FUEGO LT is ZAION V carbon-fiber body, not a nylon-based plastic that you see in other manufacturers’ reels at this price-point. The new FUEGO stands alone in the marketplace at this price. You also get some weight reduction (3%-5%) as a result of this material design change.
Fuego also uses an AIRDRIVE ROTOR that reduces quite a bit of weight. Daiwa also incorporated a solid AIRDRIVE BAIL versus a tubular design. The reason for that is the metal we’re using is very strong, rigid, and doesn’t bend—yet, it’s thinner and lighter. Our goal was to reduce the weight of the rotation, which reduces the weight of the reel as well. It also makes it easier to turn the handle.
- ZAION-V Lightweight Carbon Body
- MAGSEAL Technology
- Machined Aluminum Screw-In Handle
- 7 Bearing System
- Available in sizes from 1000 to 4000
- 5.2:1 and 6.2:1 gear ratios
Here's a table of specs for the Daiwa Fuego LT reels in the 1000 - 4000 sizes:
FEGLT1000D - [Gear Ratio 5.2:1, 6+1 Bearings, 11Lb Drag, Line Capacity 200Yd/8Lb, Recommended line sizes: 4 lbs to 8 lbs, Weight 6.2oz.]
FEGLT2500D-XH - [Gear Ratio 6.2:1, 6+1 Bearings, 22Lb Drag, Line Capacity 185Yd/15Lb, Recommended line sizes: 10 lbs to 15 lbs, Weight 6.9oz.]
FEGLT3000D-C - [Gear Ratio 5.3:1, 6+1 Bearings, 22Lb Drag, Line Capacity 220Yd/20Lb, Recommended line sizes: 15 lbs to 20 lbs, Weight 7.2oz.]
FEGLT4000D-C - [Gear Ratio 5.2:1, 6+1 Bearings, 26.4Lb Drag, Line Capacity 200Yd/30Lb, Recommended line sizes: 20 lbs to 30 lbs, Weight 8.1oz.]
These reels can work great with braid as well as monofilament lines from all top manufacturers. We personally recommend using braid as the mainline on top of some mono backing to use to stick to the spool and to fill the base layer of the spool with mono so you can save money on the braid.
We have tested a variety of lines over the years, and the 2 that seem to consistently score high for both breaking strength and casting distance are PowerPro & Daiwa's J-Braid 8 Grand.
For selecting the power rating to go with, it's best to go with a power that is in the recommended range for your reel of choice (range shown above in specs).
Click here to see how to spool the lines yourself.