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Daiwa "Coastal 200HS"

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The Daiwa Coastal 200HS Casting Reels feature a new inshore design that is comfortable to fish and still delivers the added toughness and increased line capacity you need for fighting big inshore fish, as well, as monster bass. Extremely corrosion resistant, its aluminum frame and side plate keep all of its inner workings in perfect alignment, and its eight corrosion-resistant bearing system (7+1) ensures consistently fluid casts and retrieves. High strength brass gearing material delivers maximum winding power and the longer cut-away 100mm swept handle provides additional leverage when you’re fighting fish.

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Daiwa Coastal 200HS

This is the saltwater version of the new T Wing System. This is basically the Tatula reel that has been beefed up to handle the inshore waters better. It has 7 corrosion resistant bearings and the frame is made of aluminum. It comes with a 7.3 to 1 gear ratio which used to be considered high speed, but with the influx of reels with 8 to 1 and even 9 to 1 gear ratio, 7.3 isn't really considered to be high speed any more.

The things that most folks complain about with this reel and the Tatula is how big it is. I happen to have large hands and for me this reel does not feel too big at all. It is also a heavy reel, but it is to be expected for a beefed up reel to handle saltwater use. This is definitely not a magnesium framed lightweight reel. This weight does not bother me in the least, but some folks may find it a bit cumbersome.

If you are looking for a reel that is saltwater ready right out of the box, give the Daiwa Coastal a look.

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
16-30 times

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Pros:
Daiwa quality, color
Cons:
Pricy, heavy, big

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Model:
200 HS
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