Starting in early 2000, DAIWA wanted to win back the recognition of being the top worldwide bass brand, putting forth all efforts and once again providing performance proven bass fishing equipment. In the spring of 2006, the first model of STEEZ was produced. This first model was rigid and lightweight with its AIR METAL (magnesium) frame. Weighing in at 155g (5.5oz). The average weight for a bait casting reel at that time was 200g (7.1oz). Achieving 155g (5.5oz) was truly a extraordinary accomplishment during this time. This was and continues to be the current standard for STEEZ reels today.
In 2016, over a decade since the first STEEZ model was launched, STEEZ TWS took the reigns. This lightweight reel gained an enormous following with finesse anglers. Now in 2017 the new A version arrives with all new features.
STEEZ Bait Casting reels have dramatically evolved with the introduction of SV Spool. The SV Concept spool was designed to prevent backlashing and promote easy casting whether it is a lightweight lure or heavier big bait lure. The SV Spool is composed of G1- Duralumin material with a diameter of 34mm for a much faster rotation and greater strength. The STEEZ has turned the corner with the addition of TWS. The wide levelwind of TWS creates minimal friction for longer casting and extreme free falling ability. Now both of DAIWA’s latest innovative technologies are combined.
DAIWA baitcast reel engineers said that the main key point is trouble free. SV concept with its lightweight spool, and high precision design improves spool rotation. SV spool braking power automatically adjusts depending on lure weight. On the other hand, TWS advantage is the friction free levelwind that allows for the smooth release of line. Backlashes occur when the line does not release through a normal line guide fast enough while the spool is rotating. These backlashing problems were drastically reduced by the braking system of SV and friction free levelwind of the TWS creating the ideal combination. The ideal setting of the spool braking system is not too tight and not too loose. Once this setting is achieved, additional modifications will not be needed, as the STEEZ has a Zero adjuster feature.
Headlining the Steez’s impressive design and performance is one of Daiwa’s greatest innovations, Real Four. With Real Engine, Real Control, Real Endurance, and Real Custom combining to deliver unmatched precision, power and performance. An ultra strong, alumiminim frame sees the reel sit assuredly and balanced in the angler’s hand, and palms beautifully for ultimate comfort and control. Continuing Daiwa’s innovation trend, it features Mag Seal technology. Delivering unrivalled protection in spin reels since it was first introduced in 2010, Mag Seal is a revolutionary system that involves magnetized oil that reduces dust, water and salt intrusion.
For added protection and performance, Mag Seal is located on the pinion gear, resulting in the prevention of water and salt intrusion, increasing protection and performance. Slamming the door shut on unwanted intruders Mag Seal technology is baitcaster protection and design advancement like you’ve never before.
Daiwa’s advanced gear design, Digigear, delivers it’s tell tale precision, and combines with the new Air Rotation system to create a reel that has few peers when it comes to smoothness.
Ultimate cranking control is available with a large Swept Handle bringing the balance point of the handle closer to the centre of the reel and combines with large, super grip knobs for unmatched cranking power, balance and control. Giving you the power to take control is Daiwa’s ATD. Powerful, unyielding ATD gives you the power and poise to take control of whatever crosses your angling path.
The revolutionary T-Wing System unearths a new age in casting performance with its pivoting T-shaped line guide light years ahead of traditional line guide systems. TWS delivers unparalleled casting performance, reduces line noise and friction, and improves line control, reel stability and balance. Partnering TWS is the performance driven duraluminium spool, with its lighter, stronger, and faster design working in unison with TWS for ultimate casting ease and performance.
The new Steez A introduces innovations and unparalleled designs, with the combination of Magseal, ATD, Air Rotation and TWS making it one of Daiwa’s most sensitive technically advanced baitcaster reels ever developed. You will feel more connected to lures, detect more bites and fight fish with ease…. with Steez A it is Technology to Feel
- High precision machine cut aluminum frame
- New super low profile body
- SV concept
- G1 dura-aluminium spool
- G1 dura-aluminium gear
- Zero Adjuster
- Swept handle design
- Magforce Z automatic magnetic spool brake
- Micro click star drag and spool adjustment
- High Grip I-Shape Lightweight Knob
- Infinite anti reverse
- Saltwater friendly