It’s no secret that I love my Steezes, and the Steez baitcaster has been my favourite ever since I used one, and while I’ve had and used plenty of others Daiwa baitcasters (T3, Alphas, PX 68, Tatula, Zonda, Zillion, TDZ, etc) my thoughts generally come back to Steez, and what ever I’m using generally gets compared to the Steez in terms of looks, feel and performance.
While I love the Steez dearly the one thing I always felt was missing from the Steez family was a slow speed model. A slow speed baitcaster I might add has been hard to get in JDM reels in recent years since Japan developed a taste for hi-speed bait finesse reels.
What do you do when you have a selection of new Daiwa T3 1016 reels all exactly the same as each other? Well you give them a make over with a selection of also recently acquired SLP Limited Coloured Knobs, that’s what you do.
The end result is a trio of tricked out, pimped out, loud and proud baitcasters.
What You Got?
A bit of background on the elements in the make over. Well the reels are the Daiwa T3 1016, the first generation of the T-Wing System and an awesome reel that I fell in love with when I first used one (see my review from a few years ago), and a reel that has received plenty of customisation opportunities courtesy of many aftermarket replacements parts, most noticeably being the T3 Users Project in Japan.