Baitcaster Reels
Daiwa CC80

Daiwa CC80 Review

Rated 83.8/100 overall based on feedback from 2 users
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The Daiwa CC80 is an extremely budget-friendly baitcasting reel that provides anglers with solid all-round performance. This is a highly-rated reel and is definitely one of the better options in its price category.

Estimated price: $69
  • Available in 6.8:1 and 7.5:1 gear ratios
  • 5 ball bearings
  • Magnetic braking system
  • 15lb max drag

Summarized feedback from Bass Anglers

Reasons to buy

  • Very comfortable, lightweight casting reel
  • Compact, palmable design
  • 6.9oz is very light for a casting reel, making those long hours on the water slightly easier
  • Solid casting with easily adjustable magnetic brakes
  • Capable of throwing lighter presentations such as weighted wacky rigs or marginally heavier shaky heads
  • 7.5:1 gear ratio is fast enough for flipping and pitching but is also a very versatile speed
  • A true workhorse for a budget-friendly reel
  • A max drag of 15lb will turn the head of any bass in deep cover
  • One of the best options out there in this price range
  • Some feel this reel performs as well as other, more expensive options

Reasons not to buy

  • This reel won't cast as far as other, higher priced reels
  • To some extent you can feel that this is a budget reel. Feels somewhat "plastic"

Reviews from our Readers

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Feb 22, 2023
the CC80 is a budget reel, and yes, to some extent you can feel that why using it. However, it casts seriously well and overall, performs well above its price point. Doesn't seem to be as durable as other budget reels like the Shimano SLX but honestly, at $60 odd I still think the CC80 is fantastic value for money.
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Reviewed by: Anonymous
Jan 26, 2023
Very good value for money. Its a very solid all-round reel and is definitely one of the best out there in this price range.

Bottom Line

The CC80 is an affordable casting reel that provides anglers with solid performance all-round. For sure, it's not going to cast the furthest, or have the smoothest drag, but it's going to provide you with the necessities to have a good day out on the water and all at a brilliant price.

You may want to consider a reel such as the Tatula CT if you're looking for something slightly more premium.


About the brand

Daiwa played a key role in the development of new materials in fishing gear. Daiwa was the first manufacturer in the world to incorporate graphite to both reel bodies and rotors. They also began using densely packed carbon fibers for fishing rods, which created a whole new outlook on rod development.

Daiwa's innovative personality has changed the whole ideology of fishing gear development, and has led to them becoming arguably the biggest name in all fishing. Daiwa also became extremely big in the bass industry, and have some of the most premier reels and rods in their collection.

Some professionals who work with Daiwa:

  • Brandon Palaniuk
  • Brent Ehrler
  • Cody Meyer
  • Jared Lintner