Customer Reviews Of:
Daiwa Emcast Sport Spinning Reel
Closeouts. The ideal, worry-free companion for surf and long-cast fishing, Daiwa's Emcast Sport spinning reel offers an Advanced Ballistic System aluminum spool for increased casting distance. The durable eight-bearing system ensures a smooth retrieval, and the long-cast worm gear levelwind prevents annoying tangles by laying line evenly on the spool.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by [...] from T on Friday, October 28, 2016very good reel!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bud from Clay, AL on Tuesday, October 18, 2016First i haven't use this on the water yet (still need to get a rod to match it). Larger that i was expecting. The biggest thing is that the reel didn't feel very smooth right out of the box like i would expect from Daiwa with this many ball bearings. Maybe i just need to break it in on a big fish.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Robeposse from Alexandria on Sunday, September 25, 2016These all say they can cast a long distance, but do not. Reel seems heavy, but strong. I have not decided if I will use it for spinning which wears out my arm, or for tossing out live bait and letting it sit. This Daiwa does seem hard to turn and to close the bail at times.
Reviewed by Anonymous from Fayetteville, Arkansas, U. S. A. on Sunday, June 26, 2016I ordered this reel several months ago but was not able to use it until June.. I caught jack and some other fish with this. For the positive; This reel coupled with an appropriate rod casts a long distance with very little effort. I cast across canals in Marco Island, Florida without trying. It cast so far the first time I was really pleased. It handled the pressure of the jacks without an issue. The fit and finish is excellent and the extra spool that came with it is a nice bonus. The folding handle is nice for packing for a trip.
It worked equally as well on the beach making casts.
The size of the 5500 Emcast is large so check the specs before you order one. I do not consider it a negative but some may, especially if your cramming all your gear into carry on.
On the negative column: I experienced a bird's nest using this reel, just once, but it ended an early evening fishing foray until I untangled it. However for the money one could do worse. This is the only category I would mark this reel down in.
Reviewed by HOLLYWOODSTAR from HOLLYWOOD CA on Tuesday, May 31, 2016LOOKED UP INFORMATION AT OTHER WEB SITE. FOR THE PRICE, I GIVE THE REEL 5 STARS. MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE AT OTHER STORES. THE EMCAST PLUS IS STILL CURRENT IN DAIWA'S WEB PAGE. IT IS NOT AN OLD MODEL AT ALL. GREAT BARGAIN. REEL SEEMS FLAWLESS. GREAT INEXPENSIVE PRESENT !!!!!