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Daiwa Regal LT spinning reelDaiwa Regal LT spinning reel

DAIWA’s new attractively priced Regal LT spinning reel is bursting with features and technology.

DAIWA Marketing Director Marc Mills speaks about under $80 Regal LT: “The original Regal has been our best seller in this popular price range. We expect dealers and anglers to truly appreciate the enhanced Regal LT with all its improvements.”

Species-wise, Mills says the Regal LT is a do-it-all reel. “It’ll be popular with bass, walleye, panfish, and about every freshwater angler. And, with the new 5000- and 6000-sizes, it has applications for saltwater fishing, like lighter offshore, nearshore, and jetty fishing.”

The Regal LT’s notable and foundational characteristics begin with an advanced ZAION V body. DAIWA’s exclusive ZAION V material is lighter, stronger, and more rigid than traditional composite graphite – material used by other brands in its price range.

DAIWA’s cornerstone AIRDRIVE features also made it into the new Regal LT. First, the reel’s AIRDRIVE ROTOR fosters a lighter rotation – simply meaning its easier to spin. Its solid AIRDRIVE BAIL is noticeably smooth and durable. Collectively, they also reduce the reel’s overall weight.

Users will also benefit from Regal LT’s TOUGH DIGIGEAR. DAIWA’s specialty gears are large, smooth, and durable. The silky spinning is immediately apparent and will stay that way for a long time.

Another key feature once reserved for reels double its price is Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD). The Regal LT’s ATD system uses an improved drag grease that exhibits a low viscosity at rest yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start up, making it smooth from initial hook up.

You’ll also appreciate the L/R folding machined aluminum handle with oversized grip. The folding handle shrinks the reel’s profile for storage and travel.

Cosmetically, DIAWA’s Regal LT lives up to its noble name. A nautical blue that Mills says “shifts color at every angle” is accented with majestic silvers.


  • ZAION® V Frame
  • Advanced Tournament Drag System (ATD)
  • Machined Aluminum Folding Handle
  • Sizes 1000 to 6000

MSRP $69.99 and $79.99.