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Daiwa EXC6500T Exceler Heavy Action Spinning Reel

Daiwa EXC6500T Exceler Heavy Action Spinning Reel

Reg Price $179.95Our Price $99.95
TD Code
BearingsGear RatioLine Per Handle TurnWeightLine Capacity
Mono (lb./yds)
Line Capacity
Samurai Braid (lb./yds)
Drag MaxPrice
33lb.Reg Price $179.95Our Price $99.95
Daiwa Exceler Heavy Action Spinning Reels offer many of the same performance and reliability features found in Daiwa's top-level saltwater reels. Such features include all-metal construction, Digi Gear, simplified bail mechanism and dual, full-time anti reverse—all. This comes all at a price that makes it a true value.

  • Six ball bearings plus roller bearing (one CRBB)
  • All metal construction
  • Reliable manual bail trip with rotor brake to keep bail in a convenient position
  • DigiGear digital designed and cut gearing
  • Dual, full-time anti-reverse
  • Twist Buster2 with oversized, Titanium Nitrided, ball bearing line roller
  • Machined aluminum handle
Daiwa EXC6500T Exceler Heavy Action Spinning Reel
4.5 Stars based on 6 Review(s)
Capt. Eric
FL west coast
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

solid reel
November 11, 2013
We got to put 6500 loaded with 80 hollow to the test this week, and it handled kings, cudas, spinner sharks, ajs, and grouper with no problems. reel was extremely smooth and casts well probably because of how clean it lays line on the spool. I did do a carbon fiber drag upgrade as I am not a fan of the oiled felt washers it comes with. got this reel instead of the saltiest because its lower gear ratio and was happy with its cranking power. great reel for the money!

Freeport, TX
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

65# AJ - No Problem for this reel
August 16, 2013
I have been on 5 trips with these rods in the GOM so far and they have performed well. They have the drag to handle big fish but are nimble enough to handle site casting for cobia and dolphin.
Only con is that the handle is too smooth and plastic feeling for my taste. You can slip with fishy hands.

Arno Weber
Brick, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great reel for the price
June 10, 2013
I have only used this reel a few times so far but it has performed great. Loaded it with 80# braid with no problems. Also have reciveed a very nice jig bag, free of charge. I expect this reel to be able to catch anything I go after, up to and including shark & tuna.

Saudi arabia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

light tackle reel
February 18, 2013
very good quality with very reasonable price
Drag power

4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

First impressions are good
January 21, 2013
Reel is smooth, drag seems good. Going to fill it with 80lb braid and try and jig up a BFT. Reel matches very well to the van Staal 6ft rod
Kinda of a long handle turn

Cairo Egypt
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Daiwa as usually
September 23, 2012
Very good reel with smoth drag & light weight &very very low price
Drag only 33 lb


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