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Daiwa Aird Spinning

Overall Customer Rating: 4.44 of 5 stars Daiwa Aird Spinning Reels 4.44 out of 5 (9 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Daiwa
Series: Spinning Reels
Model: Aird Spinning
Reel Type: Spinning

Daiwa Aird Spinning specifications

Model Line Capacity Gear Ratio Ball Bearings Reel Weight (oz.) Max. Drag Type


2/240, 4/120, 6/80; SPARE: 2/240, 4/120, 6/80


9 BB,1 RB 




6/135, 8/110, 10/90; SPARE: 4/155, 6/100, 8/80


9 BB,1 RB 




6/210, 8/170, 10/140; SPARE: 8/240, 10/200, 12/170


9 BB,1 RB 




10/300, 12/260, 14/210; SPARE: 10/240, 12/210, 14/170


9 BB,1 RB 



* All Aird Spinning Reels specifications from the official Daiwa catalog. Daiwa reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


Fishermen's opinions about Daiwa Aird Spinning

Daiwa Aird Spinning

Good purchase


1/26/2013 3:10:16 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

The Daiwa Aird Spinning Reel works fine. I've already caught Large and small mouth bass with it, rock bass, Saugeyes, Pike, crappies and 6 and 7 lb Channel cats. It seems to work real smooth.
The drag is easy to adjust.
I use it on a medium ugly stix which seems to balance out pretty good.
So i think i Had a good purchase.
Reviewed by: PiquaMan (Piqua, Ohio)

Daiwa Aird Spinning

Not Happy


1/16/2013 12:24:31 PM 1 of 5 stars 1 out of 5 stars

This is one of the worst gear purchases I have ever made. I regret making my decision without actually handling this reel first. The reel is light and the extra spool is a good idea. The operation of the reel isn't special and after catching a fish the reel started making a grinding sound. I have a Daiwa Takara and the only difference I see between the two reels are that the Aird uses plastic and composite parts where the Takara uses metal. The Aird is more than twice the cost of a Takara and the Takara is smoother and stronger. There are a lot of better options on the market for the price of the Aird.
Reviewed by: torg

Daiwa Aird Spinning

Nice Reel


1/2/2013 11:59:33 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Very nice reel for this price!
Now I have a 4000, and I would like to buy a 2500 model.
Reviewed by: Ryan Chen (Badin, NC USA)

Daiwa Aird Spinning

Versitility and Value


12/12/2012 3:09:24 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I picked up the 2500 version of this reel to pair with a 9' pole for salmon spoon chucking in Lake Ontario. I was extremely pleased with how smoothly it operated. The 3000 spool I use for heavier line and the 2500 spool will be used for lightweight line when I work my way into the rivers for chinook and steelhead.
I didn't manage any hook-ups after using the reel for 2 hours so I haven't experienced the drag system yet but I'm very pleased thus far.
Reviewed by: Squidy (Toronto, Ontario)

Daiwa Aird Spinning

Nice Reel


12/4/2012 12:23:46 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Have used for several months now and am very pleased with its overall well also for light trolling...have stopped buying Shimano and am now buying Daiwa reels
Reviewed by: torg (United States, Illinois)

Daiwa Aird Spinning

Great Reel


11/27/2012 12:00:03 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Love this reel love that they give you an extra spool so that you can have different line options without having to scrap line.
Reviewed by: Connor

Daiwa Aird Spinning

Awesome reel


11/23/2012 3:08:43 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I purchased a pair of the 2000's a few months ago along with a pair of Johnny Morris Signature spinning reels. My Daiwa's cast and retrieve the braid perfectly with zero line spiders or loops. The Johnny Morris reels are for sale because of hoops and knots in the line upon the cast. Now I have just ordered a pair of Daiwa 1000's to replace the Morris reels.
I can tell you with a straight face that these reels are the best reels for the money that I have ever purchased. My stradics were great but these are cheaper and just as impressive.
Reviewed by: flipfool (Tampa Florida)

Daiwa Aird Spinning

Daiwa Aird


11/22/2012 12:25:32 PM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

Very smooth out of the box. I gave it a 4* due to some minor cosmetic issues but I like the deeper spare spool that provides a wider range of line weights. Lots of nice features found in more expensive reels. But I wish it had a metal body
Reviewed by: Kakuman (Honolulu, HI)

Daiwa Aird Spinning

Sweet reels


11/5/2012 12:23:00 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Ive got them in all sizes and they are super nice. If your complaining they aren't metal you might just need to get a bigger setup as these have handled tons of bass and saltwater fish as well. The drag is super smooth and the anti-twist actually keeps my braid from getting twist and wind knots even with really light baits.
Reviewed by: CaptainP (United States, Texas)

Using the 5 star rating system how would you recommend the Daiwa Aird Spinning Reel?
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