Fin-Nor Lethal Spinning Reels

Fin-Nor Lethal Spinning Reels

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Max DragGear RatioInches Per TurnPrice
230yds/10lb270yds/30lb23lb5.2:134in$109.95 USD
240yds/14lb240yds/50lb30lb4.9:134in$109.95 USD
330yds/20lb275yds/65lb40lb4.9:140in$109.95 USD
430yds/20lb310yds/100lb45lb4.9:145in$149.95 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 58 reviews
By michael
Bonaire, GA
would still be an amazing reel at double the price!
March 10, 2016
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 Justin
best bang for the buck
April 14, 2020
if you looking for quality without a huge price tag these reels are the way togo.
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Looks awesome!
March 27, 2020
Great looking reel. Salt tough
ProsAppearance is awesome and drag is stout
ConsSlight wobble and teeny tiny hiss when you reel
By roy
Pembroke Pines, FL
January 29, 2020
thought this would be a heavy duty reel but the bail system was damaged straight out of box..whole thing dissembled IN FRONT OF ME FROM THE BOX..not a good impression
Proswas not able to try it
Consbuild quality from the looks are not good or quality assurance dept is not doing there job
By Kenny
Amazing reel amazing price
November 18, 2019
When you think of buying a reel you always think shimano, penn, daiwa, etc Fin-Nor’s lethal reel is surprisingly good for its price. It’s not stated in many comparisons but I would give this a run with the BG but the BG is priced very competitively.
Best reel at this price
August 10, 2019
Paired it up with a terez rod for jigging. Last week landed a 110 lb. bluefin tuna after an hour fight. It worked flawlessly. How do you get a reel for $100 that will do that?
By Luke P.
South Carolina
Lethal 100
May 20, 2019
The Lethal 100 is great for surf fishing because it has great drag so you won't get spooled.
Great Reel
November 17, 2018
Bought this for inshore saltwater. Smooth, seems well built. I’ve only had the chance to use it a couple times, but seems like an excellent product.
By Christian
Jupiter, FL
solid inshore reel
July 22, 2018
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
So far so good
January 9, 2018
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 c.
Rhode Island
weak construction
August 2, 2017
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 F.
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
Smooth reel
February 11, 2017
Great reel, especially for the price.
By d h.
newport news, va.
great reel,
December 31, 2016
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
Five stars for what it is vs price
December 3, 2016
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.
13 Questions & 13 Answers
from Fairbanks, AK asked:
April 1, 2020
Hi, is the lethal 100 a good choice to mate with a Penn Carnage 6 ft heave jigging rod, with 80-100 lb test?  Thinking bait and jig fishing for halibut and ling cod.  How much 100 lb braid can it hold?  Thx.
1 Answer
That combo sounds like it would work really well for what you plan on doing. The LT100 should fit around 300 yards of 100lb braid. 
Submitted by: Brian on April 1, 2020

from California asked:
August 23, 2017
Where is it made ? USA or china?
1 Answer
The Fin-Nor Lethal Spinning Reels are designed and engineered in U.S.A and made in China.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
The large would be your best bet for the size of the Lethal 80.
Submitted by: Donald on January 3, 2017

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

Col. Michael
from Chennai, India asked:
September 24, 2015
What is the weight of the LT 80 spinning reel
1 Answer
I went into our warehouse and weighed this, it came out to right around 24 oz.
Submitted by: David 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 Answer
Hello Robbie. For your application, the offshore would be a better option for you.
Submitted by: Brandon 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 Answer
According to what I see, yes. That is the bag in the offer.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
No, we do not carry spare spools for the Lethal reels. We suggest contacting Fin-Nor at 800-588-9030.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
Yes. it can be changed from right to left hand retrieve.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Customer Service on April 17, 2014

from pensacola florida asked:
September 18, 2013
Do all the sizes of this series have brass gears?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 21, 2013

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


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