Caldia is a fishing reel model that will appeal to the spin reel fan looking for a big list of Daiwas best technology at a mid-price point. The LT stands for ‘light tough’, and that’s precisely what it is. The ergonomics are brilliant; it has an incredibly connected feel; it’s as light as a feather and as strong as an Ox. Perfect, for light tackle work in harsh Aussie conditions.
Starting at a finesse 2000 size, with the 6000 the largest, the Daiwa Caldia LT Reel covers a vast variety of applications. Models in the series cover inshore fishing styles, fresh or saltwater, and the boaties travelling outside the heads will also find plenty of fish to tackle with their Daiwa Caldia LT Reel.
There are a couple of prominent inclusions that will see the Caldia LT punching well above its compact, lightweight size. Tough Digigear, arguably the best integration, has larger gears replete with a set of much smaller teeth. The result is not only a much smoother crank but 50% more power than its predecessor, Digigear II.
The ATD drag system gets second billing on the new inclusions list. ATD is Daiwa's best drag system, all but eliminating bust-ups from aggressive hook-ups due to the reduced start-up inertia. Coupled with bid drag capacities and generous spool arbours, all reels in the series will successfully wrestle fish targets much bigger and more commanding than the Daiwa Caldia fishing reels diminutive size might suggest.
Other great features include the Magsealed Body, the highly rigid Zaion Body, Airspool ABS, Air Rotor and more. Six bearings provide fantastic support for silky smooth gears, and Magseal ensures the elements are kept out. Your reel will last countless sessions.
Point you Daiwa Caldia LT Reel at everything from Trout to Trevally, Bass to Barra, Morwong to Mulloway and all of your Aussie favourites. Please take advantage of our outstanding online price and put a Daiwa Caldia LT in your shopping trolley now, and if the postie is quick enough, perhaps you’ll get to cast a new reel this weekend.
Features and Specifications
Physical Size Class
Approx. Line capacity mono
Approx PE Braid Capacity
5.2:1 (68cm/ crank)
3lb (0.14mm) 150m 4lb (0.16mm) 100m
Pe 0.4 (0.05mm) 200m PE0.5 (0.55mm) 170m
4lb (0.16mm) 230m 6lb (0.20mm) 150m
PE 0.6 (0.06mm) 290m PE 0.8 (0.10mm) 200m
6.2:1 (93cm/ crank)
8lb (0.23mm) 150m 10lb (0.25mm) 120m
PE1 (0.13mm) 200m PE 1.2 (0.16) 190m
Medium(heavy lake, river, light beach or offshore)
6.2:1 (92cm/ crank)
10lb (0.25mm) 190m 12lb (0.28mm) 150m
PE1.2 (0.16mm) 310m PE 1.5 (0.18mm) 200m
Medium(heavy lake, river, light beach or offshore)
6.2:1 (105cm/ crank)
14lb (0.30mm) 260m 20lb (0.37mm ) 170m
PE 2 (0.20mm) 350m PE2.5 (0.22mm) 300m
Large(Beach, Rock, Offshore boat)
5.1:1 (92cm/ crank)
14lb (0.30mm) 310m 20lb (0.37mm) 250m
PE 2.5 (0.22mm) 420m PE3 (0.24mm) 300m
18 Caldia LT Series - Light Tough Construction Concept
Magsealed Zaion Body reduces dust and element ingress
ATD drag system
Perfect Line Stopper
Aluminium Air Handle
Bearing system: 6+1
Note: Price is for one reel only. Pricing also depends on which size you choose to order. Multiple images are for illustration only.
Daiwa Caldia LT Buyers Guide
Daiwa Spin reels sizing to some anglers are quite confusing. We try and take all that confusion away by providing buyer guides in our online fishing store. Already you will note that in our specifications table we go on to give a simple guide to physical size class and also detail each sizes main use. Now we extend this information a little further to help you make the best-informed decision.
All the information we spend much time creating for you suggests one good reason why you should choose Fishing Tackle Shop for your next reel purchase. Unlike other most competitors, we go above and beyond.
Small Size Class Models
Caldia 2000S – is our smallest size in the line up of sizes. It’s a shallow spool model ideal for the finesse anglers. We’re talking tossing ultra light lures both plastics, hardbody and blades for species like bream and bass.
It’s a popular choice for tournament anglers. Most anglers will pair the Daiwa Caldia 2000S reel up to a rod around 7ft in length with a line rating class of 1-4kg.
Caldia 2500 – Probably accounts to be our best selling overall size for inshore fishing. Lakes and river systems are where the Daiwa Caldia 2500 reel excels best. It holds plenty of capacity to target all your favourite light targets from trout, bass and perch in the fresh to bream, flathead and a whole lot more in the saltwater. 2500 sized reel generally match well with 6-7ft graphite rods rated around 2-5kg.
Medium Size Class Models
Caldia 3000CXH - Really is very close to 2500 sizing, to be honest, but holds a better line capacity. It’s a size ideal for those that fish slightly heavier line class for inshore fishing styles. A Daiwa Caldia 3000 Reel matches relatively well to graphite rods rated 3-6kg around 7ft for lakes and rivers but also pairs well with light shore spin rods up to around 8ft.
Caldia 4000CXH – The perfect size for heavy inshore fishing. It’s a size that makes the best choice for those spinning for barramundi, murray cod, queenfish and mulloway.
A 4000 size matches well with graphite rods around 6-8ft in length rated 5kg+. Daiwa Caldia 4000 Reels also make great light offshore reels for targeting snapper and other reef fish species on soft plastics and light baits.
It doesn’t stop there though; 4000 sizing will also match to multiple light beach rods around 9-11ft in length that have light line class ratings.
Caldia 5000D-CXH – Much of an identical take of the 4000. The only difference is an ability for a more extensive line capacity should you wish to fit more of your desired line class onto the arbour or for fishing in slightly more heavyweight capacities.
Large Size Class Models
Caldia 6000D – is the largest model in the range. It’s a size that is ideal for fishing off the beach, rocks or offshore on a boat. If fishing the beach or rocks the 6000 model will suit most 10-12ft rods or for fishing offshrore it will work well with 6-7ft boat rods around 6-10kg+ in ratings.
The introduction of LT concept delivers a new level of strength and lightness. Everything on the Caldia is stronger than before, without increasing the weight
Magseal keeps the dust and water away from the finely tuned gears and bearings inside your reel. Your reel will be with you for many adventures in peak operational condition.
The ATD drag has reduced start-up inertia. ATD ensures that regardless of the setting, a vicious strike won't cause a bust-up from a hard set drag.
Air Rotor delivers a perfectly balanced. The crank feels smooth and even with a distinct absence of vibration.
Tough Digigear is 50% stronger than its predecessor, making it capable of dealing with a larger, harder class of fish, irrespective of the reels’ relatively compact size.
The Caldia LT Spin Reel is highly versatile and is suited to a broad range of fishing within our favourite fishing applications and locations.
The Daiwa Caldia LT for sale now is as good of a reel as it was when first released all those years ago. However, now it’s lighter and stronger than ever, and still looking fantastic. For a mid-priced reel, there are not too many alternatives, if any, that can boast the same brilliant inclusions.
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