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Daiwa fuego LT spinning, any long term feedback?

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Always been a stradic guy, but the fuegos seem to be SUPER popular with the FW crowd. Anyone fishing one for a while able to comment on longevity? Soley to be used for LMB around the island. Thanks!

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Don't do it. You will hate that reel with anything other than a  pan fish on it, especially coming from using stradics. The stem flexes like it is made out of rubber. Get your self a daiwa BG2000 and call it a day if you want to stick with daiwa under $100. Look into Tatula and up if you want a LT spinning reel from daiwa.

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Interesting. I have a 3k stradic I could take off a fluke rod, maybe. I'm looking for something to keep in the truck that wont break the bank but that sucks to hear.

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44 mins ago, faithless said:

Don't do it. You will hate that reel with anything other than a  pan fish on it, especially coming from using stradics. The stem flexes like it is made out of rubber. Get your self a daiwa BG2000 and call it a day if you want to stick with daiwa under $100. Look into Tatula and up if you want a LT spinning reel from daiwa.

Am I the only one who hasn’t liked the Fuego in stores? I don’t know, just feels weird. I feel like a Sedona feels a lot better for less. 
 

 

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Been fishing a Fuego LT2500 since they came out.  I fish mine both freshwater for bass, shad, etc. and inshore.  Been over two years at it (my truck reel) and like it enough that I bought another just like it last month.  Scooby put a bit of concern on me when he was talking about the new Penn Clash II and comparing ease of servicing.  That said I consider mine one of my favorite reels (right under my Stradic K, which I haven't owned nearly as long).  I'd recommend a Fuego LT2500 based on my experience so far.  OH

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Legalis LT is the same reel without mag seal,cheaper again.

I had new unused 3000 size Fuego and sold it and replaced it with the Sedona reel.

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2500 when they first came out. Zero problems salt only, I don’t like their drags. The weight is nice.  I paid $75. Bargain. But I find myself using it more as my backup rod on the yak.  In the same price range, Nasci or better yet Spheros.  Stradic is much smoother, older models.  

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I actually liked my Fuego LT (while it worked), had the 4000 size...however it only lasted a season. I fished it fw and sw all light stuff, unfortunately even without dunking it the inside was corroded away. I probably could have cleaned it up...but for the price of magseal vs the price of the reel I just tossed it away. I try to stay away from budget reels with mag seal now as it’s not worth it imo until you get to the higher end reels. 

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Does the Fuego have the handle through housing design? I hate that. I shouldn't be tightening things down several times a trip. I know there is Locktite, but why are they persisting in a design that has been a problem for decades?

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Sweetwater, The handles on my two Daiwa Fuego LT reels screw on just like the current Daiwa BG handles - threaded stud into a threaded socket.  OH

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