During my history as a professional angler and guide I’ve had dozens of fishing reels from various manufacturer’s placed into my capable hands for field testing but the new Daiwa Coastal Zillion has gained my ultimate respect. I’ve been using this new saltwater low-profile bait casting reel for about five months now and it has performed flawlessly with absolutely no maintenance issues stemming from the rigors of excessive use or the harsh saltwater environment!
The Coastal Zillion is a truly well engineered piece of equipment that has every feature an inshore angler or cross-over bass fisherman could ever desire. It is a sturdy, rigid platform that is very lightweight (only 8.5 oz.) for comfortable all day use and it not only feels good in your hand but it looks great too. This new Daiwa offering also casts like a dream with its free-floating spool and easy to adjust backlash controls… it gives me that added confidence to punch cast my favorite plug into the wind without suffering a professional over-run (a bird’s nest to the novice). The Coastal Zillion also boasts an ultra-smooth eight-disc carbon drag system that applies nearly 9 pounds of drag… for a high speed low-profile reel, that’s super impressive! This new casting reel also has an amazing 7.3 gear ratio that picks up 32” of line per handle turn… perfect for power fishing techniques that cover water quickly and efficiently. And I can also pack on plenty of my favorite brand of line; it holds a generous 125 yards of 14lb. mono… enough capacity to tackle those line stripping inshore species like snook and even small tarpon! Most importantly the Coastal Zillion is simply reliable with a sealed drag and 6 corrosion resistant ball bearings… it will provide years of dependable service and best of all I won’t be seeing a reel repair center for a long, long time. In short, the Coastal Zillion has become my consummate choice for both my competitive needs on the tournament trails and of course while shooting Flats Class TV across the Gulf coast.
The new Daiwa Coastal Zillion is the perfect gift for the discriminating angler this holiday season to find a dealer near you go to www.daiwa.com
Captain CA Richardson