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Daiwa Ballistic EX Spinning Reels

Daiwa Ballistic EX Spinning Reels

$199.95 - $209.95
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TD Code
Ball Bearing + Roller BearingGear RatioLine Per CrankWeightMono Line Capacity
(LB. Test/Yards)
Max DragPrice
Ballistic Ex Spinning ReelML/L9 (1 CRBB) + 15.6:129.5''7.9 oz.6/135, 8/110, 10/908.8$199.95 USD
Ballistic Ex Spinning ReelM/ML9 (1 CRBB) + 15.6:133.2''8.6 oz.6/210, 8/170, 10/14015.4$199.95 USD
Ballistic Ex Spinning ReelM/ML9 (1 CRBB) + 15.6:137.4''10.4 oz.8/240, 10/200, 12/17015.4$199.95 USD
Ballistic Ex Spinning ReelXH/MH9 (1 CRBB) + 15.7:139.9''13.9 oz.10/300, 12/260, 14/21017.6$209.95 USD
The Daiwa Ballistic EX Spinning Reels are magsealed spinning reels which enable them to perform in either freshwater or saltwater conditions. These reels have a Zaion body and side cover to make them lightweight and corrosion proof.


  • Specification Upgrade
  • Magsealed System
  • ZAION Body & Side Cover
  • Dynamic Cut Aluminum ABS Spool
  • Digigear System
  • 5.6:1 & 5.7:1 Gear Ratios
  • Waterproof Drag System
  • Machined Aluminum Screw In Handle
  • Protrusion Free Air Bail
  • 9BB (1CRBB) + 1RB
  • Red Anodized Accent on Line Slider
  • Smooth, long-lasting and quiet Oscillation
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse System
5 Stars based on 10 reviews
April 27, 2016
Happy with this reel so far , nothing beats the test of time . finish is beautiful , aluminum spool with typical line lock on spool rim. Handle stem is a beautiful anodized finish , handle / knob is a hard material that feels good in the hand . I have not "dunked" the reel ion fresh or saltwater so I can't speak to the MAGNASEAL feature I said ,time will tell. A side by side comparison with the Shimano CI4 ...selo ita a Ford chevy thing . I Fisher the Shimano CI4 is an outstanding reel But after looking at both in person ,side by side and talking with a three tacle shop owners (one in MA. one in FL and one in CT. and all three Said the DAIWA was more durable with constant use and overall.
ConsFor 159.00 DAIWA should include a spare spool ...even if it was composite and not a duplicate aluminum spool. Made in China with a large profit margin there is certainly room to add a spare spool and a decal .
By Db
new york, NY
love it
February 25, 2016
great light weight reel use both freshwater and salt water.. very smooth and light weight
By Charles
Haw River, NC
Smooth and light!!!
February 11, 2016
A local tackle shop owner recommended I try this reel out and I'm sure glad he did. It is the smoothest reeling reel I have ever owned and light enough to cast all day. I used it mainly for speckled trout this fall, the drag was super smooth and handled 22" specks with ease.
ProsSmoothest reel I have ever used. Super light.
ConsNone so far.
By Darren A.
Austin, Texas
Great Reel - Tough, light, and works inshore too
January 19, 2016
I use this reel inshore fishing for reds and specs. I went up to the 2500 size to take advantage of the powerful drag, 15.4 lbs max, which is more than I need, while keeping the weight very low 8.6 oz. The light weight allows not only helps me fight fatigue, but it balances well with my rod so I can feel even the tiniest bite. Sometimes you get that bite from behind where the trout hits the lure and runs straight at you. With this reel, I have more than enough speed to keep that line tight in these situations. I really love this reel. I have used it about 15 times and have dunked it in the saltwater on a few trips. This was accidental and I was very glad that the dunk into the saltwater caused no problems. I guess that magseal really works. Oh, and with a flip of my wrist, I can cast farther than my friends. I wade fish, so I cast all day long and I don't have tangles. Zero wind knots, never. The only problem I have and this might be partly user error is that about 2-3 times per day, I wind up to cast and I find that somehow the bail has not been opened and has slipped back shut on me. I don't know if this is because it is in just the right position where it closes easily or what is going on, but occasionally this happens and it looks a little funny. A couple of times it has caused my flourocarbon leader to snap and my soft plastic and jig go flying. But this is minor and I think if I pay more attention I can completely eliminate this. I have had it about 3months, which is not enough time to tell yet, but so far the anti-reverse is still working correctly. I have had problems with other reels where it gets sticky and quits working. I really wish there was not a switch to ever turn the anti-reverse off as I don't use it, especially when fishing inshore.
Prosfast retrieve, light weight, powerful drag
By Jimmy zhou
New York
Love it
September 1, 2015
With this reel set up with g loomis pro greens 883. Works out great
By Danny
Good for light saltwater species
May 7, 2015
smooth drag and handle, light but very delicate
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
solid reel
May 1, 2015
Great for light inshore and freshwater super smooth
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
April 23, 2015
Great reel for the price I wish it was a little cheaper though
By David
Horsham, Pennsylvania
Rock solid, lightweight reel.
December 21, 2014
I was looking for a lightweight reel to pair with my St. Croix Mojo surf 9 footer (MSS90MM2), and decided to give this Ballistic EX a go. Couldn't be happier with this reel. Though it's light in weight, it has a very solid feel to it. The drag is silky smooth, and it lays down braid quite evenly. The handle is comfortable, as well. Overall, this is a great reel for the money.
ProsLightweight, yet solid. Definitely has a quality feel to it.
By Kody
St. Petersburg, FL
Excellent reel with great technology
October 22, 2014
I purchased the 3000 and I have to say I am impressed. I am a shimano guy mostly however after picking up this reel I had to have it. I have been fishing it heavily for inshore and light offshore applications for the past 7 months and it is a sturdy well made reel. I fish salt water only and have caught 20-40+ lb inshore species with this reel with out any issues. I paired it with a 7 ft star seagis fishing mostly for snook, small tarpon, red fish, and large black drum. The drag is smooth and the reel is light weight. You can throw this thing all day
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from Nyc asked:
June 28, 2016
Just received a 4000 for fathers day looking for a rod to balance it nicely. Planning to use it for false albies blues and small stripers from shore What do you recommend
Tsunami Airwaves Elite Braid Spinning Rod 7 ft medium/heavy should pair well with that reel.
on June 29, 2016

from Dagsboro, DE asked:
May 18, 2015
Is this a good reel for inshore fishing?
Aaron, The Ballistic Ex is an excellent reel for inshore fishing, With the new mag seal the reel is ready for what ever you throw at it.
on May 19, 2015

from Detroit, MI asked:
April 3, 2015
Does this reel have real four feature? Japan and AU have it in their ballistic ex. Thanks
Hello Lee. Unfortunately this is not one of the 10 Daiwa reels released in the US with this feature. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on April 3, 2015

from asked:
November 20, 2014
Can the Daiwa Ballistics 4000 EX spool be put on to a Daiwa Ballistics 3000 EX reel?
No. The spools are not interchangeable.
Customer Service
on November 21, 2014

from brisbane asked:
August 4, 2014
Are the spools interchangeable?? The 2500 spool on a 4000 body.
No, the spools are not interchangeable.
Customer Service
on August 4, 2014

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