Fishing Tackle Review: Daiwa Crossfire 3050X Spinning Reel


As an avid fisherman, I’m always looking for new gear that will help me land those large, hard-fighting fish. Like many anglers, I recognise the importance of having the right fishing tackle close at hand, ready for use at a moment’s notice. Well, I’ve discovered a spinning reel from Daiwa that would make a great addition to anyone’s tackle box. Read on to learn a few important details you’ll find on the Daiwa Crossfire 3050X spinning reel.

About the Daiwa Crossfire 3050X Spinning Reel

For a budget priced reel, this Daiwa Crossfire model has features you’d normally find in a much more expensive reel. Don’t be deceived by its £29.99 price tag: the Crossfire 3050X will deliver a strong, powerful crank rate of 85cm, along with smooth and swift operation. If you’re looking for a reel that’s well suited to a variety of fishing styles and venues, the Crossfire 3050X is worth serious consideration, especially if you fish in many types of places and are seeking big fish. One reviewer of this reel exclaimed enthusiastically, “the Crossfire series reels offer an astonishing level of performance for their price.” The reel sells for just £29.99

Features of the 3050X Reel

One feature I really appreciate is the convenient rear drag and the beefy 5.2:1 gear ratio. In such an affordable reel, you might not expect to find five ball bearings along with a quality roller bearing as well. So the 3050X has amazingly effortless winding. This reel will hold 170 metres of 12 pound test fishing line and weighs 12.2 ounces. When you add the benefits gained by the Twist Buster feature, durable ABS spool and digital gear design, anglers can expect trouble free performance from this reel. Digital gear design allows for a precise mesh between the alloy drive gear and the marine bronze pinion gear. The 3050 also features infinite anti reverse and a reactive drag system with a soft grip knob. The steel bale arm is tin plated for corrosion resistance and the reel comes with a spare spool.

About Twist Buster

Twist Buster is Daiwa’s exclusive system that dramatically reduces the line twist problem that’s common on most spinning reels. The line roller has a special collar designed so that the line always travels at a right angle to the roller pivot. This system will prevent twist even if the line tries to travel the pivot aslant. The line roller itself is specially tapered so that the twisting of the outer line is significantly reduced. Outer line, by the way, is the portion of fishing line that’s located beyond where it contacts the line roller.

About ABS

ABS stands for “advanced ballistic system” and is a type of spool design that has a maximised spool core diameter along with a reversed taper. This means that 100% of the line on your reel is usable and that anglers can confidently load their 3050X reels with line right up to the edge of the spool lip without fear of tangles.

I think the Daiwa Crossfire 3050X spinning reel is a great piece of fishing tackle for the price.


Source by Tommy Lee Jones

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