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DAIWA Fishing Gear

In order to boast the fact we have the best fishing gear being used in charter fishing today we had to find a manufacturer that was up to the task. Without a doubt DAIWA has beaten all others with a stick. We are proud to be a part of the DAIWA family of fishing guides.

If you want to fish with the best fishing gear From DAIWA and the best fishing guides in Key West. Come see us here at Dream Catcher Charters.

In our world fishing reels take a beating and need to be tough as nails. 3 months in our line up equates to a life time of abuse to a regular angler. Our reels go fishing every day up to 300 times a year not just on weekends or holidays. Our reels get put to the test day in and day out and DAIWA has been the only one that has made the grade.



June 2024
Fishing Report Forecast

Tarpon Season in full swing

Backcountry Will have tarpon on the flats and in the channels. Flats fishing is pretty good for permit, bonefish and barracudas.

Reef fishing Grouper season is open till December. Yellowtail, mangrove and mutton snapper fishing is awesome.

Deep sea fishing Mahi, dolphin marlin and tuna.

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DAIWA Reels - Products We Are Proud Of

I have said it time and again. One of the hardest things to see is and anglers trophy fish of a lifetime lost due to a failed fishing reel. One of MY failed fishing reels. Confidence is super important to us as fishing guides to know that reel has the best chance of surviving the battle than any other. Anglers often ask us why we chose DAIWA. Our answer is a simple "because they are the best" but a look further into it we discover why.

How We Selected DAIWA

For about 4 years here at Dream Catcher Charters we used fishing reels from 4 different BIG NAME manufacturers including DAIWA. We made sure we chose and used reels from all price points to get an even feel across the board and make a good decision. We did this to stabilize the product line we used with our customers. We felt it was important to use only one brand of reels keeping our fishing charters uniform.

See The Detailed Article And Review
Daiwa Saltiga Spinning Reels
Writen By Capt. Steven Lamp

It did not take long to see who the front runner was for this selection. While all fishing reels will fail eventually the DAIWA reels across the board out lasted all the others we were comparing them to by two duty cycles under our normal use. In easy terms they lasted twice as long before an issue showed up. Interesting note, we still have some of those original reels still in service today catching fish.

DAIWA in no way is the most affordable route for us as a fishing charter company to go when outfitting 8 boats and keeping all the fishing reels in "like new" condition every day. Unless you look at longevity and realize that it may cost a little more but if it lasts longer then its worth it.

We stand behind our DAIWA reels - every day and we know you will love them too.

Products We Use From Daiwa

For our backcountry fishing and flats fishing we use the Procyon, Ballistic, Isla and Certate spinning reels. For our offshore heavy lifting and inshore tarpon fishing we have found that the Saltist spinning reel is a battle axe and the Saltiga spinning reels are super smooth. For conventional reels the Saltiga and Saltist lines are the best. Our Shark fishing is done mostly with the Saltist HS 40 lever drag reel and in two years (lots of big sharks) not one failure. We also have bait casters from DAIWA we love the Zillion series, super light, easy to cast and hold up against the salt elements really well.

Thanks To DAIWA

We don't have to think about the nightmare described above. We maintain our gear to very high standards and make sure each and every angler has perfect equipment to enjoy every time they fish with us. We are lucky to be a part of the DAIWA family and really love using their product..

About Our DAIWA Fishing Gear

We are very proud of our fishing gear and really enjoy sharing information regarding it. If you have any questions about our fishing gear, how we use it and why we like it. Please email us with your questions at we are delighted to share with you anything we know.

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