Gear Up: {Daiwa Goldcast}

A user-friendly option for kids and beginners who want the dependability of spinning gear with the speed and accuracy common to a traditional baitcaster.

Gear Up
By David A. Brown
Gear Up Ambassador

What is it? 

Daiwa Goldcast

What sets it apart?

Promoting an appealing blend of quality and functionality, Daiwa has given its premier spincast reel a makeover. The newly updated Goldcast is made of a lightweight, durable aluminum body, gearing and nose cone and features a ball-bearing drive, an oscillating spool for the precise levelwinding that keeps your line well-managed, an ultrasmooth multidisk drag for effective fish fighting and a new, soft-touch rubber handle for all-day comfort and gripping efficiency.

How do I use it?

Available in sizes 80, 100 and 120, Daiwa’s Goldcast reels come pre-spooled with 8-, 10- or 12-pound monofilament, respectively. Each reel has a 4.1:1 retrieve ratio, with right or left retrieve options. Key features include rotating tungsten carbide line pickup, optimized line aperture for maximum casting and IPT (inches per turn) of 18 to 21, depending on the model. The Goldcast reels weigh 9.3 to 12.2 ounces, depending on the model.

How much? 

$74.99

Angler’s insight: 

Spincast reels have historically offered a user-friendly option for kids and beginners who want the dependability of spinning gear with the speed and accuracy common to a traditional baitcaster. Let’s face it — the stress and hassle of the latter’s revolving-spool reel requiring precise thumb pressure can be intimidating, but spincast reels blend the element of control found in spinning reels with the push-button design that can help novice anglers prepare to step up to a baitcaster. In the meantime, Daiwa’s Goldcast is a well-made model that will serve a wide range of applications with the performance and dependability for which Daiwa is known.

More Information: 

Daiwa.us

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