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Topic: Dawia Lexa ??  (Read 467 times)

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Life_is_Yak

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Do any of you use the Dawia Lexa 300 HD or WIN.  I've read the first generation doesn't like salt.  Looking at the WIN it seems like a copy of the first generation with a new paint job and handles.  I'd prefer the double handle of the WIN but prefer the 6 CRBB and stainless gearing of the HD. 

Any realy world experience would be helpful.

I've also looked at the Tranx 300, Concept A3, Toro Beast, and Komoto.  Main reason I'm leaning towards the Lexa is its still about 45% cheaper compaired to the cheapest mentioned.  I really like what I've read about the Tranx but its nearly 100% more so thats not happening. 

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I've go a first gen Lexa and it has held up really well...salt be damned.

I use it for everything sturgeon, salmon, rockfish, halibut....


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I have two first generation Lexa's a 100 and a 300 HD.  Never a problem with either in the salt but I'm a fan of Salt-A-Way and careful rinsing.
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I have two Lexa 300 H , my favorite reels for the salt. I have never had a problem in almost 3 years of use . I rinse and maintain when /as needed.


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Have had the Lexa 100 but only used for fresh water.

Lexa 300 and 400 have been my workhorse in the salt for the last 4 years.

Everything from bottomfish to 40lb tuna on the things and honestly only once wish i had a bigger reel and that was a 100+lb bluefin most likely.



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I have a LEXA 400 HD since July this year. I used over 20 times in salt for salmon and bottom jigging. No issue at this point.


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They work for everything, cheap can take the abuse, workhorse reel.

Only time I think they would get out gunned on is bluefin and PacBut. Theyíre good for sturgeon.
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Thanks for the reply s everyone. 

Based on the positive responses about the first gen Lexa I'd be willing to bet the people that were experiencing problems might have been shore fishing and got sand in them.  Or maybe they just don't clean.  I typically wipe mine down with a rag sprayed in WD-40, oil every couple of uses and a good cleaing once a year or if they get dunked.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2017, 10:01:41 PM by Life_is_Yak »


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WD-40=        NO
Corrosion X =YES


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What Bushy said, plus rinse the darned things every time they're near the salt because your line isn't dry.  Five minutes isn't asking a lot.

(The Lexa 100 was great for surf perch on an ultralight rod)
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What Tinker said. Few minutes is not a lot. Bushy is right


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Never thought about cleaning the line.  I do wash sometimes but normally only if there is a lot of spray or waves slapping the boat and splashing the reels.  Whats wrong with wiping the outside of a reel with WaterDisplacement-40.  I'm not using it as a lubricant.  I also use SuperSlick Stuff, which I like better because it does lubricate and clean.  I never spray my reels directly always a rag and wipe method.


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WD 40 is a degreaser/solvent.

It is not a lubricant.It also leaves a film.It will breakdown petroleum by-products over time i.e. fishing line.

You can check the MSDS for WD 40 to see it's ingredients ( yeah no fish oil ) .

Why put a degreaser/solvent on an item that needs to be greased and oiled(lubricated) for optimal performance .
« Last Edit: December 20, 2017, 08:26:34 PM by Lir »


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I love my Lexa 400HD. No issues at all. Like these guys said, just ride well after salt use. I usually ride mine well, then leave in a bucket of water for about 10/15 min while Iím putting away other gear. The only time I ever use wd 40 is if thereís sand inside the reel. Then Iíll spray some in there and do a few more rinses. Then Iíll open it up and clean inside and add some marine grease to the gears and any other metal parts inside.

Every 5 or 6 salt trips Iíll clean out the inside and throw in some marine grease and a spray of corrosion x in there.

Another AWSOME reel is the REVO NACL. I LOVE MINE. Had it for a long time now and no issues at all. They donít make them anymore but if you can find one, Iíd jump on that!

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