Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

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Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

Postby JigginOG » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:28 pm

TWS for the win.

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Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

Postby Houndfish » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:20 am

I have also been looking at both of these reels and am in a similar state of indecision. My primary use for it will be pitching 3/8-5/8 total weight jigs and t-rigs from the bank and making short target casts/skips with the same lures. Secondary uses will be chatterbaits and spinners. The reel will be mounted on a CR723 IMX.

Right now I am leaning towards the Zillion SV TW in the 9.1 gearing for no other reason then I think it would be nice to be able to zip my lure back in. For short range work in these weights, will there be much difference between these reels?

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Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

Postby ccass » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:13 am

Houndfish wrote:I have also been looking at both of these reels and am in a similar state of indecision. My primary use for it will be pitching 3/8-5/8 total weight jigs and t-rigs from the bank and making short target casts/skips with the same lures. Secondary uses will be chatterbaits and spinners. The reel will be mounted on a CR723 IMX.

Right now I am leaning towards the Zillion SV TW in the 9.1 gearing for no other reason then I think it would be nice to be able to zip my lure back in. For short range work in these weights, will there be much difference between these reels?


I got the 9.1 Zillion SV. I really like it. It is smooth and fast. It casts and skips great as well. I feel it is a really good reel. I like the size of it too. It comes with a 90mm handle.

I prefer fast reels for jigs, plastics and close range applications. The speed difference may not seem like much but it adds up to many more pitches in a day, increasing your chances of catching fish.

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Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

Postby Cracker » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:02 am

Houndfish wrote:I have also been looking at both of these reels and am in a similar state of indecision. My primary use for it will be pitching 3/8-5/8 total weight jigs and t-rigs from the bank and making short target casts/skips with the same lures. Secondary uses will be chatterbaits and spinners. The reel will be mounted on a CR723 IMX.

Right now I am leaning towards the Zillion SV TW in the 9.1 gearing for no other reason then I think it would be nice to be able to zip my lure back in. For short range work in these weights, will there be much difference between these reels?


For me the Zillion SV TW is no-brainer in your case, you get better distance, the reel is lighter and better match with 3 power rod. I would only pick 7.3 gear ratio instead of 9.1.

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Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

Postby Houndfish » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:59 am

Why would you go with the slower gearing, more power?

I am intrigued with the 9.1 as most of my other reels are in the 6.X range and I want to see what a really fast reel is like. I also kinda like the green :D

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Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

Postby Cracker » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:37 am

Houndfish wrote:Why would you go with the slower gearing, more power?

I am intrigued with the 9.1 as most of my other reels are in the 6.X range and I want to see what a really fast reel is like. I also kinda like the green :D


Well, if you like the green :D it makes the difference - go for it! I just like the 7.X gear ratio for jig and T-rig applications.
9.X is better for flipping grass.

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Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

Postby robertj298 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:16 pm

I would always choose the reel made in Japan as opposed to Thailand.

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Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

Postby ccass » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:26 pm

Houndfish wrote:Why would you go with the slower gearing, more power?

I am intrigued with the 9.1 as most of my other reels are in the 6.X range and I want to see what a really fast reel is like. I also kinda like the green :D


I would do the 9.1. I really like the extra speed. The 4-6 IPT increase doesn't seem like much but, count up all of the pitches over the day and that leads to a lot more pitches within that timeframe.

I have punched with the Zillion TWS 9.1 and I use the Zillion SV TW 9.1 for jigs. The speed helps get fish from cover before they can tie you up or rub your line on some rusty docks.

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Re: Daiwa SV103 vs Zillion SV TW

Postby Prancing Pony » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:58 am

I know an angler who used to throw 2" soft plastics on 1/16oz jig heads with a light-action BFS rod, and his average distance was about 57ft. Very windy condition, and not a single backlash.
TWS+SV seems to work very well.


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