There are so many reasons I enjoy fishing. But I’m I’m passionate about conserving UK fisheries as well as the environment. The fees and taxes that anglers pay for fishing licences and permits help to fund conservation and education efforts throughout the country. Another reason for my avid pursuit of wily fish like carp and pike is that, if you think about it, angling is an important tool for managing fisheries by way of setting fishing seasons and limiting the number of fish anglers can take. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that fishing is a thrilling sport that I never tire of. There’s noting better than stalking and winning the battle with a trophy specimen. To be a successful angler, you need to have the best fishing tackle you can afford. Here’s some information about one of my favourite reels, the Daiwa Exceler 2500S spinning reel.
Key Features of the Daiwa Exceler 2500S Reel
The Exceler class of reels from Daiwa is a product line that delivers unsurpassed performance in a wide variety of angling locales. Whether it’s a peaceful brook or a large, cold lake, I’ve found the 2500S to be amazingly versatile, especially because it works superbly for many fish species, including barbel and salmon, along with the carp and pike I’ve already mentioned. For 2011, Daiwa has expanded the sizes available in this line, but I find the 2500S to be an excellent overall choice. Some of the reel’s key features are the precision moulded body and rotor that deliver incredible durability along with enhanced performance. The reel sells for an affordable £61.99.
More About the Daiwa Exceler 2500S Reel
One of the features I particularly like is that the ratio is below 5:1. When combined with a wider ABS2 spool, there’s plenty of the legendary power conversion the Exceler line is famous for. The reel also features DigiGear2, a precision system that ensures a perfect mesh between the marine bronze pinion gear and the super-tough, surface treated alloy drive gear. DigiGear gives me the optimised power, speed and durability — features that are quite important to me. The 2500S will hold 190 metres of 6 pound test line. It weighs 10.3 ounces and has a retrieve ratio of 4.7 to 1.
Final Thoughts on the Exceler 2500S Reel
This reel has an exclusive feature called AirBail, which simply is a tubular stainless steel bail that resists both deformation and corrosion. Another exclusive Daiwa has added to this reel is Twist Buster 2, an innovative system that dramatically reduces the line twist problems many anglers experience with spinning reels during line retrieval. Daiwa conducted tests of Twist Buster 2 that resulted in up to a line twist reduction of up to 90%. Quite amazing!
When you’re in the market for upgraded fishing tackle like an affordable, quality spinning reel, I highly recommend that you give the Daiwa Exceler 2500S reel a serious look. I happily rate it at 4.5 out of 5 stars.