Daiwa BLSLT5000D-C  Ballistic LT Spinning Reel

Daiwa BLSLT5000D-C Ballistic LT Spinning Reel

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Model
TD Code
SizeGear RatioLine Per Handle TurnMono Line Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
J-Braid Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
BLSLT5000D-C
DAI-2624
50005.2:134.5in16/250
20/195
25/140
30/310
40/240
6 (1CRBB, 5BB, 1RB)26lb8.1oz$249.99 USD

The Daiwa Ballistic LT Spinning reels were designed to provide anglers with a stronger, more powerful spinning reel in the lightest and most compact package possible. The Ballistic LT embodies Daiwa's LT design concept of Light but Tough with a feather-light yet rigid Zaion housing. At the heart of the reel is a machined Aluminum Alloy DIGIGEAR designed for smoothness, strength and durability. The main shaft utilizes Daiwa's proprietary Magseal technology, which prevents water and debris intrusion. The reel is long-casting and extremely smooth employing a 7 Bearing System. With models ranging from 1000 to 6000 size the Ballistic LT spinning reels are designed for a wide range of applications incorporating many different techniques in both fresh and saltwater. The Ballistic LT series of reels is a prime example of Daiwa’s commitment to the LT Concept of modern spinning reel design, smaller, lighter yet stronger.

Daiwa Technology Found In Ballistic LT Spinning Reels :

  • LT Concept - The LT family of reels boast a smaller, lighter, more compact body which is paired with a larger DigiGear for the ultimate combination of Light and Tough.
  • DigiGear - The all-new DigiGear is precision machine cut and polished. This results in unmatched efficiency, better transfer of energy, and maximum smoothness.
  • MagSeal - MagSeal is the process of using MagOil, a special liquid developed through space engineering, to create a water and dust resistant barrier. Unlike rubber seals, MagOil will not effect the rotational performance of a reel. This creates a seal that allows the reel to maintain a light and smooth rotation for optimal performance.
  • Air Rotor - The Air Rotor weighs up to 15% less than ordinary rotor designs. Its unique shape reduces unnecessary weight while distributing stress more evenly throughout the rotor for maximum strength.
  • Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings - Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings boast a lifespan up to 12 times longer than traditional stainless steel bearings.
4.5 Stars based on 15 reviews
By James
Indianapolis,, IN
Daiwa Ballistic
December 3, 2019
Have the 3000 and use for finesse application with 4 to 6 pound fluro. It lays the line very well without twists or wind knots. Given the small line I back off the drag which is smooth and reliable. Casts Ned Rigs accurately and with distance even into moderate wind.

Also have a Shimano CI4 which is also a great real. Perhaps this reel is slightly smoother if that is possible, and does have a stronger drag although for how I use them this is not an issue.
ProsSmall and very light Silky Smooth Casts for distance and with accuracy Smooth and reliable drag
ConsFor many applications The Daiwa Fuego can match this real at a much lower price, although a clearly heavier.
By Kenny
,
This things on another level
November 18, 2019
Until the Stradic FL came out, this was the best reel in its price range but now Shimano had to upgrade their stradic up to even compete with this reel in this price range. The ballistic is such a phenomenal reel and this is coming from a shimano fan boy
By Kyle
Meansville, GA
5000 Balistic LT.
July 20, 2019
First impressions were great, well packaged and on time. Put an entire 300yrd spool of 30ib braid on it and spent a week in Daytona, fishing hard all day in the surf. The reel handed amazing, and the more I fished the reel, the better it got. The sealing on this reel is amazing and kept all of the salt water and the sand out. 10 out of 10. Keep it up Diawa!!!
ProsWell sealed, super smooth, hard drag, and looks great
ConsA little pricey
By Nick B.
NEW YORK
Squeaky , grinding noises after a couple of bigger blues . WTF
May 28, 2019
I did my research and discovered amazing results and reviews fo the Daiwa ballisric 6000
I live on Long Island and have put this reel on my 9'2" custom Lami hoping to catch a few 25 to 30 pound stripes.
After hooking into my first 10 pound blue , the reel started squeaking as if it had no answer to the impact of the fight.( my Lami performed flawlessly)

Im kinda bummed because this real is light and smooth yet i feel cant handle the bigger saltwater fish.
I am gonna take it for service and keep you guys posted,
Hopefully I got the only lemon in the bunch and the rest are as flawless as the reviews say.

I wish also they came with a beefier handle in the 6000 sized model.

Thanks for letting me state my opinion.
ProsLIGHTWEIGHT AND SMOOTH
ConsNOT AS STRONG AS ADVERTISED. IN FACT PRETTY WHIMPY
By Joe P.
NY
Power in a small package
May 25, 2019
I recently purchased the Daiwa ballistic LT and i couldn't be happier with the performance of the drag on the BLSLT6000-C .This spring I've caught stripers up to 36lbs and numerous blue fish without a problem and the reel only weighs 11 oz . since getting this reel I have decided to get a 5000 and a 3000 size reel to use for fluke and false albacore in the fall.
ProsGreat dependable drag , lightweight and magseel
Consnone
By Timothy
Salley, SC
Amazing Reel
May 20, 2019
I have the 6000 which I use for offshore vertical jigging and pier fishing for snook. The reel is amazingly light. It has more capacity and about the same drag as the saragosa 8000, but it weights half as much. !!! It is also very smooth and freespinning. The 6000 is between a bg 5000 and 6500
ProsSmooth Lightweight Superior to competitors
ConsMagseal makes you send it to Daiwa for it to be serviced.
By Johnny
Monterey California
Awesome
March 12, 2019
This real is the truth light and solid pulling in stripe bass and large perch off the beach
ProsLite and solid
Cons4000 is smaller the bg 4000
By scott w.
PA
awesome reel
February 14, 2019
very light and smooth. will buy another.
Proslightweight/ mag sealed
By Don
LaGrange nc
Love this reel. The 1000 on a 6'6 star seagis med light and have fun. Ballistic is dominating in my area.
December 8, 2018
Ballistic reels are great. Mostly have 2500s but a 1000 on a star seagis ml 6'6 rod and weighs nothing and can handle most all inshore species .
By Ann
Goldsboro
Best spinning reel made for inshore salt or fresh water. Even though called a freshwater reel it's built to withstand salt.
November 18, 2018
Diawa made a great reel again. Even the original heavier ballistic reels are great . I sold most other reels like ci4s when the LT ballistic hit the market.
By SAEJIN
HICKSVILLE, NY
Light and tough
July 14, 2018
I use this reel for jigging gulp. This 5000 sized reel is lighter then most regular 3000 sized reel. Drag is smooth and it is able to pull good sized fish into the boat.
By Jerry y.
jeromeyang811@gmail.com
Twisted line!
March 16, 2018
Very poor for casting jigs.. I tried for 2 days and finally gave up. Ended up going back to shimano sustain the 3rd day while on the San Juan. The line just kept twisting up with loops causing several birds nests and cutting the line to clear the tangle. If I could return reels I would do it in a heartbeat. Very disappointing.
ConsWaste of money
By Olcay
Türkie
Müthiş
December 25, 2017
Bu makina neden türkiyede halen yok ve ne zaman gelicek neden hep en gec kaliniyor
By Dan
Long Island, New York
Very Light, Surprisingly Strong
November 17, 2017
Very smooth, super light and handles large fish well.
By Donnie
, Goldsboro nc
Love ballistic reels. This new model is very light . .4 oz lighter than stradic ci4+2500
November 5, 2017
Just bought 2 2500s and love them. Lighter than ex models and $30 more but well worth it.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Landon
from Vero Beach, Florida asked:
June 29, 2018
How much line of 30lb braid does the 5000 size have?
1 Answers
Line Capacity Braid (yds/lb): 500/30 • 390/40 • 320/50
Tyler
on July 4, 2018

Thanh
from 35244 asked:
December 19, 2017
Is this reel for saltwater?
1 Answers
The Daiwa Ballistic light and tough spinning reels can be used in both fresh and salt water.
Bernie
on December 20, 2017

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