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Fin-Nor LT100 Lethal Spinning Reel

Fin-Nor LT100 Lethal Spinning Reel

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Max DragGear RatioInches Per TurnPrice
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 52 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
November 17, 2018
Great Reel
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
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
8 Questions & 8 Answers
from Jacksonville, Florida asked:
December 18, 2016
What is a good rod combo for the LT100? Fish mainly offshore Florida - Stuart to the Keys. Will also use this reel for tuna in the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks
1 Answers
The Shimano Terez Spinning Rods would pair well with the Lethal 100 spinning reel for tuna fishing.
on December 21, 2016

from Egypt asked:
November 5, 2016
Hi Angler's and experts, what is the best rod for this reel for jigging, note that i asked before and the answer was shimano trevala butterfly spinning jigging. but its not available , so what is the next best rod ?
1 Answers
The Daiwa Saltist Boat Jigging Spinning Rods 6'6'' MH or 7' M would pair well with the Fin-Nor LT100 Lethal Spinning Reel.
on November 8, 2016

from asked:
January 9, 2016
I just received this reel and when I initiate the crank the bail does not snap closed. It only closes when I manually do it. Is this normal?
1 Answers
That is normal for these reels, they have manual bails.
on January 12, 2016

from fl asked:
March 28, 2015
My mistake, 80lb suffix. I have a rod and the reel from you a few months ago and just now spooling it. I did not know if 300yd of Suffix would fill the real or not. Tim
1 Answers
Tim, you would need a little bit of backing on that to reach the full capacity of the spool. Put 10 yards of 20 lbs mono then the 300 yards of 80 lbs braid and you will be perfect.
on March 31, 2015

from fl asked:
March 27, 2015
How much Suffix 832 would this hold? and/or how much backing would you need for a 300yd spool to fill the real
1 Answers
Hello Tim. It would depend on what pound test Suffix you wanted to use. An example of this reels capacity would be it takes 310 yards of 100 pound test braided line. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Customer Service
on March 28, 2015

from Pa asked:
March 9, 2015
Is the handle reversible on this reel?
1 Answers
Hello, Yes this reels handle is reversible. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on March 10, 2015

Neel sareen
from Houston,Texas asked:
November 11, 2014
Hello! I would like to know if this reel would fit on an Wright and McGill Blair Wiggins S-curve inshore rod Any suggestions on how to find this out by myself or how the combo would perform I would appreciate it.Thanks
1 Answers
It may physically fit the rod seat however, the Lethal 100 is an offshore reel designed for Tuna and the like. It will be too large for the rod you mentioned. We recommend looking at the LT40. It will match up nicely with your rod.
Customer Service
on November 12, 2014

Steve G
from Australia asked:
July 31, 2014
Hi, They don't seem to mention the weight of the reel? or, for that matter, "any" in the 'Lethal' range...? Obviously not a "lite" question... But important if you're using it to toss lures... as the stopping power in the drag is "great!" Thankyou! for the help. Kind Regards, Steve G
1 Answers
Here is information from the Fin Nor website. Hope it helps to answer your question.; MODEL MONO CAP. BRAID CAP DRAG RATIO/IPT WEIGHT LT40 230 yds. / 10 lb. 270 yds. / 30 lb. 23 lbs. 5.2:1 / 34" 12.9 oz. LT60 240 yds. / 14 lb. 240 yds. / 50 lb. 30 lbs. 4.9:1 / 34" 20.2 oz. LT80 330 yds. / 20 lb. 275 yds. / 65 lb. 40 lbs. 4.9:1 / 40" 24.4 oz. LT100 430 yds. / 20 lb. 310 yds. / 100 lb. 45 lbs. 4.9:1 / 45" 30.8 oz.
Customer Service
on August 1, 2014


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