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: Redesigned Danielsson Reels

11-27-2008, 08:04 AM
Danielsson have done it again and is introducing new, redesigned FW, LW and HD.

In addition to improved silhouette and super easy spool change system,[I] the centerpiece of new reels is the drag system which allows fisher to manipulate the tension anyway it want by turning the knob 0-300 degree as on the old reels


“The drag system is new and unique in terms of material and function. It is possible for the users
to adjust the brake as they like. Fishermen use their reels in different ways, some want more and some want less drag range. On our new reels, the user has possibility to configure the drag system in up to 5 different levels. This allows you to really get what you want. The lowest level gives a
very sensitive range, which for light fishing means that, the most of range on the drag knob are usable. Highest level gives a very strong maximum tension for heavier fishing”.

For example at level 1 ( preset) HD reel will have the range ( regulated like on old reel by turning the knob from 0-300 degree) similar to old LW. At level 5, turning knob form minimum to max will give angler the drag tension significantly higher the old HD ( 17-20 lb of static weight needed to pull the backing). The level 2-4 are in-between.

After drag lever is preset the rest of manipulation is like on old reels.

LW reel: at level 1 ( preset ) the drag will have tension range as on the old LW. For example at level 5 , the drag tension will be equal to old HD.

Furthermore, this system has a built-in feature that protecting the reel
against overload. It’s not possible to accidentally put it too hard. We call it the D-FOPS (Danielsson Fine Tuning and Overload Protect System).

The HD 11-14 will be slightly heavier to balance long DH rods.
The spools on LW 8-12 and HD 9-13 , as well as LW 6-9 and 4-7 are interchangeable , the new reel will have extra 50 m of backing capacity then corresponding old reel, [COLOR="Red"]and the price, according to Tomas Danielson, will be only 5-10 % higher.

The drag package ( 9 composite and 9 stainless plate gives enormous drag surface and even smoother performance then old reels)
The structure of the D-VTCS (Danielsson Variable Torque Controller System). Is similar to that used on airliners.

Of course as in previous reels the new are 100% sealed.

The D-SLS (Danielsson Spider lock System) will let to change the spool even easier then on old reels.

01-10-2009, 12:30 PM
Danielsson website is up and ruining with tons of info and photos.

Note that without logging in ( North America customers) the price you see reflect VAT tax of 20% NOT applicable outside Europe.

01-10-2009, 02:02 PM
The reel foot on the previous LW design was oversized or of the wrong curvature and did not fit certain popular reel seats such as the ones used on older T&T Horizons. Do you know if that problem has been fixed on the newer models?

01-10-2009, 07:25 PM
I will compare the reels seats between old and new models soon, as the reels are on it way to US.

I own old LW 8-12, 4-7 and 6-9 I never had any problems with the rods I used to own:

Sage SLT, XP, Winston WT or BIIX. I currently own mostly Burkheimers ( SH, DH) and silver nickel seat with wood insert seats or standard aluminum seats on those rods fit very well.


01-10-2009, 07:49 PM
Thanks, I never had problems with the Loomis line of rods, but I know of others that have encountered the reel seat / foot issue. If the feet on the newer line are different check to see if they can be used to replace the older ones.

01-11-2009, 12:33 AM
Mine fits beautifully on the Horizon II, don't know about the older ones. I really love that 7wt 4-pc with the Danelsson 6nine for bones.

01-11-2009, 07:51 AM
The US rep knew about the foot/seat issue. He said the foot was made on the high end of the size tolerances. My smaller reels don't have the issue, just the largest LW. Everytime I stare at it I think it is curvature rather than thickness. I have the Horizon SC and really like the combo so I keep filing a little each year. The other instance I know of was Ken "McFly".

01-11-2009, 08:26 AM
Thanks for the clarification Basser. Now if they could make something to stop the snow...

01-11-2009, 11:15 AM
Your post indicates that the old HD9/13 spool is interchangable with the new H5D 9/13 spool. Are you sure about this - because it looks like a different mounting system???
I just bot a new (old) HD9/13 with 2 spools and am concerned about whether I can mix and match.
If you can use the old spool on the new reel - can you use the new spool on the old reel??

01-14-2009, 04:58 PM
I wrote ( see the original post) :

The spools on LW 8-12 and HD 9-13 , as well as LW 6-9 and 4-7 are interchangeable

and I was talking only about new reels.

The same info can be found on Danielsson website, which has been updated last week.

01-25-2009, 11:04 PM
I reviewed the Danielsson site and I saw where the 6/9 and 4/7W spools are interchangable - but not the L5W8/12 and the H5D 9/13.

I ordered both the L5W8/12 and the H5D 9/13 with a spare spool that I had hoped I could use for both. But I do not think you are correct - at least I did not see it on their site.

01-26-2009, 07:05 AM
I spoke to Tomas this A.M. and you are correct that the two spools are interchangeable - but I still do not see it on site.

01-26-2009, 09:49 AM
Go go to webshop and clik on spools ( LW 8-12 or HD 9-13) and you will find the following


L5W 8twelve / H5D 9thirteen, spool
Fits to L5W 8twelve 10214
and H5D 9thirteen 10215



My original info regarding spools was based on my conversation with Tomas several months ago and the new webshop has this info.

01-30-2009, 04:59 PM
Where can these Danilesson reels be purchased in the USA? Bear's Den has the Loop Evotec which I assume is similar. The G3 HD 8/10 list for $500.


01-30-2009, 05:06 PM
There should be at least a few US dealers in the near future.

Bear's Den has the Loop Evotec which I assume is similar. The G3 HD 8/10 list for $500.

There are not the same as the design and reliability differs.

All cars looks similar too , but...........

03-21-2009, 02:24 PM
I'm selling my new HD9/13 if anyone interested

03-27-2009, 05:53 PM
Just to let you know that Streams of Dreams Fly Shop on the east coast started to sell Danielsson reels (site sponsor).

Google the highlighted name to find out their website and phone number.

Here is the newly designed reels line capacity: