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Daiwa packs new upgraded Regal LT with plenty of high-spec


Daiwa US has introduced a new version of its Regal LT spinning reel which will appeal to anglers for its attractive price and high spec.

Marc Mills, Marketing Director, said: “The original Regal has been our best seller in this popular price range. We expect dealers and anglers to truly appreciate the enhanced model with all its improvements.

Species-wise, Mills says the Regal LT is a do-it-all reel. “It will 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. It really is an affordable fish-for-everything series.”

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.

The cornerstone AIRDRIVE features also made it into the new Regal LT. First, the reel’s AIRDRIVE rotor fosters a lighter rotation – simply meaning it’s 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 speciality 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 colour at every angle’ is accented with majestic silvers.  

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