Question - Fuego LT VS Freams LT

SportAngler
edited July 8 in Reels
Hi to all the Daiwa expert out there.
I had been using Shimano all this while and now I am really interested in the above reel.
Could anyone point out your experience.
On paper they are very similar.
My guess is one is a USDM & on JDM or I missed something.
  • freshjapanfishing
    The Fuego LT is lighter due to the carbon material but doesn't have large spools for braided lines in offshore game. Freams has bigger spool for both braided and mono lines but may not be as light as Fuego.
  • Michael Lim
    Adding the info in here from Facebook


    Under the Japan catalogue, there is no Fuego LT. Thus this reel belongs to the US or Europe market and even between those 2 markets, there are slight differences.

    In US, there is 5 models from 1000 to 4000 and has 6 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing.
    Drag from 8 to 26.5lbs.

    http://www.daiwa.com/us/contents/reels/fuegolt/index.html

    Europe models have more choices, 8 sizes from 1000 to 6000 and have 6 ball bearings. Drag ranges from 4 to 12kg.

    http://www.daiwa-cormoran.info/.../5,1,74,75,1,1...

    Freams LT have 14 choices from 1000 to 6000, 5 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing and drag ranges from 5 to 12 kgs.

    http://www.daiwa.com/.../reel/spin_rl/18_freams/index.html

    The old Fuego was a very light model which is better than the old Freams. As for the new LT models, I have not handled them, but judging from the specs, the Freams is still slightly heavier by approx 10gms in the same size.

    I would suspect the difference being from the new carbon fiber DS5 body of the Fuego LT.

    And what I liked about the old Fuego was that it came with 2 metal spools. Not sure about the new one though.

  • SportAngler
    Thanks. If Fuego is good for SW I don't see the point of spending $50 extra for Freams although the Freams looks really nice.
    Looking toe the size 3000 which weight only 210gm.
  • freshjapanfishing
    In Singapore are you able to get Japanese tackle easily?
  • SportAngler
    In Singapore are you able to get Japanese tackle easily?
    ​Yes. We offend have the best of both world.
  • freshjapanfishing
    When I come back I have to check out the stores :)
  • Michael Lim
    Thanks. If Fuego is good for SW I don't see the point of spending $50 extra for Freams although the Freams looks really nice.
    Looking toe the size 3000 which weight only 210gm.
    ​Depends on the size though...  Due to the carbon fiber body, you may not want to pressure it too much at the heavier range of fishing though...  But at 3000 and below sizes, I'd definitely go with a Fuego instead.
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