Daiwa Emcast 3500 Reel

TC reader Phil Kirkham from Cardiff says: "I couldn’t believe it when Marc Coulson sent me two of these new reels from Daiwa. They are so new, in fact, that my local tackle shop doesn’t even have them in stock yet.
"I’ve used them six times and they’ve been brilliant. I used to have some Daiwa Regals and I expected that these would be very similar. In fact, they’re much smoother and have a general feel of being a far superior reel.

"The free spool works superbly and it disengages effortlessly when I hit into a fish. The clutch is also really nice, especially considering this isn’t an expensive reel. The 3500 is similar to a 5000 in the old Shimano Baitrunners and it’s ideal for the six-acre lake that I fish.

"Although it’s obviously not a casting reel, mine copes with what I need it to on my lake and this is no doubt helped by the decent line lay with 12lb monofilament that I use."

RRP: £99.99

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