Backlash proof reel

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Backlash proof reel

Postby Steve petty » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:08 pm

Wanting to get wife a new reel for Christmas. She does fine with her chronarchs but sometime struggles in the wind and lighter baits. Throws mostly T-rigs but small shakeyheads can be tough. Thinking maybe a JDM Metanium dc or one of the Daiwa Zillions.
She uses a Loomis NRX 803 and a new GLX 782 and 783. What you guys think.

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby ccass » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:49 pm

An SV spooled Daiwa. Nice control and handles the wind great without getting robbed for distance.

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby tditox4 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:15 pm

ccass wrote:An SV spooled Daiwa. Nice control and handles the wind great without getting robbed for distance.


x 2 ...... Daiwa Tatula SV TW

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby Finnz922 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:18 pm

Most Daiwa SV reels. I haven't used the Steez, but the rest are very user friendly.
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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby Steve petty » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:45 pm

Thanks for the replies,much difference between the Zillion and Tatula?

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby fffishing » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:46 pm

Any DC reel will be nice! Of course smallest ones,-Cardiff(if you find),KK50,Scorpion17(same brakes on Met15DC),or Met DC...

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby ccass » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:09 pm

Steve petty wrote:Thanks for the replies,much difference between the Zillion and Tatula?


I own both. The Tatula is more user friendly. The Zillion casts further and is a little more free.

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby Steve petty » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:32 pm

Why do you say more user friendly?

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby ccass » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:40 pm

Steve petty wrote:Why do you say more user friendly?


Harder to backlash.

Another note is that ithe can be had cheaper than the Zillion SV while being about 85% of what the Zillion is.

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby DirtyD64 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:18 am

ccass wrote:
Steve petty wrote:Why do you say more user friendly?


Harder to backlash.

Another note is that ithe can be had cheaper than the Zillion SV while being about 85% of what the Zillion is.


This is true, I was all about the lighter spool though and the features of the Zillion (even though they are by no means critical) so I have 2 Zillion SV TW and could possibly go for a 3rd. My wife has NO problem using the Zillion SV and she started on an SS/SV to practice. I totally understand why most would recommend the Tatula SV, and you can't go wrong with either.

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby Steve petty » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:42 am

Tatula it is,thanks!

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby Steve petty » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:07 am

Been Shimano for 25 years,never thought I would buy Daiwa! Bought the cheap Tatula about a month ago,that thing bombs cranks and top Water,pretty much unbacklashable. That’s the reason I asked about the Daiwa. Wanted you guys to say Shimano! Lol!!!

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby BlaineFred » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:01 pm

Steve petty wrote:Thanks for the replies,much difference between the Zillion and Tatula?


The Tatula SV TW was reviewed by TackleTour and won the Editor's Choice Award.

Here's one of the comments:

My initial thoughts on the SV TWS reel the second I unboxed it was just how attractive the new baitcaster was. Other CT reels look utilitarian in comparison to the SV TW and it is clear that Daiwa put some extra effort into trying to differentiate this Tatula from the rest of the lineup. It looks more “Zillion” than it does “Tatula.”
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My take....The Tatula SV TW lists for $199.99, BUT I have bought them off dealers on eBay for $133.

I have Zillions SV TW and some Tatulas SV TW, and I really don't notice much difference.

It's a great value.

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby finfinder » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:58 am

SV TW For $133 ... ; Tough to beat at that price.

BlaineFred wrote:
Steve petty wrote:Thanks for the replies,much difference between the Zillion and Tatula?


The Tatula SV TW was reviewed by TackleTour and won the Editor's Choice Award.

Here's one of the comments:

My initial thoughts on the SV TWS reel the second I unboxed it was just how attractive the new baitcaster was. Other CT reels look utilitarian in comparison to the SV TW and it is clear that Daiwa put some extra effort into trying to differentiate this Tatula from the rest of the lineup. It looks more “Zillion” than it does “Tatula.”
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My take....The Tatula SV TW lists for $199.99, BUT I have bought them off dealers on eBay for $133.

I have Zillions SV TW and some Tatulas SV TW, and I really don't notice much difference.

It's a great value.

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Re: Backlash proof reel

Postby QUAKEnSHAKE » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:59 pm

finfinder wrote:SV TW For $133 ... ; Tough to beat at that price.

BlaineFred wrote:
Steve petty wrote:Thanks for the replies,much difference between the Zillion and Tatula?


The Tatula SV TW was reviewed by TackleTour and won the Editor's Choice Award.

Here's one of the comments:

My initial thoughts on the SV TWS reel the second I unboxed it was just how attractive the new baitcaster was. Other CT reels look utilitarian in comparison to the SV TW and it is clear that Daiwa put some extra effort into trying to differentiate this Tatula from the rest of the lineup. It looks more “Zillion” than it does “Tatula.”
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My take....The Tatula SV TW lists for $199.99, BUT I have bought them off dealers on eBay for $133.

I have Zillions SV TW and some Tatulas SV TW, and I really don't notice much difference.

It's a great value.


Just shy of $100 right now with discount
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-2017-Daiwa ... 100623.m-1


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