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Daiwa TD Luna Baitcasting Reels

Daiwa TD Luna Baitcasting Reels

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TD Code
Line Per
Handle Turn
Line Capacity
(lb. Test/Yards)
TD Luna253
Right-HandH / MH5 CRBB+15.1:123.6''11.112/235
$299.99 USD
TD Luna253-LH
Left-HandH / MH5 CRBB+15.1:123.6''11.112/235
$299.99 USD
TD Luna300
Right-HandXH / MH5 CRBB+15.1:123.6''12.914/320
$299.99 USD
Feel the heft—the solid feel of precision. Make a cast—absolutely awesome! These are Daiwa’s finest traditional-shaped baitcasters, built for those heavy cover and open water top-of-the-food-chain fish that demand heavier line and heavier muscle—fresh 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 Daiwa’s 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 world’s most advanced machining equipment.
4 Stars based on 5 reviews
By Jessie
, NJ
June 15, 2018
Absolutely terrible saltwater reel!
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.
Prosnone at all.
ConsREALLY 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
May 1, 2018
better than Calcutta D
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.
Prossmooth, clicker, durable
Consexpensive, paddle handle
By chang
January 26, 2018
cant believe it!
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
March 31, 2016
This is my second reel. Expensive, and worth it
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.
ProsSmooth. Great finish. Good drag. Nice gear ratio. Adjustable casting brake.
By Pawel
Huntley, Illinois
December 23, 2014
One of the best baitcasters made by Daiwa.
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.
ProsHigh quality reel
Consfor someone with small hands can be considered as somehow difficult to palm
5 Questions & 6 Answers
from SD asked:
April 14, 2017
How much 50# braid will this hold?
2 Answers
Most 50 lb. braid is equivalent to a 12 lb mono diameter, so we suggest going by the line ratings for 12lb test.
on April 14, 2017
Size 253 will fit 235 yards of 50 lb braid and the size 300 can fit 320 yards of 50 lb braid.
on April 14, 2017

Tim McCarthy
from New Jersey asked:
August 28, 2016
Does the 300 model Come in left hand?
1 Answers
Tim, Hello yes they do make it in the left handed version.
on August 29, 2016

from Parulan, Plaridel, Bulacan asked:
November 25, 2012
Is this model made in Japan?
1 Answers
This reel is made in Japan.
Customer Service
on November 27, 2012

from Parulan, Plaridel, Bulacan asked:
November 16, 2012
What does the category "Action FW/SW" in the order chart mean?
1 Answers
Freshwater / Saltwater
Customer Service
on November 17, 2012

from Parulan, Plaridel, Bulacan asked:
November 16, 2012
What is the maximum drag for the Daiwa TD Luna 300?
1 Answers
The max drag on a Luna 300 is 15.4LB's.
Customer Service
on November 19, 2012


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