We all need a small but powerful reel to handle the bulk of our river, lake and estuary fishing work, be it in the saltwater or freshwater. For those with a keen eye on value for money, the Daiwa Exceler 3000 Reel is nigh on impossible to pass up. Just take a look at the inclusions. Digigear, Air Bail, Twist Buster II and a big 6kg of Ultimate Tournament Drag are all technological features you have come to expect in spin reels with a far heftier price tag.
Daiwa have no qualms in identifying the Exceler DX3000 as a budget model. However, for all intents and purpose, there is absolutely nothing about it that is ‘budget’ bar the price tag. The DX3000 gives you an incredible access to just about every inshore species we have. As it punches well above its considerably light weight, you will have little cause for alarm when a monster specimen of your target species decides to become aggressive and uncooperative. 6kg of Ultimate Tournament Drag allows you time to be patient. At the same time, you will have the strength to dislodge your scaly predator from its snaggy cover. Don’t be afraid to stick it to your Exceler 3000 fishing reel, it’s much closer to a finesse style reel, but its built to handle some pretty rough stuff. Add a Daiwa Exceler 3000 reel to your arsenal of front line reels. You’ll love it.
♦ Model: Daiwa Exceler DX3500
♦ Gear Ratio: 4.8:1
♦ Bearings: 4+1
♦ Approx weight: 310 grams
♦ Max ATD Drag: 6kg
♦ Approx Mono line capacity: 3.6kg/220m or 4.5kg/185m
♦ Approx Braid Capacity: PE 1.2(app 12lb)/350m or PE2(app 20lb)/250m
♦ Some of the daiwa technologies included: Digigear, Air Rotor, Twist Buster II, ABS Metal Spool and more.
A 3000 size reel will match up well to a rod 6ft up to 7, 7 ½ foot. A suitable line class is 3 to 7kg. You’ll be using the 3000 on land and sea for all inshore applications like river or lake fishing as prime examples, chasing our favourite common species, perhaps with the exception of Barra hunting, which this reel will also be fine for (as well as a little bit of light offshore for say snapper). It should be noted, the 3000 reel is a good spin alternative for a Luderick rig, mounted on a rod up to 10ft rated to about 4kg.
♦ The Daiwa Exceler 3000 Reel is the perfect size reel for chasing all our favourite inshore species especially in lakes and rivers.
♦ You will have all the power you need to deal with the biggest of flathead and Bream.
♦ The quality inclusions will see this workhorse punch well above its wait meaning you could also do a bit of light snapper or barra fishing with this reel too.
♦ The 3000 DX has the capacity to cast a broad variety of lure sizes and types.
♦ Casting manners are outstanding, consistently tidy, long and accurate.
♦ Styling is impeccable. You’ll be proud to display your Exceler.
The Daiwa Exceler 3000 Reel is indeed budget conscious but that by no means equates to cheap. The inclusions are that of a far more expensive model, as is the performance and styling. The Exceler will endure the many session of hard fishing for which a reel of this size is intended. Cast after cast, fish after fish, you will enjoy the smooth performance as if it was straight out of the box, every time.