Fin-Nor LT100 Lethal Spinning Reel
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The Fin-Nor Lethal Spinning Reels could be one of the best values in high performance saltwater spinning reels today. These reels are all aluminum, with braid ready spool, and high lock-down carbon fiber drag. The Lethal Spinning reels offer everything needed in a durable saltwater reel at an affordable price.
- Aluminum body and side plate
- Multi-stack MegaDrag with carbon fiber washers
- MegaLock anti-reverse
- MegaShield multi-layer corrosion protection
- 6 Double-shielded stainless steel bearings
February 11, 2017
Great reel, especially for the price.
By d. hudson
newport news, va.
December 31, 2016
have not used this model,but have similar reel,and its a great reel. will review agin in the summer
Riviera Beach, FL
Five stars for what it is vs price
December 3, 2016
Rating 5 but not the way a Saltist nor Stella would be rated 5. This get it because it offers the best price-to-feature ratio of any reel its size. Used it over last year to tangle with some sharks and cobia. Drags works well, reel looks good and after several trips, looks brand new with nothing more than a good rinse.
ProsPrice. Looks. Construction.
ConsNone apparent yet.
Smooth turn, great torque
September 29, 2016
This reel is used with a star rod for casting off shore. The reel action is very smooth and the drag is great. Will be great for mahi. Gave it a test run on smaller AJ and a Bonita and it surpassed expectations
loose click gear
August 5, 2016
Ordered 2 separate Fin Nor lethal 60 to a very legitimate dealers but without luck, both " click gears" were very loose and wobbly.I have the 80&100 models and they're "tight" and without play.Loved Fin Nors' reels and I wish they could fix the quality control on lethal series. My Penn Fierce reels have even a better "click gears.
Prosvery strong drag and lightweight
spring lake, NJ
Solid, No-Nonsense Reel
July 12, 2016
I bought this reel to pair with an 8 foot surf/jetty rod. It is built solid and I got what I expected out of it. Overall, a very nice reel.
By tony Timmons
June 27, 2016
Like all new tools I took apart and checked screws for bein tight lubrication etc .checked out great 100% satisfied.
ProsVery nice quality
ConsHave not seen a my yet
THE Jersey Shore
June 27, 2016
Love the reel have it matched with a trevla s jigging rod i think its perfect for me this reel gives me good power. I stopped some nice striper with this just waiting to drop it down with a jig for yelowfin. In flordia i killed the blakcfin on this a lot of fun. Great reel
Consneed spare spool for easy access to change setup since this reel is so versatile
would still be an amazing reel at double the price!
March 10, 2016
The lt100 is a beast of a reel(the pic is next to a penn senator 113h). It is huge, heavy, and tough. I've used it for every type of fishing you can think of. It truly excels at vertical jigging with its huge drag range and large braid capacity. The manual bail is a huge plus when slinging 8 and bait (and sometimes more!)There are better casting reels out there for the surf, but its not terrible. And its nice to know that when a 6' bull shark takes the bait, this is probably the only spinning reel even remotely in this price range that can land him quickly enough for a safe release. I was a diehard conventional reel guy until I tried this spinner out. It has replaced all but my best surf casting and big game conventionals. I have landed many medium (5-7') sharks and several goliath grouper without the reel breaking a sweat. A word of warning if you intend to use the high end of this reels drag range, make sure the rod has a metal reel seat and you have some sort of harness attachment! I luckily had made a lanyard out of coated shark leader and it was wrapped around the base of the reel and hooked into my harness when i got carried away with the drag and ripped the hoods off my rod. If you dont know, 45lbs of drag and a sudden run is enough to pull you overboard and easily snatch your setup out of your hands! My only gripes about this reel are that it is very large and heavy(which can be aided by finding a rod that it balances nicely on) and the tiny protrusion on the drag knob can be difficult to manipulate if you're wearing gloves or you hands are slimy from bait juice. So are there smoother, faster, lighter, and all around better big game spinners out there? Absolutely, but not for under $500 and most pushing $1000+!!!!
ProsHuge line capacity drag that rivals all but the most expensive reels all metal and nicely machined durable coating very attractive finish manual bail
ConsVery large and heavy(the pic is next to a penn 113h!) drag knob can be difficult to grip at times
March 2, 2016
Bad Azz reel, love the reel texture to add line
ProsLine stacking preference texture reel inside best price / feature ratio out there
ConsI do not have enough time to use these more often
January 29, 2016
This reel is a great performer, powerful drag, good line lay, smooth retrieve. I debated between the LT30 and this LT40, but I'm glad I went with this one. It has the line capacity and power for use not only in the bay, but also for near shore or coastal applications.
Prosquality components and finish, powerful and smooth drag, good price
By Steve Jones
January 27, 2016
Value for money is excellent.Very smooth and strong reel.
Just what the doctor ordered
December 24, 2015
A great reel
love this reel
November 22, 2015
Used this reel for everything from snook to sea basss and is just a great. Product.
ProsWell made and balanced for the money
By Laurence A.
October 2, 2015
A friend of mine knew that I was in the market for a new reel. Not too small...and definitely not too large. I was looking for something that could handle the power of a 40lb. striped-bass, yet have the control when a false albacore starts ripping line off the reel. Although I have yet land the 40lb' er on this reel, I have had multiple false albacore come ashore with the help of this little baby. The drag is as smooth as it states and when engaged in the retrieve, it's ability to do its job never faulted. Great little reel for the New England game-fish.
ProsCompact, yet strong and smooth....
ConsFor its size, it could be slightly lighter. Not a complaint in any way, but having a hard time finding a "con"?
By Todd Veazie
East Bridgewater MA
September 9, 2015
Great reel used both freshwater and salt for bass and schoolies
Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean
Best Reel In This Price Range LT 80
September 8, 2015
I own many spinning reels, Quantum, Shimano, Daiwa but as for my experience so far the Fin-Nor is the best value in this price range. It is built strong and has a great drag along with line capacity. I have this one spooled with 50# braid from Momoi and have landed over 20 Yellow Fin Tuna in the 25 - 65 lb. range with no problems so far. Buy one or two and you will not be sorry. Great reels!!!
ProsPrice, quality, drag, and line capacity. Very tough reel and well built.
By Zach oconnor
September 7, 2015
I have tried a lot of different reels and use and abuse my reels a lot. This reel is super smooth,strong, and has not failed to impress me with every outing. I kayak fish in the Gulf of Mexico and frequently get spray and the occasional submersion to date this reel has yet to fail in any way. I will be buying another soon
ProsDurable Smooth Great line capacity Great drag Relatively light
ConsNone that I have seen so far
By juan pablo gaitan
July 21, 2015
the 80 model in a very strong reel, has a very smooth drag jet strong for big roosters and tuna.
AWESOME line cap
May 5, 2015
this line is awesome can catch practically anything on this reel from small snook to huge tuna
Great Name Great Quality
May 4, 2015
I bought three of these reels, one for me and one for each of my brothers for b'day gifts. I have not yet fished this reel but I plan to use it first over Memorial Day at Lake Guntersville in Alabama for big largemouth bass. I also look forward to using it in late September in the Florida Keys. The fit, finish, and smooth operation are consistent with the Fin-Nor name. I am proud to own this fine instrument.
ProsStyling, Finish, Quality Materials, Silky Smooth Operation
Awesome reel for an awesome price!
May 3, 2015
One of the best reels you can buy at an unbeatable price. I have an 80 size for chunking off the beach and it is a truly amazing reel! I used it down in Florida for chunking for 40lb redfish and I hooked in to a 110 pound Blacktop Shark and it was a heck of a fight. I landed it though and the reel is still running after 1 year and a half of heavy use.
By William Hawley
indialantic Florida 32903
Excellent drag and beefy design
April 30, 2015
the Fin Nor lethal has done well, I have used it for big cobia and tarpon . The drag is super strong and smooth, and I like the heft of it . Because of that it feels like a more expensive reel. I also like the large one piece handle with big knob. So no complaint of any kind from me !
ProsDrag, handle , beefy design
Consmaybe some will think it's heavy
Best band for the buch
April 25, 2015
Little heavy but that's ok, smooth casting and very reliable reel for the price. I use this reel when I go on vacation to Florida to do some surf fishing I pard this reel with a Barrett rod that I had custom mad very good combo for surf fishing.
8 Questions & 8 Answers
from Jacksonville, Florida asked:
December 18, 2016
What is a good rod combo for the LT100? Fish mainly offshore Florida - Stuart to the Keys. Will also use this reel for tuna in the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks
The Shimano Terez Spinning Rods would pair well with the Lethal 100 spinning reel for tuna fishing.
on December 21, 2016
from Egypt asked:
November 5, 2016
Hi Angler's and experts, what is the best rod for this reel for jigging, note that i asked before and the answer was shimano trevala butterfly spinning jigging. but its not available , so what is the next best rod ?
The Daiwa Saltist Boat Jigging Spinning Rods 6'6'' MH or 7' M would pair well with the Fin-Nor LT100 Lethal Spinning Reel.
on November 8, 2016
from email@example.com asked:
January 9, 2016
I just received this reel and when I initiate the crank the bail does not snap closed. It only closes when I manually do it. Is this normal?
That is normal for these reels, they have manual bails.
on January 12, 2016
from fl asked:
March 28, 2015
My mistake, 80lb suffix. I have a rod and the reel from you a few months ago and just now spooling it. I did not know if 300yd of Suffix would fill the real or not. Tim
Tim, you would need a little bit of backing on that to reach the full capacity of the spool. Put 10 yards of 20 lbs mono then the 300 yards of 80 lbs braid and you will be perfect.
on March 31, 2015
from fl asked:
March 27, 2015
How much Suffix 832 would this hold? and/or how much backing would you need for a 300yd spool to fill the real
Hello Tim. It would depend on what pound test Suffix you wanted to use. An example of this reels capacity would be it takes 310 yards of 100 pound test braided line. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on March 28, 2015
from Pa asked:
March 9, 2015
Is the handle reversible on this reel?
Hello, Yes this reels handle is reversible. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on March 10, 2015
from Houston,Texas asked:
November 11, 2014
Hello! I would like to know if this reel would fit on an Wright and McGill Blair Wiggins S-curve inshore rod Any suggestions on how to find this out by myself or how the combo would perform I would appreciate it.Thanks
It may physically fit the rod seat however, the Lethal 100 is an offshore reel designed for Tuna and the like. It will be too large for the rod you mentioned. We recommend looking at the LT40. It will match up nicely with your rod.
on November 12, 2014
from Australia asked:
July 31, 2014
Hi, They don't seem to mention the weight of the reel? or, for that matter, "any" in the 'Lethal' range...? Obviously not a "lite" question... But important if you're using it to toss lures... as the stopping power in the drag is "great!" Thankyou! for the help. Kind Regards, Steve G
Here is information from the Fin Nor website. Hope it helps to answer your question.; MODEL MONO CAP. BRAID CAP DRAG RATIO/IPT WEIGHT LT40 230 yds. / 10 lb. 270 yds. / 30 lb. 23 lbs. 5.2:1 / 34" 12.9 oz. LT60 240 yds. / 14 lb. 240 yds. / 50 lb. 30 lbs. 4.9:1 / 34" 20.2 oz. LT80 330 yds. / 20 lb. 275 yds. / 65 lb. 40 lbs. 4.9:1 / 40" 24.4 oz. LT100 430 yds. / 20 lb. 310 yds. / 100 lb. 45 lbs. 4.9:1 / 45" 30.8 oz.
on August 1, 2014