The Smaller Reel Advantage

by Jeremy Smith

Using a smaller reel like the Daiwa Ballistic LT 1000 offers many advantages. According to Jeremy Smith, “You might look at my reel and think that it seems kind of a small for the baits we are using and the size of fish we’re catching, but a Daiwa Ballistic LT 1000 is a nice setup when fishing crankbaits because it enables me to retrieve the bait naturally and a lot slower.”

“The other thing is that the arbor size matches the stripper guide well, and I can cast the bait extremely far because there’s not a lot of line slap on the guides. So I like fishing the smaller reel for this application simply because it slows me down. The other thing about this particular is that it has this mag seal oil that prevents any intrusion like dust from entering the reel.”

Smaller Reel: Daiwa Ballistic LT 1000

The Ballistic you have come to know and love has been redesigned and upgraded. Still featuring the LT Concept for the ultimate in Light and Tough performance- now complete with our Monocoque Body (MQ) for even more power and a more compact frame. An MQ frame design allows us to fit a larger gear inside of the reel, adding power and longevity to your gear set. A 360-degree screw-in sideplate removes to need for traditional sideplate screws, allowing for a more compact and more weather resistant housing. 

The ZAION-V frame material, which is a more machinable compound than our standard Zaion, allows Daiwa to use the Zaion-V in a range of reels. Very similar in function to Zaion, Zaion-V is extremely durable, corrosion-resistant and rigid. 

Complete with a Magsealed main shaft to prevent water and debris intrusion, the Ballistic MQ LT is ready to take on the toughest battles. 

The reel is long-casting and extremely smooth employing an 8 Bearing System and with models ranging from 1000 to 4000, the Ballistic LT line of spinning reels are designed for a wide range of gamefish incorporating many different techniques. 

The Ballistic MQ LT series of reels is a prime example of our commitment to design, function and innovation.  

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