Daiwa Eliminator ELT8000 Spinning Reel

Daiwa Eliminator ELT8000 Spinning Reel

The Daiwa Eliminator Spinning Reels are built to provide big fish fighting power at an affordable price.

Reg Price $119.99
Our Price $83.99
TD Code
BearingsGear RatioLine Per CrankWeightMono Line Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
J-Braid Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
Max DragPrice
33lbReg Price $119.99Our Price $83.99
The Daiwa Eliminator Spinning Reels are built to provide big fish fighting power at an affordable price. They feature Daiwa's signature HardBodyz anodized aluminum frame and side-plate to provide the rigidity necessary to keep the oversized gears in line. The anodized aluminum frame reduces the possibilities of scratching and corrosion. The digi-cut gears will provide maximum cranking power while remaining smooth over time. The aluminum spool is outfitted with a rubber gasket and is braid ready.
4.5 Stars based on 22 reviews
By Paul
Plymouth, MA
Great inexpensive reel
November 23, 2020
Bought the 2500 to replace a cheap Daiwa D-Force reel. Much smoother cranking and the anti reverse made all the difference in the world. Perfect size for trout with 6lbs fluorocarbon line.
By Norm
Brooklyn, NY
Great reel at a great price
November 18, 2020
Picked up the 8000. She's a big one! Quite smooth and packs a real punch. Great value!
By lostatsurf
Clovis, CA
Big fish on a budget
November 17, 2020
Got the 4500. To me this is a big and heavy reel for a 4500 series. However, it is smooth and can take a lot of lne. The sale price justifies the purchase for those in tight budget.
ProsPrice, smoothnes, line capacity
ConsBig and Heavy
By Jason
Absecon, NJ
Nice aesthetics and function
November 12, 2020
This is my second Eliminator reel, already have the 3000 now have the 2500 paired on a 6'6" M rod for light tackle saltwater. Keep in mind the 2500 is true to size but the 3000 is more like a standard 4000 size, Daiwa is apparently funky like that. Smooth drag on both, 2500 is more for light tackle inshore jigging/small plugs or freshwater fishing, 3000 can be paired with a 7' or even an 8' for light plugging duties. Reel is prettier, casts better and is more firm than you'd expect at this price point and is essentially a somewhat pared down BG. As a Shimano guy in general, for full price you're probably better off with a Sahara for maximum drag and refined feel, but this is definitely a solid buy overall.
ProsSmooth drag Casts well Nice aesthetics especially at price point
ConsSlight handle play
By updateCategoryParent
Pflugerville, Texas
Good reel except for the handle.
November 3, 2020
Good reel for the price. Pretty smooth and cast. The reel is bendable and many times when I reel in the handle hits the reel. Still a decent price for reel.
By Keith
Palm Beach Fl
October 29, 2020
This reel is Awesome, it's beyond smooth and has reeled some some big jack cravelle which you know fight like crazy. So far it gets ?? ups. Don't see this opinion changing unless it just falls apart... Daiwi. Quality is too notch!
By Glenn D.
Outstanding!!! `
September 1, 2020
First, I would say that I HIGHLY recommend these reels. I own two of them in a 4000 and 3000 series for inshore fishing. I use them catching spanish mackerel off a pier, to landing 30 plus inch redfish on the surf and flats. I have submerged them in saltwater and used them without a problem! i have also tested them offshore for peanut size mahi and small blackfin tuna, and they worked great! for a very low cost reel, it is very worth the money!
ProsPrice durability Low maintenance Line capacity for braid
ConsNot fully sealed
By Andy
Stockton, CA
Great lightweight surf reel
August 26, 2020
I ordered the Eliminator in the 4000 size for my wife to use on her rockfish setup and it is the perfect size. We made a somewhat last-minute run to the CA coast, so I decided to re-spool with 15lb braid to do some surf fishing. This reel is perfect on a 9' 6" surf rod. It is very lightweight and casts extremely well. I pre-ordered a spare spool for it, but I may just order a second reel, so my wife can have hers back.
ProsLightweight, smooth drag
By Rudy
Corpus Christi, TX
1st Time Buyer... Now a repeated customer.
August 21, 2020
Paired this Wonderful looking reel with a 10' Diawa Surf Rod, and spooled with 300 yards of 30lb Braid. Great looking set up.
By Robert
Franklin, TN
High Quality Reel
August 3, 2020
Works great - very smooth and casts great with braid line. Highly recommend.
By Herb
Very smooth reel
July 29, 2020
Casts very easy, smooth retrieval. I was not sure if it would stand up to the reviews. But, they did.
By Vincent
Very smooth
July 24, 2020
The reel is light weight perfect for casting and very smooth.
Providence, RI
Smooth reel
April 17, 2020
Smooth reel feels well built and solid..... love how smooth it is
By Tom
New Jersey
Great lightwieght reel
April 7, 2020
use this in river for strippers and blues, has yet to disappoint. Smooth drag system.
Great economy fishing reel.
March 31, 2020
The first impression when you open the box it's the Daiwa quality.
I try this reel whit 20 pounds line and work very well.
In the market have many economy reels from other company's whit more ball bearings and extras, but the Daiwa quality is by far superior.
If you want a good reel for spinning at reasonable price this is a good choice.
ProsQuality and price.
ConsNo one.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
from vb va asked:
August 23, 2018
What would be the right rod for this reel?
1 Answer
A stout rod, a 7 foot heavy, fast action rod for the 8000 size reel.
Submitted by: Bernie on August 23, 2018

Freddie G
from San Francisco asked:
October 27, 2020
Would a 10-12 ft spinning surf rods work with this reel
1 Answer
Certainly, the 10'-12' range would be a great match with this reel
Submitted by: Alex T on October 28, 2020


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