I'm sure you've heard about it, now learn about it...Daiwa's Monocoque Body Technology.
Let's run through some of our key technologies in fishing reels, one of the most important being our monocoque body design. A monocoque body means it's a one-piece body design. So where we traditionally used to have a side plate on the side of the reel with screws holding it in, we now have a side plate eliminated and replace that with what we call our engine plate, which screws into the side of the reel directly. So it houses the main gear and screws straight in.
The benefit of monocoque, not only is the body a lot stiffer and more rigid, but it actually maximizes the internal space we can use because we don't have to accommodate screw holes. So what we can do, what the result of that is, we can make a much bigger diameter main gear in the same size body.
With the new body design and by eliminating the side plate screws, we can increase the area we can use for the main gear. So we can make a physically smaller body, but pack inside it a much larger gear, which overall produces are much stronger reel. So not only is the monocoque body itself a lot stronger, in that it's more rigid, but combine that with the bigger gear, and it's really the next evolution of spinning reel technology.
Meet Tom Slater
Daiwa Product Development Manager and Passionate Angler
Having worked in the industry for over ten years Tom knows fishing tackle better than most. His desire to question the status quo and think outside the box is reflected in many of our latest products and innovations. Outside of developing Daiwa gear Tom is also a passionate and skilled angler.