Daiwa Coastal SV TW 150XS Baitcast Review
We’re back reviewing saltwater fishing reels with the Daiwa Coastal SV TW Review!!
This reel comes packed with a lot of different features specifically designed for inshore saltwater anglers.
In this video, we will complete a deep dive into the specifics of this reel while also comparing it to the Daiwa Tatula SV TWS!
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Daiwa Coastal SV TW 150 Review [VIDEO]
Daiwa Coastal SV TW 150XS Specs:
The Daiwa Coastal SV TW 150XS is Daiwa’s highest gear speed ratio model that is apart of this reel series.
With an 8.1:1, this reel has one of the fastest gear ratios on a baitcasting reel.
Some anglers may look at that number and feel it is way too fast for them.
There are anglers out there that desire a 6.3:1 or slower gear ratio on baitcasting reels.
These anglers are most likely presenting smaller and lighter soft plastic lures in finesse applications.
If you are a power fisherman that throws paddletails or spoons all day, then this is a reel worth taking an extra look at.
You can easily cover more ground in search of redfish, snook, or trout using the Coastal SV TW 150XS.
All things considered, a reel weighing 6.9 oz. is super light.
The Coastal SV TW is a solid aluminum-bodied reel and Daiwa has tried all they can to maintain a weight of under 7 oz.
This is in part due to Daiwa’s SV Concept.
SV Concept stands for Stress-Free Versatile Concept which essentially represents a lightweight, thinner reel with a sturdy aluminum spool.
Moreover, 11 lbs of drag capacity on this baitcasting reel is more than enough.
Anything from 11-13 lbs on a baitcasting reel will cover any and all inshore fishing scenarios.
Furthermore, there are 8 bearings on this reel including 7 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing.
The bearings are part of Daiwa’s CRBB design which stands for Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings.
They are 12 times more resistant to the elements than other ball bearings.
This reel can take on a splash or two and will last a long time.
Daiwa Coastal SV TW 150XS Features
SV Spool Concept
First, you will see Daiwa’s SV Spool right in the center of the reel.
As briefly mentioned before, all this means is that Daiwa uses a lightweight, thin piece of aluminum to assemble the spool.
In tandem with an induct rotor, magnetized rings placed around the rotor help to slow down and provide braking to the spool itself.
The lightweight spool can be manipulated much easier and with greater control using Daiwa’s SV Concept.
So if you do want to present lighter, smaller soft plastic lures, you do have the option to do so with the Coastal SV TW.
The biggest perk of this spool design is the mitigation of backlash on the spool.
Some anglers may be seasoned and used to the functions of baitcasting reels.
But for those looking to try their hand on a baitcasting reel, the SV Concept assists in preventing intense backlash on the spool.
The “TW” in the reel’s name stands for Daiwa’s T-Wing system.
The T-Wing System is a little coat-hanger-looking piece that sits right at the top of the spool filtering the line in and out.
It is designed this way in an effort to create a bigger space for the line to travel through as opposed to a tiny hole traditionally used on baitcasting reels.
The added space ensures there will not be as much friction on the line as it peels off the spool from left to right.
Then, when you reel in the line, the T-Wing system moves side-to-side to lay the line neatly on the spool.
Spool & Handle Design
On the same topic of cast control, Daiwa includes their Zero-Adjust Tension Knob on the side of the reel.
It is a very small knob and the intention is for you to have to adjust very little to nothing out of the box.
There is very little manipulation that needs to be done on your part to set the spool on the reel.
This is just to eliminate any slight movement by the spool itself.
Moreover, the spool itself is much deeper in its design compared to other SV reel spools.
The spool on the Coastal SV TW 150XS is a spool designed for a 150-size reel.
However, the body of the reel is for 100-size reels.
As the number increases with each size up, the reel and the spool get larger.
But in sticking with a 100-size reel, it is very palm-able, compact, and fun to fish with.
So they’ve paired a palm-able and compact reel design with a 150-size spool to hold more line while also maintaining its comfort to fish with.
The last feature of the Coastal SV TW is the length of the handle arm.
The Coastal SV TW comes equipped with a 100mm swept handle.
This addition will not necessarily help the reel perform any better than other reels, but it is more for ergonomic purposes.
You can safely hold the body of the reel and turn the handle without any interference.
The size of the handle moves your opposite hand further away from the reel making the reel more comfortable in your hands.
Coastal SV TW vs. Tatula SV TW
If you were to take apart these two reels and look at them side by side, the integrity, and structure of the reels are extremely similar.
Both reels include:
- SV Concept Spool
- Magnetic Braking System
- T-Wing System
- 2 Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings are located at the spool
- Designed specifically for saltwater fishing
The bottom line is the Coastal SV TW offers additional features that are not present in the Tatula SV TW.
The first noticeable difference is the difference in spool depth between the two reels.
You will have more braided line capacity on the Coastal than you will on the Tatula.
The second difference is the cast knob.
The Coastal SV TW comes equipped with a Zero-Adjust Cast Knob that is preset directly from Daiwa.
Whereas on the Tatula SV TW, you have more of a traditional cast-control knob.
Moving forward, the next difference is in the size of the handles on the two reels.
The Daiwa Coastal SV TW has a 100mm size handle and the Tatula SV TW has a 90mm size handle.
The increased length on the Coastal SV TW is going to feel more comfortable when you are throwing larger lures or you are battling a big fish.
The last major difference between the two reels is the overall drag design.
Both reels include Daiwa’s Zaion material in the drag cap but the grease used on their carbon fiber drag stack is different for both reels.
Daiwa still uses their Ultimate Tournament Drag Grease on the Tatula SV TW and they are using the newer Automatic Tournament Drag Grease on the Coastal SV TW.
This simply means the drag settings on either reel will not be the same for the other and will need individual settings to be at maximum performance.
For inshore saltwater fishing, the differences between drag structure and settings are almost negligible.
Cons Of The Daiwa Coastal SV TW
There are two major cons associated with this reel you should be aware of if you are in the market for a high-end baitcasting reel.
The MagForce braking system designed by Daiwa is great for reducing backlash but technically reduces your casting distance slightly.
Traditional reels with centrifugal braking systems where you can back the drag off entirely allow you to cast slightly farther.
In the grand scheme of things, the differences here can be overlooked.
The second flaw of this reel is the Zero-Adjust Tension Knob on the side of the reel.
The intention of the knob is to keep your spool in place and for it to be pre-set by the manufacturer eliminating your need to manipulate it.
However, many anglers may be accustomed to traditional dial knobs that allow them to make their own adjustments while on the water.
The Daiwa Coastal SV TW 150XS Series Baitcasting Reel is an excellent high-end reel for those anglers looking to get the most out of their saltwater baitcasting reels.
Daiwa has tried to assemble both a comfortable and strong compact baitcasting reel capable of tackling feisty inshore game fish.
Be sure to head over to our shop and grab a Daiwa Coastal SV TW reel before they run out!!
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