Caldia Z

One of the most popular mid range light tackle spin reels in Australia for the last few years receives a massive face lift in 2016, with the release of the super advanced Caldia Z

One of the first reels to integrate Mag Seal, Caldia Z continues its trend setting ways and is now lighter, stronger, and more feature-packed than ever before.

Daiwa’s Real Four is where it all begins when it comes to what’s inside, with Real Engine, Real Control, Real Endurance and Real Custom delivering the new Caldia the pedigree and technology that have made Daiwa Real Four reels legendary.

The new and improved Caldia features Daiwa’s revolutionary Digigear II technology, an advancement in gear design and construction that features a high-precision cutting technique that achieves perfect gear meshing and ultra smooth performance. Made from super strong, corrosion resistant alloy, it allows for lighter and stronger gears and flawless gear meshing and operation.

Silent Oscillation further enhances the reel’s whisper quiet and silky smooth operation, and delivers increased gear durability and function, while Daiwa’s Engine Plate technology on each side of the main body provides direct pressure to the bearings and gears to enable the perfect meshing of gears.

Real Stopper technology takes the Caldia’s Instant Anti Reverse to another level, and eliminates rearward back play handle movement to zero for increased sensitivity, solid hook setting and perfect line control.

Smoother, stronger and more advanced the new Caldia Z delivers on all levels.

Ultimate protection is provided via Daiwa’s ground breaking Mag Seal. A revolutionary new system that changed reel design forever when it was introduced in 2010, Mag Seal involves scientifically designed magnetized oil that forms a seal that reduces dust, water and salt intrusion, and eliminates oil spray associated with traditional non-magnetized seals.

Not content with Magsealing the rotor/anti-reverse system, Daiwa introduces fully contained Magsealed bearings in the line roller system of the Caldia Z to attenuate water intrusion, maintain rotation smoothness (reducing line twist) and increase part longevity. The line roller bearings are the first part on the reel to contact saltwater. They are one of the hardest wearing parts in a reel, and are constantly working. The pressure of the line, continual water and salt impregnation destroys roller bearings quickly.

caldia z

Introduced to spinning reels over 20 years ago, line roller bearings have now reached the pinnacle of evolution with the addition of Magsealed ball-bearings.

Protection and performance is further enhanced with the new Caldia Z now featuring CRBB ball bearings. Unlike standard bearings CRBB bearings are shielded for extra protection to seal out sand, fine grit, salt crystals and other abrasives for extended bearing life.

Improved protection and a longer lasting life, just another improvement in the new Caldia.

A new reel needs a new rotor and the new Caldia Z receives one courtesy of a reshaped and lightened Zaion Air Rotor.

Lighter  stronger and more balanced than the Air Rotor of other Calida series, the new Zaion Air Rotor once again features a Zaion made, precision engineered arch that provides exceptional line roller support and disperses pressure to the lower section of the rotor to reduce stressing and flexing.

The design is further enhanced with a hollowed out construction reducing weight, while increasing reel sensitivity and rotational balance.

The new Caldia Z reaps the benefits and technology of Daiwa’s flagship hi-end light tackle spin reel, Exist, and now features the same Ultimate Tournament Drag- UTD that helped make it famous. Refined to handle finesse and ultra light line pursuits, yet equally capable of taming hard pulling aggressive quarry the drag on the new Caldia is up to any task, big or small.

ABS II, Air Ball and Twist Buster II technologies combine for ultimate spool performance and line control, with Twist Buster II and Tough Air Bail working seamlessly together to manage and feed line unencumbered and untangled onto the spooled, while ABS II facilitates trouble free line control and increased casting distance and performance.

Finished off with a purple/green/black harlequin paint finish, hybrid blue/red and carbon spool and skeleton handle, the Caldia Z is the best Caldia ever developed by Daiwa.

Features

  • Real Four
  • Zaion Air Rotor
  • Digigear II
  • Mag Sealed
  • Magseal Line Roller
  • Engine plate
  • ABS II
  • Twistbuster II
  • Airbail
  • Waterproof UTD – Ultimate Tournament Drag
  • Real Stopper
  • Infinite Anti Reverse
  • CRBB
  • Silent Oscillation
Model Gear Ratio #Ball Bearings Wt. (g) Drag Pressure (kg) Spool Capacity
2000 4.8:1 (64cm) 9+1 (4 CRBB) 195 gm 4 kg 2.7kg/125m, 3.6kg/100m.
PE 1/200m, 1.5/150m
2500 4.8:1 (72cm) 9+1 (4 CRBB) 205 gm 7 kg 3.6kg/200m, 5.4kg/150m.
PE 1.5/200m, 2/100m
3000 4.7:1 (79cm) 9+1 (4 CRBB) 245 gm 7 kg 5.4kg/200m, 7.3kg/150m.
PE 1.2/350m, 1.5/300m