Daiwa Emcast LT Bite n' Run Spinning Reels

Daiwa Emcast LT Bite n' Run Spinning Reels

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3RB+1RB22lb10.4oz$99.99 USD
3RB+1RB22lb10.6oz$99.99 USD
3RB+1RB26.4lb11.1oz$99.99 USD
3RB+1RB26.4lb11.3oz$99.99 USD

Perfect for a variety of bait fishing applications, the Daiwa Emcast LT Bite n' Run Spinning Reels are the first "live-liner" or "bait-runner" reels built on Daiwa's LT Light and Tough platform. The Emcast LT features a secondary drag system that can be engaged while live or chunk bait is in the water that significantly reduces drag pressure, allowing the fish to run after taking the bait. By flipping the rear switch or simply turning the handle, the reel then reengages the primary Advanced Tournament Drag System where up to 26 pounds of smooth drag pressure will work to put the brakes on the target. This method of bait fishing is significantly more effective that simply opening the bail or loosening the primary drag with multiple rotations of the front drag knob. Built with Daiwa's Light and Tough concept, the Emcast LT features a lightweight and highly rigid carbon body and rotor, making it one of the lightest live-lining spinning reels on the market. Available in sizes ranging from 2500 to 5000, there are models suitable for both fresh and saltwater live bait anglers in a wide range of environments.


  • Bite N' Run Style Drag System
  • LT Light & Tough Concept
  • Carbon Light Body
  • Air Rotor
  • Machined Aluminum Handle
  • Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD)
5 Stars based on 1 reviews
By Brian
Salyersville, KY
Excellent reel
July 21, 2022
I purchased this reel for surf fishing and it has been excellent. I also use this reel for live bait fishing in fresh water the bite and run feature is awesome and this reel has plenty of drag compared to other brands.
8 Questions & 8 Answers
Bryan Hoang dinh
from Atlanta, glGeorgia asked:
October 11, 2019
Is this reel rated for saltwater?  How does it compare to the shimano baitrunner oc
1 Answer
The reel is rated for saltwater The emcast is a newer reel still waiting for hands on experience to get a fair comparison between the two. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 11, 2019

from Jacksonville, Florida asked:
August 28, 2019
Does the spool require no backing, is it braid ready?
1 Answer
Either back with mono or electrical tape
Submitted by: Ethan on August 31, 2019

from Richmond, Indiana asked:
July 27, 2017
The description indicates an aluminum spool. Other vendor websites indicate a composite spool for this model. The Daiwa corporate website does not specify spool material. Can you confirm that the spool is made of aluminum?
1 Answer
The spool is indeed a aluminum spool the body of the reel is made of composite material.
Submitted by: Bernie on July 28, 2017

Trike G.
from North Palm Beach, Florida asked:
February 6, 2022
So I have been doing a lot of surf fishing and this reel interests me because if you are tending to another rod and get a strike on one 20 feet away sometimes reaching the rod getting action in beach sand isn't so easy and it causes missed fish so my question is does the Emcast Bite n' Run feature work like the Shimano bait runner Strike feature. So that when you disengage the spool it has a separate drag that can be increased so fast striking fish cant back lash the spool?
1 Answer
Hi Trike, According to Daiwa, The Daiwa Emcast LT Bite n' Run Spinning Reels have both a top main drag and a bait drag or live liner drag which can be adjusted when you are in a live bait mode to prevent backlashes and to better detect bites. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on February 7, 2022

from Stockton,ca asked:
October 6, 2020
Can i use this reel in saltwater and is it waterproof?
1 Answer
You can certainly use this real in saltwater, just be sure to hose off after every use! 

This reel is not magsealed so I would not recommend dunking it in fresh or saltwater!

Submitted by: Alex Trommelen on October 21, 2020

from San Diego, CA asked:
February 14, 2020
Why is the emcast line capacity rated much lower than similar sized daiwa reels? The difference is huge.

1 Answer
The Emcast has very similar specs to the other Daiwa LT reels like the Daiwa Fuego LT and the Daiwa Exist LT. It depends which reel you are comparing it to. Some are built with different features and spool sizes for specific reasons and techniques. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 17, 2020

from Bangkok, Thailand asked:
January 18, 2020
Is it Daiwa 19 emcast BR LT?

Will it match to my 9.2 feet rod? 

Is it mag-sealed bearing? 

1 Answer
Hello, Yes these are the newest model. Yes they will fit on a 9'2 rod. They are not magsealed 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 23, 2020

from teamstermatt@hotmail.com asked:
July 19, 2015
Does this come with a spare spool?
1 Answer
Hello J. Unfortunately these reels do not come with a spare spool.
Submitted by: Brandon on July 20, 2015


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