LT Series Recommended Ratings
LT series are one of our most versatile reels on the market from Freshwater to Saltwater. Some Key Features that make it the most versatile would be the gear ratio is 4:9.1 which means for every 1 full rotation of the handle the spool springs 4:9 times. The 4:9.1 is not the fastest, but can crank in big fish being a lower gear allowing it easier to spin the handle.
Real Life Example: LT500 was able to pull in a 80lb Sail Fish, 70lb Blue fin Tuna, and a lot more species then just that.
Some more Key features about the reel are:
-Dual Carbon Drags 25-35lbs of drag (allowing smoother and more braking)
-Power handle (easier to spin the handle giving a angler better comfort)
-Aluminum Frame (light weight with a strong frame)
-Simple and easy to clean
-Stainless steel Main Drive Gear (stronger then your standard Brass Gears)
A little about the size comparison the LT500 is common to other companies 20 sizes.
LT100 is great for inshore fishing for local fish
LT200 is great for inshore fishing jigging or live bait
LT300 bottom fishing, live bait medium size game
LT500 big game fish, Live bait, Jigging
A lot ask the question (what type of braid best fits each reel)
LT100 20-30LB Braided Line is best to maximize line capacity. Ran with 15-25LB Floro.
LT200 20-45LB Braided line is best to maximize line capacity. Ran with 15-40LB Floro.
LT300 30-65LB Braided Line is best to maximize line capacity. Ran with 20-60LB Floro.
LT500 55-70LB Braided Line is best to maximize line capacity. Ran with 25-80LB Floro.