Daiwa Fuego LT Spinning Reels

Daiwa Fuego LT Spinning Reels

These Magsealed reels boast Daiwa's Carbon Light Material Housing LT Concept, and a Machined Aluminum Screw-In Handle.

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SizeGear RatioLine Per Handle TurnMono Line Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
J-Braid Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
6BB, 1RB8.8lb6.4oz$99.99 USD
6BB, 1RB22.0lb7.2oz$99.99 USD
6BB, 1RB22.0lb7.2oz$99.99 USD
6BB, 1RB22.0lb7.5oz$99.99 USD
6BB, 1RB26.5lb8.4oz$109.99 USD

The Daiwa Fuego LT series of spinning reels define Daiwa’s commitment to the LT concept of lighter, tougher fishing reels for anglers worldwide. Encased in a carbon material body, the Fuego LT spinning reel boasts various state-of-the-art technologies and materials that make it a premier value at its price point. The innovative MagSealed main shaft delivers supreme smoothness and performance while providing exceptional protection from water, dirt, and grime intrusion.

Housed inside the light and tough body of the Fuego LT, you’ll find DigiGearing that provides more strength and smooth, durable operation. The unique Air Rotor and Air Bail, like all parts of the Fuego LT, combine to reduce weight and provide velvety rotation that is perfectly balanced. From top to bottom, inside out, the Daiwa Fuego LT Spinning Reel provides incredible value and performance anglers of all types will appreciate.

Daiwa Technology Found In Fuego LT Reels :
  • 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.
  • DigiGear - The all-new DigiGear is precision machine cut and polished. This results in unmatched efficiency, better transfer of energy, and maximum smoothness.
  • 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.
  • 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.
4.5 Stars based on 14 reviews
By Luis A.
Bonito (Nice)
July 1, 2022
es bonito en la combinacion de colores, buena opcion en relacion costo - beneficio
(It is beautiful in the color combination, a good option in relation to cost - benefit)
  • ligero y grana capacidad de linea (light and great line capacity)
  • la base del carrete parece fragil, cuando estas peleando una captura da la impresion que se quebrara o soltara de la ca?a.
  • (The base of the reel seems fragile, when you are fighting a catch it seems that it will break or come loose from the rod.)
By Alfer
New Jersey
one of the best quality/price
May 17, 2022
This reel maybe is not the smoothest of the market, however its brake can stop 20 pound stripers easily. By being so light gives an extra to pair it with light tackles, with the security of having a 3000 spool with you. Definitely an excellent choice
By Chris
Pb setter
May 4, 2022
I've caught all of my personal best using this reel (2500) last year (2021) paired with a 7' air-dx. I caught a 17 lb striper, 13 lb hybrid striped bass, and multiple blue cats over the 15 lbs. Daiwa really meant light and tough when they said it. Only knock on it was the uneven spooling when I first got it (top heavy). I had to add 2 of the plastic washers that came with it to level it out.
  • Light and tough
  • High quality
  • Sturdy feel.
  • Insane drag power.
  • Uneven spooling out of the box
By JimJ
Great value light reel
February 8, 2022
I bought a 4000 in new condition from a friend. Its been a good reel after a good bit of use for a year. I’ve used it on a 7’ medium rod for plugging stripers from the boat and in Florida on a 9’ light surf rod for blues and Spanish mackerel from the beach. The reel is the lightest I have for its size, very smooth after a year of use, great free spin and a pleasure to fish. My only disappointment is that when under load from bigger fish you feel flex in the body of the reel that you don’t feel with a metal body reel. But the polymer body is what makes it so light.
  • Value
  • Light
  • Smooth
  • So far holds up in salt
  • Flex in the body under load
By delong
flushing, NY
best under$100 reel
October 10, 2021
magsealed! magsealed! magsealed!

Only 99 dollars!
By Chad
excellent reel!
October 3, 2021
My first Daiwa and it did not disappoint! Great for surf and jetties.
By aaron
carlsbad, NM
love it
September 11, 2021
really light i set it up with my tatula and is a really light combo super fun and gives an awesome performance
By Shevy
San Francisco, CA
Saltwater Inshore Beast
April 13, 2021
I love this reel, it is very strong, light, and smooth and is MAGSEALED. I have the 4000 paired with a 7'0'' Diawa TD SOL Inshore rod running 20lb Diawa jbraid and it is perfect for throwing lures all day long.

On the west coast it handles stripped bass and halibut with ease. A huge 60lb stingray took a swimbait and the Fuego was able to haul it in. Surprisingly strong reel.

Traveled to Florida with the Fuego and it handled a 35" snook with ease, as well as a 28" red. Also caught some black seabass and sheepshead under docks with it.

This reel does it all.
  • Strong
  • Magsealed
  • Light
  • Smooth
  • Versatile
By Don U.
Fort myers, fl
Light reel
March 17, 2020
I have saltist and other Daiwa reels. This is very light, works great. Recommend product.
  • Light
  • Good drag
  • Little cheesy with all the extra plastic.
By Kenny
Love this reel in freshwater
November 18, 2019
I use this reel for trout in freshwater, this thing is so smooth it performs so well It feels like this reel wont ever break unless I start abusing it
By Van
Favorite moderate priced spinning reel
June 1, 2019
I got the 2500D-XH with a Fuego rod. The reel performed very well and caught three 3lb. bass with no problem. The reel is very smooth, cast great, and has great drag. If you're in the market for a spinning reel that is decently price this is your best option.
  • casting, smooth, and great drag.
  • none so far
By Alex
Los Angeles, CA
Outstanding value
April 30, 2019
I use this reel for both freshwater bass fishing and surf fishing. Constantly impressed that it retails for under $100. The reel is very lightweight for the price and I love that it comes in a 6.2:1 gear ratio. The magseal seems to work well, I've only rinsed this reel off after surf fishing and have no problems with the internals.
  • Lightweight
  • Magsealed
By Don
LaGrange nc
Great reel and favorite inshore in that price range
December 8, 2018
The fuego LT is a really smooth n nice all around reel . I think it's the best $100 reel for inshore /freshwater fishing. Drag strength not great so I'd move up to the ballistic for that . Still a great reel and I fish with 3-4 all the time.
By Ann
Goldsboro, NC
Best $100 reel for spinning inshore
November 17, 2018
Built well and similar to the ballistic . Looks a lot like it just doesn't have the drag power but will still handle bout all u want if you can fish . Love the 1000 n 2500 models.
  • Low price for quality
18 Questions & 19 Answers
from NJ asked:
October 17, 2019
Would the fuego 4000 be good for dropping 6-8 ounces for tog?
1 Answer
If just dropping down you should be ok, although 8 oz's is slightly heavy
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 18, 2019

from New Jersey asked:
February 19, 2019
What is the drag on the 1000 size? Also, is there a size comparison of the 2500 and below reels?
1 Answer
8.8 pounds of drag here's the link for Daiwa they have the weights of each reel. http://www.daiwa.com/us/contents/reels/fuegolt/index.html
Submitted by: Bernie on February 20, 2019

Billy turtis
from Flordia asked:
November 22, 2018
How many pound drag is that 2500 size
2 Answers
22lbs of drag
Submitted by: Bernie on November 23, 2018
The 2500 has a 22.0 maximum drag.
Submitted by: Rebecca on November 23, 2018

from Buxton, NC asked:
November 13, 2018
Would the 4000 pair well with an 11' rod, rated 3 to 8 but used primarily with fishing 3 to 5 ounces. I have a Saltist 4500 which is a bit large and wondered if the 4000 size would be a better fit though I know the size of 4000 models may vary some.
1 Answer
The fuego 4000 would be to small for a 11 foot rod, I would suggest going with the 5500 Shimano Ultegra ci4+ or the 5500 Ultegra xtd
Submitted by: Bernie on November 14, 2018

from Port Orange, Fl asked:
March 25, 2018
How much braid can the 4000 hold thanks
1 Answer
Line Capacity Braid (yds/lb): 440/30 • 320/40 • 280/50
Submitted by: Tyler on March 26, 2018

from Blekinge asked:
November 21, 2017
May I know the drag capacity and material of the 3000 one? tks!
1 Answer
max drag is 22 pounds.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 22, 2017

Gary Pope
from MD asked:
September 13, 2017
Is the Fuego suitable for saltwater applications?
1 Answer
The Fuego is suitable for saltwater fishing.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 14, 2017

from Maryland asked:
July 4, 2022
Are the spools on the daiwa Fuego lt braid ready?
1 Answer
Hello Js, 

They are not but can be made braid ready with a little bit of mono or applying a bit of electrical tape to the spool 

Submitted by: Bernie - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 5, 2022

Ted Tellian
from California asked:
March 16, 2022
Trying to decide between the Fuego 1000 or 2500 there are no specs on the actual size in inches of the reels I have a 69 Fenwick fast action medium light power for trout stream and a lllamaglass 86 X11 for surf perch will the 2500 be to big overkill for the 69 rod trying to fit one reel on both rods without buying both reels will the 2500 work for light gear for trout I guess Im asking? I want the Fuego but can you tell me the length from drag screw to back of reel I know all the other specs 
1 Answer
Hi Ted, Based on your fishing application I would recommend The Daiwa Fuego 2500 LT Spinning Reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/daiwa-fglt2500d-xh-fuego-lt-spinning-reel.html This has a length of about 4-1/4" inches that is the distance from the drag knob to the back of the reel while the spool is in the down non-oscillated position. This reel will perfect for trout and other freshwater species. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on March 17, 2022

todd williams
from Bfkw asked:
November 28, 2021
What is the difference between rhe 2500 dxh and the 2500 d
1 Answer
Hi Todd, The main difference between the Daiwa Fuego LT 2500D and the 2500DXH is the Gear Ratio. The 2500D has a gear ratio of 5.3:1 or 29.6in of line per crank. The 2500DXH has a gear ratio of 6.2:1 or 34.5in of line per crank of the handle. This is the difference in between the two models. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 1, 2021

from US asked:
November 5, 2021
Would the 1000 model be good with a 7'6 medium action fast tip crappie rod for throwing jigs 1/32-1/4 oz? Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Joseph, The Daiwa FGLT1000D Fuego LT Spinning Reel will be a little light for the rod you are using. I would recommend a Daiwa BG Spinning Reel. Model: BG2500; TackleDirect Code: DAI-2352.https://www.tackledirect.com/daiwa-bg2500-bg-saltwater-spinning-reel.html. This reel will be more balanced on your 7'6 medium action. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 9, 2021

from Kapaa, Hawaii asked:
August 15, 2021
Can I use this reel for an 13ft ultra light rod? Or the best possible reel in this line up?
1 Answer

The Fuego LT 4000 will work for the type of fishing that you are doing.  I would usually like a bit bigger reel on a 13ft rod, but since you said that it is ultralight rod the 4000 should fit.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with. 

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 17, 2021

Joe M
from Brick, NJ asked:
April 25, 2021
Would the Daiwa Fuego LT 4000 pair well with a Temple Fork 6’7” Medium Inshore Rod weighing 4.5oz?  Or Any other suggestion in the same price range.
1 Answer
The 3000 would be a better fit for that rod and would balance much more effectively. 
Submitted by: Austin - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 6, 2021

from Florida asked:
December 27, 2020
In the 4000 size what diawa ballistic would be most comparable the 4000 or the 5000 size
1 Answer
The Daiwa Ballistic LT 4000 and Daiwa Fuego LT 4000 are the same size class reels. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on December 28, 2020

from Waterbury, Connecticut asked:
March 15, 2020
What type of drag system does it have carbon fiber or oiled felt?
1 Answer
The Fuego LT Spinning Reels feature proprietary carbon compound drag washers. 
Submitted by: Brian on March 23, 2020

from OR asked:
April 12, 2018
What is the braid capacity for model FGLT2500D-XH?
1 Answer
The braid capacity for the 2500 XH is approximately 30 lb 240 yds, 40 lb 210 yds and 50 lb 160 yds.
Submitted by: Donald on April 12, 2018

Will K
from Wall NJ asked:
February 11, 2018
Would the Daiwa Fuego 3000 pair nicely with the shimano teramar north east inshore spinning rod medium heavy 12-25lb test line 1/2-2 ounces ? For bucktailing and some small plugs? I won’t be using anything over 3 ounces.
1 Answer
The Daiwa Fuego 3000 LT is a bit light for the style of fishing your doing. I would advise a Daiwa BG 3000 paired with the NE Teramar MH casting bucktails in that size range.
Submitted by: Donald on February 15, 2018

from Brooklyn, NY asked:
January 12, 2018
Looking to pair either a Fuego LT or BG with a 7 Ft. spinning Ugly Stik for shore Fluke and other smaller summer fish. Could you recommend an appropriate reel size and model. Thank you.
1 Answer
The Daiwa BG 3000 would be a good fit for the rod your pairing it with and for the application your using the setup for.
Submitted by: Donald on January 13, 2018


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