Featuring cutting-edge DAIWA technology innovations, the next generation of LUVIAS, one of DAIWA's legendary spinning reels, has arrived in 2015. With a lighter and stronger body and refined looks like no other, LUVIAS sets the new standard in the world of light tackle spinning reels.
Our goals for a spinning reel are smooth rotary performance, reliable drag system, lighter weight and longevity. Engineered by DAIWA, the revolution of Magsealed, protects the Duraluminium machine-cut Digigear from water, dust intrusion and corrosion, creating efficient and frictionless retrieval. Headlining the latest DAIWA technologies: Magsealed, Air Rotor, ATD (Automatic Tournament Drag), Zaion and an additional ball bearing in its main shaft, LUVIAS is perfect for all freshwater and saltwater situations.
The precision engineering of Luvias supports high accuracy Digigear II drive and silent oscillation system to produce smoother rotary efficiency and increased cranking power like never before. The ABS II spool on Luvias delivers trouble free casting and line management, while ATD or Automatic Tournament Drag is the newest introduction into Daiwa spinning reels. On one level ATD implements structural changes to the spool metal of the reel that provides greater support of the spool across the entire length of the main shaft. This additional support of the spool reduces spool twist under load, promotes more even wear of the drag washers and ultimately reduces pulsing of the drag when fighting the fish.
The second aspect of ATD, is an improved drag grease that exhibits a low viscosity at rest, yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start up. This reduces initial drag startup inertia and combined with the structural changes of the ATD Drag System results in a smoother drag from the initial hook up.
Given the popularity of saltwater fishing, reducing water penetration into the reel is a major goal to minimise corrosion and promote longer life and better performance. If saltwater infiltrates a reel and dries, it crystallizes, and then erodes gears and bearings.
Through years of research and development, Daiwa found the solution - a membrane of magnetic oil, in conjunction with magnets between the body and the rotor of the reel, which greatly reduces the penetration of water inside the body via the main shaft. Being magnetized this lubrication system avoids any friction, reduces dust intrusion, eliminates oil spray and improves reel life expectancy.
The body Luvias is made of Zaion, a high-density carbon resin. This high-density material is light, strong, sensitive and resists corrosion. The hollowed out construction of the Air Rotor enhances reel sensitivity and the transmission of vibration, whilst reduced weight, a lower centre of gravity and precise centre of axis allows the rotor to spin with perfect balance, transmitting vibration through the Zaion Body with greater efficiency.
With seven models available from the diminutive 1003 right through to a full capacity 3000 model, the latest iteration of Daiwa's Luvias, with all of its technological features delivering a balance of finesse, sensitivity, longevity and retrieving power, is set to impress.