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Fin-Nor Lethal Spinning Reels

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230yds/10lb270yds/30lb23lb5.2:134in$99.95 USD
240yds/14lb240yds/50lb30lb4.9:134in$99.95 USD
330yds/20lb275yds/65lb40lb4.9:140in$99.95 USD
430yds/20lb310yds/100lb45lb4.9:145in$129.95 USD
The Fin-Nor Lethal Spinning Reels could be one of the best values in high performance saltwater spinning reels today. These reels are all aluminum, with braid ready spool, and high lock-down carbon fiber drag. The Lethal Spinning reels offer everything needed in a durable saltwater reel at an affordable price.

  • Aluminum body and side plate
  • Multi-stack MegaDrag with carbon fiber washers
  • MegaLock anti-reverse
  • MegaShield multi-layer corrosion protection
  • 6 Double-shielded stainless steel bearings
4.5 Stars based on 51 reviews
By michael
Bonaire, GA
March 10, 2016
would still be an amazing reel at double the price!
The lt100 is a beast of a reel(the pic is next to a penn senator 113h). It is huge, heavy, and tough. I've used it for every type of fishing you can think of. It truly excels at vertical jigging with its huge drag range and large braid capacity. The manual bail is a huge plus when slinging 8 and bait (and sometimes more!)There are better casting reels out there for the surf, but its not terrible. And its nice to know that when a 6' bull shark takes the bait, this is probably the only spinning reel even remotely in this price range that can land him quickly enough for a safe release. I was a diehard conventional reel guy until I tried this spinner out. It has replaced all but my best surf casting and big game conventionals. I have landed many medium (5-7') sharks and several goliath grouper without the reel breaking a sweat. A word of warning if you intend to use the high end of this reels drag range, make sure the rod has a metal reel seat and you have some sort of harness attachment! I luckily had made a lanyard out of coated shark leader and it was wrapped around the base of the reel and hooked into my harness when i got carried away with the drag and ripped the hoods off my rod. If you dont know, 45lbs of drag and a sudden run is enough to pull you overboard and easily snatch your setup out of your hands! My only gripes about this reel are that it is very large and heavy(which can be aided by finding a rod that it balances nicely on) and the tiny protrusion on the drag knob can be difficult to manipulate if you're wearing gloves or you hands are slimy from bait juice. So are there smoother, faster, lighter, and all around better big game spinners out there? Absolutely, but not for under $500 and most pushing $1000+!!!!
ProsHuge line capacity drag that rivals all but the most expensive reels all metal and nicely machined durable coating very attractive finish manual bail
ConsVery large and heavy(the pic is next to a penn 113h!) drag knob can be difficult to grip at times
By Christian
Jupiter, FL
July 22, 2018
solid inshore reel
This is a great reel that feels solid in your hand. I matched this reel to a 7ft. medium action rod (6-17lb). I was able to get more then enough 30lb braid on the reel to do what I need it to do. Overall great reel.
By Brendan
Fairbanks, AK
January 9, 2018
So far so good
Got the Lethal 80 to pair with the Okuma Nomad 10 ft travel surf rod. Holds tons of line, casts well, and didn't skip a beat with a couple of drops in the surf. Drag is nice too, though I didn't catch anything big enough to really test it yet.
ProsFor 100 bucks? It's great!
By chris catucci
Rhode Island
August 2, 2017
weak construction
Anti-reverse began to fail and then the handle completely shear off the metal screw that holds it on this also occurred while I was striper fishing for small schoolies. Reel was not beat up and only lasted one half of a fishing season.
By Bill Faulk
Converse Texas
July 27, 2017
Spooled with 40 pound mono,on a 6 foot boat spinning med heavy rod.Used to fish on party boats out of Pt. Aransas, Texas.Handles 10-12c oz sinkers With ease.Four trips out ,caught 8 big Red Snappers,6 to 12 pounds. Reel has a 45 pound drag but I set on about 30 .Great fun on spinning reel........ Only one on the boats,people are amazed at the power....Just received spare spool that I will fill with 80 pound Braid for Pier fishinh.
ProsHeavy duty smooth drag.Large line capacity.Big handle for sure grip...45inch retrieve rate.
Consnone so far.
By Matthew
Pinellas Park
February 11, 2017
Smooth reel
Great reel, especially for the price.
By d. hudson
newport news, va.
December 31, 2016
great reel,
have not used this model,but have similar reel,and its a great reel. will review agin in the summer
By tomkaz
Riviera Beach, FL
December 3, 2016
Five stars for what it is vs price
Rating 5 but not the way a Saltist nor Stella would be rated 5. This get it because it offers the best price-to-feature ratio of any reel its size. Used it over last year to tangle with some sharks and cobia. Drags works well, reel looks good and after several trips, looks brand new with nothing more than a good rinse.
ProsPrice. Looks. Construction.
ConsNone apparent yet.
By Dale
Columbus Ga
September 29, 2016
Smooth turn, great torque
This reel is used with a star rod for casting off shore. The reel action is very smooth and the drag is great. Will be great for mahi. Gave it a test run on smaller AJ and a Bonita and it surpassed expectations
By Gabriel
August 5, 2016
loose click gear
Ordered 2 separate Fin Nor lethal 60 to a very legitimate dealers but without luck, both " click gears" were very loose and wobbly.I have the 80&100 models and they're "tight" and without play.Loved Fin Nors' reels and I wish they could fix the quality control on lethal series. My Penn Fierce reels have even a better "click gears.
Prosvery strong drag and lightweight
Consquality inconsistency
By Tim
spring lake, NJ
July 12, 2016
Solid, No-Nonsense Reel
I bought this reel to pair with an 8 foot surf/jetty rod. It is built solid and I got what I expected out of it. Overall, a very nice reel.
By tony Timmons
United States
June 27, 2016
as advertised
Like all new tools I took apart and checked screws for bein tight lubrication etc .checked out great 100% satisfied.
ProsVery nice quality
ConsHave not seen a my yet
By tuna
THE Jersey Shore
June 27, 2016
Love the reel have it matched with a trevla s jigging rod i think its perfect for me this reel gives me good power. I stopped some nice striper with this just waiting to drop it down with a jig for yelowfin. In flordia i killed the blakcfin on this a lot of fun. Great reel
Consneed spare spool for easy access to change setup since this reel is so versatile
By Ron
San Francisco
March 2, 2016
Awesome Reel
Bad Azz reel, love the reel texture to add line
ProsLine stacking preference texture reel inside best price / feature ratio out there
ConsI do not have enough time to use these more often
By Frank
Smyrna, Tennessee
January 29, 2016
Quality purchase
This reel is a great performer, powerful drag, good line lay, smooth retrieve. I debated between the LT30 and this LT40, but I'm glad I went with this one. It has the line capacity and power for use not only in the bay, but also for near shore or coastal applications.
Prosquality components and finish, powerful and smooth drag, good price
By Steve Jones
Sydney Australia
January 27, 2016
Nice reel
Value for money is excellent.Very smooth and strong reel.
ProsAll good
By Mitch
Pinnacle NC
December 24, 2015
Just what the doctor ordered
A great reel
By michael
new york
November 22, 2015
love this reel
Used this reel for everything from snook to sea basss and is just a great. Product.
ProsWell made and balanced for the money
By Laurence A.
Louisville, Ky
November 12, 2015
Great reel!
Best reel on the market for $100
ProsFull aluminum body, aluminum spool, strong gearing, super smooth drag, and east to maintain.
ConsNo parts breakdown pamphlet in the box.
By Gilly
October 2, 2015
A friend of mine knew that I was in the market for a new reel. Not too small...and definitely not too large. I was looking for something that could handle the power of a 40lb. striped-bass, yet have the control when a false albacore starts ripping line off the reel. Although I have yet land the 40lb' er on this reel, I have had multiple false albacore come ashore with the help of this little baby. The drag is as smooth as it states and when engaged in the retrieve, it's ability to do its job never faulted. Great little reel for the New England game-fish.
ProsCompact, yet strong and smooth....
ConsFor its size, it could be slightly lighter. Not a complaint in any way, but having a hard time finding a "con"?
By Todd Veazie
East Bridgewater MA
September 9, 2015
Great reel
Great reel used both freshwater and salt for bass and schoolies
ProsGreat drag
By Chuck
Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean
September 8, 2015
Best Reel In This Price Range LT 80
I own many spinning reels, Quantum, Shimano, Daiwa but as for my experience so far the Fin-Nor is the best value in this price range. It is built strong and has a great drag along with line capacity. I have this one spooled with 50# braid from Momoi and have landed over 20 Yellow Fin Tuna in the 25 - 65 lb. range with no problems so far. Buy one or two and you will not be sorry. Great reels!!!
ProsPrice, quality, drag, and line capacity. Very tough reel and well built.
By Zach oconnor
September 7, 2015
I have tried a lot of different reels and use and abuse my reels a lot. This reel is super smooth,strong, and has not failed to impress me with every outing. I kayak fish in the Gulf of Mexico and frequently get spray and the occasional submersion to date this reel has yet to fail in any way. I will be buying another soon
ProsDurable Smooth Great line capacity Great drag Relatively light
ConsNone that I have seen so far
By juan pablo gaitan
bogota colombia
July 21, 2015
nice drag
the 80 model in a very strong reel, has a very smooth drag jet strong for big roosters and tuna.
By david
May 5, 2015
AWESOME line cap
this line is awesome can catch practically anything on this reel from small snook to huge tuna
By Bob
Marietta, Ga
May 4, 2015
Great Name Great Quality
I bought three of these reels, one for me and one for each of my brothers for b'day gifts. I have not yet fished this reel but I plan to use it first over Memorial Day at Lake Guntersville in Alabama for big largemouth bass. I also look forward to using it in late September in the Florida Keys. The fit, finish, and smooth operation are consistent with the Fin-Nor name. I am proud to own this fine instrument.
ProsStyling, Finish, Quality Materials, Silky Smooth Operation
By Alex
California, MD
May 3, 2015
Awesome reel for an awesome price!
One of the best reels you can buy at an unbeatable price. I have an 80 size for chunking off the beach and it is a truly amazing reel! I used it down in Florida for chunking for 40lb redfish and I hooked in to a 110 pound Blacktop Shark and it was a heck of a fight. I landed it though and the reel is still running after 1 year and a half of heavy use.
By William Hawley
indialantic Florida 32903
April 30, 2015
Excellent drag and beefy design
the Fin Nor lethal has done well, I have used it for big cobia and tarpon . The drag is super strong and smooth, and I like the heft of it . Because of that it feels like a more expensive reel. I also like the large one piece handle with big knob. So no complaint of any kind from me !
ProsDrag, handle , beefy design
Consmaybe some will think it's heavy
By Nick
April 25, 2015
Best band for the buch
Little heavy but that's ok, smooth casting and very reliable reel for the price. I use this reel when I go on vacation to Florida to do some surf fishing I pard this reel with a Barrett rod that I had custom mad very good combo for surf fishing.
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
April 23, 2015
great reel
this is fun lure to use for bass very smoothe drag
By Eddy
Singapore, Singapore
April 15, 2015
Nice Drag
The reel works perfectly!
Prosgood price
Consso far no
By Eddy
Singapore, Singapore
April 15, 2015
Mega Drag
The reel works perfectly and no worry at all at any conditions.
Prosgood price for good reel
Consso far no
By Nicolas
Dubai, dubai
April 6, 2015
Best budget reel
Excelent reel and few trips with big fish and no problems.
ProsRight size and excellent reel for the price.
ConsNot yet
By Greg
Orange County, CA
April 4, 2015
A very nice heavy spinning reel for the price
I purchased this reel and liked the quality to value so much I purchased the FNTS7050 Tidal Spinning Rod to have a heavy spinning setup on board for those who are more acclimated to spin systems. I was very impressed with the quality of the reel for the price. It is fairly smooth and sturdy (especially for the price). I have not yet had the opportunity to test it on the water however matched with the rod, this is a nice heavy spin combo at a very affordable price.
ProsQuality Value
ConsNone yet detected
By Eddie
Largo, FL.
March 16, 2015
FIN NOR Lethal LT40 Spinning Reel
My first impressions of FIN NOR Lethal LT40 reel was it looked really sharp and had a nice balanced feel to it. The reel has a nice narrow profile also. I paired it up with a Hurricane Calico Jack 7' Medium Light spinning rod and it had the perfect balance for me which I always try to achieve. . The reel performed well in every way a reel should. The drag was excellent. I am going to order some of the larger reel sizes and try pairing them to a Hurricane Medium Heavy 7' Redbone spinning rod. All in all the FIN NOR Lethal LT40 is in my opinion an outstanding value in my book and am looking forward to to the larger series reels I must have in my arsenal.
ProsMy review says it all. Love this reel and didn't have to pay a small fortune for it.
ConsNo Cons.
By Jordan
Gulf Breeze, FL
February 20, 2015
LT100 Great Reel Awesome Price
I bought one of the Lethal 100's about three months ago. Its a large reel, very comfortable handle, smooth drag with a large drag knob, easy drag adjustment. Mine is spooled with 80lb power pro, and seems to be holding up just fine. Its on a jigging rod for AJ, smooth quick retrieve. Very pleased so far.
ProsPrice Strong Drag Comfortable Handle
By Ed
very close to here
January 11, 2015
Nice reel, FANTASTIC value
This is a really sturdy reel for it's size. Solid, without a lot of plastic. The drag and bearings have quality you can feel as soon as you turn the handle. Arrived promptly without defects. Perfect packaging.
ProsReally solid. Good drag. Has some nice features. The value in the reel when you consider what the reel costs is really just incredible. I have bought a couple more for gifts.
ConsThe overall sturdiness of the reel adds some small amount of weight. The added weight is worth the added overall integrity of the reel however. It feel like a reel that will get passed down after I'm gone and I plan on using it for a long long time.
By John
New York, NY
December 31, 2014
I'm happy with the Fin-Nor Lethal 100
The Fin-Nor Lethal 100 feels good in my hand. It is a sturdy spinning reel and turning the handle feels positive. What I mean by positive is I don't feel or see any play in the rotor when I stop turning the handle. It is dead on. I have not fished with the reel yet, but I believe this reel will be very good with the correct spinning rod. I'm very happy with this reel and I believe it will serve it's purpose within it's specs. Go Fin-Nor!!
ProsNone yet
By Alex
Ringwood, NJ
December 28, 2014
Great reel
Very smooth reeling and overall construction. Highly recommended !!
ProsGood price point for quality and special offer surf bag promotion a plus.
By Jose A Cardona
Puerto Rico
December 24, 2014
The Best for the Price
I have to say that in pictures looks ligthest, but it feels like a T-72 tank on your hands, other than that it doesn't look half bad either, @ over 30oz is most likely why the reel isn't more popular on his class. here in Puerto Rico made it pride himself not spending lots of $ money on equipment that service costumers well and loves Fin-Nor brand for that reason. I'ved  used this with my 7' Quantum Boca jigging rod it felt heavier than I was expecting, will purchase a lt60 that is lighest than lt100. This product was purchased from Tackledirect for $129.95. I have a great service from this company. Great Folks!
ProsGood Price, Drag and Strong, great line capacity.
ConsHard to find, but noisy.
By Mike
December 24, 2014
Super reel
Well built, great line capacity and solid drag.
ProsDurability Solid gears Well built drag
By amor
December 23, 2014
alan hawk is right
one of the best spinners I've used. smooth, drag is excellent, instant anti reverse with back up pawl. winced an 18 lb ling w/o a sweat. handled 24lb yellowtail w/o difficulty. can't wait to use it on tuna next season. pair it with penn carnage jigging 6'4'. perfect!
By Adventure Man
Northern Virginia
December 21, 2014
Fin - Nor
Purchased this because it was a Fin-Nor on sale. Excellent quality, good anti reverse and a solid reel. If it's on sale again buy one.
By CJInscore
Raleigh, NC
October 13, 2014
Love this reel! Bought it for surf casting for bull red drum and medium sized sharks. I like the design of the reel as well, simple and to the point. It is not as smooth as something like a Daiwa or Shimano, but it's a beast. If you are fishing for beasts, this reel will do it. Is capable of more drag than most people are capable of holding on to. I bought this reel based on a review by Alan Hawk which you can read here: Alan breaks down the reel wonderfully, and is honest. This is no Saltiga or Stella, but it can hold its own and is a great offshore reel for someone who can't afford a 5 star reel. I have this paired with a 12ft Penn Battalion surf rod, but it would be equally at home on a jigging rod.
ProsStrong Good Drag Metal Construction Durable Manual Bail
ConsSemi-smooth Not very quiet Not sealed OK line lay
By michael
Lizella, GA
August 20, 2014
Best saltwater reel for the money hands down!
After reading Alan Hawk's review for this reel, I had to get one. Then I realized they stay on an almost constant backorder. There is a reason for that! Be patient and get one! Mine is from the second production run. I was worried as to whether or not fin nor would hold the same quality controls as they did in Mr. Hawk's review since they are working overtime to try to keep up with demand. To my suprise, it was actually better! The reel is every bit as good as the one reviewed, with application specific grease meticulously applied throughout the reel, but they now include a set of shims to adjust the line lay on the spool (which is a big deal when you are trying to keep 300-500 yards of braided line from knotting up). I have landed 2 50lbs cobias, and brought a 7' hammerhead boatside with it so far and it hasn't even broken a sweat yet. I've got it paired with a tsunami trophy jig rod (50-100lbs), and spooled with 80lbs braid, so my entire rig ready to fish set me back $250! That's pocket change for a setup this powerful.
ProsPrice! The smoothest and strongest drag I have ever fished on a spinner, and rivals a LOT of conventionals. Line capacity very durable manual bail is great for slinging heavy bait
ConsHard to get your hands on right now
By Linus Franklin
Hoboken, NJ
July 10, 2014
Excellent reel. Full alloy body, spool, rotor, and drag knob. The drag is super smooth. The anti-reverse is instant without backlash. Very smooth gearing. Overal, solid build and good performer. Wish it was a manual bail but otherwise would not change a thing.
ProsFull alloy, stuff body. Smooth drag. Instant anti-reverse without any backlash. Comfortable knob and solid handle.
ConsCould be a little lighter but critical.
By Jeff
New Jersey
June 12, 2014
great product
Works well ,anyone would be happy with this reel !
By Jason
Morganton, NC
June 8, 2014
Great Reel
This is my second Fin Nor reel and I can not tell you how much I love this reel, even more than my Offshore 9500. Line capacity is about 260 yds of Power Pro 80lb Braid which is a little more than what Fin Nor rates the reel for, which is nice because the offshores line ratings are way overated. The reel is super smooth and the anti reverse is instant unlike the offshore which has play. This reel has plenty of drag for hauling in big fish.
ProsSuper Smooth. Strong Smooth Drag. Instant Anti Reverse.
By Jason
Morganton, NC
April 6, 2014
Excellent Reel
This is my second Fin Nor reel and I can not tell you how much I love this reel, even more than my Offshore 9500. Line capacity is about 260 yds of Power Pro 80lb Braid which is a little more than what Fin Nor rates the reel for, which is nice because the offshores line ratings are way overated. The reel is super smooth and the anti reverse is instant unlike the offshore which has play. This reel has plenty of drag for hauling in big fish.
ProsSuper Smooth. Strong Smooth Drag. Instant Anti Reverse.
By anthony
toms river. nj
June 5, 2013
great reel
Caught a ton of big fish no problems.
ConsWish it was a little lighter
By Terrance Perera
May 31, 2013
smoth drag
smooth excellent product to recommend. i 'll tell my friends buy this fin nor reel.
Prosbrilliant reel.
12 Questions & 12 Answers
from California asked:
August 23, 2017
Where is it made ? USA or china?
1 Answers
The Fin-Nor Lethal Spinning Reels are designed and engineered in U.S.A and made in China.
on August 23, 2017

Dick Peterson
from Baja California, MX. asked:
January 1, 2017
What is the right size TackleDirect spinning reel cover for the Lethal 80 that I just purchased?
1 Answers
The large would be your best bet for the size of the Lethal 80.
on January 3, 2017

from Islamorada asked:
August 30, 2016
Does this reel have automatic bail trip?
1 Answers
This reel does have a automatic bail.
on August 31, 2016

Col. Michael
from Chennai, India asked:
September 24, 2015
What is the weight of the LT 80 spinning reel
1 Answers
I went into our warehouse and weighed this, it came out to right around 24 oz.
on September 25, 2015

from San Diego, CA asked:
June 25, 2015
For tuna fishing in San Diego/Mex, would the Offshore or Lethal be a better reel?
1 Answers
Hello Robbie. For your application, the offshore would be a better option for you.
on June 26, 2015

from Virginia asked:
January 1, 2015
Is this the surf bag that comes with it as part of the offer?
1 Answers
According to what I see, yes. That is the bag in the offer.
Customer Service
on January 5, 2015

from Singapore, Singapore asked:
November 30, 2014
Hello, I purchased LT100, and plan to buy the spare spool. Do you sell the spare spool for this type? Thx Eddy
1 Answers
No, we do not carry spare spools for the Lethal reels. We suggest contacting Fin-Nor at 800-588-9030.
Customer Service
on December 2, 2014

from Houston asked:
September 4, 2014
What rod selection would you chose for the lethal 40. Fishing from specs to reds. Jetties, piers and gulf inlets. I favor the medium strength rods but open to any suggestions.
1 Answers
We suggest going with the the St. Croix Tidemaster series. Either the 7' or the 7'6' would work well. Our codes are SCR-0853 or SCR-0859.
Customer Service
on September 8, 2014

from Dubai asked:
June 21, 2014
Hi, Can the handle be changed from left to right hand retrieve ?
1 Answers
Yes. it can be changed from right to left hand retrieve.
Customer Service
on June 23, 2014

from Markham, ON asked:
April 16, 2014
What is the physical weight of LT60 and LT80? Why LT80 has less drag power than LT60 (23lb vs 30lb)?
1 Answers
They have revised the Specs. The LT60 is 20.2 ounces and puts out 30lbs of drag. The LT80 is 24.4 ounces and puts out 40lbs of drag.
Customer Service
on April 17, 2014

from pensacola florida asked:
September 18, 2013
Do all the sizes of this series have brass gears?
1 Answers
Only the Lethal 100 has a brass drive gear and a stainless steel pinion, while smaller Lethal reels have a basic gearing comprising a cast zinc drive gear and a brass pinion.
Customer Service
on September 21, 2013

William Chaverri
from asked:
May 31, 2013
Hello, is this reel rated to fish in saltwater ?
1 Answers
Yes, it is rated to fish in Saltwater.
Customer Service
on June 3, 2013


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