The brand new Daiwa Exist Spin Reel is the lightest & smoothest reel Daiwa have produced and has all Daiwa's latest technology packed into this small, light compact reel. With a large range of sizes there is a model to suit a vast range of fishing techniques, from the lightest finesse Bream applications to Snapper and Mulloway. Daiwa's new ATD TYPE-L Drag System gives you an unmatched ability to tame the biggest fish your tackle can handle.
Airdrive Rotors: The newly developed AIRDRIVE ROTOR is made from ZAION. Maintaining the strength of the rotor from 18 EXIST, DAIWA has been able to reduce the weight significantly. Designed with focus to create a perfectly round structure, trouble free and flawless rotation have been achieved. The rotor unit itself has seen a 16% weight reduction compared to the previous model (Based on 2500 size reel) and will set the standard for what future rotor design of small spinning reels will be.
Airdrive Bail: Daiwa has constructed a bail smaller in diameter whilst providing required strength to achieve a further weight reduction to the front unit. In comparison to 18 EXIST, Airdrive Bail reduces the weight of the bail by 33% (compared to 2500 size). Daiwa has adjusted the angle of bail setting to improve the line movement into the roller. Careful attention was given to the roller and slider and individual design alterations were done for each size of 22 EXIST, perfectly adjusting the line management for each size of the reel. Daiwa has constructed a bail smaller in diameter whilst providing required strength to achieve a further weight reduction to the front unit. In comparison to 18 EXIST, AIRDRIVE BAIL reduces the weight of the bail by 33% (compared to 2500 size). Daiwa has adjusted the angle of bail setting to improve the line movement into the roller. Careful attention was given to the roller and slider and individual design alterations were done for each size of 22 Exist, perfectly adjusting the line management for each size of the reel.
Airdrive Spool: The stand out features of the AIRDRIVE SPOOL would have to be the newly shaped spool skirt and the simple single silver coloured cosmetic. Just by looking at the spool it is clear the structure has been redeveloped, reducing the weight and maximising the feeling of presence. Reducing the spool weight creates many benefits for a reel; the total weight of reel is reduced, oscillation is improved, less resistance during winding and rotation, better balance when attached to the rod and of course the reel feels light and easy to fish.
Airdrive Shaft: The Airdrive Shad has a non contact structure between the mainshaft and the pinion gear. In addition to this, both ends of pinion gear are now supported with bearings to relay the crank power from the handle to the rotor with a higher level of efficiency. By adding high quality collars to the mainshaft, rotational noise has been reduced significantly.The Airdrive Shaft creates the feel of smooth, quiet rotation and provides anglers with torque and power.
Monocoque Body: DAIWA’s latest technology Monocoque body is made by an integral molding system to create a rigid one piece body. By removing the traditional screws used to attach the side plate, internal space is maximised within the gear housing. The MQ BODY uses a large diameter engine plate to screw on to the body to seal the internals. The extra space created in the Monocoque body allows Daiwa to install a larger diameter drive gear into a smaller size reel. This system instantly creates the more durable reel inside and out.
Touch Digigear: The drive gear within any reel is made from 3 key elements which cannot be missed. (Design Creativity, Processing Technology and Premium Quality Material) The Daiwa Exist consists of all 3 key elements. The latest digital analysis and machine cut technology is used to create a perfect surface on each tooth of the drive gear. By using the latest premium Duralumin material, precision designs deliver an incredibly smooth rotation quality.
Magsealed: During the design process of the Daiwa Exists, key areas for water ingress were analysed. The introduction of MQ body prevents water intrusion within the body, whilst areas of rotation or areas frequently exposed to water have been equipped with MAGSEALED/MAGSEALED BALL BEARING technology. Sections of the reel which are not key rotational areas are equipped with strong rubber seals. Anglers will come to understand this level of quality from EXIST.
ATD Type-L: New ATD TYPE-L drag technology improves the initial drag system response. Lowering the peak drag max upon hook setting. Light tackle fishing especially requires a responsive and sensitive adjustment of the drag pressure. ATD TYPE-L allows anglers to have more control of the drag without stress during the fight. By not overloading the line and also causing less stress to the fish, powerful fish can be tamed easily with Exist.
Item Type For Shipping
Each item in our online store is marked as either a 'Standard Item', 'Large Item', 'Oversized Item' or an 'In-store Only Item', each of which have their own shipping and delivery costs and characteristics.
Orders over $60 - FREE standard shipping, $6 express shipping (excludes large & oversized items)
Orders under $60 - $8.99 standard shipping, $12.99 express shipping (excludes large & oversized items)
Store pickup - FREE
Orders containing large items - $14.99 standard shipping, express shipping unavailable
Orders containing oversized items - custom shipping cost required. After you place your order online as an 'in-store pickup', we will contact you regarding a customised shipping fee (minimum $14.99). Sometimes this fee is low, but if it's too high you can request a full refund.
NOTE: Sometimes we have to split your order and send multiple parcels, if this happens we will let you know and send through a tracking number for each parcel. When multiple parcels are sent we cannot guarantee that they will arrive at the same time.
Orders placed before 9:30am that contain standard items only will be sent the same day if all items are in stock.
Orders containing large or oversized items are sent with a courier and picked up from our store one business day after we process them.
For orders with missing items, we may be able to transfer them from our second store location which can take between 1-3 days. If this happens with your order, we will contact you asap to let you know of the delay.
We do not send items on weekends or public holidays, an exception being the weeks leading up to Christmas. Thus, items ordered on Friday after 9:30am will be sent Monday.
Standard shipping - 1-6 business days
Express shipping - 1-4 business days
Large/oversized item standard shipping - 2-10 business days
NOTE: Delivery times may vary depending on your location, availability of items in your order, or during peak order periods.
Available up to 3 days after receiving your order provided that all products are unused and they're still in their original condition and packaging.