New Daiwa Procyon AL details:
From fresh to salt and everything in between, the new Daiwa Procyon AL can take on whatever you are targeting. Everything from speckled trout, redfish, and snook to bass, walleye, and trout, the Daiwa Procyon AL offers anglers the perfect reel for the pursuit.
In terms of application, the Procyon AL is available in five sizes from the Daiwa Procyon AL PCNAL2000D model for freshwater fish to the Daiwa Procyon AL PCNAL4000D-C, which fits the bill nicely for inshore applications and larger freshwater fish.
The Daiwa Procyon AL is rich in its feature set. First, the reel series features an aluminum body that allows more less body and frame flex providing better support on the gears and bearings allowing increased torque and power while also allowing longer life to the gears. Anglers will find that the aluminum body of the Daiwa Procyon AL is incredibly lightweight when they pick it up and put it on their favorite rod.
The Daiwa Procyon AL also features an air rotor engineered to be very rigid, especially at high drag pressures with little flex. The Daiwa Procyon AL also has generous cut-outs in its engineering design, which reduces the weight of the rotor. The new reels also showcase a tubular air bail that reduces weight and offers more rigidity than standard wire, so you get less flex and bending or breaking. The tubular air bail is also manufactured with thicker material that feels good on the fingers when flipping the bail by hand.
Another element of the series is DIGIGEAR technology, digitally cut to reduce weight, and considerably better gear meshing increase smoothness and gear wear.
Anglers will also find Daiwa’s distinctive Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD) a benefit for setting the hook and fighting fish. When you set the hook, the reel instantly adds drag resistance, and then as the fish starts pulling drag, the ATD drag curve automatically returns to your prescribed setting.
The new Daiwa Procyon AL family features Long Cast ABS spool as well. The design of the spool’s lip allows the line to exit the reel at a much tighter cone-shaped angle, meeting the guide train with less resistance and force, alleviating wind knots and allowing for longer casts.
Lastly, the new Daiwa Procyon AL features a machined screw-in handle that connects directly to the main drive gear and rubber handle knob for a solid grip. For freshwater and inshore anglers looking for their next spinning reel, look no further than the Daiwa Procyon AL, a reel engineered and manufactured with the needs of today’s angler in mind.
New Daiwa Procyon AL Features:
Daiwa’s first generation of digitally engineered gear design ensures a perfect mesh between ultra-tough stainless-steel drive gear and pinion gears for optimized speed, power, durability and smoothness.
Daiwa’s Automatic Tournament Drag uses an improved drag grease that exhibits a low viscosity at rest, yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start up. This reduces initial drag start-up inertia and combined with the structural changes of the ATD Drag System results in a smoother drag from the initial hook up.
Drag durability more than 10 times that of 15 Daiwa Saltiga. In comparison to 15 Daiwa Saltiga drag washers it is more than 10 times more durable with significantly increased drag longevity. Adding drag washers means the workload is spread evenly across the drag stack. By designing the drag with smaller washers, the maximum pressure per washer is decreased, but by adding more washers increased pressure is created.
Lightweight and incredibly strong, aluminium allows strength and weightlessness to be achieved without the cost and corrosion issues of other metals.
Daiwa’s innovative bail design features a hollow tubular stainless steel bail that delivers maximum rigidity and strength with minimum weight. Featuring a smooth protrusion-free design and construction line easily slides unencumbered along the Air Bail towards the line roller for trouble free line control.
Compared to conventional spools, the LC-ABS has been shown to increase the average flight distance by approx. 5% due to its reduced weight and modified shape.
Daiwa Procyon AL Summary:
The new Daiwa Procyon AL we consider this reel kind of a crossover reel so with a freshwater slash inshore saltwater reel, this is the new Daiwa Procyon AL, and AL on the back side of it means aluminum.
So it actually has that aluminum frame to it What that’s going to do is give you a lot of strength to durability. You’re not going to have any stem flex, but that aluminum actually keeps all the gears and precise alignment.
Inside this reel we have a direct drive system to one of our Daiwa digigears, which is a digital cut and polished gear system that gives you the nice smooth rotation of the handle.
You can’t feel the gears touch, plus the better that you can cut the gears the longer the gear is last the better that they feel.
Over and above that we actually have our Air Bail system on this but the Daiwa Procyon AL reel actually has the ability being in the 2000, 2500, 3000 and 4000 size to be used both in fresh and saltwater.
All Daiwa reels you can use in both fresh and salt water, but the strength of the durability of the aluminum frame really sets it in the direction of both fresh and saltwater, but it’s a great reel. Great look to it, you know, kind of a polished silver a little bit of red accents.
It’s got the direct drive system with air bail and air rotor, this is the new Daiwa Procyon AL.
New Daiwa Procyon AL model specifications:
New Daiwa Procyon AL FAQs:
What gear material do they use for the Daiwa Procyon AL?
Cold forged aircraft aluminum.
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Reviews Of New Daiwa Procyon AL:
Money well spent
I’ve been using this setup for wading in the bay. It’s held up great to the occasional salt water splash and with 22 lbs of drag those big speckled trout don’t stand a chance. Paired it with Procyon rod and 30lb Maxcuatro.
Perfect inshore reel
The Daiwa Procyon AL 3000 series balances well on my 8 ft St. Croix Avid ML. Use for drifting shrimp for reds and snook in Florida gulf. Reel holds over 200 yards of 15 lbs braid.
I ordered this reel while waiting for the Shimano Vanford and was very impressed!! The Procyon is butter smooth and cast a country mile! First fish landed with my Procyon was a 28″*15″ Steelhead and had no problem landing her! Daiwa Procyon is definetly the way to go! Smooth, strong, steady drag with superior line capacity.
My New Favorite
I own the 4000 size Daiwa Procyon AL and I’m incredibly satisfied with this reel. By far my favorite in my line up. It’s my go to Salmon/Steelhead reel in the Pacific Northwest. Daiwa really killed it with this one.