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Diawa "Lexa"

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Diawa Lexa

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MSRP ($):
199

When targeting trophy freshwater or inshore saltwater species the Diawa "Lexa" has the drag power and speed to get the job done. With a full range of gear rations, kayak anglers will have no problems finding the perfect ratio for their style of kayak fishing. The Lexa's come in speeds from ultra-powerful 5.1 up to a hyper speed 7,1 to 1.

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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0  (1)
Durability 
 
5.0  (1)
Versatility 
 
5.0  (1)
Value 
 
4.0  (1)
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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0
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5.0
Versatility 
 
5.0
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4.0

Great reel

I've been using a big Abu Garcia C3 6501 for musky fishing and needed something to throw lighter bucktails & spinnerbaits. I also wanted a faster retrieve for said baits as well as left hand retrieve. I'm right handed but prefer left hand retrieve baitcasters so I don't have to switch hands after casting. I landed on the Lexa for the reasons mentioned above as well as the Power Handle option which I chose.

First time out I was impressed. It took a little dialing in but once I found the sweet spot it throws and retrieves the my lighter musky & pike baits marvelously. I put 150 yards of 40# braid on it and even with a bunch of mono backing there would still be room for more line if you wanted that. I like the 300 size since I can thumb the spool easier than smaller low profile baitcasters. I'm pretty experienced with baitcasters so prefer my thumb over most fancy brake systems. That allows me to get my maximum out of casts and still prevent backlashes. The only downside is a 300 size reel isn't really compatible with 1 handed casting for me so I have to 2 hand my casts. Not that big of a deal really since I get maximum distance with 2 handed casts. Great reel that I find myself going to more than my Abu C3.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
Used:
2-6 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
7.1 retrieve. Power handle, left hand retrieve
Cons:
None

Equipment Model

Model:
Daiwa Lexa
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