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Twin power XD vs SW

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I would say the SW is tougher than the XD.

I think the XDs are intended for lighter fishing than the SWs.

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Steg is correct regarding body size on the XD, but the 5k SW is a slightly larger reel and is more “HD” IMO.

 

I was faced with the same issue a few years ago and ended up with the SW... I consider it my heavy inshore/light surf reel. I pair it with a 7’6” St Croix Legend Trek heavy for inshore boat use (the combo in my profile pic) and a 9’ St Croix Legend Surf for the beach...I’m not sure about offshore use as line capy may be an issue depending on what you are chasing and line rating needs. I just put fresh 20# Sufix 832 on it and almost took an entire 300 yd spool.

 

It’s a nice reel and has done me well, so far...

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7 hours ago, Inshore said:

Steg is correct regarding body size on the XD, but the 5k SW is a slightly larger reel and is more “HD” IMO.

 

I was faced with the same issue a few years ago and ended up with the SW... I consider it my heavy inshore/light surf reel. I pair it with a 7’6” St Croix Legend Trek heavy for inshore boat use (the combo in my profile pic) and a 9’ St Croix Legend Surf for the beach...I’m not sure about offshore use as line capy may be an issue depending on what you are chasing and line rating needs. I just put fresh 20# Sufix 832 on it and almost took an entire 300 yd spool.

 

It’s a nice reel and has done me well, so far...

I might be pairing it up with a NRX inshore rod 

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9 mins ago, Texasfisherman said:

Thanks guys. I think I’ll keep my XD for freshwater striper and go with the SW for in/offshore  

Good call! :cool:

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