Anybody out there use the Daiwa Megaforce "Twitchin Bar" baitcaster? - Colorado Fishing Forum

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anybody out there use the Daiwa Megaforce "Twitchin Bar" baitcaster?

I know there's plenty of online reviews, but I'd also like to discuss this here. I bought this new on clearance for $6 with free line. I'm trying to decide between keeping it or selling on ebay. How many of you use this baitcaster & find the twitchin bar effective for finessing worms or maybe even subtle twitches with a jerkbait? I did see some bad feedback about the twitchin bar breaking, but also saw plenty of fans of this unique reel. $6 bucks ain't bad, eh? It's a tad heavy at 9.4oz, yet plenty fast at 7.1:1.

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My buddy has a couple of them.. I have used them and they are fine I guess. I don't think they improve any technique they just give you something to play with. IMO.

I wouldn't go and spend the money but it sounds like you got a good enough deal I would keep it for the simple reason I like to be able to try something different that may work. Ya never know.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have two and so far they have worked well. I use them for bottom bouncing. The twich bar brings in 6" of line everytime you touch it. Plus, if you touch the twich bar, it will engage the reel. I also used it for spooning. Seems to work well.
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if you don't like it, i will take it off your hands for 25.00
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Default Re: Anybody out there use the Daiwa Megaforce "Twitchin Bar" baitcaster?

I have a Daiwa Viento that has a twitchin' bar. To tell the truth, I don't use it much unless I am drinking a beer while fishing. Then it comes in handy. I also use it more at night with jerkbaits than anything.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a magforce paired with a Bernie rod that is my sons flippin stick.





That reel sucks bigtime.

I have 2 vientos and they are ok. Great for throwing light baits on light line. Perfect for fishing tubes while drinking beer smoking cigarettes and pulling tubes. (like riv said)...
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I used to have the Viento with the twitchin bar. Honestly, I never really used the twitchin bar very much unless I was smoking.
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Yeah the twitching bar is really only functional as a line management/recovery tool and can get in the way during an earthshattering hookset, disengaging the spool resulting in a smattering of F-Bombs.
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IMO just a gimmick to sell some reels.
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I run a Megaforce and a Viento. I thought they were the coolest things ever and just had to have them. I use the reels, but I havent used the twitchin bar basiclly ever  I actually hate the Viento all around, but the cheaper megaforce does alright by me
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