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#1 dboys

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Posted December 09 2011 - 5:28 PM

Hoping someone has one and can share some info. Looking for distance and performance. Thanks


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#2 damian-ma

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Posted December 09 2011 - 8:52 PM

I'm more of a shimano fan but they started selling a version of those as carp reels at BPS.


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#3 dcast

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Posted December 11 2011 - 6:33 PM

I'm more of a shimano fan but they started selling a version of those as carp reels at BPS.


Can't imagine BPS or any other co. targeting US market for long distance spinning reel offering a version of the Basia.....perhaps you have in mind the Daiwa Emblem Pro A or even less attractive Offshore Angler Ocean Master Surf spinning reel. All the Basia models share the 45mm long cast spool, unlike the others mentioned.........however, this is not necessarily the ticket for maximum distance, all else being equal.

I do share damian-ma's propensity for Shimano Long Distance (Big Pit) Surf Spinning reels. I've owned Basias as well as Shimano Aero Tech MGS (and non-MGS)........my experience has been thumbs up for the Shimano, in most all categories, including distance.

If you're set on the Basia, then the European version (titanium color with wooden handle) is probably the most economical route, especially in the used variety..................and the QDX only offers a different color scheme and perhaps a 3/10 oz weight differential.


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#4 BrianBM

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Posted December 11 2011 - 6:59 PM

Damian-ma ..... hmmm. Is the name a reference to the Aiji-ma? We have similar tastes in fiction, if so.


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#5 damian-ma

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Posted December 11 2011 - 7:51 PM

Can't imagine BPS or any other co. targeting US market for long distance spinning reel offering a version of the Basia.....perhaps you have in mind the Daiwa Emblem Pro A or even less attractive Offshore Angler Ocean Master Surf spinning reel. All the Basia models share the 45mm long cast spool, unlike the others mentioned.........however, this is not necessarily the ticket for maximum distance, all else being equal.
I do share damian-ma's propensity for Shimano Long Distance (Big Pit) Surf Spinning reels. I've owned Basias as well as Shimano Aero Tech MGS (and non-MGS)........my experience has been thumbs up for the Shimano, in most all categories, including distance.
If you're set on the Basia, then the European version (titanium color with wooden handle) is probably the most economical route, especially in the used variety..................and the QDX only offers a different color scheme and perhaps a 3/10 oz weight differential.

noooo trust me. I'll PM you the link to the basia on Basspro. It confused me too. But they are marketing it towards the carp fishing market. I'm pretty big into carp also...

Damian-ma ..... hmmm. Is the name a reference to the Aiji-ma? We have similar tastes in fiction, if so.

and no? lol. thats just my name


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#6 dcast

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Posted December 11 2011 - 9:46 PM

I stand corrected.....I see but still can't believe......it's the Basia version formerly marketed to Europe....with the wooden handle..........they also have the Windcast Z models in the Carp category........this can only be good news for formerly JDM/EU marketed long cast spooled reels only.....thanks for calling this to our attention.


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#7 BrianBM

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Posted December 30 2011 - 8:46 PM

Is that reel usable in salt water? Magnesium bodies, no matter how coated, don't sound like a great idea to me.


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Posted December 30 2011 - 9:55 PM


The Basia at BassPro has delayed shipping time so maybe it is still an import and not sold by Daiwa USA. I did not see the Basia on Daiwa USA website so this could mean they still don,t offer this reel in US and don,t have the parts to service the Basia. People better find out for sure before dropping 6 bills on one of those. I wouldn,t mind hearing from those people who own imports and send them overseas for service. Is the difference in cost a lot more than sending it to Daiwa USA?



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#9 FlatWing

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Posted January 11 2012 - 2:00 PM

My better half ordered one for me for Christmas. If there was a delyed shipping time, you could have fooled me. By the way, the point of origin on the Fedex Package was Daiwa USA out in California, If you goggle Daiwa Tournament Basia QD 45 the shopping results include newworldcarp, baspro and another site that shows on Goggle a Daiwa but does not have the same URL. My intention is to only use the reel in distance casting competition, since I fish with 3 Saltiga Surf reels that have held up very well for several years now.


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Posted January 11 2012 - 7:53 PM

Well, good for you and your wife.


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#11 Tailslap

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Posted January 12 2012 - 3:38 PM



 



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Originally Posted by FlatWing View Post

My better half ordered one for me for Christmas. If there was a delyed shipping time, you could have fooled me. By the way, the point of origin on the Fedex Package was Daiwa USA out in California, If you goggle Daiwa Tournament Basia QD 45 the shopping results include newworldcarp, baspro and another site that shows on Goggle a Daiwa but does not have the same URL. My intention is to only use the reel in distance casting competition, since I fish with 3 Saltiga Surf reels that have held up very well for several years now.





 



I talked to Daiwa in California and you are right they did ship your Basia to you for BassPro. However they told me this batch of Basia reels they have is a one time deal. I have no idea why. They told me they don,t carry this reel and it is not listed in their catalog or website. As far as service I was told they would only fix reel if the broken part was one they carried for a similar Daiwa USA offered reel. I was thinking maybe the Saltiga Surf had similar internals. Not sure. For what you want to use it for I wouldn,t be to worried about breaking the reel. I still think Daiwa USA would make an exception for you as they were the ones that distributed the small group of Basias. Wouldn,t look good IMO if they wouldn,t service a $600 reel they sent you one time deal or not. Maybe Daiwa is feeling people out with this small offering of Basias. I hope so. The question is who will start carrying and offering this type of distance reel to anglers in the US. Daiwa or Shimano? Seems natural this will happen eventually but you knows.



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#12 rchipbrown

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Posted March 22 2012 - 12:19 PM

You can usually find Daiawa Basia's, Basiairs and Shimano Aero Technium's on that big auction web site. I own, and fish extensively with, all of these reels. I have developed a slight preference for the Aero Technium. I noticed that there is a new version of the Aero Technium this year. It looks pretty sick.


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#13 FlatWing

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Posted May 09 2012 - 2:09 PM

Basia/WindCast Update from Daiwa USA in California:

1) Confirmed statement made to me by local sales rep, who I ran into at Fisherman's Supply, Pt. Pleasant, NJ, that Daiwa now features both of these reels in the Carp Fishing Section of their 2012 Printed Catalog (still not on their website, far as I can tell, but the customer service rep was working off his screen),

2) My inquiry was to procuring a spare Basia spool, to load with Braid for fishing - Daiwa has on backorder a variety of parts for these reels, including spool assemblies - expected availability is late May - I will update when I get my Spool.


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#14 luv_2_fish_2

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Posted May 23 2012 - 6:07 PM

There is a site that listed this reel for ~$550 in Canada. The Basia QDX model includes two spools, the main and a spare spool.

I asked if the spool is interchangeble with the Basia QDII? The answer was that the spools for the Basia QDII and Basia QDX are different.
If the spools have been interchangeable, I would buy the QDX to have more options for different braid lines.

The QDII is listes as "surf" reel, where as the QDX is listed for fresh water reel.


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