Daiwa Emblem Pro 5500

Discussion in 'Reels' started by rebel, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. rebel

    rebel Senior Member

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    I read an online review on these reels in Australia used for catching GTs, very impressive!! They seem to do a very good job for the price! Any 1 tried it? Feedback plz.
     
  2. kidflex

    kidflex Senior Member

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    that is a surf reel. i would'nt recommend using it for gts or any powerful fish.
     

  3. woody

    woody Guest

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    Ive got one here in australia.....very high retrieve, nice and smooth, great for casting lures and surf fishing...casts a mile. BUT definetley wouldnt use it for targetting big GTs etc stick to Stellas and Saltigas. I run 20lb mono on one spool and 30lb braid on the other. Good for chasing salmon, smaller trevally and tuna, mackeral etc

    Woody
     
  4. Bellyups

    Bellyups Senior Member

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    I have an old Emblem ZA that must be 7 years old. I bought it when a stella was out of my budget and it has caught about 10 YFT in the typical summer 40-60 pound range. I would consider that its limit and it could break any day on a YFT. I let my friends use it when they fish with me on overnight trips. I would consider the quantum cabos and shimano saragosas/sustain over the emblem.