What makes Daiwa stand out from everyone else? It's time you learned about the "best kept secret" in inshore fishing.
I should've kept a list of all the companies that have offered sponsorships.
It'd be great to show it to you guys, because you'd get to see red X's next to those I said "no" to and green checkmarks next to those that got a "yes".
You'd probably be shocked at how many times I said "no", waving off the free product, commission or whatever.
I just don't care, because those things don't align with my #1 goal: helping you catch fish.
Besides, it's important to use gear that I know works and will work for you, too.
So when Daiwa slid into those DM's the decision was a no-brainer.
Why I Love Daiwa
I have a lot of respect for this company: they don't use flashy colors or styling to compensate for anything.
Instead, they focus on what counts: creating rods and reels that perform and stand the test of time.
So here are some reasons why I love Daiwa.
Daiwa Has Serious Pros
They're rocking a strong lineup of professional anglers, especially Takahiro Omori, whom I have an intense admiration and respect for.
He came to the United States as a broke immigrant, unable to speak English, but possessing the dream of one day winning the Bassmaster Classic.
It wasn't easy, but his hard work and dedication paid off when, twelve years later, he slam dunked the "Super Bowl of Fishing" in 2004.
After all that he could have any sponsor he wants, but he chose Daiwa, providing his expertise to create the best rods possible.
Daiwa Is An Innovator
Daiwa is constantly innovating new technology to put into their rods and reels.
The reality of the tackle business is a cold one: most companies have their product made at the same factory as others, the only difference being their name is on it.
This isn't the case with Daiwa!
They innovate their own rods and reels, offering features available only on their products.
Something For Everyone
I love Daiwa because they have a lineup of products for virtually every kind of fishing, even us inshore anglers here in Louisiana.
Above all, Daiwa has a wide variety of price points, offering economical solutions to help me and you save a dollar.
It's good to get rod and reel purchases right the first time, so they're good investments that continue to serve you for years to come.
That's why I love Daiwa, especially since they've been touted as the "best kept secret" in inshore fishing.
Tight lines, y'all.