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Daiwa Silvercast-A

Overall Customer Rating: 4.4 of 5 stars Daiwa Silvercast-A Reels 4.4 out of 5 (5 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Daiwa
Series: Spincast Reels
Model: Silvercast-A
Reel Type: Spincast

Daiwa Silvercast-A specifications

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

SC100A

10/80

4.3:1

3BB

9.2

SC120A

12/100

4.3:1

3BB

10.1

SC170A

17/80

4.3:1

3BB

14.1

SC80A

8/75

4.3:1

3BB

8.8


* All Silvercast-A Reels specifications from the official Daiwa catalog. Daiwa reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


 

Fishermen's opinions about Daiwa Silvercast-A

 
Daiwa Silvercast-A

A great quality spincast reel

2015-07-11T11:27:43

7/11/2015 11:27:43 AM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

I bought the 120a size reel for general freshwater fishing. I have had very good service from this reel so far. It is on a 6ft. medium action rod and casts a mile. It feels very quality, and I expect a long life from it. FYI, I have a Daiwa RL210 (It's the predecessor to the silvercast) that is 15yrs. old and still going strong.
Reviewed by: Michael Beckham (Southern Illinois)

 
Daiwa Silvercast-A

high performance spincast reel

2013-01-14T12:07:51

1/14/2013 12:07:51 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I've owned many Zebco spincast reels and love them. However, from time to time the ones I've owned jam. I've been looking for a high performance spincast reel that has similar quality and performance to my Shimano spinning reels. I decided to try out Daiwa's Silvercast Reel 80. Gotta say, you will not be disappointed. The level of quality is amazing and it hasn't jammed yet. It's a fresh water reel, but I mostly go saltwater surf fishing and then just hose it off when I get home.

Honestly, I've been scratching my head wondering why I've wasted my time and money with my spinning reels. For under $30, it's less than a tenth of what my Shimano reels have cost, but I use it more. It's worth a try if you're looking for something you can keep with you in the car and go fishing on the spur of the moment.
Reviewed by: Skateninja (Los Angeles, CA)

 
Daiwa Silvercast-A

Daiwa Silvercast 100A - A Quality Inexpensive Reel

2012-12-25T09:26:18

12/25/2012 9:26:18 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I wanted a light action setup for fish less than 5 lbs so it seemed that a spincast reel would be ideal due to its ease of operation especially casting. At shop, I was able to examine the Daiwa Goldcast and Silvercast, the Zebco Omega and Omega Pro and a couple of lower end Abu Garcia Abumatics.
The foot on the Abumatics was too thick to fit on my rod so they were eliminated. The Zebco Omega felt too top heavy, but I really liked the Omega Pros, especially the smaller Omega Pro Z02 at 8.5 oz. In checking out the Daiwa reels, I was surprised to find that I liked the cheaper Silvercast better than the Goldcast. The Silvercast at 9.2 oz was .7 oz lighter than the Goldcast. The Silvercast not only has a bearing on the main shaft holding the spool but it also has a bearing on both sides of the main gear (attached to the handle) which the Goldcast does not have. It seems to me that any spincast reel should have those 3 ball bearings as a minimum. The Goldcast reel also had an irritating clicking when retrieving with the anti-reverse engaged. Between the Daiwa Silvercast and the Zebco Omega Pro Z02, I chose the Silvercast 100A for 2 reasons. The retrieval rate on the Silvercast is 25” per turn while the Omega Pro Z02 is only 14” and the Silvercast was only about 1/3 the cost of the Omega Pro. I may still buy one of the Omega Pros at a later date.
Taking it fishing, I had it paired up with a light duty 7 ? ft Charkbait travel casting rod. I was very pleased with the Silvercast’s performance. It cast very well and the drag performed flawlessly. I was pleased that even without an oscillating spool, the line seemed to lay evenly on the spool and I had no trouble casting after using heavy drag pressure. The reel wasn’t as smooth as my expensive casting and spinning reels, but it was certainly acceptable.
After fishing, I took the reel apart, and was pleased with what I saw. The gears were an Aluminum alloy and the drive and main shafts along with the handle and rotor (the hub containing the line pickup pin) were steel. The only plastics on the reel were the release button, the anti-reverse switch and the end cap opposite the handle and none of these parts are stressed during reel operation. Only time will tell about the reel’s durability, but it appears to be constructed well.
Reviewed by: travelingman (United States, Washington)

 
Daiwa Silvercast-A

Nice reel for the price

2012-12-08T09:24:42

12/8/2012 9:24:42 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I got this for my wife as she only likes spincast reels. We fish mostly for Bass,Pike and Perch.
Have not had a chance to try it out on the water but it looks and feels good and gets pretty good ratings.
Reviewed by: bonid (Canada, Ontario)

 
Daiwa Silvercast-A

Ok for about the first 30 minutes

2012-12-04T09:27:05

12/4/2012 9:27:05 AM 3 of 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars

I bought 2 Rod/Reel combos that came with this Daiwa Silvercast reel. After about a year, both reels are starting to show their flaws.
The drag clicker broke on the first reel and the reel tends to stick every third cast or so. I have lubed it well on several occasions so it was clearly not a maintenance issue. On my last trip out fishing, the reel started to make some weird sounds by the end of the day, kind of like a goose call! I might have had better luck with this reel if I was hunting.
The second reel, after about 8 months, started to stick as well on about half the casts and the drag wheel was slipping. Additionally, the lever comes loose after a day of hard fishing, no matter how hard you tighten the screw at the other end.
The only reason I give this reel a 3 and not a 2 is because of the price.
Reviewed by: Anglerino (United States, Montana)

 
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