Now you can cover water like never before, thanks to the Daiwa® TD Zillion™ Coastal Low-Profile Baitcasting Reel's blazing 7.3:1 gear ratio. Sleek and incredibly fast, this reel doesn’t scrimp on premium features: rigid aluminum frame and sideplate, built-in corrosion protection, six CRBB™ ball bearings plus roller bearing, MagForce® Z automatic anti-backlash system, and eight-disc drag, innovative swept handle. Weight: 8.6 oz. Line capacity: 14 lbs./120 yds. Line recovery: 32" per handle turn. Gear ratio: 7.3:1
Rated 5 out of 5 by snookman11 Excellent Hybrid Reel
I live in FL and spend about 50/50 time bass fishing and flats fishing. Amazing dual duty reel. Quality is fantastic. Long smmoth casts, use for soft plastics and topwater on the flats and multiple uses in freshwater. piared with 7' shimano crucial rod, which makes a great all purpose hybrid combo. Always been a shimano guy, but these are taking the lead....
February 2, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by bassinfla82 Impressive!
I dont use it for salt water... this reel is is an update to the Zillions and the colors are sweet the 7.3 G/R is a little to high and should not be the only offered... The reason I bought this reel is because I really liked the Blue anodizing.. I fish only Daiwa reels and mostly JDM Daiwa's and HAVE LOTS of there Limited edition JDM stuff...this reel is beautiful and the has a upgrade thats VERY nice... the Zillion is not the best Daiwa for casting very light lures mainly because Magforce Z (V) is so much better for light stuff...but the other reason is the Spool is kinda heavy (Most of my Zillions have been upgraded with TD-Z 100M spools and OMG what a difference they make!) this reels spool is 6 grams lighter then the stock Zillions spool! and does that make a difference? OH YES A HUGE ONE!!!! when you loose 1/3rd of the spool weight you will notice it when throwing light baits!!! I wish they made a 103 size spool because to me the Zillions hold more line then they need to for 95% of bass fishing and more line = more spool weight = less light lure performance... I dont fish spinning reels so a bait caster that handles light baits is a must for me! but thats what I have my TD-Z typr R's, ITO's and Pixy's for!
anyhow with the lighter spool thats a nice upgrade Daiwa put on this reel...A tuned break rotor would have been nice on it to but hey you cant ask for to much lol!... throw you a set of ABEC 7 Stainless or ceramic bearings on the spool and side plate and you have a zillion that will throw 1/8oz baits really well...
This is a nice reel and I know you will love it! if you are burning a spinner bait or a rattle/speed trap or buzz bait this is your ticket... it also makes a nice plastics reels.
November 13, 2009
I've been reading reviews that say the Coastal performs just as well in freshwater as salt and would just like some more confirmation. I fish mostly freshwater but make trips to the coast and would love to have the capabilities all in one reel.
no need to make such a BIG purchase for an amateur angler. u can use the offshore angler or ocean master baitcast combos for snook,reds,and trout. and get away with 12 or 14lb test mono. and you can still use it to catch plenty of spanny macks off the skyway fishing piers when they run threw.
I have always used Abu Garcia reels and my favorite baitcast reel right now is the Revo Inshore. I was wondering how this reel compared to the Revo and if it is worth the extra money. It sure does look cool.
Yes if you are after looks the Coastal is very cool but like I have been saying the drag is weak but its a very smooth reel also I believe that the Inshore has better bearing and line capacity for salt water