Daiwa 1000C Vintage Ultra lite reel

Doing some research the other day into vintage ultra lite spinning reels and found a all metal body Daiwa 1000C that fit the bill.  Wanted to replace a Shakespeare 025 from my childhood and just could not justify the $100.00 they are going for on eBay.  I happened on a DAM Quick 110 that was nice but a little heavy and not as smooth as the 025.  Well the Daiwa came in the mail today in time for Fathers Day!  $44.00 delivered.

It is tiny and mighty!  Three ball bearings, multiple disc drag system that has a metal body and spool!  Perfect little 6lb test spinning reel.  This will be mounted on the trusty Fenwick pack backing rod from 1982.  Fresh water fish beware!

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Penn 450SS on the bottom, Daiwa 1000C top for size comparison.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. GREG HOWARD says:

    Have you used it yet and how do you like it. I read where it takes 2-4-6-8 or 10 pound test line which is a great choice for ultralight fishing which is a great choice for ultralight fishing. I bought a couple of them on eBay very cheap and I like the feel of it as a solid real all metal I haven’t used mine yet but I will soon I’m not sure if it’s salt water friendly.

  2. steelheadkiller says:

    Hi Greg! Yes we use it all the time trout fishing. Most recently we put it on an ice fishing rods for perch. Works great. I use it with 6lb mono.

  3. Donald Lee says:

    I have five Daiwa 1000c reels including the one I bought when it first came out. I liked to carry an extra reel in the pocket of my fishing vest when I went trout fishing. It is a great reel.

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