Daiwa TD Luna253 Baitcasting Reel

Daiwa TD Luna253 Baitcasting Reel

Price: $299.99
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TD Luna253
DAI-0557
Right-HandH / MH5 CRBB+15.1:123.6''11.112/235
14/195
17/150
$299.99 USD
Feel the heftłthe solid feel of precision. Make a cast absolutely awesome! These are Daiwas finest traditional-shaped baitcasters, built for those heavy cover and open water top-of-the-food-chain fish that demand heavier line and heavier musclełfresh or saltwater.
Team Daiwa« Luna Features:
  • Frame and sideplates machined from solid bar stock aluminum
  • Five CRBB Super Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings plus roller bearing
  • Free-Floating Spool for maximum casting performance
  • Magforce-Z automatic magnetic anti-backlash control (Centriflex automatic centrifugal system on 300 size)
  • Ultra-smooth, multi-disc drag with Daiwas exclusive fiber composite and stainless washers
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse
  • Dura-Loc pinion for solid gear engagement
  • Rugged, six-point drive train support
  • Machined aircraft aluminum spool
  • Cut proof Titanium Nitrided stainless steel line guide
  • Spool click on 300 size
  • Hard anodized to resist corrosion
Simple Casting Adjustment
Magforce-Z quickly adjusts to any skill level by simply pressing and turning the sideplate.

Fast Takedown Sideplate For spool changes and quick maintenance

Ultra-Tough, Ultra Precision For maximum strength and dead-on alignment, frame and sideplates are cut from solid bar stock aluminum by some of the worldĘs most advanced machining equipment.
4.5 Stars based on 7 reviews
By Anonymous
San Francisco ca
Luna 300
February 25, 2021
It is as describe and very smooth. Can't wait to try it out !
Pros
  • Very smooth and it did not make clicking sound while the line is being pull out. That is the difference when I compare it to shimano Calcutta TE.
Cons
  • The cliker sound vey weak !
By Tom
Baltimore
Great reel
March 7, 2019
I choose the reel over a shimano for flounder fishing. Its perfect! solid built and has held up well. Upgraded the handle and there isn't much it cant handle.
By Jessie
, NJ
Absolutely terrible saltwater reel!
June 15, 2018
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.
Pros
  • none at all.
Cons
  • REALLY BAD customer service. Had to go through a friend of a friend to get any service. Reels came back and were messed up again in the blink of an eye. Once again, really bad customer service.
By cyaco
Upstate New York
better than Calcutta D
May 1, 2018
I have Calcutta D 200 and 200B, Luna TD is much better than those.
smooth, clicker, durable, and high end reel feel.
I was happy with paddle handle, but when I upgraded it to power handle, this reel become different.
more powerful and handles much bigger fish than you expect.
Pros
  • smooth, clicker, durable
Cons
  • expensive, paddle handle
By chang
salem,va
cant believe it!
January 26, 2018
i have always been a shimano guy, and couldnt get away from their reels. until i felt this reel. this reel is amazingly smooth and casts like a dream. i use it for swimbaits and even bobber fishing live bait for catfish. i like this reel better than the shimano calcutta hands down
By Reggie
Atlanta, GA
This is my second reel. Expensive, and worth it
March 31, 2016
Super smooth. Adjustable casting brakes really work and really are adjustable. Great finish. Very smooth cranking. Holds a decent amount of llne. I use it with mono, but I suspect it would work well for braid.
Reminder: The TD Luna 300 is nice too, and a bit wider, but no adjustable casting brake.
Pros
  • Smooth. Great finish. Good drag. Nice gear ratio. Adjustable casting brake.
Cons
  • Price
By Pawel
Huntley, Illinois
One of the best baitcasters made by Daiwa.
December 23, 2014
Right in the middle between entry reels ( ABU C3 and C4) and high end reels (Shimano Conquest ). Very good value for the money, very versatile reels for mid/heavy freshwater applications.
Pros
  • High quality reel
Cons
  • for someone with small hands can be considered as somehow difficult to palm
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