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Daiwa Alphas-Ito repaired by Daiwa, Japan

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MIA no more. Brand new non-gear sideplate fitted and ready for some action.

Yeah!!! Got my Alphas-Ito back from Daiwa Japan today. I am so pleased. So glad to have my spinnerbait and crankbait workhorse reel back. This reel was actually on MIA status for almost 2 years due to a cracked sideplate that rendered the Mag-V adjuster useless. It's a damage that occurred when I was fishing in China a couple of years ago. From what I know, this is a pretty common fault, either unintentional or intentional so to speak. Clear non-gear sideplates are as tough and don't stand up well to abuse as ordinary ones.

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How it was before... Daiwa Japan returned this broken sideplate after they replaced it with a new one.

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New sideplate means a new lease of life for this workhorse reel of mine.

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For a close to 10 year old reel, it still looks cool.

On my recent Facebook page, some of you may have misunderstood that I'd waited 2 years for the reel to get repaired by Daiwa Japan. That is not the case. What I'd actually meant, I was just plain lazy for the past 2 years to pack and mail the reel back to Daiwa Japan for repairs. The repair process actually took less than 2 weeks and was done through PLAT.

No doubt, this is my all time favourite reel and its been round the world with me. For a reel that's almost 10 years old, it still looks fresh and awesome. All thanks to PLAT and Daiwa Japan for all their services to making this possible.
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