Daiwa Lexa 400 Type HD Baitcasting Reels

Daiwa Lexa 400 Type HD Baitcasting Reels

Price: $299.95
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25Right$299.95 USD
25Right$299.95 USD
25Left$299.95 USD
25Right$299.95 USD
25Right$299.95 USD
The Daiwa Lexa Type-HD Baitcasting reels are low profile Lexa reels. They are designed for heavy duty extreme inshore action. These reels are tough and will last with stainless steel drive, pinion gears, and 6 corrosion resistant ball bearings. The custom EVA power handle knobs help you crank in the big fish more comfortably.

  • Stainless Steel Drive Gear & Pinion Gear
  • Extra line capacity for strong lines, powerful fish
  • Ultimate Tournament carbon drag (UTD) with 13.2 lbs of drag
  • Swept Handle with weight-reducing cutouts
  • Aluminum frame and side plate (gear side)
  • Magforce Cast Control
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse (Dual Stopper)
  • Bearings: 6RBB, 1RB
5 Stars based on 18 reviews
By C A.
Visalia, California
Nicely made with a bad design flaw
October 3, 2020
The Lexa 400 is basically a solid competent reel. I have fished with one for about a year and have found that the line leveling guid that disengages on free spool is simply a bad design. After hauling in a recalcitrant Lingcod from 300 feet, the line guide may or may not be in line with line on the spool, and with the braided line dug into itself from the previous haul, you may literally have to pull the line off the reel on the next decent. No such problem with the Okuma Komodo, which is what I now use.
ProsSolid, nicely made.
ConsDisconnect of line guide in free spool is a source of real (no pun intended) frustration.
By Daniel
Oakland, CA
1st baitcaster
January 18, 2020
I learned to cast a with a baitcaster/conventional with this real and it was great. I had only experience with spinning gear prior to this real and the mag casting controls made it easy.
By Daniel
Great Musky Reel, also great for larger fish such as northern pike, catfish, large bass, salmon, redfish, etc
December 16, 2019
I bought this for casting for Muskys, and I am very happy with it. It casts really far and really smooth with negligible problems with spool overrun The drag sets easily, and the gear system is superb, handling even the toughest Musky. For the money, this is the best value I have ever found in a Musky reel, and I can use it for many other kinds of fishing as well.
ProsGret Gear system, great drag system,
ConsVery Large
By Rangelo
Top of the line
November 8, 2019
Reel has everything you'd want in a bait caster. Handles and casts like a dream.
By jason
Hopes were too high
October 21, 2019
Just does not have the power to battle large fish...good for a bass set-up though.
By Jeff
Huntington beach
Awesome baitcaster
October 12, 2019
I already had one of these reels. Was out on a few overnight and day and a half trips with plenty of fishing hours going. I found more than a few times that the bite was on and although I had several different setups the Lexa was spot on. If a leader broke or I needed to tie on another hook, or another lure, not being the fastest guy to tie knots I went ahead and bought another Lexa. With at least 2 on the deck ready to go I was still able to out fish most of the other guys on the trips. The Lexa 400 casts so freakin far its incredible. In times where you need bait and lures as far away from the boat as possible this reel will get it done. The freedom of not having to worry that your line will backlash lets you fish with the utmost confidence. When I saw the price listed with Tackle Direct at $209 no tax no shipping I couldn't place my order fast enough. Basically I'm really stoked??
ProsCasting distance is on par with Shimano TranX at about half the cost. It out performs Okuma Komodo. Reel so far seems to be extremely durable.
By Saeng
So Cal
Best bait casting reel
October 12, 2019
I just wish that I knew about this guy earlier , because I would have gotten many different size for each of my poles. But I’ve already gotten another brand before the diawa lexa.
ProsIt came with the power handle, that?s the first thing I wanted on this reel.
By Eric
Big and powerful
September 19, 2019
Great reel to pull those big blades on bucktails.
By Kris
Bakersfied, CA
Great reel
August 20, 2019
I have this reel for surface irons here in SoCal, smooth retrieve and excellent drag on this reel
By Kyle
Great reel for small surface irons and top water baits
August 13, 2019
I love fishing this reel with the smaller surface irons as well as stick baits when targeting California yellowtail and other pelagics. It’s makes it a breeze to fish straight spectra with a short topshot. Awesome price too!
By Sid
So. Cal.
Great Reel
July 23, 2019
Casts a mile. Loaded with 60lb braid and 40lb top shot. Caught 2 bluefin tuna and 1 yellowfin tuna. Bluefin were 60 and 90 reel got them in.
ProsCasts a mile. Great drag very smooth.
ConsMaybe a little more line capacity would be nice.
By Edwin
Los Angeles, CA
The Very Best
July 20, 2019
I bought this reel for the start of rockfish season, and it has served me extremely well. I've caught a jackpot rockfish with this reel, and it didn't break. In fact, it is so well made and well crafted that I was able to reel in, albeit lose a MASSIVE lingcod. The feel of the reel is so nice, as well. It feels really comfortable when I palm the reel, and the power handle is very comfortable. I do wish that there are more left handed options, as well as lower gear ratios for this version of the Lexa. I take immense care of this reel, even though the reel is stainless steel, because it deserves that respect.
By Mark
La Habra, CA
Top notch
June 30, 2018
Very smooth and very strong. Best baitcaster on the market!
By Mark M.
New York City NY
Great Reel
October 6, 2017
Fantastic Reel, smooth ,easy ,and solid. Handles the big fish with ease. Casts far and long with thumb control, no birds nests or tangles.
ProsSolid build, casts far, use mono or braid line, ease of use, magnetic and centrifugal brakes, looks great
ConsNone so far
By Jeff S.
Wyoming PA
December 12, 2016
This reel is the best for the price , u can't beat this reel, casts like a gem
Landed big muskie on this reel no problem
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from Long Beach asked:
July 27, 2017
Does the reel have a underside screw In locking plate? I dont have reel seats on my jig sticks.
1 Answer
This reel has the plate but there isn't a hole to to drill down to the rod.
Submitted by: Bernie on July 28, 2017

from San Diego, CA asked:
March 9, 2020
What’s the difference between the HD and the WN  Lexa 400 besides $50?
1 Answer

The Daiwa Lexa 400 Type HDis rated for stronger/more braided line than the Type WN. The type HD alsoweighs slightly more. 

Submitted by: Sydney on March 20, 2020

from Houston, Texas asked:
March 19, 2017
Is this a good reel for sight casting tarpon. Also which rod do you suggest to pair this reel with for sight casting tarpon.
1 Answer
The Lexa 400 would function very well for sight casting for tarpon. As far as a rod to pair it up with I would suggest looking into the G-Loomis Pro Blue series, the Shimano Teramar, or a Lamiglas Tri-Flex. Each of these rods would be your best options in their respective price ranges.
Submitted by: Devon on March 21, 2017

from San diego asked:
August 12, 2015
What rod do you recommend for this reel?
1 Answer
That would depend entirely on what kind of fishing that you are doing, if you give us a call we should be able to help you find a good match for this reel.
Submitted by: David on August 13, 2015

from Denver co asked:
July 31, 2015
I assume that the new hd disengage the level wind when casting like previous models. Thanks
1 Answer
Hello Dom. When the button is pressed before casting, the level wind is locked in place until the reel is engaged with that handle.
Submitted by: Brandon on August 14, 2015


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