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Daiwa DX Swimbait Casting Rod

Daiwa DX Swimbait Casting Rod Review

Rated 82.5/100 overall based on feedback from 1 users
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The DX Swimbait baitcasting rod is a heavier duty model by Daiwa which specializes in throwing those large swimbaits and other big rigs. These are longer, heavier rods, that give anglers the chance to cast those swimbaits out a far distance and cover plenty of water. If you're into fishing offshore cover with big bass, having one of these rods will give a great chance in finding a bus.

Estimated price: $99
  • IM7 Graphite blank
  • Fuji Aluminum-oxide guides
  • Long full premium cork grip
  • Fuji reel seat provides sturdy ergonomic base for any reel

Summarized feedback from Bass Anglers

Reasons to buy

  • Heavier duty rod that is designed for casting those large swimbaits
  • Long cork grip which is comfortable when making longer casts and fighting bigger fish
  • Impressive sensitivity for this size - anglers are able to feel their swimbaits hitting the bottom and so on
  • Works well with catching other large game fish like Musky
  • Tough and durable IM7 graphite blank
  • Budget-friendly option if you're looking for a swimbait-specific rod

Reasons not to buy

  • Some anglers say casting 5 ounce+ lures isn't as smooth as it should be
  • Heavier rod that won't suit lighter applications

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Reviewed by: Paul
Dec 14, 2022
Casts large swimbaits amazingly - very happy.

Bottom Line

The DX Swimbait is a great casting rod option if you're looking to big swimbait fanatic. This rod is tough, but also offers decent sensitivity.

Some anglers have had issues with casting the really large lures, but overall, this rod has racked up mostly positive reviews. A budget-friendly option for swimbait-specific angling. Combines nicely with the Tatula 300.


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

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