Just got my latest order in the mail from Tackle Warehouse, the Daiwa Viento casting reel. I hadn’t planned on adding a new setup to my collection for this coming season, however I came across this reel marked down to $90.00 USD from $200.00 USD and being a huge fan of Daiwa products I couldn’t stop myself. The Viento is styled very similar to to Sol and the Zillion, two reels by Daiwa that I have been fishing exclusively over the past couple of years, however the Viento features a “Twitchin’ Bar,” an aspect previously unseen in Daiwa reels. The Twitchin’ Bar is the semicircular lever you see in the pictures below, this sits comfortably below your thumb as you retrieve and allows you to draw up a segment of line by pressing it down. The manual says that the lever can draw up to four inches of line each time that it is pressed. I am skeptical as to how much I will actually be employing this technique on the water but I will be sure to post results as I do. The Team Daiwa Viento sports an electric blue finish, and being a fan of flashy gear, I love it. I have a 7’6″ MH Abu Garcia Veritas rod on order to match the reel. More details to come this spring.
BASStard Bassin’ Pro Shop Results
Abu Garcia Veritas Trigger Rod
Abu Garcia Veritas Spinning Rod