Daiwa produces six power assist reels, all revolutionary in their own way. These power assist reels utilize battery/12 volt power to automate and assist the drudgery of deeper water fishing. There are more applications, but that’s a virtue all share, with the 1000 size reels gaining some additional advantage based upon their size, strength and potential for kite applications in addition to the deep water and jigging possibilities. Perhaps a bit more of a financial commitment is required to rationalize the MP3000 (24 volt), but the deepwater swordfishing potential of this beast makes it’s ownership a bit more rational. It may be a bit of over kill for a 12# redfish, but a couple hundred pounds of swordfish, well, that’s another story and the capability is certainly present.
MP-3000 – This reel is a beast if there ever was one. It’s large, 80 size and robust with over 80#’s of drag to work with. If you are targeting deep water broadbill swordfish, this piece can well be rationalized regardless of expense.