Daiwa breaks another mold with its introduction of the new Coastal TWS 200 Inshore Saltwater Baitcasting Reel. Built with both beauty and purpose, this reel will put quick work to your average size bay bass or legal halibut. In addition, it offers the casting distance with its branded TWS (T Wing System) technology to reach those honey holes. The Coastal TWS also offers the fighting power to handle those bigger fish with its inclusion of the patented Ultimate Tournament Drag System. Its 15.4 maximum drag capacity is enough to handle almost any inshore target.
A step up from such reels as the Shimano Curado. With its sleek metallic blue look on top of an A7075 aircraft grade aluminum spool, 8 bearing system, and 7.3 Hyper Speed gear ratio, the Daiwa Coastal TWS Saltwater Baitcasting Reel comes packed with fishing technology. If you take all these features and compare them to the asking price, you’ll get a value that any saltwater fisherman would be eager to take advantage of!
Daiwa Coastal TWS 200 Saltwater Baitcasting Reel
The Daiwa Coastal TWS 200 Saltwater Baitcasting Reel is a lightweight model, weighing in at a respectable 8.1 ounces. It has a spool capacity that ranges from 165 yards of 14 lb mono line, up to 100 yards of 20 lb monofilament line. It can hold 190 yards of 40 lb braid, and up to 145 yards of 55 lb braided line. Casting distance and drag capacity are its prominent features, and the Daiwa Coastal TWS is completed with a fine addition of useful technology.
- TWS (T Wing System) – The T Wing System was introduced to Daiwa reels back in 2011. It reduces line friction coming off the reel which results in better line control, and longer distance casting.
- Ultimate Tournament Drag – The drag washers are made of an extremely high density woven fiber. They are also instilled with a special oil that reduces heat from friction. A maximum of 15.4 lbs of drag puts the hammer down on larger fish.
- A7075 Aircraft Grade Aluminum Spool – The special grade of aluminum is prized for its lightweight yet durable qualities. It’s allowed Daiwa to create a deeper spool that spins longer and easier on its bearings.
- 8 Bearing System – The Coastal TWS makes use of 7 CRBB (Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings) and 1 RB (Roller Bearing). Corrosive Resistant Ball Bearings claim to outlast normal bearings with up to 12 times the life.
- High Strength Gearing Material – Built with high strength gears to be able to withstand the force held by the drag. They are also built to last.
- Magforce Cast Control – Magforce uses a technology designed to slow the spinning of the spool. By setting a cast control knob on the reel to the correct placement for the weight on the line, the caster is able to easily avoid backlash. Always an issue with baitcasters. The knob controls small magnets inside the reel, moving them closer or further away from the spool.
- 100 mm Swept Handle – With a practical length of 100 mm, the handle is made of strong steel cut out in the middle to reduce weight. The grips are comfortable and adhere well to the hand while reeling.
- EVA Custom Handle Knobs – Comprised of the same A7075 aircraft grade aluminum used on the spool. The knobs are built with 2 small bearings and there is room to add more.
The Daiwa Coastal TWS Saltwater Baitcasting Reel makes good use of some powerful technology. It keeps the reel light, but gives it added line capacity. It’s built strong on the inside to withstand the force of heavy fish pulling against an effective drag system. It might not be quite at the level of reels like the Abu Garcia Revo MGXTREME, but its value makes it well worth the price.
The Daiwa Coastal TWS 200 Baitcaster makes use of existing branded technology put together to make a medium priced and extremely effective fishing tool. Three features stand out.
- Its lightweight yet extremely strong and durable aluminum material.
- Its casting distance enhancement.
- A drag that can handle heavy inshore fish.
There’s not much to bring up here. Trading apples for oranges is what it comes down to. Fishermen have their own preferences when it comes to reels in this category and price range, and might desire other features besides long casting and lightweight properties. Any real upgrade would surely come at an increase in price.
The Daiwa Coastal TWS 200 Saltwater Baitcasting Reel would make a fine addition to any inshore saltwater collection. Daiwa again offers a package of technology and durability at an incredible price. Use this reel in your local saltwater lagoons, or on those inshore kelp boating trips. Float tube any saltwater bay, or switch it over to large freshwater bass fishing. As always, we’d love to hear your experiences about this reel if you decide to get it or if you already have it. Drop by our comment box, and we’ll be sure to get back to you.