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Message Subject: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel
Vilas15
Posted 1/19/2021 9:21 PM (#973968)
Subject: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel




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https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Daiwa_Prorex_TWS_Casting_Reels/descp...

Just saw the announcement on the Daiwa instagram page. Specifically designed for musky and they're making a prorex musky rod as well. Looks pretty nice with the jigging handle. If I were needing to replace my Lexa 400 I'd consider it.
Slime King
Posted 1/20/2021 7:47 AM (#973984 - in reply to #973968)
Subject: Re: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel





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Location: midwest
Looks like a T-wing Lexa 400.
monsterlures
Posted 1/20/2021 9:00 AM (#973986 - in reply to #973968)
Subject: Re: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel




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20 dollars more than a tranx 400 or toro beast t3.
Could explain why daiwa didnt release the tatula 400 in the US market.

nar160
Posted 1/20/2021 9:02 AM (#973987 - in reply to #973968)
Subject: Re: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel




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Location: MN
Check out the weight difference - 12.2 oz vs 17.3 oz for Lexa HD. There's a slight reduction in line capacity too (175 vs 190 of 20 lb mono)
Mojo1269
Posted 1/20/2021 9:30 AM (#973990 - in reply to #973968)
Subject: Re: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel





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I'm curious what the drag is... Not mentioned on the Insta post or on Tackle Warehouse's sight...
Pa Tigers n trout
Posted 1/20/2021 9:40 AM (#973991 - in reply to #973990)
Subject: Re: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel




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After checking the Daiwa website, they say the new prorex tw has between 24.2 lbs and 28.7 lbs (depending on the model). It seems that this reel might be a very worthy competitor for all the reels on the market currently!

EDIT: And their 8.1:1 has a supposed IPT of 42.9 Inches.
Mojo1269
Posted 1/20/2021 10:08 AM (#973993 - in reply to #973991)
Subject: Re: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel





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Pa Tigers n trout - 1/20/2021 9:40 AM

After checking the Daiwa website, they say the new prorex tw has between 24.2 lbs and 28.7 lbs (depending on the model). It seems that this reel might be a very worthy competitor for all the reels on the market currently!

EDIT: And their 8.1:1 has a supposed IPT of 42.9 Inches.


Could be...with the exception of the 500 Tranx... Still the Gold standard IMHO....
monsterlures
Posted 1/20/2021 10:49 AM (#973998 - in reply to #973968)
Subject: Re: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel




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interestingly, its heavier than the 400 size tatula (346grm vs 335grm) but has a smaller line capacity (20/175 vs 25/180). The drag appears to be the same on paper, both reels with the 7.1 gear ratio have 28.7lb of drag.
Rotorhead
Posted 1/20/2021 11:09 AM (#974001 - in reply to #973968)
Subject: RE: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel




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Location: West Central WI
I couldn't help myself and ordered one from Tackle Warehouse. Can't order from their website because they aren't in stock yet, but expected in the next day or two, so I was able to order over the phone. Ordered the 7.1:1 reel. I'm going to order parts to build a color matching muskie rod to go with it just for fun. Planning on an 8'6" heavy/fast rod, but may go to 9' before I get around to ordering.
Pa Tigers n trout
Posted 1/20/2021 12:00 PM (#974005 - in reply to #974001)
Subject: RE: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel




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Rotorhead - 1/20/2021 11:09 AM

I couldn't help myself and ordered one from Tackle Warehouse. Can't order from their website because they aren't in stock yet, but expected in the next day or two, so I was able to order over the phone. Ordered the 7.1:1 reel. I'm going to order parts to build a color matching muskie rod to go with it just for fun. Planning on an 8'6" heavy/fast rod, but may go to 9' before I get around to ordering.


Please do a review on this reel when ever you get this reel and build the rod! I am interested in it compared to the 400 tranx.
Rotorhead
Posted 1/20/2021 12:11 PM (#974006 - in reply to #974005)
Subject: RE: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel




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Location: West Central WI
The lake I live on is rock solid right now, but I'll set a reminder for sometime in May when the ice is gone and the rod is built. I won't be fishing for muskies until muskie opener on May 22nd but will be throwing baits off my dock before then. I could put it on any of my rods when i get the reel, but the new one will be built by then.
Muskyrookie
Posted 1/20/2021 2:24 PM (#974025 - in reply to #974006)
Subject: RE: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel




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Only coming with a jigging handle? Those of you with the beast that came with all 3, how often did you use this style ? Wouldn't constantly retrieving with a jig handle be awkward and wobbly? No counter balance is how they saved some weight. It isnt just $320. Add in the price of a different handle. I do love the t wing. Finally comes in left with all speeds.. Boils down to are the upgrades worth an extra $75 or so
danlaboucane
Posted 1/22/2021 6:54 AM (#974136 - in reply to #973968)
Subject: Re: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel





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the handle is adjustable !
Rotorhead
Posted 1/26/2021 4:35 PM (#974412 - in reply to #973968)
Subject: Re: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel




Posts: 92


Location: West Central WI
Looks like the new expected arrival date for the reels is May 31st at Tackle Warehouse. Kind of a surprise when I was led to believe it would be late last week when I ordered the reel. The more I read about this, the more I'm looking forward to giving this reel a good tryout. Could be just another item affected by the Covid pandemic.
Slobasaurus
Posted 1/28/2021 9:12 AM (#974476 - in reply to #973968)
Subject: Re: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel





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Location: Chicago, IL
Rotorhead- just a heads up that N. WI musky opener is 5/29. When i saw 5/22 i was nervous i was going to be a week late to the dance and would have to move my plans around.
Rotorhead
Posted 1/28/2021 12:40 PM (#974487 - in reply to #974476)
Subject: Re: New Daiwa Prorex 400 size reel




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Location: West Central WI
Slabasaurus, I was using the regs on the Wisconsin DNR site which still have the 20/21 regs still posted. I accounted for the one-day shift for the 21/22 year regs and guessed wrong when we're at the point of a week shift for the dates. I didn't actually expect someone would do their research. I like that so maybe we should fish sometime.
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