The new Freams heralds a giant leap forward in reel innovation. In 2010 Daiwa introduced Magseal in its flagship spinning reels – Saltiga and Certate, this incredible innovation introduced the most technically advanced spinning reel design ever. Though this system is superb it is not that economical to introduce into lower price spinning reels. Daiwa recognized this and developed another system that would suit these reels and called it ‘Oil Seal”.
Daiwa’s primary design motivation in redeveloping the spinning reel was to exclude water. Given the spinning reels popularity amongst anglers fishing marine waters, sealing was a major goal in taking these reels to the next level. No leakage would mean no corrosion, longer life and better performance.
When saltwater penetrates a reel and dries, it crystallizes, and then erodes gears and bearings. Although waterproof gaskets and “o rings’ prevent water intrusion in most instances, they have the disadvantage of, producing friction and thus winding inertia.
With saltwater fishing, in order to increase the durability of the reel, Daiwa had to make the waterproof structure an absolute priority. Through years of research and development, Daiwa found the solution, we have placed a new high density cellulose seal impregnated with water resistant oil inside the “capsule body”. This has eliminated water and salt intrusion.
Oil Shield not only prevents water intrusion it also provides smoother revolution to the rotor system and increases sensitivity. Anglers will feel more connected to lures, detect more bites and fight fish with ease. Real design and real technological development for ‘reel sensitivity’.
Freams also uses many of Daiwa’s latest innovations in particular Air Rotor and Zaion but also ABS II and UTD (ultimate tournament drag) to name a few.
The functional beauty of Air Rotor is like no other, it is truly a revolution in sensitivity. The new rotor serves several functions. Firstly the main principle of the rotor is support the line roller, line is pulled instantaneously from the spool to the line roller creating stress and flexing to a concentrated section of the lower rotor. The new arch form disperses pressure to the entire lower entire section of the rotor, dramatically decreasing stress and flexing.
Sensitivity is one of the strongest attributes of Air Rotor. The rotor is made from a high sensitive resin that transmits vibration through the reel more efficiently than ever before. By hollowing out the rotor system, a lighter construction is created with more surface area, resulting in increased strength and greater transmission of vibration. With a decrease in weight the balance has been fine tuned, with a lower centre of gravity and precise centre of axis the rotor spins more efficiently with perfect balance. This decrease in weight, increased surface area and new resin construction transmits lure vibration to the angler like never before.
“Zaion” is simply explained as a high density carbon resin. Traditionally Daiwa used magnesium to reduce the reels weight that was until Zaion was introduced in 2008 with the Luvias reels, since then it has spread across Daiwa’s range of spinning reels.
Zaion is a new material, composed of carbon resin and long carbon fibres. This high density material is light, strong and resists corrosion, used in many of Daiwa’s reels, it far exceeds the strength of magnesium in strength per unit weight comparison. Zaion transmits vibration through the reel more efficiently than ever before and it is lighter and stronger than a conventional reel made with similar resins or graphite’s.
Daiwa’s Zaion gives you a reel that transmits ‘feel’ like never before…….The world of sensitive lure fishing is brought to you by Zaion.
The new Freams is simply an instrument to fish, it overflows with innovations and signifies the future of the modern spinning reel.
Perfectly Matched with
- Real Four
- Digigear II
- Oil Seal
- Silent Oscillation
- Zaion body
- Engine plate
- Air rotor
- ABS II
- Neo Cross Wrap
- Twistbuster II
- Real Stopper
- Linear Shaft
- Capsule Body