Daiwa Free Swimmer Spinning Reels

Daiwa Free Swimmer Spinning Reels

Price: $199.99
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Gear RatioLine Per Handle TurnMono Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Braid Capacity
(lb test/yds)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
4BB+122lb22.2oz$199.99 USD
4BB+122lb22.6oz$199.99 USD

Specializing in live bait fishing with its unique "Bite & Run" drag system, the Daiwa Free Swimmer Spinning Reels have performance driven features and big fish stopping power. The Free Swimmer features a secondary rear drag system often referred to as a "Live-Liner" or "Bait-Runner" drag. By engaging the rear drag lever, the reel's drag is significantly reduced to allow live baitfish to swim freely on their own, and also allows the target species to take the bait without realizing its been hooked. This system will greatly increase your hook-up percentage when live-lining or even chunking cut baits. The Free Swimmer incorporates some of the latest Daiwa reel technologies to take performance to the next level, including an Air Rotor system that provides balance, toughness, and sensitivity. By redesigning the rotor profile and shedding 15% of its weight, the Air Rotor system offers optimal winding smoothness while eliminating vibration thanks to a lowered center of gravity. The waterproof Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD) ensures smooth drag payout regardless of speed and pressure, while attaining a maximum drag pressure to stop even the toughest beasts in their tracks. The rigid all-aluminum frame combined with the super tough oversized DIGIGEAR system combine for impressive power transmission and longer gear life. Equipped with a large rounded EVA knob for extra leverage and an O-ring sealing system to ensure enduring saltwater performance, the Free Swimmer has everything an angler could ask for when pursuing the absolute toughest challenges their fishery has to offer.


  • Automatic Bite N' Run Clutch
  • Waterproof Carbon Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD)
  • Machined Aluminum Screw in Handle
  • DIGIGEAR Technology
  • Power Round EVA Knob
  • O-Ring Sealed
  • High Waterproof Performance
4 Questions & 4 Answers
from Essex, Connecticut asked:
August 23, 2022
Im looking at possibility matching a reel up with a Diawa Ardito travel surf rod. They are 11ft or possibly matching one up to okuma 10ft Voyager travel surf rod. What are your thoughts on what size reels for these two rods? Target is stripper up and down the New England coast- keeping it tucked away in a vehicle. Thank you.
1 Answer
Hi Bill, For the 11ft Daiwa Ardito rod we recommend going with the 10k Daiwa Free Swimmer reel and for the 10ft Okuma Voyager rod we recommend the 8k Daiwa Free Swimmer reel. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 24, 2022

from Florida Lehigh acres asked:
August 11, 2022
The reel size how does it compare size wise to the Saltist MQ line looking at the 8000 but would like to know both so I can place a pre order
1 Answer
Hi Jeff, The Daiwa Free Swimmer reel is very close in weight and shares an identical line capacity to the Saltist MQ telling us that the reels will be extremely similar in size. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 18, 2022

Jud Gardner
from Fairhope, Alabama asked:
August 1, 2022
Howdy, what is the correct weight of these reels? The specs state 22 pounds... is this ounces?
1 Answer
FRSW8000 is 22.2 oz and has 22lbs of drag

FRSW10000 is 22.6 oz and has 22lbs of drag 

Submitted by: Tyler - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 2, 2022

from Roebling, NJ asked:
July 20, 2022
Does the drag re-engage when turning the handle or do you have to manually re-engage the drag?


1 Answer
Hi Robert, The Daiwa Free Swimmer Reels with the Bait runner type function can be re-engaged with the turn of the handle. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 21, 2022


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