alphas sv worth the money???

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alphas sv worth the money???

Post by luv2fish4bass » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:44 am

Hey everyone. I am new to the forum but not new to fishing. I fished a lot back in college but mainly with spinning gear due mostly to the fact that I never took the time to try and get to know a baitcaster. Last year I got back into fishing seriously and bout a tatula which I love throwing. The casting with this reel is sp much easier than the cabelas prodigy that I had been fishing from years ago, however I have learned to cast it well also now. With that being said I now want to expand my inventory with some quality setups. I just recently purchased a new curado I and love it. The bait monkey has me again and I can't help but see all the great reviews on the jdm version of the alphas sv105. My question is the reel worth the extra money over the curado i, approx $200 vs $130? Money isn't really an issue but I just wanted everyone elses opinions on the matter.

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Re: alphas sv worth the money???

Post by bemo » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:16 am

Well worth the added cost. Osaka Pro Shop has free shipping. Alphas SV is a very nice little reel.

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Re: alphas sv worth the money???

Post by Tavery5 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:44 am

SV 105 is well worth the money IMHO. The only negative thing I can comment on about the reel is the shortness of the handle. Easily fixed with an inexpensive Tatula handle.

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Re: alphas sv worth the money???

Post by Congoman775 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:37 pm

Is the Alpha SV inshore safe?

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Post by IAY » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:01 pm

Yup its inshore safe.

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Re: alphas sv worth the money???

Post by Congoman775 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:11 am

Those who've used them, how would you say the Alpha sv would stack up against the Core 50 /Adle 15'

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Re: alphas sv worth the money???

Post by bemo » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:06 am

I fish the Alphas SV and 15 Aldebaran side by side. I would say the Alphas holds its own but they are both pretty new. I love both reels and both seem to have the same capabilities with light to medium weight baits. I also have 2 Pixy type Rs which are still hard to put down. Alphas SV has a lot of performance for the cost.

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Post by mickeyfin » Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:30 am

Good news is the Daiwa Alphas casts very well, easy to palm and has smooth drags. The bad news is the line capacity. I should have paid closer attention to this. Don't expect to land anything with shoulders.
I will have to find a replacement spool. Does Daiwa make a deep [er] spool?
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Re: alphas sv worth the money???

Post by tacklejunkie2 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:31 am

If you're talking about a SV spool, I don't think a deep spool is available right now. I'm sure one will become available down the road. I think they recently came out with a deep SV spool for the Steez. In addition, I think they just started offering the SV 105 spools in different colors. Someone might want to confirm this.

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Re: alphas sv worth the money???

Post by ss30378 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:31 am

I like the alphas better than the scorpion 1000xt. Smoother more solid feeling and casts better. Its a sweet little reel for the cost. I have both the high and low speed versions and love them both

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Post by Tavery5 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:00 am

mickeyfin wrote:Good news is the Daiwa Alphas casts very well, easy to palm and has smooth drags. The bad news is the line capacity. I should have paid closer attention to this. Don't expect to land anything with shoulders.
I will have to find a replacement spool. Does Daiwa make a deep [er] spool?
ymmv

Mick
While it is not an SV spool, the spool from a Daiwa Sol will work and meet your greater line requirement.

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Re: alphas sv worth the money???

Post by chris c » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:12 am

I just ordered one of these this weekend. Pairing it up with a Dobyns dx703c for weightless senko. I throw it on 16lb sniper, hoping line capacity is ok

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Re: alphas sv worth the money???

Post by rockchalk06 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:45 am

chris c wrote:I just ordered one of these this weekend. Pairing it up with a Dobyns dx703c for weightless senko. I throw it on 16lb sniper, hoping line capacity is ok

I am running 10# on mine. I haven't seemed to have any issues with line capacity, but that is also 10# v's 16#.

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Re: alphas sv worth the money???

Post by masterbass » Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:55 am

OP, if money is not an issue then I'd say definitely get the alphas sv. It's a special reel and casting machine. Very easy to cast without issues even into the wind. I use mine for weightless senkos and it has the "it" factor.

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Re: alphas sv worth the money???

Post by LgMouthGambler » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:41 am

Loving mine. Very versatile reel.

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