem. I'm going to be taking it out to do some inshore fishing to really test out this rod.

From: Anthony: Lompoc, CA 4/15/15

Comments: I have the DXSB heavy and extra-heavy. Awesome rods! Paired both with Luna 300L's.

From: T. Lain: Menifee, CA 11/13/14

Comments: These are the best bang for the buck rods out there. Great build quality. The ratings are a bit optomistic, on the Heavy I would not go above a 4 oz. Bait. Other than that, these rods are perfect.

From: Brian: Waynesboro, PA 11/6/14

Comments: Great price, good rod, no complaints. Put a Daiwa Lexa 300 on it and its a beast, it's cheaper than the curado 300! Love the setup!

From: Scott: Little River, SC 9/11/14

Comments: I too bought this rod because of the price. I am using the XH swimbait rod. So far throwing an 8" Huddleston and 9" M.S.Slammer on it have proved it to handle these baits very well. The rod is light for it's size and seems to be plenty sensitive enough. I don't think you would regret buying one especially if you are just starting out throwing big swimbaits.

From: Gerry: Montgomery, TX 8/28/14

Comments:  I picked this rod up because it was a good price, and I love Daiwa. So far I have used the rod to throw the BBZ-1 6inch and it handles the bait perfectly. I have the Med Hvy model. I love the rod. I dont have any experience with other swimbait rods to compare it to, but I will say for what I needed it for it seems to be perfect. It is also extremely light weight which I was not expecting for the size rod it is.

From: Cameron: Burlington, NC 8/8/14

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