Daiwa EMPEX5500 Emblem Pro EX Spinning Reel

Daiwa EMPEX5500 Emblem Pro EX Spinning Reel

Price: $199.95
TD Code
DescriptionSW ActionBall Bearing + Roller BearingGear RatioLine Per CrankWeightMono Line Capacity
(LB. Test/Yards)
Max DragPrice
Emblem Pro EX Spinning ReelXH6 (1 CRBB) + 15.1:148.9''24 oz.20/290, 25/230, 30/20033.0$199.95 USD
The Daiwa Emblem Pro Ex Spinning reels are surf spinning reels designed for saltwater fishing. These reels have a rugged body and long cast spool design so you can cast farther and get your lure to where the fish are.

Daiwa Emblem Pro EX Spinning Reels:

  • Lightweight Composite Body, Side Cover & Rotor
  • Ultra tough Dura-Aluminum Drive Gear
  • 5.1: 1 Gear ratio
  • Flat Winding Oscillation
  • Machined Aluminum Handle
  • Soft touch Power Handle Knob
  • 6BB(1CRBB) + 1RB
  • ABS Aluminum Spool
  • Ball Bearing Line Roller
4.5 Stars based on 8 reviews
By Eli
Portland, OR
Reel binds when retrieved - two uses only.
December 22, 2018
I used the reel twice for surf fishing. During retrieval, the reel would bind and would almost be impossible to reel in. Tackle Direct would not replace but deferred me to Diawa. It was out of Diawa warranty period. A very expensive two use reel. Disappointed.
By Joe
Smooth Reel
October 30, 2018
Very smooth reel. Casts very far when matched up with a good rod such as a St. Croix mojo. If you are throwing plugs for a couple hours it is bit on the heavy side. Feels more like a 7000 size. I also found an issue with the bail hitting the reel in typical release area. If you can work around that you will enjoy the pluses
By Jovi
Ventura County, CA
Daiwa EMPEX5500 Emblem Pro EX Dpinning Reel
October 24, 2017
Works great
  • Good size
By gino
March 31, 2017
awesome reel
By Larry
March 22, 2017
Great real fast service,thank you tackledirect
By Vito
Tashkent, Tashkent
Good reed for carpfishing
May 27, 2016
Good and cheap reel for newble carp fishing
St. Pete, Florida
Good But Heavy
April 25, 2016
Reel is much larger than a normal 5500 reel would be which is not a huge problem for my specific use, but could be a major issue if you were using this reel to cast plugs or bucktails for a long period of time. Size is probably closer to a 7000 or 8000. Also have encountered a problem where the bail won't fully open when the line guide is directly over the reel grip. It will appear to be open but not be fully "clicked" open and will close upon casting, often causing a broken line and a lost lure. I've been able to work around both problems, but for a $200 reel, I would expect better. Other than that, drag is smooth and features work well
By Ahmed A.
Very good reel
December 22, 2015
The reel is very good in surfcasting it holds around 0.4/300 mm/m it and very smoth
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from Chicago il. asked:
February 5, 2019
When is this be available
1 Answers
Unfortunately these have been discontinued. These will not be available in the future.
on February 5, 2019

from Hawaii asked:
March 28, 2016
What is the line rating for braid?
1 Answers
BRAID: 55/470, 70/370
on March 29, 2016

from New Bedford MA asked:
January 26, 2016
What is the difference between the Emblem Pro EX and the Emblem Pro besides price.
1 Answers
The difference between the EX and the A are subtle, but there.... The EX is a faster retrieve reel (9" more line per crank) than the A, as well as the EX being a smidgen smoother than the A (5.1:1 EX vs. 4.9:1 A gear ratio; 6&1crbb+1 EX vs. 4crbb+1 A). But, the EX max drag is a tad weaker than the A Pro, EX is 33lbs max drag while the A is 35.3lbs max drag. The EX also weighs almost 2 ounces more.
on January 26, 2016

John Craviotto
from Santa Cruz,Calif asked:
August 28, 2015
Are the Daiwa EMPEX 5000 & the Daiwa EMPEX 5500 the same reel except for Spool Capasity??
1 Answers
Yes. The only difference between the reels is the amount of line that they hold.
on September 1, 2015

antonio Soares
from BRAZIL asked:
November 18, 2014
What is the total price if sent to Brazil?
1 Answers
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on November 18, 2014


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