Fin-Nor Lethal Star Drag Reels

Fin-Nor Lethal Star Drag Reels

Price: $159.95
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Max DragGear RatioInches Per TurnPrice
350yds/20lb450yds/50lb25lbs6.2:149in$159.95 USD
380yds/30lb540yds/65lb25lbs6.2:149in$159.95 USD
365yds/40lb675yds/65lb25lbs6.2:149in$159.95 USD
The Fin-Nor Lethal Star Drag Reels are versatile and durable. They can be used for trolling, bottom fishing, or pitching live baits. These reels are all aluminum with hybrid ceramic bearings that offer superior free-spool and the carbon-drag provides plenty of lockdown to winch the bottom fish from the ocean floor.

  • Solid 1 piece aluminum frame and side covers
  • Large bronze and stainless steel gears
  • Oversized heavy-duty MegaDrag carbon-fiber drag
  • MegaLock anti-reverse with pawl and ratchet backup
  • MegaShield multi-layer corrosion protection
  • Super-tuned spool with hybrid ceramic bearings
  • 6 double shielded stainless steel bearings
5 Stars based on 9 reviews
By Anthony M.
West Palm Beach Fl
This reel is that i expected to be
January 12, 2019
I couldn't have made a better Purchase this real does everything that I need it to do I couldn't have done better with my selection
By Joe b.
New jersy
Good reel but the clicker is worthless
May 23, 2016
Good reel overall except for the clicker that failed after third time out. If your fishing without needing to set the clicker it is a smooth and comfortable to use.
By Harold D.
United States
Very nice reel
August 4, 2015
I bought one to try them out and immediately ordered a second one! I mainly fish from the piers for sharks and such and they are great casting reels along with a loud clicker and a great drag. I also fish them on the party boats out of Galveston for snapper and tuna.
By andre
boynton beach, florida
affordable offshore reel
February 9, 2015
This reel is great for bottom fishing and live baiting for many species like kingfish, tarpon, and snook.
By David B.
great for saltwater medium-big fish
January 25, 2015
great for saltwater medium-big fish
By Muhammad R.
January 18, 2015
Didn't regret into buying this reel. Suitable reel for casting big baits from the shore. A 9 out of 10 rating for this reel.
By Muhammad R.
Great products from Fin Nor.
January 18, 2015
Superb casting capabilities. Love the looks & didn't regret in buying it. 9 out of 10 rating for this reel.
By Angler M.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Awesome, fast, dependable saltwater kingfish and all around reel
August 19, 2014
We fished these heavy since I got them. Landed wahoo, kingfish, sailfish and sharks on charter fishing. They performed well, nice drag, and we spooled them with straight 30 pound mono, good capacity, nice drag and very smooth reel, customers liked them, they also have a good clicker system.
ProsSmooth, good drag, tough.
Consnone yet...
By Jason w.
New jersey
August 9, 2014
Great reel very smooth and I love the look of it.
ProsSmooth looks awesome
14 Questions & 14 Answers
Ray Flexer
from Perkasie, PA asked:
October 31, 2019
What is the weight of the 16 reel?  I just purchased a Jigging World Nexus 701C-MH rod for Tautog, do you tink this reel and rod would make a good match?
1 Answer
The weight of the reel is 23.5 oz's and would pair great with the nexus medium heavy.
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 31, 2019

from Maldives asked:
February 25, 2019
can it be used for Jigging?
1 Answer
This reel would be great for jigging.
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on February 28, 2019

Uluc Serakinci
from Turkey asked:
September 23, 2019
Does it have a left hand crank model 
1 Answer
Unfortunately these only come in right hand crank
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on September 25, 2019

from Long Island asked:
February 9, 2019
What is a good rod to outfit this reel with for if I'd use it for bottom fishing and larger game?
1 Answer
Hello Patchy

TackleDirect TDSSJ63M Silver Hook Series Spin Jigging Rod

Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on February 28, 2019

Jose saul
from Mexico asked:
April 28, 2017
Can I use this reel for a mahi mahi and tuna?
1 Answer
If you're fishing for striped bass, blackfish, snapper, or even tuna, the Fin-Nor Lethal Star Drag Reel will get the job done.
Submitted by: Donald on April 28, 2017

Larry Seaman
from NY asked:
April 4, 2017
which size would i purchase to mount on an 7ft star rod stella lite rod for striped bass fishing
1 Answer
The LTC16 would be a good size for striper fishing.
Submitted by: Devon on April 4, 2017

from Georgia Atlanta asked:
January 24, 2017
   Hey , Do Fin-Nor Lethal Star Drag Conventional 6.2:1 Saltwater Fishing Reel - LTC 16 have any left hander , how is the test line capacity for 85 lb braid and is this LTC 16 are 2 Speed Reel....
1 Answer
The Fin-Nor Lethal Star Drag Reels is a right hand crank reel quoted for 50 lb braid and it's a single speed reel.
Submitted by: Donald on January 25, 2017

from Neenah, Wi asked:
January 14, 2017
I am a muskie fisherman that also makes trips to florida a few times each year. Would you use this reel for muskie? Are there problems with backlash because there is no levelwind? Also does the clutch automatically engage to begin reeling?
1 Answer
I would not use this reel for muskie fishing as it is not designed for constant cast and retrieval. I would recommend a large baitcasting reel with adjustable spool tension and a breaking system. This will allow you to adjust the settings on the reel to allow for better casting distance while helping to avoid backlashes. Turning the handle while in free spool does not engage the reel.
Submitted by: Devon on January 16, 2017

from Los Angeles asked:
March 20, 2015
Is the LTC 16 suitable for a 30lb mono topshot? It's only rated for 20lb mono?
1 Answer
Hello Javon. Absolutely. The 20lb. measurement shown in the item description is just to give you an idea of how much line you can fit on that reel. It will handle a 30lb. top shot with no problem. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Brandon on March 20, 2015

from asked:
March 20, 2015
Do you recommend these reels for tuna/yellowtail?
1 Answer
Hello Javon. Yes this would be a great reel for tuna and yellowtail fishing. The model you choose would be based on your rod, line weight, and targeted fish size. But overall this reel will suit you just fine! Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Brandon on March 20, 2015

from va asked:
February 12, 2015
i surf fish is this a good casting reel? looking for something to go on a heaver..
1 Answer
Danny, This reel is very cast-able, the ceramic ball bearings allows for smooth casting. Also it has the power to target larger fish.
Submitted by: Frank on February 17, 2015

from NJ usa asked:
December 10, 2014
would this be a good reel to use for blackfishing/cod fishing on a party boat in NJ. I will be fishing with 40lb test braid .. and want to be able to "pull" a fish up before he can head into the rocks
1 Answer
This reel would be excellent for muscling fish out of the rocks.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 11, 2014

from Argentina asked:
August 26, 2014
made in USA ? thanks !
1 Answer
The Fin-Nor is made in China.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 26, 2014

joesph richardson
from Cebu, Philippines asked:
August 23, 2014
I am considering the purchase of one of the lethal star drag reels(size to be determined later) and would like to know if this is a level wind reel? I see the arbor on each side of the spool and was wondering if this was Fin-Nor's design to level the line on the spool, thanks for your information
1 Answer
No. These are not level wind reels.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 25, 2014


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