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 $95.99
Model
TD Code
BearingsGear RatioLine Per CrankWeightMono Line Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
J-Braid Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
Max DragPrice
ELT8000
DAI-2977
5BB+1RB5.3:153.3in30.0oz20/550
25/440
30/370
50/730
65/590
80/440
33lbReg Price $119.99Our Price $95.99
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.
5 Stars based on 28 reviews
By Jeremy
North Walpole N.H
Great little reel 2500
February 4, 2021
Awesome little reel for the price. Matched it up to a 40 inch ice jigging rod for lake trout.
Pros
  • It?s a Daiwa!
Cons
  • Felt drag washers
By Will
West Coast
As good as BG6500 if you don't need waterproofing
February 2, 2021
The Eliminator 6500 is a great reel for the sale price that I got from TackleDirect. I also have the BG6500, and the feeling of operation for both reels is pretty much identical. This reel has felt washers instead of carbon fiber washers, and there are no built-in rubber gaskets anywhere to prevent saltwater intrusion (unlike the BG6500). The BG is also not a sealed reel by any means, but it withstood occasional splashes without any problem. I am very careful in protecting this reel from saltwater sprays with a reel cover on the boat while not actually fishing, and so far it's performing as well as the BG.
Pros
  • A bargain BG with identical feel.
Cons
  • No as saltwater resistant as BG. It should be lightly cleaned and lubed after each saltwater use.
By Mike
Cocoa, FL
Excellent light tackle reel
January 26, 2021
I wanted to fish a few times with this before writing a review. I am absolutely beyond happy with the performance of this reel. I have always been a Penn guy. I put this up against my Battle 3 DX 2500 and can say that this reel performs extremely well. Each has their own unique benefits, but I would put this up against higher dollar reels. My only "turn off" is the hex handle. I have a feeling that it will be the weak point of the reel in the end. A screw on handle would have been much more preferred.
Pros
  • Very light
  • Casts well
  • Smooth retrieve
  • smooth drag
  • Gorgeous aesthetics
Cons
  • Hex handle
By Israel R.
KALI
Smooth Reel
January 26, 2021
If you're in CA this reel can take the surf long as it's not dunked in the salt water great lake reel also! Has some good counter wieght! I recommend buying this Reel!
By Aaron
Houston, TX
Smooth
December 20, 2020
Very smooth action, takes a lot of line. Great retrieval. Well worth it.
By Angelo
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nice
December 10, 2020
Nice smooth reel.
By Heeb
California
Smooth reel
December 9, 2020
Feels like it should cost way more than what it does. Very nice reel. It should last a lifetime.
Pros
  • Cost
  • Action
  • Line capacity
Cons
  • None
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.
Pros
  • Price, smoothnes, line capacity
Cons
  • Big 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.
Pros
  • Smooth drag
  • Casts well
  • Nice aesthetics especially at price point
Cons
  • Slight handle play
By Anonymous
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
Smoot
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!
Cons
  • Non
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.
Pros
  • Lightweight, 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.
5 Questions & 5 Answers
Robert
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

L.D.
from Beaumont, Texas asked:
October 20, 2021

is the handle reversible on the ELT8000?


1 Answer
Hi L.D., The Daiwa Eliminatore ELT 8000 Spinning Reel has a interchangeable handle. You can put the handle on both the left or right side of the reel. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 20, 2021

ANTHONY A VOSGERICHIAN
from Santa Barbara CA asked:
October 20, 2021
Is the handle reversible


1 Answer
Hi Anthony, For the Daiwa Eliminator ELT 8000 Spinning Reel has a interchangeable handle. You can put the handle on both the left or right side of the reel. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 20, 2021

RICHARD
from MAYS LANDING, NJ asked:
October 7, 2021
Is the 8000 a manual return bail or does it automatically flip back when you crank the handle?
1 Answer
The 8000 size model has a manual bail feature
Submitted by: TackleDirect Customer Service on October 7, 2021

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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