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My take on the new Daiwa Alphas SV 105SH

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My new Daiwa Alphas SV 105SH.

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The hi-speed 105SH is THE finesse worm/jig that I've been looking for.

After nearly 10 years in active field service, most recently August 2015 in Malaysia, I've finally sold my beloved Daiwa Alphas 103. Its replacement is the current, new Alphas SV 105 launched Spring 2015 in Japan. I'm a big fan of the original Alphas and the new Alphas SV is in every way, a worthy replacement. It even features a hi-speed 105SH model. To me, this is THE finesse worm/jig reel that I've been looking for.

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The stock 80mm handle makes way for a slightly longer 85mm Avail ESD aluminum handle.

This reel features a clicking drag-star that is made of plastic. The swept handle is nice but in my opinion 80mm is maybe a little too short for a hi-speed reel. So, I had mine replaced with a 85mm Avail ESD aluminum handle. The palming profile is nearly identical to the 103. The gear-side sideplate is highly relieved and more sculpted to save weight. The SV spool feels totally different to the old Magforce-V spool. It casts further, but is not easy to tame, especially in the beginning of the cast. For those who're familiar with the old Magforce-V or Magforce-Z spools, you'll need some time to fully tame the SV spool.

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The new Alphas SV features a clicking drag-star and a whole lot of other features such as the new SV spool and hi-speed worm drive.

If you haven't noticed, the Alphas SV 105SH features a hi-speed worm drive which in my opinion may be similar in terms of design to the Zillion PE Special. That is no doubt a very useful feature that actually prevents the line burying.

To find out more, check out TackleTour for a complete review.
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