Free Swimmer 5000 Bite & Run Spinning Reel
The Free Swimmer features an Air Rotor that stands out for its balance, toughness, and sensitivity. Its arched profile and 15% weight reduction compared to standard rotors offer optimal winding smoothness while eliminating vibration thanks to a lowered center of gravity.
The Free Swimmer is sold with an alloy sideplate that features Digigear technology. Compared to most of the competition, the gears are between 20% to 40% larger and have a bigger tooth pattern, resulting in a longer gear life of up to three times that of competitive reels. Machined aluminum screw-in handle with a power round EVA knob for generating extra leverage, plus an O-ring sealing system to ensure high-quality saltwater performance.
Daiwa’s Automatic Tournament Drag uses an improved drag grease that exhibits a low viscosity at rest yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start-up. This reduces initial drag start-up inertia and, combined with the structural changes of the ATD Drag System, results in a smoother drag from the initial hook-up.
Daiwa’s first generation of digitally engineered gear design ensures a perfect mesh between ultra-tough drive gears and pinion gears for optimized speed, power, durability, and smoothness.
Machine Cut Handle
The new handle design is slimmer, more compact, and 50% lighter.
- Bearings: 5 (4CRBB+1BB) + 1
- Gear Ratio: 5.2 : 1
- Line Per Crank (inch): 34.5"
- Weight (oz): 10.2
- Mono Capacity: 14/280, 20/180
- J Braid Capacity: 30/230, 40/160
- Drag Max: 26.4
- Handle Position: Left/right
- Bearing Count: 5+1
- Gear Ratio: 5.2:1t
- Handle Position: Left/Right
- Max Drag: 26.4 lbs
- Retrieve Rate: 34.5"
- Series: Free Swimmer
- Style: Spinning
- Box Dimensions: 4"H x 6"W x 6"L WT: 1 lbs
- UPC: 043178177525