Fin-Nor Lethal Spinning Reels

Fin-Nor Lethal Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
Mono
Line
Capacity
Braid
Line
Capacity
Max DragGear RatioInches Per TurnPrice
LT40
FIN-0351
230yds/10lb270yds/30lb23lb5.2:134in$109.95 USD
LT60
FIN-0352
240yds/14lb240yds/50lb30lb4.9:134in$109.95 USD
LT80
FIN-0353
330yds/20lb275yds/65lb40lb4.9:140in$109.95 USD
LT100
FIN-0364
430yds/20lb310yds/100lb45lb4.9:145inReg Price $149.95Our Price $89.95
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.

Features:
  • 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 65 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+!!!!
Pros
  • Huge line capacity
  • drag that rivals all but the most expensive reels
  • all metal and nicely machined
  • durable coating
  • very attractive finish
  • manual bail
Cons
  • Very large and heavy(the pic is next to a penn 113h!)
  • drag knob can be difficult to grip at times
By quoc L.
CA
Fin nor
June 10, 2022
Excellent reel spinning when I use on the pier, real easy and super strong.
Pros
  • Strong handle and great color and design. I would suggest to friends to buy it at affordable price
Cons
  • Nothing
By Gus
Oregon
LT 100 reel
May 27, 2022
That is the toughest real I’ve ever seen and works really really really great
Pros
  • That is the toughest real I’ve ever seen and works really really really great
Cons
  • No cons
By David
Dover, MA
Amazing value
April 25, 2022
Can’t believe how nice these are for the price. A little heavy but worth it.
By Mike
Key West
L t 60 in key west
April 23, 2022
Living in key west and fishing 4 out of 7 days each week we put the gear to the test on mutton ,yellowtail and lane snappers. The l T 60 has the smoothest drag going, great retrieve ratio and ergonomics to make it my go to reel. I’ve got 8 of them.
Pros
  • Light, smooth , and they hold up to daily use great.
Cons
  • None
By Chris
Massachusetts
cabbo/bocca copy?
February 21, 2022
the look and feel of this reel reminds me so much of the quantum cabbo and bocca.

not as smooth as the cabbo, but a lot of people have caught a lot of fish with a finor lethal.

this is also half the price of the cabbo
By Kurt
Point Pleasant, N.J.
Great reel for the price
May 31, 2021
Outstanding value for tuna fishing or similar species that require high drags.
By Nick
Lexington, SC
Best for the price
December 26, 2020
I was able to use my buddies on a couple Tippers and it preformed just as good as my Spinfishers, definitely one of the best bang for your buck reels.
By Justin
FL
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
Pros
  • Appearance is awesome and drag is stout
Cons
  • Slight wobble and teeny tiny hiss when you reel
By roy
Pembroke Pines, FL
Dissapointing
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
Pros
  • was not able to try it
Cons
  • build 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.
By JOHN F.
NEW JERSEY
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.
By JB
Texas
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.
19 Questions & 19 Answers
JR
from Chattanooga, TN. and Clearwater FL asked:
April 9, 2022
For the LT100 currently on sale, what rod would pair well for around $100?  Your tackledirect brand is fine, or whatever you recommend.   Having trouble finding a good one that is in stock. We mostly bottom fish in the gulf within a few miles of shore.  Thanks!
1 Answer
Our Silver Hook Series Boat spinning rod, TDA-0263 would work very well for your application.
Submitted by: KRAIG FRIEDMAN on April 19, 2022

Villa55
from CA asked:
January 19, 2022
If the Lethal 25 holds 110y of 30lb braid how many yards will it hold of 15lb braid?
1 Answer
The Fin Nor Lethal 25 should hold approximately 220yds of 15lb Braid. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines. 
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 20, 2022

Vinno
from WA asked:
January 13, 2022
What size for jigging and casting for Albacore tuna?
1 Answer
Hi Vinno, I would recommend a Fin-Nor LT100 Lethal Spinning Reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/fin-nor-lt100-lethal-spinning-reel.html This reel would be great for fishing for Albacore tuna. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 14, 2022

Lee
from Gautier, MS asked:
December 31, 2021
What size do you recommend to jig for cobia?
1 Answer
Hi Lee, I would recommend a Fin-Nor LT60 Lethal Spinning Reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/fin-nor-lt60-lethal-spinning-reel.html This reel would be great for jigging cobia. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 4, 2022

C Pepin
from Pt Judith RI asked:
May 6, 2021
I want to get both a Jigging and a popping setup for Tuna if I were to use the Lethal 100 as the reel for both what Rod for Jigging and for popping would you recommend that I pair to it?
1 Answer
I would recommend the Penn Carnage II Jigging Rod MH. This is an ideal size rod for your needs and is rated for up to 100lb braid line. It can handle both jigging and popping for tuna. 
Submitted by: Paul Olah on May 18, 2021

Marlin
from Anderson sc asked:
November 26, 2020
What rod would pair up with the lethal80

 For sharks 

1 Answer
I would recommend looking into the Tsunami Airwave Elite 11' or 12' H or XH rated rods,
Submitted by: Alex T on November 28, 2020

Brendan
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

Shadia
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

Jake
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

Robbie
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

Joe
from Virginia asked:
January 1, 2015
Is this the surf bag that comes with it as part of the offer? http://www.tackledirect.com/william-joseph-wsurfdbs-surf-duffel-bag.html
1 Answer
According to what I see, yes. That is the bag in the offer.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 5, 2015

Eddy
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

Eddie
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

Noel
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

KN
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

bruce
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 kenneth_chaverri@hotmail.com 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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