I have several fishing buddies who use inexpensive spinning reels and a lot of them have some serious line management issues. More specifically, my tournament partner has a bad habit of buying “bargain bin” reels and some days I’d swear he spends more time messing with tangles than he does fishing. A lot of ’em just don’t do well with different line types.
Thankfully, the Daiwa Legalis LT works wonderfully with braid, monofilament and fluorocarbon lines. The small lip at the top of the bail seems to minimize the size of the line coils as they leave the reel, which results in less blank slap and fewer tangles throughout a day of fishing. I have had two tangles throughout my testing, but they’re not “day-enders” if you know what I mean. It’s just a few small loops that I’ve been able to fix in under 10 seconds or so.