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post #1 of 23
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Hi Guys, I added the above reel to my collection of Abu's, and man is that spool fast. The adjustment knob is kind of touchy--one millimeter tightened, and the spool is a bit too tight---one mm looser, and the spool really spins. This reel requires a lot more thumb than my Abu's, and I expected this. Anyone else had this experience?
post #2 of 23
I use one red and one white brake in mine. I dont have to touch the spool on the cast at all.
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by John M
I use one red and one white brake in mine. I dont have to touch the spool on the cast at all.


John, I think it comes with the magnets already in there, right? I thought you can modify by taking out some magnets, but maybe I'm wrong; didn't see anything else in the box.
post #4 of 23
The Daiwa Sealine SLOSH 30 has no factory mag's...just centrifugal brakes... The brakes are not installed from the factory so out of the box the reel is very fast...

Start w/ both red brakes installed...later you can experiment w/ lesser braking via the white brakes...or no brakes at all...

Agree the tension control knob on all models of the Daiwa Sealine reels is very touchy...just an infinitesimal micro turn can be too much…

Poppy
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Rumble Fish aka Poppy


The Daiwa Sealine SLOSH 30 has no factory mag's...just centrifugal brakes... The brakes are not installed from the factory so out of the box the reel is very fast...

Start w/ both red brakes installed...later you can experiment w/ lesser braking via the white brakes...or no brakes at all...

Agree the tension control knob on all models of the Daiwa Sealine reels is very touchy...just an infinitesimal micro turn can be too much…

Poppy





Okay, Poppy, now I'm getting someone. Was my reel supposed to come with the brakes? Like I said, the box was empty except for the reel, lube, and mounting bracket.
post #6 of 23
there should have been a small zip lock bag with the brakes in it. You need to install them yourself. If you dont have any brakes drop me a PM with your addy and I can send you some. I have loads of them. to install you open the reel up, on the left side, the spool has to prongs you slide a brake on each one, close it up and your done.

There are no mags in these reels.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by John M
there should have been a small zip lock bag with the brakes in it. You need to install them yourself. If you dont have any brakes drop me a PM with your addy and I can send you some. I have loads of them. to install you open the reel up, on the left side, the spool has to prongs you slide a brake on each one, close it up and your done.

There are no mags in these reels.


Thanks John, PM coming
post #8 of 23
Hey I got the tiny tips with my reel and lost them, the little bag got a split in it. Any chance u still have some more John M? I am fed up with the backlashes Im gona trade it for an abu or penn 525 if I cant get it under control. I have the even faster sealine-x sha 30.
post #9 of 23

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Originally Posted by Rumble Fish aka Poppy
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The Daiwa Sealine SLOSH 30 has no factory mag's...just centrifugal brakes... The brakes are not installed from the factory so out of the box the reel is very fast...

Start w/ both red brakes installed...later you can experiment w/ lesser braking via the white brakes...or no brakes at all...

Agree the tension control knob on all models of the Daiwa Sealine reels is very touchy...just an infinitesimal micro turn can be too much…

Poppy





i thougth they did, but they just took the place of the clicker...
post #10 of 23
Every slosh I bought I sold within the first week I owned it. Then I bought a Daiwa Grand Wave thinking it was better and was ver dissapointed I returned that reel 24 hours after I bought it.....

Some swear by the sloshes and some hate em..

I am one of the guys who think these reels suck...

Their feel, performance and general sturdiness dont cut it for me,
and I bought and sold 3 of them trying to like them....
If your an abu man the sloshes are not going to give you what your looking for.
post #11 of 23
I was an Abu man for many years. Went to a Penn 525Mag(used and in bad repair), then a SL20SHV and then to a Saltist 20. I grab the Saltist 95 percent of the time, but the Sealine is a very good reel. I can't imagine selling it.
post #12 of 23
My experience has been the slosh and SHA/V reels are always up to the challenge. Very easy to maintain and capable of handling about anything on the east coast from the wash.
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Awesome John View Post
Every slosh I bought I sold within the first week I owned it. Then I bought a Daiwa Grand Wave thinking it was better and was ver dissapointed I returned that reel 24 hours after I bought it.....

Some swear by the sloshes and some hate em..

I am one of the guys who think these reels suck...

Their feel, performance and general sturdiness dont cut it for me,
and I bought and sold 3 of them trying to like them....
If your an abu man the sloshes are not going to give you what your looking for.


you acyually are the first person thats said they dont like them, that i've seen, its like a religon on the obx, sealines and saltist are really the only reels used this way (for heaver fishing), every once in a while you'll see some nice abu's (actually more so now than 3 yrs ago).
post #14 of 23
The Daiwa Slosh 30 is one of my favorite reels. I also like the Daiwa Slosh 50. I have the red brakes in both reels and can cast them with no trouble.
post #15 of 23
If you call Daiwa USA, they'll ship you the brakes for free.
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