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Daiwa LEXA300HL High Capacity Baitcasting Reel

Daiwa LEXA300HL High Capacity Baitcasting Reel

Reg Price $199.95
Our Price $179.99
Model
TD Code
RetrieveAction
FW/SW
BearingsGear RatioLine Per
Crank
WeightMono Capacity
(lb/yds)
Braid Capacity
(lb/yds)
Max DragPrice
LEXA300HL
DAI-1519
Left HandH / MH2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB6.3:128.8in10.5 oz12/240
14/190
20/120
40/240
55/180
22Reg Price $199.95Our Price $179.99
Daiwa Lexa High Capacity 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)
*LEXA300HL Model is High Capacity Left Hand Retrieve
4.5 Stars based on 24 reviews
By Jessie
nj
December 2, 2018
Absolutely terrible company for saltwater reesl!
Had mine for a year and so did a friend (bought at the same time). Within the first month had a grinding in the ball bearings. I don't do any beach fishing at all so i assumed that i got salt inside of it and cleaned it to no avail. A week later my friend's reel started doing the same. Now both of these reels were thoroughly cleaned after each use. Luckily another friend of ours knew a Daiwa rep., and we got all of the internals replace for free. Upon receiving it the worked great.....for about a month again..... I went as far as to replace the "sealed" ball bearings inside with ceramic ones i bought online, which did help, but has not totally absolved the issue with their crappy bearings grinding and locking up.
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.
By CAL HOWARD
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
ConsNone
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
Mn
September 19, 2016
Issues
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
Amazing
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
PhiladelphiaPA
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
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Michael Valentine
from valentinem7@aol.com asked:
November 11, 2017
Is this a saltwater reel?
1 Answers
Yes, it can be used in salt water.
Bernie
on November 13, 2017

Houston
from Richmond asked:
January 6, 2013
which on the 300 size reels is left hand retreive
1 Answers
All of the reels with a "L" after the model number are left hand retrieve. This reel is a left hand retrieve although the picture shows a right hand model.
Customer Service
on January 6, 2013

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