Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Electric Reel details:
The new Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ electric reel delivers incredible power! The strength of Daiwa Seaborg new custom motor is in the same class as the mighty Marine Power 3000. The newly redesigned Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Megatwin is the ultimate battle machine. It is powerful, quiet and smooth and has an output of roughly 1.3 times greater than previous motors. The new aluminum composite housing is designed to maximize the release of heat and keep the Mega Torque Motor cool, ensuring that power is available all the time.
Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ allows the user to quickly switch between mega-power mode and mega-speed mode by merely touching a button. During retrieve, the new speed function switches smoothly and efficiently and allows the angler the ability to alternate to the best speed, depending on the situation.
Mega Torque Motor- The strength of Daiwa Seaborg’s new custom motor is in the same class as the mighty Marine Power 3000. The power and speed is quiet and smooth, and with an output of approximately 1.3 times greater than previous motors. This is the ultimate battle machine. With all this power, the new aluminum composite housing is designed to maximize the release of heat and keep the motor cool, ensuing that the power is available all the time. This monster has a tough heart inside, to challenge any fierce battle in the sea.
Megatwin- Daiwa’s original Daiwa Seaborg Megatwin reel design utilizes a two-gear ratio system. The new Daiwa Seaborg employs a totally redesigned system that allows the user to immediately switch between mega-power mode and mega-speed mode by simply touching a button. During retrieve or when battling a monster the new speed function switches smoothly and effortlessly. With this functionality, an angler can alternate to the best speed, depending on the situation.
ATD (Automatic Drag System)- ATD drag system that gives you the power and poise to take control of whatever crosses your angling path. ATD is a combination of seven large carbon washers and improved drag grease. The new grease exhibits a low viscosity at rest, yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start up. This reduces initial drag start-up inertia. When combined with the structural changes to the ATD Drag washers, results in a smoother stronger drag from the initial hook up, allowing you to concentrate on the fight.
This tough drag function will adjust according to the pulling of the fish. Daiwa Seaborg 1200 to keep the drag smooth under extreme pressure, an aluminum drag radiator is located on the handle shaft that dissipates heat away from the drag system, maximizing the release of heat, keeping the drag cooler for better drag performance. This ultimate function will maintain the drag power to help conquer large fish. Also, an alarm sound function will notify anglers when line is being pulled out.
What the Monster offers – Maximum flexibility to fight!
Jog Power Lever – The new Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Jog Power Lever system is designed for stand up fishing techniques. With the standing fight concept in mind, the Jog Lever will allow an immediate response to wind the line. When standing with the rod/reel outfit in your right hand the lever can be controlled with your left thumb. Alternatively, when using your left hand to hold the outfit, pinching the lever with your right hand will allow you to control the machine easily. This easy to use function will allow you to continuously lead the fight against your target.
Magsealed Ball Bearing – Daiwa’s ultimate technology – Magsealed Ball Bearing prevents water and dust intrusion inside the ball bearing which greatly reduces reel corrosion and noise. Applied to the spool shaft surrounding, a place where invasion of salt and dust is most likely to happen and maintenance is difficult. This will improve the long-term durability and the smoothness.
Dot Screen Display- Out in the field it can be tough to read anything on an LCD screen due to sun glare or sunglasses. The Daiwa Seaborg’s LCD screen displays large letters/numbers and uses a dotted LCD screen to make it easier for anglers to see the display. Line input procedures are selectable in Japanese or English languages. Just let the D-Vec letters on the start screen lead you to exciting world of Dendoh reel fishing.
For ultimate deep water then the Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ is the ideal choice. Its massive line capacity combined with sheer power is ideal for fishing the deepest waters of the ocean.
The new Daiwa Seaborg reels set a new standard for what is possible with an electric reel. Gone are the days when this type of reel was made just for deep drop fishing. With the new Jog Lever design the Daiwa Seaborg is the ultimate stand up electric game reel.
Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ features:
– Powerful Megatwin (switchable between high/low gear
– English version LCD
– Magsealed ball Bearing
– Oversize SIC line guide
– Jog Power Lever
– Drag radiator
– Convenient 12-Volt DC Operation (acceptable range of voltage 12-16.8V)
– Electric current usage No load – 4 amps, Rated 7/5A (Hi/Lo) amps, Maximum power – 20 amps
– Line Counter and Depth Memory
– LCD Readout
Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Electric Reel FAQs:
Is the Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ comparable to a Shimano beastmaster 9000?
The Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ is a good electric reel init’s own right. A lot of our customers tend to lean more towards the Shimano Beastmaster 9000 because of quality and the cooling system that cools down the reel. It is essential for electric reels to have a good cooling system and the Shimano Beastmaster 9000 has just that.
Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Electric Reel Video:
Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Electric Reel Reviews:
Nicely packaged reel
These reels have lots of gear ratio between the spool and the drag pack to make the drag stronger – but when a fish runs it backfires. It spins the heck out of those little washers and that generates tons of heat. The drag heat radiator is an aluminum disc a bit larger than a quarter – and IMO doesn’t dissipate heat very well.
Great for winching up bottom fish, not so great for a drawn out fight with a sword – especially a spicy one that likes to run form 50 to 1500 feet a few times to cool off.
I’ve spent a little time with these reels lately, they are a really nicely packaged reel, with some very creative engineering. For the size and weight, pretty darn impressive. The screen is also very nicely done. IMO these reels (2 speed versions) are far superior to the Shimano Beastmaster reel priced the same.
The Seaborg 1200MJ is the new secret weapon from Daiwa for deep dropping. Ran across to the islands recently and landed our largest Mystic Grouper pushing triple digits without the motor even heating up. Also the amount of drag this thing has is just scary….too much if you ask me. Very impressive piece of technical fishing equipment. Next trip planned is a daytime sword trip…should be fun.
The reel did great.
This thing has some serious yank to it. It fiddled with ten pound weights all day long and only slowed down when I had stuck the weight in the mud waaaay deep. Hauled the ten pounds up from 1800 feet at high speed no problem.
My 2 cents
So here is my 2 cents, keep the reel in low speed as default. I have lost two big fish already by forgetting to switch the reel back to low speed after bring up a cleaned out (empty) rig. This reel cranks so fast and the drag holds so strong that you will pull the hook every time on a bigger fish (30 lbs plus)
I did drag up a double barrel yesterday from 650 (2 Barrel fish at one time) both between 25-30 lbs and the reel never labored. They banged the hell out of the rod, trashed the rig, and snapped the weight the 8 lb weight off. If you have ever caught a barrel you know they fight like hell from the bottom to the surface, and this was 2 at one time. Ended up with 8 barrel, 2 BLTs, and a nice snowy off the same spot. And yes all on low speed.
Didn't miss a beat!
Finally got to test my Seaborg 1200j daytiming today. Fished from 1250-1310 and the Seaborg didn’t miss a beat! No fish but did 4 drops. Zero issues cranking up 13 lb. lead. I am sure now that this reel will serve the purpose perfectly for what I need it for. Only issue I found was that the dept on the reel wasn’t in sync with what my depthfinder was telling me (+ some). Not an issue since once I find bottom I only use the number on the screen as a baseline. Most line out shown on the screen was 1520 and I had plenty of line left on the spool. 65lb braid (2500′)
Handles the fish with great ease
Just used my new seaborg 1200MJ yesterday. Only had one fish on it. But it’s a hefty 50# Amberjack. The 1200 handled the fish with great ease. There is plenty more head room on this reel. Comparing this to the Tanacom 1000, the Tanacom 1000 had a lot of problems fighting 30# class Amberjack.
Very cool reel
Took me a few to figure out how to change the display to English but once I did it was smooth sailing. Super smooth and tons of drag. I was able to put 2500 ft. If 65 lb. Braid with a 125 ft. Of 150 lb. Wind on comfortably. BTW I did get the 1200J model. It does not have the power/speed button but you can change it on the display. The digital options in this reel are crazy!
As for power, my son and I took turns trying to both stop the reel (within reason)and heat it up. No dice. Only time that it had a hiccup was when my satellite battery got low on power and the seaborg slowed itself down with a warning light. Very cool feature.
IMHO this reel will handle daytiming no problem. If you are an everyday Joe that will venture out to 1700′ every once in a while….no brainer. Zero reason to spend the $5k.
damn smart reel
I have powered them on and spooled them at work for customers. Its a damn smart reel. It has a line input mode where you can input the exact amount of line to be spooled. It even has a gauge that tells you how much tension is being applied when spooled. Just from turning it on and spooling it I can tell you its Badass compared to a tanacom 1000.
Just spooled mine up yesterday
I have owned or fished almost every electric out there and I have to say I’m very impressed with the quality of this reel. Can’t wait for the wind to slack so I can get out and give it a try. As for swording my impression so far is that it would be fully capable of getting the job done. IMO it would be a great choice for someone who is looking to sword 3-4 times a year, but if your looking to sword regularly then the reel we are not talking about in this thread would be a better choice.