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How durable is Lew’s and can you fish inshore with them?
« on: April 09, 2018, 04:35:43 PM »

I handled some lews reels today and really like the feel of them. See, i freshwater and saltwater fish and i cannot find if lews is salt water safe. This is making me lean towards Daiwa because know their reels are built for salt and fresh (and by the way, when i go saltwater fishing, afterwards i always wash off all my reels.)
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Re: How durable is Lew’s and can you fish inshore with them?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 04:46:47 PM »

Just curious which Daiwa reels are for salt and freshwater specifically?

I maintain a lot of folks reels that use them for both gulf red and trout fishing and bass fishing. The biggest thing is to keep them clean. Most of my customers are Shimano users though.

I would think Lews would be just fine, you might want to swap the bearings out to some of the complete ceramics just to make sure.  :-*
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Re: How durable is Lew’s and can you fish inshore with them?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 07:38:42 PM »

Lews makes this inshore reel thats probably what you are looking for. Solid spool, and corrosion resistant bearings.

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Re: How durable is Lew’s and can you fish inshore with them?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 09:39:20 AM »

Most manufacturers make an Inshore or Coastal version of their reels.


Just curious which Daiwa reels are for salt and freshwater specifically?

I maintain a lot of folks reels that use them for both gulf red and trout fishing and bass fishing. The biggest thing is to keep them clean. Most of my customers are Shimano users though.

I would think Lews would be just fine, you might want to swap the bearings out to some of the complete ceramics just to make sure.  :-*
Daiwa calls theirs Coastal.
For example the Aird Coastal. The Daiwa Coastal 200HS, but then they also have other reels not marketed as coastal that are saltwater safe. I think they make a Lexa 300 that is salt safe.

Like the lews pictured there, generally from what I have seen a reel with blue like this one is designated for saltwater safe with the exception of Shimano. Shimano doesn't play by those rules, lol they make you research and look at all their reels to see which one says Saltwater safe.
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Re: How durable is Lew’s and can you fish inshore with them?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 10:39:33 AM »

Similarly, I have an Abu Revo Inshore baitcaster.  Love that real, have caught more big bass then redfish on it.  I use it  in freshwater as my crankbait/spinnerbait/buzzbait setup.

Interestily, it does have blue crank handles and trim.
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Re: How durable is Lew’s and can you fish inshore with them?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 05:40:32 AM »

As long as there aren't any magnesium parts in the reel, just about any one can be used in Saltwater as long as they are cleaned after each trip and otherwise properly maintained.

None of my baitcasters that I use are inshore specific.
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