DUDE. DIAWA LEXA 300 TW......BUY ONCE, CRY ONCE.
It's the latest and greatest. My buddy just beat the crap out of a bunch of yellows and calicos at Cedros with his, and he had all kinds of good thing to say about it. 23#of drag and on and on. Thing is legit. Check it on the Diawa site.
I can agree with this.
I opened my 400tw and old 300hd. Its a completely different reel. Its more like a tranx 400 on steroids, it has X Ship, and a bearing supporting the drive shaft. Every bearing in the reel is a CRBB which are amazing in salt and pretty much never corrode. They took the bearing from under the drive shaft and replaced it with a bushing, which wont corrode, the old lexa hd had a bearing in that spot and I've seen them corroded a few times. They also weigh 5 oz less than the old 400. It feels like the same weight as my lexa 300hd. The coating is also a lot prettier and harder than the old ones, it feels like one of the hardest coatings on the market.
It has the TW feature which is hands down the best casting design in any of the lowpros, it outcasts all my other reels by a mile, including the old lexas.
I see people complaining about the brass main gear on the stainless pinion. It really doesn't matter. With all the bearing support there is literally no room for flex on the gears, they are in precise alignment at all times. They also beefed up the spool shaft quite a bit since it doesn't need to support the pinion as much anymore.
I upgraded from the komodo 471p and i dont regret it at all.