Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

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Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

Post by gillchaser » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:17 pm

Looking a picking up a couple new reels and was wondering if the line capacity of these reels accurate ? Especially in the 1000 size reels . 250 yards of 4# line ? 160 yards of 6# 110 yards of 8# ?
Can anyone verify if these are true ? Kirby

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Re: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

Post by jigmaster5 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:58 pm

Legalis 1000 LT is rated for 160 yds of 6 lb test.....so expect closer to 200 yds of 4 lb test.

Also, just saw some new Daiwa UL reels to be released at iCAST...these will be a lower price point reels....

QG 750FK
QR 750FK

Those will be 5.3 oz, 110 yds of 4 lb, 5 lb max drag

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Post by gillchaser » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:15 pm

jigmaster5 wrote:
Also, just saw some new Daiwa UL reels to be released at iCAST...these will be a lower price point reels....

QG 750FK
QR 750FK

Those will be 5.3 oz, 110 yds of 4 lb, 5 lb max drag
I’ll be watching for those . Gillchaser

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Re: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

Post by uljersey » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:23 pm

Why on earth would you need all of that line on a reel ? ... two football fields of line to cast a 1/32 - 1/16 oz bait 25' ](*,)

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Re: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

Post by Cal » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:38 pm

uljersey wrote:Why on earth would you need all of that line on a reel ? ... two football fields of line to cast a 1/32 - 1/16 oz bait 25' ](*,)
for those wild bluegill that try to spool you ;)
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Re: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

Post by gillchaser » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:33 am

Got my Daiwa Exceler lt reels today. I ordered a 1000 and a 2500 . The 1000 I loaded with 4# P-Line and the spool is larger than most 1000 reels I’ve owned but I don’t think it took 250 yards to fill it . Maybe 170-180 ? Didn’t measure , I’m just guessing with how long it took to wind the line on . The 2500 is a deep spool too . I filled the spool about a third of the way with some 12 # for backing , then taped rage spool and then filled with 6# P-Line .
I oiled them a little with a few drops Lucus reel oil and they both are super smooth .
I do wish Daiwa made a 500 size reel in the LT lines . I’d be on them in a minute . Gillchaser

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Post by Big-Bass » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:25 pm

jigmaster5 wrote:Legalis 1000 LT is rated for 160 yds of 6 lb test.....so expect closer to 200 yds of 4 lb test.

Also, just saw some new Daiwa UL reels to be released at iCAST...these will be a lower price point reels....

QG 750FK
QR 750FK

Those will be 5.3 oz, 110 yds of 4 lb, 5 lb max drag
What ever happened to these 750 reels? Can't find any info anywhere on them.

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Re: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

Post by Craigthor » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:48 pm

Seems like a giant waste of line on a spool, do you plan on putting a bunch of backing on to fill it out?

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Re: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

Post by Bronzeye » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:40 pm

I agree that these LT reels have ridiculous line capacities. My guess is that Daiwa does this to shave a few tenths of an ounce off the published reel weights; a smaller spool core uses less material. Unfortunately, line does add sigificantly to the reel weight; I measured an increase of .4 oz. adding monofilament line to an Abu Garcia spinning reel spool that has a 42 mm. lip diameter and a 19 mm. gap between the back of the spool lip and the front of the spool skirt.

So for most warm-water inland fishing, Daiwa's newly deepened spool cores on its LT reels provide an illusory reduction in reel weights that is lost when line is added. I hope this tomfoolery ends soon.

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Re: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

Post by Big-Bass » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:13 am

That's why I am still rocking my Luvias reels and picked up two '15 Exists. And on the cheap end, the RG reels are quite alright. I do have Tatula SS reels with the shallow 3000 spool and they are really nice. I am interested in the little 750 sized reels though for trout and panfish. Maybe even for use on an ice fishing rod.

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