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Featuring Daiwa's cutting-edge Finesse SV Stress-Free Versatile Concept. The Diawa "SV105" gives the kayak angler the ability to cast ultra light weight lures, while still providing the benefits of a low-profile casting reel platform.

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Daiwa 105SV

One of the new variants of the SV Daiwa reels. This review will focus on the SV 105 HS version with the 7.2:1 gear ratio. If you are familiar with the original Alphas from Daiwa, this reel will feel very familiar. Updated with Daiwa's SV free floating spools, which makes casting light lures an easy task. Don't take that to mean that it is only for finesse casting duties, it can handle much more than just the light stuff.

I use mine for casting weightless Senkos and light Texas rig worms. This reel handles this tasking with ease. When the spool tension and the mag casting brake set right, this reel is almost backlash proof. It will cast a 5" weightless Senko a country mile.

Even though this reel feels very diminutive in hand (6.2 ounces), do not mistake it for a "dainty" reel. It has managed to horse in some very decent fish in both fresh and saltwater. Bass up to 6 pounds, and redfish up to 12 pounds, the reel never felt strained at all even with those hard fighting fish.

A light weight, aluminum framed reel...what more can a typical fisherman ask for? Not very much in this fisherman's opinion. DO yourself a favor and check this reel out at your local tackle shop!

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
lightweight, aluminum frame, tight tolerances, excellent fit and finish
Cons:
Pricy

Equipment Model

Model:
Alphas 105SV
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