Daiwa Free Swimmer

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  • ATD Drag
  • Digitally engineered gear design
  • Machine cut handle
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The Free Swimmer features an Air Rotor that stands out for its balance, toughness, and sensitivity. Its arched profile and 15% weight reduction compared to standard rotors offers optimal winding smoothness while eliminating vibration thanks to a lowered center of gravity. Its waterproof, carbon Automatic Tournament Drag (ATD) system uses an improved drag grease with low viscosity at rest that becomes more viscous immediately after drag start-up. The result is a super-smooth drag with low initial inertia and beast-stopping power.

The Free Swimmer is available in both 8,000 and 10,000 sizes, with an all-aluminum frame and features Digigear technology. Compared to most of the competition, the gears are between 20% to 40% larger and have a bigger tooth pattern, resulting in longer gear life, up to three times that of competitive reels. Machined Aluminum Screw-In Handle with a Power Round EVA knob for generating extra leverage, plus an O-ring sealing system to ensure high-quality saltwater performance. 

The Free Swimmer has a dual drag system, with the secondary drag specially designed to allow fish to take your bait and swim away without feeling a thing. This feels more natural to the fish, making them hold on to your bait longer, and giving you more time to set the hook. This reel is a must-have for shark fishing, striped bass, catfish, surf fishing, and many other types of fishing applications.


ATD Drag

Daiwa’s Automatic Tournament Drag uses an improved drag grease that exhibits a low viscosity at rest, yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start up. This reduces initial drag start-up inertia and combined with the structural changes of the ATD Drag System results in a smoother drag from the initial hook up.


Daiwa’s first generation of digitally engineered gear design ensures a perfect mesh between ultra-tough drive gear and pinion gears for optimized speed, power, durability and smoothness.

Machine Cut Handle

Our new handle design is slimmer, more compact, and 50% lighter.


Model Bearings Ratio Retrieve Weight Mono Cap Braid Cap Max Drag
FRSW8000 4BB + 1 4.7 36.1 22.2 16/330, 20/280 40/330, 50/280 22
FRSW10000 4BB + 1 4.7 39.6 22.6 20/330, 25/280 50/330, 65/280 22

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DHEP) and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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