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Daiwa Certate

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Daiwa “Certate” spinning reel is designed to effectively minimize unnecessary friction and vibration to give the smoothest and efficient experience. This technologically advanced reel boasts features such as; super corrosion resistant ball bearings, ABS spool with titanium nitrided lip, Air Bail, a sealed drag allows for easy cleaning and more. Daiwa describes this as one of their finest reels.

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(Updated: July 14, 2015)
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Daiwa Certate 2000

This review is for the older version of the Daiwa Certate (2004-2009 version). To me this is one of the best looking reels put out by Daiwa. The blueish/blackish color just looks good to me. It matches up well with so many of the rods on the market today. I have mine mounted on a St Croix Legend Tournament rod and it is almost too pretty to use. Do not let the looks of this reel fool you...this is a fishing machine. Did I say smooth? This is one of the smoothest spinning reels I have ever had the privilege of using. Is it as smooth as the Daiwa Exist (Daiwa's flagship spinning reel)? Not it is not, but it comes in about 200 bucks cheaper and is very close in smoothness. Drag? How does 15.4 lbs of drag in the 2500 size sound? I own the 2000 version and it comes in with an 8.8 lb drag rating that is perfect for its size.

I have had my Certate for about 4 years and it has seen freshwater and saltwater fish of all kinds. Redfish up to 19 lbs and a largemouth bass that tipped the scales at 7.95 lbs have come to the boat with very little trouble. And even after the many fish I have pulled in with this reel, it is still as smooth as the day I purchased it. I do have my reels cleaned at the end of the year and I am sure that has helped my reel stay in tip top shape.

I know this reel is not for everyone, but if you want one of the best spinning reels on the market, do yourself a favor and take a look at the Daiwa Certate...you will not be disappointed. This particular version is no longer produced, but with a decent search you can find one around.

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Tough tank of a reel, sexy, smooth as silk, good drag
Cons:
Very pricy

Equipment Model

Model:
CT2000
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