Daiwa Tournament Basia QD
If you’re the kind of angler who demands perfection from your equipment every time you head down to the bank then the Daiwa Tournament Basia QD is the only reel for you. Designed as an executive reel, the Tournament Basia QD is the epitome of carp fishing class. Styled with classic silver cosmetics and finished with an elegant and traditional wooden handle, the Tournament Basia is in a league of its own.
Daiwa has been manufacturing outstanding reels since the 1950s, when the company first began operations. With a reputation built on the brand’s exacting Japanese standards of production and innovation of design, Daiwa reels have long been regarded as some of the finest to grace the angling market. This reel is no different. In its original iteration, the Daiwa Tournament Basia QD was designed for surfcasting in Japan. However, as distance casting has grow increasingly popular over the years in the carp fishing community, the brand has worked to redesign the Tournament Basia in order to perfectly fit this new subdivision of the carp discipline. The result is that this carp fishing version of the reel excels in long distance casting, whilst also giving the carp angler the additional features that they require in order to accurately target their monster quarry.
In terms of distance casting, the Daiwa Tournament Basia QD combines and extra long 45mm spool with exceptional line lay. The extra long spool allows you to pack more line on – allowing you to use more line with each cast. The superior line lay ensures that the line is wrapped around the spool flawlessly, ensuring that it will peel from the reel in a smooth and continuous motion. This allows you to add extra distance onto each and every cast, giving you the vital additional inches you need to punch your rig out in to the features that out in the open waters or on the far-side margins of your venue.
The Quick Drag function has replaced Daiwa’s classic bait runner feature on this reel. After all, there is simply no need for the bait runner when you’ve got a drag that can be engaged in only half a turn of the front drag knob. This Quick Drag function means that you can go between freespool and fight mode in mere moments, allowing line to be taken from the reel after a monster take and ensuring that you can perfectly dictate when and how aggressively you want to set the hook and begin playing the fish. In short, this ensures that more takes result in fewer lost fish, making each session as enjoyable as the last. This reel won’t guarantee that you won’t blank, but it will put you in the best position to land every single fish that falls to your bait. Infinite anti-reverse also ensures that you don’t experience any rearward back play either. Seven ball bearings ensure that this is one of the smoothest running reels on the market, as well as extending the reel’s life span and protecting it against premature friction wear. The spool skirt contains starlight holes, which makes this reel ideal for low light level fishing.
The Tournament Basia QD is an exceptionally lightweight reel. Built from a magnesium alloy body, the reels weight was originally determined by its use as a sea fishing reel and it ensures that it balances perfectly on any of Daiwa’s top end carp rods. The reel also boasts an ultra-compact construction, ensuring that it will fit into all your existing carp luggage, despite the super-sized spool. The carp reel of many anglers’ dreams, the Daiwa Tournament Basia QD really is a classic reel that is sure to be celebrated by generations to come.
- Magnesium alloy body
- Ultra long 45mm anodised spool
- 7 ball bearings
- Custom designed line clip
- Starlight holes on spool skirt
- Infinite anti reverse
- Super compact construction
- Superior line lay
- Stainless steel AirBail
- Vented rotor arms
- Rapid drag engagement