Saturday, April 20, 2019

Daiwa Ishidai Genpaoh 40 Fishing Reel Unboxing

I've never really done and unboxing before as I saw no need for most reels found in the market. There was always some resource on them whether in the form of tackle reviews, videos and so on. That was not true for the Daiwa Ishidai Genpaoh 40 though. There were only bits and pieces on the Internet and not even any promotional videos and information.

I'm going to be using the Genpao for night bottom fishing (cracking heavy sinkers) so don't ask me about using this reel for conventional jigging or slow fall jigging. You might wanna take a look at the Reel Spa (Calvin) video in which an Ishidai Genpaoh is being tuned up to do those. The reel should also be an excellent choice for wreck fishing due to its drag (15kg) and also very high retrieve per crank (111 cm).

Reel specifications for Genpao 40
Line retrieve per crank 111cm
Weight 705g
Drag 15kg
PE10-200m, PE20-150m
Handle length 85mm
Gear ration 5:9

For official reel specifications:

And so below goes my amateurish attempt at an unboxing! I've included the reel specifications in the video as well.

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