Daiwa Exist family of reels

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Daiwa Adds to the Exist Family

Daiwa has expanded its Exist spinning reel family with new 2500 and 3000 models. Once again, style, innovation, research, and passion come together in the birth of two new Exist models featuring every bell and whistle an angler could ask for in a spinning reel.

“What you find in the Exist is a flagship spinning reel designed and manufactured for the most serious of anglers seeking the highest level of performance, weight reduction, and rotation,” said Marc Mills, Daiwa marketing manager. “We’re proud to offer more than what anglers have been asking for or even expecting in the expansion of the Exist family.

“Perhaps the most important design consideration in the Exist’s supreme performance, is Daiwa built the entire reel around the Airdrive concept.”

Two new additions to the Exist family include the EXIGLT2500-PCH and EXIGLT3000-H. Both offer anglers the benefits of Daiwa’s Advanced Tournament system for a maximum of 22 pounds of drag pressure. The 2500-PCH weighs 6.2 ounces and offers 31 1/2 inches per handle turn. The 3000-H weighs the same 6.2 ounces with 33.6 inches of line per handle turn. Each holds a vast amount of monofilament, fluorocarbon, or braid for any technique the angler chooses to employ. Each size features 12BB (10CRBB+2MBB) + 1.

The reel is available in an interchangeable right- and left-handed version with 5.7:1 gear ratio. All were designed to meet the needs and expectations of freshwater and saltwater anglers fishing different presentations.

“These two new additions to Exist feature a little slower gear ratio — 5.7:1 — but with greater line capacity,” said Mills. “The current, higher-speed Exist 2500 has a shallower spool. Same with the 3000, which now offers anglers a deeper spool and 5.7:1 gear ratio compared to the current 6.2:1. These new models will appeal to anglers fishing all monofilament or fluorocarbon; some of the inshore guys will want these models, too, for the increased line capacity.”

Daiwa Exist


  • Airdrive Rotor
  • Airdrive Bail
  • Airdrive Spool
  • Airdrive Shaft
  • Monoque (MQ) Magnesium Frame
  • Ball Bearing Supported ATD-Type L Drag
  • Magsealed Frame and Line Roller
  • Machined Tough Digigear

MSRP: $859.99