The 300 size Lexa is the perfect size reel for inshore fishing with the line capacity and drag to catch every thing from spotted sea trout to the largest red drums. I think it can put the hurt on Mack's. Jack's, and smaller tarpon. I have been inshore and near shore fishing with Dawa Lexas since they first came out and retired the Revos and Curados. No brag but I have cast 60 plus yards with the Lexa 300 on a 7.5 rod and 2 oz lead weight. Tje magnetic cast control is 2nd to none. The WN 300HSL is best improved version of the Lexa yet. Not the first Lexas needed any improvement but do like the black color and handle
ProsEverything you cold want in an inshore bait caster for all day plugging.
ConsNo cons. The Lexa is the best there is in saltwater bait casting reels.
East Islip, NY
January 9, 2020
Great Lexa product. Perfect fit and the winn grip is amazing.
Super light weight!
April 2, 2019
This reel is a dream to own. had mine for about a year haven't had any issues with it.
ProsSmooth. good drag. feels solid.
March 17, 2019
Not as smooth casting as the Tranx but still very smooth! Iâ€;™;d buy another! This thing is a workhorse for a low profile reel. Just got a slightly undersize sturgeon yesterday on it and the drag handled the run great. It had much more drag available and if I wanted I could have cranked it down and winched it straight to the boat.
ProsBuild quality Ton of drag! Smooth Cast assist works great Low profile
December 28, 2018
I purchased the Daiwa LEXA-WN300H Lexa 300 WN Baitcasting Reel as a gift for myself. I had debated between this reel and the Shimano Tranx 300. I choose the Daiwa due to the magnetic force control. without having to resort to removing the side plate to adjust the magnets(Which you have to do on the Shimano Tranx 300). After spooling it with line, I was adjusting the spool tension to my specific lure weight. Several times, 7 out 20 attempts, the bail remained open when attempting to retrieve line. I took the new real down to the river, and casted about 30 times. Fortunately the bail did not fail. Hopefully the previous failures were a fluke, although one other customer commented that they had this same problem. Will update my review after a few days of use. As for now, I will recommend this reel.
ProsExterior magnetic backlash control
SAN DIEGO, CA
High Performance, Questionable Reliability
November 8, 2018
1st use out in Baja Mexico and killed a bunch of Cabrilla, mid grade Yellowtail, Dorado and small tuna with ease. Only issue is the cast button is already sticking and needs to be sent back to Daiwa for warranty fix. Let's hope it holds up once I get it back.
ProsWeight, cranking power, casts well
By Reef E.
Go Big or Go Home!
November 8, 2018
Beach Perfect.....Put it on a 8 Ft rod, and your good to go all the way out to the second bar. This reel is smooth!
December 30, 2017
This is a great reel, I enjoy the power handle that is on this reel, very grippy. The reel is easy to cast and also has a lot of drag and it's very smooth.
ProsGreat handle, smooth, strong drag
Long Island NY
Awesome reel smooth operation
December 24, 2017
Excellent smooth operation with plenty of drag!!! Great looking and very comfortable!!!!
ProsVery smooth drag system with plenty of strength!!!!
Would the 300 be to heavy for a 7'6" tsunami airwave coastal 8-17# 1/4-3/4oz? Would it be better on a tsunami classic 7ft 10-20# mh 1/2-1oz? It would be for jigging for fluke and striped bass in a kayak. I bought both rods form you guys and I bounce a quantum accurst between the two. I was looking to add another accurst but this seems like a good deal? What do you think?
Hello, The 300 would be a little big for the airwave coastal but will fit nice on the classic.
Submitted by:Tyler Bennett on January 22, 2020
Most Helpful Answer
from Newport beach california asked:
April 8, 2019
Have you attempted to spool up the 300 hsp model at your workshop? I bought one and the guys said he could only get 120 yds of 50lbs j braid, but the website says 180 yds of 55 lbs
Daiwa line rating goes by their Samurai Braided Line which is thinner than the J-Braid. If it says 180 yards of 55 its would be more like 40 rather than 55 due to the different diameters.
Plan on using this reel on the boat in long island, fishing for fluke, sea bass and porgies. Is St Croix TIC70MHF match
The TIC70MHF rod would be a solid match pairing it with Daiwa Lexa WN reels fishing for Fluke, Seabass and Porgies. The rod will provide a good amount of flex and still has the backbone you need to leverage some big fluke into the boat.