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Daiwa Lexa High Capacity Baitcasting Reels

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BearingsGear RatioLine Per
WeightMono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Max DragPrice
Right HandH / MH2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB6.3:128.8in10.5 oz12/240
22Reg Price $199.95Our Price $179.99
Right HandH / MH2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB7.1:132.4in10.5 oz12/240
22Reg Price $199.95Our Price $179.99
Right HandH / MH2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB7.1:132.4in11.3 oz12/240
22Reg Price $199.95Our Price $179.99
Left HandH / MH2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB6.3:128.8in10.5 oz12/240
22Reg Price $199.95Our Price $179.99
Left HandH / MH2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB7.1:132.4in10.5 oz12/240
22Reg Price $199.95Our Price $179.99
Left HandH / MH2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB7.1:132.4in11.3 oz12/240
22Reg Price $199.95Our Price $179.99
Right HandXH / H2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB6.3:133.4in15.3 oz17/245
25Reg Price $249.95Our Price $219.99
Right HandXH / H2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB7.1:137.7in15.3 oz17/245
25$249.95 USD
Right HandXH / H2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB7.1:137.7in16.2 oz17/245
25Reg Price $249.95Our Price $219.99
Right HandXH / H2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB5.1:127.1in16.2 oz17/245
25Reg Price $249.95Our Price $219.99
Left HandXH / H2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB6.3:133.4in15.3 oz17/245
25Reg Price $249.95Our Price $219.99
Left HandXH / H2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB7.1:137.7in15.3 oz17/245
25Reg Price $249.95Our Price $219.99
Baitcasting reels deliver tournament style performance and are now available in large (400 size), medium (300 size) and small (100 size). Each size Daiwa Lexa baitcaster is available with three different gear ratios.
  • Aluminum frame and side plate (gear side)
  • 7 Bearing System (2CRBB, 4BB +1RB)
  • Magforce Cast Control
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse
  • Swept Handle with weight-reducing cutouts
  • Counter balanced Power Handle on ''P'' Models
  • Super-leverage 120mm handle on 400 size models
  • A7075 Aluminum spool, super lightweight—extra strong (100 size)
  • Extra line capacity for strong lines, powerful fish
  • Ultimate Tournament carbon drag (UTD)
5 Stars based on 23 reviews
By Jorge
Santa Paula, CA
May 2, 2018
Smooth and strong drag
I bought this reel in the 400 size and have been using it for a couple of months know and I love it would trade for any other casting reel..
ProsLight and strong reel
ConsNothing bad yet
By Ron
Southern California
November 2, 2017
It's a boomer!
Just returned from a ten-day fishing trip to Baja. A highlight was testing out my new Lexa 400 reel. All I can say is, Wow! I had the reel loaded up with 65 lb. braid. We were casting from the boat towards an island several hundred feet away and after the first couple of casts I had to take a little off my casts because I was consistently hitting the rocks on the island. I have never cast so far with any other reel. Retrieves were smooth, 25 lb. drag was awesome, dial-in magforce cast control was great. This is an extremely strong reel but it is so light that you don't realize how strong it is until you hook up a Yellowtail.
ProsToo many to mention. I love this reel and bought an HD400 in addition.
ConsIt is very difficult to see the indicator for the mag drag dial so at first I couldn't tell whether I had the dial on 10 or off. That resulted in one pretty massive birds nest but with a quick adjustment it was dialed in and making me look like a casting pro! One more note - the rated capacity of this reel is 200 yds with 80 lb braid. I put just about 200 yds of 65 lb on it and had to pull off a good 20 yds or so because the spool was too full to cast.
By Kent Elmore
huntington beach
October 29, 2017
diawa lexa
all around great real. west coast fisherman, pair this with your favorite jig stick and toss your surface iron further than the guy next to you.
Prossmooth drag, great castability, comfortable grip. great reel for the price. suits all my needs from casting punkers to strippers, whopper ploppers to schoolie yellowfin, or a tady surface iron to yellows. comparable reels will cost you a bit more. not to mention, diawa has great customer service and tech support should you have an issue or need service.
Consnot so much a "con" but something to be aware of. the high speed model has a high gear ratio but the inches per crank isn't quite as much as a high speed conventional reel such as diawa saltist HS. while considered high speed amongst other low profile/ baitcasters the spool size is much smaller thus less line per crank. nonetheless, it provides plenty of speed for most fishing methods.
Columbus, MS
October 28, 2017
Daiwa LEXA 400HS reel
Very pleased, exceptionally smooth and casts great! Highly recommended!
By Bret Rapozo
Sacramento, CA
October 27, 2017
High Capacity braid
This reel has lots of drag and holds plenty braid for large fish, very smooth drag and lots of power.
ProsGreat for top water jigs with plenty drag to bring in the big ones.
By Steve Ward
Hanover Park, IL
October 27, 2017
Love the reel.
With this purchase, I can keep one for myself and give one as a gift to make someone very happy.
By Cody
November 23, 2016
Great reel
I have this lexa on one of my deep sea rods an man can I tell you it puts out strong drag an smooth reeling the lexas are my go to reels on my deep sea rod setups
ProsHigh drag an very smooth lightweight
By Kamden
Waverly, Iowa
October 10, 2016
Great musky reel
I've had this reel for two years, and it has definitely performed to my expectations. Casts really well, and the drag is really solid. Probably not the best option for large double bladed bucktails, but it's a very versatile reel for just about any other method of musky fishing.
By Joseph Johnson
September 19, 2016
When I first purchased I was extremely excited about the quality of this reel. I have had this reel for two seasons now and I have only been able to use it for about one half of a season due to mechanical errors. I am now waiting on parts they are out of stock on and by the time I receive the parts the fishing season will be over. Very disappointed in the duality and service for a pricey reel.
By Kamran
Boynton Beach, Florida
June 10, 2016
You get what you pay for, and you get an amazing reel that is well worth the money
ProsSuper smooth and great drag
By Dan
Madison, WI
March 28, 2016
Awesome muskie reel
The 400 HSP is an awesome reel for rubber and jerkbaits for muskie. Holds up incredibly well in the coldest conditions and it is smooth as it was the day I bought it.
By Vince
Austin, TX
June 27, 2015
Great reel for the price!
This is my go to reel just because it was cheap and I'm not afraid to damage/lose it... but it's also got great features. It's not a chronarch, but it's similar to a curado! I also have the lexa casting rods, and when they're paired together, boy is it beautiful. It's also lined with 12lb Hybrid from Yozuri in purple smoke... and that's even more bad@$$! The reel is smooth and performs very well. The drag is smooth and casts are deep and long. The mag brakes help to stop nests, so it's a nice added benefit. Overall highly recommended.
ProsGreat features for the price Used in SW and FW with no problems Drag is smooth
By Michael
February 12, 2015
Awesome reel
Great reel for snook and tarpon
By George
November 19, 2014
great handling reel
used this for fishing saltwater for tog, used 40lb braid and it worked great. Love the line pick up and once you get the you get it set up with the weight you're using, no birds nest. made sure to clean it real well after the salt and my next trip will be for strippers.
Prosline pick up and cast control.
Consnone yet
By Jose
West Hills, CA
October 20, 2014
My favorite cheap baitcaster.
I have owned lexa 100 reel for about 2 years now, it cast a country mile and works great. I use it in saltwater and freshwater, never have had a problem.
By Mahmoud Abdou
May 4, 2014
A Special and Interesting Reel
If you are an angler who enjoy using the tackle as much as fighting a good fish then you should try this reel. Being a saltwater angler and mainly spin reels user, picking up this reel was an interesting thing after testing (casting and bringing back the line) it for around 2 hours casting from a beach I found:
Pros1- The reel ergonomics are great; I was able to cast above 100 yards. This is my first time to cast using bait-caster/multiplier and I casted more than 15 times over these 2 hours without any major backlashes. 2- The reel is very smooth and fast (7.1) I haven’t seen this ratio in any surf reel. It is true that you can get good gear ration in multipliers, but you will not get the same ergonomics. 3- Price is very comparative especially when you consider the features. If you cast lures, bait, offshore or surf fishing and looking for a new enjoyable change, try this reel.
ConsIf you don’t have an overhead road you will need to buy one
By Dawnie
Singapore, Singapore
March 26, 2014
Outstanding reel for both fresh and salt water
You only need 1 reel for both salt and fresh water luring. With it's high capacity, casting poppers and top water lures is not an issue. Its a great reel to keep in your arsenal.
By Hong Guang
New Market, Alabama
March 5, 2014
heavy duty baitcaster
this is one little workhorse baitcaster! got the 400H, it packs quite a bit of drag for such a small reel, very impressed!
By Coltin
January 10, 2014
great light muskie
This reel is great for lighter muskie applications. I own 3 of these in various ratios and they are good reels for smaller Bucktails and top raiders and jackpots. Easy to cast and has a good drag in a small reel. They are the best fitting reel I've touched for someone with medium size hands which is nice when casting all day. All in all I would have no problems recommending this reel.
ProsFits nicely in hand Good drag Long effortless casting
ConsDoesn't handle the bigger baits to well
By Gunnar
Houston TX
August 28, 2013
Awesome Reel. Great Price
I bought the 300 with the power handle and use it for inshore fishing in the gulf coast. The high capacity and drag are great and the cast control works perfectly. It is my first daiwa reel and i would not hesitate to buy another daiwa product in the future.
ProsLooks. Drag. Capacity. Power Handle. Cast Control. Corrosion Resistance. Price.
By Lawrence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
February 3, 2013
Very good reel and worth buying
Im an really satisfied in this reel. Casting performance is really awesome. Drag are very strong, I have tried it for king fish and golden trevally and no worries about the drag. Design are really perfect for big fish here in dubai. I will recommend this reel.
ProsCast control and casting performance and the design is perfect on my hand
By Lawrence
Dubai, United Arab emirates
February 3, 2013
Very good reel
It was really good, the reel is perfect on my hands and it's casting performance is really good. Magnetic cast control works great. Very good drag.
ProsCasting ability and the looks
New York
January 27, 2013
Lightsome, powerful and reliable. Try and You not lose!
8 Questions & 8 Answers
from lake charles, louisiana asked:
February 20, 2018
What rod would compare best with the lexa 400h for offshore to inshore enough backbone that keeps on the pressure of those bigger fish like kings or such?
1 Answers
I'd suggest a Shimano Terez model number TZC70HBLK. The TZC70MHBLK may be more appropriate for your lighter inshore applications.
on March 2, 2018

from florida asked:
June 12, 2017
On a St. Croix TIC80HF Tidemaster Inshore Casting Rod which size lexa would be a good match 300 or 400 for big snook and tarpon
1 Answers
TIC80HF would be a great match with either size Lexa for these species.
on June 13, 2017

from Ottawa, Ontario asked:
February 3, 2015
How would the Lexa 300 pair up with an Okuma Nomad Inshore rod M-MH? I'm debating either Daiwa Lexa 300 or Penn Squall 12 stardrag. Which one would you recommend? Thanks!
1 Answers
If you are inshore fishing for larger species I would recommend going with the squall has better line capacity and a more drag power. If your targeting smaller fish such as flounder, weakfish, and small stripes the Lexa 300 would be an excellent choice.
on February 5, 2015

from florida asked:
December 11, 2014
i have the lexa 300 and im looking for a good rod to go with it for fishing jacks,groupers,snappers at the inlets here in florida. i have 30 braid on it . what rod would you suggest for being able to whip out some top plugs or doa shrimps
1 Answers
We suggest either the Lamiglas Tri flex Inshore (LAM-0073 or LAM-0105) or the GLoomis Pro-Blue (GLO-0223 or GLO-0225). The LAM-0073 and the GLO-0223 are both slightly lighter action rods than the other two. Any of them woill work really well with your LEXA.
Customer Service
on December 14, 2014

from Asheville, NC asked:
September 19, 2014
I am considering either a Lexa 100 or 300 for inshore float-rig fishing for seatrout, redfish, and flounder in the St.John's River in Jacksonville, Florida. I use an Ugly Stick Striper rod for this kind of fishing, mostly because the rods are inexpensive, almost indestructible, and have plenty of flex to keep from ripping the hook out of the fishes mouth. I presently use an Abu-Garcia C3 5500 reel with this rod. Which reel would you recommend?
1 Answers
We feel that the 100 size would work very well for you. The only reason to go with the 300, would be if you are using mono and want more line capacity.
Customer Service
on September 22, 2014

from texas asked:
March 16, 2014
wondering if the reel foot on the lexa 400 will fit in a terez waxwing reel seat?
1 Answers
Absolutely, the conventional or casting model waxwing rods would match that reel very well.
Customer Service
on March 16, 2014

from DALY CITY, CA asked:
October 28, 2013
what r the difference between LEXA HSL (dai-1518) - LEXA HSL-P (dai-1515) I know one weigh more than the other? does the LEXA HSL-P has a power handle? THX....NELSON
1 Answers
The Lexa HSL is standard with the double paddle handle and the Lexa HSL-P comes standard with the power handle.
Customer Service
on October 30, 2013

from Madison, Wi. asked:
October 4, 2012
What is the diff. between the different 300 series reels except that some weigh less ?
1 Answers
Some are left handed, some have power handles and some have paddle handles. This link is the best break down explaining the differences.
Customer Service
on October 4, 2012


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