The concept of the ‘big pit’ reel is a Daiwa speciality. It is our area of expertise.
Yet we are constantly pushing the boundaries of reel performance and seeking improvement as our sport and its fishing challenges evolve.
Again, tapping into the long distance surf casting trends from Japan we have accomplished a new design breakthrough in long distance spool geometry. This time we have created a ‘compact’ approach around a 25mm stroke spool with a 65mm spool diameter (the same as the Basia) and a 66mm spool skirt. It is called Cast’izm.
The combination of spool shape, diameter and stroke has produced extraordinary casting results, pushing even the Basia in tests. But thanks to its shortened spool length the body becomes shorter too. The modest ratio of 4.7:1 delivers a useful power conversion aided by Digigear II, but importantly an impressive line retrieval of 96cm thanks to a filled spool circumference of around 200mm. This is a major asset when fishing at distance.
Apart from its astonishing casting ability the Cast’izm also features Mag Sealed. This protection from intrusion of water and debris via the rotor extends the lifespan of that ‘showroom’ winding feel and smoothes out initial winding inertia. Almost now standard features are QD quick drag and the HIP High Impact Protection line clip; must haves for any modern carp reel.
Toughness comes in the shape the Zaion body, the graphite Air Rotor and Air Bail which itself combined with Twistbuster make line travel all the more trouble free.
The Cast’izm maybe ‘smaller’ in certain departments but its compact shape still delivers ‘big’ in casting, features and looks. It is shaping the future.
Designed around the proven and groundbreaking spool geometry of the Cast’izm ‘mini big pit’ this BR edition is certain to offer the best of both worlds. Developed in close consultation with team Korda it has been extensively field tested and refined.
Maintaining that ‘compact’ shape, thanks to the 25mm stroke, we have redesigned the Bite ‘n’ Run mechanism to operate within the reduced body size. Experience the crisp operation of the BR trigger and feel the solid engineering at once.
Reach far out casting distances with ease thanks to the balance of a shallow spool taper and high diameter; the Cast’izm concept.
The innovation also extends to the water barrier of Mag Sealed within the rotor. Halting the intrusion of soluble debris and fine abrasives the showroom rotation and precise gear meshing will remain protected and smooth for longer. This technology is unique.
Thanks to the 5.3:1 and over 200mm circumference of a filled spool the Cast’izm BR will crank up to 107cm per handle turn; that’s swift and just as well for those fishing far out.
The manual bail closure is supported by Castlock, securing the bail in place during the cast, letting you apply smooth and controlled closure. The BR also features our HIP line clip and is supplied with a spare spool.
Striking this design harmony between the extraordinary casting values of the ‘mini big pit’ spool, with the free spool function of BR brings to anglers hands the perfect package. This is our new Cast’izm BR25A.