Hello, everyone. If you’re a fishing enthusiast like me, then you know that there’s no better feeling than that exciting moment when the fish strikes the lure or bait and your line begins to run. I can think of nothing I enjoy more than a successful fishing excursion. Although I do relish all types of angling, lately spinning has become my favourite. In the age-old rivalry between spinning and bait casting, for my money, spinning comes out the winner. Here’s why, along with a brief review of an excellent piece of spinning fishing tackle, the Daiwa Exceler 4000S reel.
About Daiwa Spinning Reels
I prefer spinning reels because of their efficiency and smoothness. Also, I don’t particularly like having to use two hands to flip the bail and allow the line to release when casting. I do favour reels from Daiwa because many models allow for one-finger casting by utilising a locking mechanism that catches the spool/bail position at a particular location. In essence, this means you can pick up the line with one finger by simply tripping a trigger. Another improvement that I find in many Daiwa reels is an ultra-tough roller bearing that helps to reduce line wear and friction, especially on the retrieve. The use of modern, space-age materials, such as titanium and aluminium alloys, has revolutionised the manufacture of Daiwa spinning reels. In general, spinning reels allow for higher speed retrieves than bait casters.
About the Daiwa Exceler 4000S Spinning Reel
This Daiwa reel provides superior performance while being incredibly versatile, so I’m always sure to have it in my tackle box. I especially appreciate the 4000S’s versatility because I’m the type of angler who enjoys stalking many fish species, including the elusive bass, feisty pike and wily barbel. This reel is superior for salmon fishing as well. The reels in the S model lines are incredibly durable, thanks to a precision moulded rotor and body that deliver an amazingly enhanced feel in the hand.
Features of the 4000S Reel
Daiwa has done a great job combining a below 5:1 ratio with a wider ABS2 spool. This means it has all the power conversion you’d expect from a high quality reel from this company. I do like that this reel can crank 86 cm of line with a single turn of the handle. Add Daiwa’s exclusive DigiGear2™ feature, and, honestly, you have an unbeatable combination. The reel comes with a spare ABS spool, AirBail, and Twistbuster2, some of Daiwa’s most popular features. The handle is machine cut, and the reel features advanced locomotive level wind. Finally, the 4000S has infinite anti-reverse, another feature I think is absolutely essential on a spinning reel. Expect to pay about £61.99 for this reel. It has a capacity of 190 metres of 14 lb test line. The 4000S weighs 14.1 ounces and the retrieve ratio is 4.9:1.
For my money, the Daiwa Exceler 4000S spinning reel is an essential piece of quality, affordable, high performance fishing tackle.