Incredibly smooth, especially given the price point


The Daiwa Legalis LT is one of the smoothest spinning reels I currently own, without a doubt. Daiwa’s Air Rotor and Air Bail systems allow for seamless operation and performance, whether you’re using reaction baits or bottom-contact presentations.

I’ve been using the 2500D-XH model with a 6.2:1 gear ratio and the silkiness is impossible to ignore. There’s no play anywhere in this reel and you won’t feel any grit while using it, even when you’re fighting larger fish. It’s also just as quiet as the more expensive reels in my boat.