Daiwa HS-P Conventional Reel Review

Daiwa HS-P Conventional Reel

Daiwa HS-P Conventional Reel1

Rating: 4.6/5

Gear Ratio




- The reel is more than capable of handling big and heavy fish.

- It has a strong drag and a very smooth cast.


- The 400 may not be the right size for you, and you might feel more comfortable with smaller sizes like the 100, 200, and 300.


Daiwa Reels Comparison

  • Daiwa Tatula Baitcasting R100XS
  • 8.1:1 gear ratio
  • Ultimate Tournament Carbon Drag UTD
  • 8 bearing system
  • T-Wing system
  • Daiwa Crossfire Front Drag
  • 3 ball bearings plus one roller bearing
  • Gyro-Spin balanced rotor
  • Twist Buster line twist reduction
  • 4.9:1 or 5.3:1 gear ratio
  • Daiwa DF100A Giant
  • Suitable for freshwater or saltwater use
  • Smooth, multi-disc drag
  • Fully anodized for corrosion resistance
  • Stainless steel ball bearings
  • Daiwa Goldcast Spincast Reel
  • Oscillating spool
  • Rugged and durable metal body
  • 4.1:1 gear ratio
  • Rotating Tungsten line pickup
  • Daiwa Opus Saltwater
  • 4.6:1 gear ratio
  • 39.1” line retrieval
  • One ball bearing and one roller bearing
  • Smooth multi-disc drag


The best thing about a lightweight reel is that you won't be expending energy on simply trying to hold a heavier reel up. This means you can fish for a longer period, which usually means more catch and more time spent on doing what you love.

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The Daiwa HS-P Conventional Reel also has a great cast, so you won't be straining your arms just to get your line out.

Since this reel is meant for saltwater fishing, corrosion resistance is important. Luckily, the reel can keep rust away even from its insides. It's a good tool to bring with you to the open seas.

Main Usage

The Daiwa HS-P Conventional Reel is best for trolling and fishing for saltwater game. You can easily bring in tuna, salmon, saltwater muskies, and other smaller fish like mackerel or sardines. Because this is a conventional reel, it allows for more line. The Daiwa HS-P has a larger spool that can accommodate about 400 yards of braid.

Since you'll likely be trolling for migratory fish, a conventional reel is the best reel to use. Conventional reels are also made for deep dropping, also known as deep-sea fishing.

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The Daiwa HS-P has proven itself to be completely capable of catching large saltwater game. It's made for pulling in big fish that can put up quite a fight. Because trolling can be challenging, you'll need a strong, durable reel to back you up. You can't rely on your own strength alone. This reel, fortunately, is more than up to the challenge.

Product Features

Reel Body:

The Daiwa HS-P has an aluminum frame, which makes it lightweight but sturdy and durable. Anti-corrosive properties are also an important feature of an aluminum frame. Since you'll be bringing this reel out to the open sea, corrosion is a real possibility. Saltwater can do a lot of damage to metal, but aluminum can hold strong.

An aluminum frame means you don't have to worry much about damage to the reel. You can focus completely on bagging some awesome catch, enjoying the day, and not losing your footing on the deck as you haul in a big fish.

Ball Bearings:

Daiwa uses corrosion resistant ball bearings (CRBB) for all of the products in the Lexa line. These ball bearings are made of specially treated stainless steel and are designed to keep sand, grit, and saltwater out. Given the environment you'll be using the reel in, this feature is particularly vital to the upkeep of the reel.

This ball bearing system has seven balls (4 CRBB + 2BB + 1RB). Usually, the more balls there are in a ball bearings system, the better. 7 ball bearing systems can enable you to have longer casting lines and enables a smoother run.

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Another feature of the Lexa line if the use of a lightweight A7075 aluminum spool. This spool enables you to have a quicker, smoother start because it has reduced startup inertia.

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It also spins longer and allows you more frees pool. Rust won't be a problem, since the material is resistant to corrosion. A7075 aluminum is an alloy known for its strength and corrosion resistant.

It has all the best qualities of zinc, magnesium, copper, and other metals in smaller increments. This alloy is commonly used in airplanes, trains, and even rifles. Clearly, this is a durable and reliable material.

Casting Controls:

Another great feature of the Daiwa's Lexa line is Magforce® Cast Control. Magforce is one of Daiwa's own innovations that are unique to their own products. It was designed to help fishers manage the speed of their cast more efficiently.

Magforce Cast Control is a brake system made up of an advanced magnetic brake. Once the rotor hits a certain speed, it stops working and the brake system comes into play. Magforce settings can also be adjusted. Heavier lures, for example, need a control setting of about 3 or 4. Lighter lures can have a control setting of 5.


The HS-P is lightweight, has more line capacity than other reels, and has easy cast ability.

Its line can go far, and you can enable this with easy. It can also handle bigger and heavier fish extremely well. All these qualities make this a great reel to bring for trolling and fishing in the open sea

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