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Daiwa Alphas AIR TW 2020
  • Daiwa Alphas AIR TW 2020

    At Needham's ST, we are delighted to be able to offer you the very best unique and innovative JDM Tackle straight from some of the most popular manufacturers in Japan. 


    The Daiwa Alphas Air TW 2020 is well known for being one of the best performing JDM BFS Reels at an exceptional value for the money price point. 


    Bait finesse machine with tough aluminium body

    The NEW standard for bait finesse machines. Supports not only freshwater but also saltwater use.


    Alphas is equipped with a TWS system and is finally reborn. Equipped with a small diameter φ28mm G1 duralumin AIR spool to achieve a new level of finesse performance. Salt compatible specifications that enable bait finesse games with salt as well as Trout in mountain streams as well as bass. The body is composed of a full aluminium housing, and it was developed using various light game fishing techniques.


    Extreme finesse ultra-small diameter spool Φ28mm AIR spool
    Dedicated AIR Spool mastering the finesse performance, makes throwing Ultra-Light lures possible.


    Air brake system
    A brake system that achieves stress-free usability with extremely little backlash while significantly improving accuracy performance. The combination of the lightweight induct rotor structure and the lightweight spool greatly improves the rotation response as a spool unit. At the same time, the setting aims for a synergistic effect with a mag brake that has a clear on and off effect. The brake works well at full casting power, but at low rotation such as pitching, the induct rotor does not pop out and you can shoot with a low trajectory.


    In other words, the spool rotates quickly even with a small force, the lure flies surprisingly well without force, and on the contrary, the backlash zone generated by the force is braked exactly. As a result, the same brake setting provided a high level of comfort in which pitching and casting were compatible.


    UTD [Ultimate Tournament Drag]

    Eliminates the initial resistance at the beginning of the drag effect, while still achieving smoothness without sticking (unevenness). The more you tighten it, the more effective the maximum drag force is.


    Zero Adjustment System

    By first adjusting the Zero Adjuster and setting the spool backlash zero, it has become possible to control all lures with only the mag dial due to the evolution of the magnet brake.

    Zero Adjuster is a mechanism that allows you to enjoy fishing comfortably without malfunctions during fishing.


    * It is recommended to set the Zero Adjustment System at a setting that does not grab the spool while leaving a slight rattling side to side (about 0.2 mm)*


    A structure in which the T-shape level wind rotates half a turn back and forth according to the clutch being ON / OFF. 


    During casting, the level wind rotates forward and the line is smoothly ejected through the wide part of the T-shape level wind. At the time of retrieval, the level wind tilts backwards and makes a half-turn, and the line is guided to the groove at the bottom of the level wind, and it is wound tightly and in parallel. Daiwa's original level wind system achieves both line emission performance and trouble-free line management performance.


    Specs (8.6L):

    Line retrieved per turn of handle: 75cm

    Gear ratio: 8.6

    Weight: 160g

    Maximum drag: 3.5kg

    Handle length: 80mm

    Bearings: 6+1



    If you're looking at investing in a high-end JDM BFS Reel but still want to stick within a reasonable budget then we 100% think the Alphas Air TW 2020 is the reel for you! Comfortably out of the box we feel this reel can cast down to 1.5g with the correct line and rod. They are an awesome reel for sub 5g work but are more than capable of fishing on a L/ML set-up!

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