Trickledown Technology

Loaded with advancements, DAIWA’s new Regal LT offers extraordinary performance at a reasonable price.


FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (January 30, 2023) – “Trickledown” gets a bad rap these days. But whether you fall on the Reaganomics or Bidenomics side of things doesn’t matter when we’re talking about fishing. To DAIWA, trickledown means taking features and technologies once reserved for premium-priced products and introducing them into lower priced models.


Such is the case with DAIWA’s new Regal LT spinning reel, which is attractively priced, yet bursting with features and technology.   


DAIWA Marketing Director Marc Mills speaks about the new Regal LT: “The original Regal has been our best seller in this popular price range. We expect dealers and anglers to truly appreciate the enhanced Regal LT with all its improvements…and make it a huge seller.”


Species-wise, Mills says the Regal LT is a do-it-all reel. “It’ll be popular with bass, walleye, panfish, and about every freshwater angler. And, with the new 5000- and 6000-sizes, it has applications for saltwater fishing, like lighter offshore, nearshore, and jetty fishing. It really is an affordable fish-for-everything series.”


The Regal LT’s notable and foundational characteristics begin with an advanced ZAION V body. DAIWA’s exclusive ZAION V material is lighter, stronger, and more rigid than traditional composite graphite – material used by other brands in its price range.


DAIWA’s cornerstone AIRDRIVE features also made it into the new Regal LT. First, the reel’s AIRDRIVE ROTOR fosters a lighter rotation – simply meaning its easier to spin. Its solid AIRDRIVE BAIL is noticeably smooth and durable. Collectively, they also reduce the reel’s overall weight.


Users will also benefit from Regal LT’s TOUGH DIGIGEAR. DAIWA’s specialty gears are large, smooth, and durable. The silky spinning is immediately apparent and will stay that way for a long time.


Another key feature once reserved for reels double its price is Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD). The Regal LT’s ATD system uses an improved drag grease that exhibits a low viscosity at rest yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start up, making it smooth from initial hook up.


You’ll also appreciate the L/R folding machined aluminum handle with oversized grip. The folding handle shrinks the reel’s profile for storage and travel.


Cosmetically, DIAWA’s Regal LT lives up to its noble name. A nautical blue that Mills says “shifts color at every angle” is accented with majestic silvers. 


Top performance. Affordable. And smashing good looks. That’s DAIWA’s new Regal LT.



  • ZAION® V Frame
  • Advanced Tournament Drag System (ATD)
  • Machined Aluminum Folding Handle
  • Sizes 1000 to 6000


MSRP $69.99 and $79.99


About Daiwa Corporation

Daiwa's first spinning reel rolled off the assembly line in 1955. Since then, the company has grown into one of the largest and most influential tackle companies in the world today. To handle sales and distribution in the United States, Daiwa Corporation first opened its doors on September 26, 1966, operating from a small facility in Culver City, California. Today, based in Foothill Ranch, California, Daiwa Corporation sells tackle throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America. From the very beginning, Daiwa's emphasis has been upon innovation and quality. The result is a long list of product features, design and materials that have become standards for the fishing tackle industry. Daiwa’s long-standing record of innovation has left a visible mark on the majority of tackle manufactured today and continues to advance the sport of fishing. Learn more at

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