IDA FIRST LOOK: Daiwa Gekkabijin Air 2003

Daiwa’s latest finesse reel is here! and I couldn’t resist!

The Gekkabijin Air 2003 boasts some of Daiwa’s best and newest technology in this ultralight little spinning reel, and at only 175g I can see this becoming my favourite little lightweight reel very quickly!

My first impressions as I hold the reel in my hands are the obvious things. Great looks and finish, and how bloody light it is! The solid looking spool is something Daiwa doesn’t do a lot of but I really like the look of it on the Gekka air.

Now to decide on what rod and line to pair it with!

Keep an eye out for a full review soon.


  • Real Four
  • Zaion
  • Digigear II
  • Mag Seal
  • Magseal Line Roller
  • Air Rotor
  • ABS II
  • Air Spool
  • Twistbuster II
  • Airbail
  • ATD
  • Infinite Anti Reverse
Line Capacity PE 0.3/120m
Retrieve Ratio 4.8 (64cm)
Weight 175g
Bearings 8+1
Drag 2kg
Country of Manufacture China
MSRP $????

daiwa gekkabijin air 2003

daiwa gekkabijin air 2003

daiwa gekkabijin air 2003

daiwa gekkabijin air 2003



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Published on: May 7, 2017

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