22 Caldia SW, an introductory reel for large fish is now available. There are discussions on social media, but it seems like most of the conversations are not engaging. By the way, my story is limited to Caldia SW14000/18000.
I don't think there is any particular problem with anything smaller than that, and I think I will continue to purchase them in the future.
I made a tweet that seemed like it would cause an uproar, because I felt that the people who were positive about Cardia SW were being irresponsible. There are some people who think about it before they say it, but they only say it after looking at the catalog specs. There were some comments that seemed to be mocking people who had never fished for large fish and were serious about offshore fishing. In particular, there are arguments that if you have Caldia SW, you don't need Stella or Saltiga, and that fishing skill or badness has nothing to do with reel performance.
In my opinion, these are the people for whom Cardia SW is suitable and those for whom it is not.
People who are suitable for buying Cardia SW
〇My friend invited me to yellowfin tuna casting, but I don't have any tackle.
〇I'm thinking of starting amberjack casting, but I might be disappointed.
〇It only happens once or twice a year, so records aren't everything. It's fine as long as it's fun.
〇People who own Stella/Saltiga want a sub-machine in case of an emergency.
〇Kayak fishing in the south
These people are people who don't know if they want to continue doing it and want to try it out. Memories are better than records, and if something breaks, I don't care if it breaks, and if that happens, I can use Saltiga or Stella.
People who are not suitable for buying Cardia SW
〇People who are about to start offshore and are confident that they will continue to do so. Man.
〇People who are already offshore and are thinking of downgrading their reel, in other words experienced people.
〇A beginner who was invited to GT on an overseas expedition. Isn't it disappointing when you pay a high price for a trip and end up ruining your trip by paying the difference of about 30,000 yen in reel fees? If you buy Stella or Saltiga and sell it after returning to Japan, you can get back the difference of 30,000 yen.
I saw some comments on SNS that fishing results are not tools.
But in reality, catching large fish depends largely on tools. From the ring to the split ring, line, leader, hook... If any of them hangs, you won't be able to catch the big fish. Since you often go fishing in faraway places, wouldn't it be a shock if you couldn't fish if your reel broke? Let's at least go with Twin Power Certate.
If you live in Okinawa or Amami and want to use it on the shore, Caldia SW may be a good option.
Actually, this is the biggest concern and the reason why I can't recommend it.
Everyone, It seems that the veil and rotor of Caldia SW are a problem, but I don't think I haven't touched Cardia SW yet, so I'll talk about it later (I've made a reservation to purchase one). For now, there's only one thing I can say without touching Cardia SW . I think this will cause a lot of salt water to get inside the reel. As anyone who does offshore fishing knows, salt water is splashed onto the reel while the boat is running. Both Stella and Saltiga have high waterproof performance, but salt water can get into the reel. It also comes with a mug shield! It's hard to say because it depends on sea conditions and location, but this is actually what I'm most worried about. Would you like to pay maintenance costs of 3-5000 yen/year for Caldia SW, which costs about 30,000 yen? If you're not good at it, it's a 10,000 yen course. If you use this reel hard, it will definitely become rough over time and become difficult to wind. When you try to go on your next fishing trip, there is a possibility that you will not be able to turn the steering wheel. I think you can prevent this problem by attaching a reel cover while the boat is running, but it's a pain. If things go well, I might be able to fish only when the waves aren't covering me, but this is what I'm most worried about.
Do you use the conclusion?
I don't use it. I don't know if it can handle GTs of 50kg or bluefin tuna over 100kg. I don't use anything I don't know. That's all.
However, I thought it would be nice to have one as a rental for a friend who wants to try offshore fishing (Jinbashira lol), and I thought it would be perfect to use for initial testing of lures. . I'm also planning to hold an offshore fishing class, and I'll be using it at that time.