Daiwa Fuego LT Reel Review [Top Pros and Cons Video]

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I’ve been using the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel for a few months now after hearing some good things about it from friends.

It’s a fairly new reel on the market and I wanted to see firsthand how this product would perform on the water over time.

Now that I’ve at least used it for a few months, I wanted to share my honest opinion of it with you in hopes that you or others who have used it too could add in your opinions (good or bad) down below in the Comments section.

Here are what I’ve found to be the pros and cons of the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel along the specs on the reel that I have.

Daiwa Fuego LT Reel Specs

specs of the daiwa fuego lt reel

Here are the specs to the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel that I have:

  • Price Range: $79.99-$99.99
  • Series: 3000
  • Weight with 10 lb braid: 8.0 oz
  • Max Drag: 22.0

Pros of the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel

Pros of the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel

I have enjoyed this reel more than other reels in this price range and even bought a second one because of how much I liked the first one. Here are my favorite parts about the Daiwa Fuego LT Reels I have:

1. They Are Lightweight Reels

I love that these reels are lightweight and are lighter than the vast majority of other reels on the market in the same price range. The smaller amount of weight of the reel makes a real difference when I’m throwing a lot of casts with artificial lures searching for fish.

2. Very Smooth and Nice Feel

The reel feels great and effortlessly picks up line without having to put too much force onto the handle. I have had no issues with the reels’ fluidity since using them. The reels have only been used in saltwater and have stayed nice and smooth.

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3. High-Quality Drag System

The drag on the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel is excellent. It’s smooth and provides the right amount of pressure you need at each setting. I’ve caught snook, trout, redfish, jacks and more with this reel and it’s held up great against all of them.

Cons of the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel

cons of daiwa fuego lt reel

Just with any other fishing product, there are some cons to the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel. There aren’t many, but the cons I found are listed below:

1. Unknown Longevity

The first con isn’t so much of a con as much as it is an unknown. Because the reel is so new to the market, I’m not personally sure how the reel is going to hold up long-term after many saltwater uses.

While I’ve had absolutely no quality issues with the reel so far, I’ll have to wait and see how long it holds up over time.

2. Line Bunching at Top of Spool

On the second Daiwa Fuego LT Reel I bought, I had an issue with the line bunching up at the top while I was loading it onto the spool.

While this can be fixed easily, it’s something I would usually prefer to be taken care of before I bring it out the box.

Video Review of the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel

Here is my full review of the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel where I go over the full pros and cons of the reel and how I’ve used it.

Check out the full review here:

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Conclusion

Although the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel is new and unproven, it has performed extremely well on the water for me and has held up fantastically at the same time.

It’s smooth and has a great feel and is one of my favorite reels to use for artificial lures.

Remember, all of our reviews are completely independent and we are not affiliated with any fishing reel companies.

Have you tried this reel out? Have any questions about this review?

Let us know in the comments below.

Don’t forget to check out the Salt Strong Guide to Buying a Fishing Reel.

Tight Lines!

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