Behold a new standard in freshwater to inshore spinning reel offerings, the Kage LT MQ (pronounced kah-gay) which translates from Japanese to English for “in the shadows.” For starters, the sales direction on the reel is unique; there are no internet sales of the reels and sales are limited to independent retailers. It’s designed to be a dealer-driven reel series with a protected price structure. In terms of application, the Kage LT MQ is available in five sizes – all the way from a diminutive 1000 model for panfish and smaller freshwater fish to the KGTMQ4000D-CXH which fits the bill nicely for inshore applications and larger freshwater fish pursuits. The Kage LT MQ is rich in its feature set. First, the reel series features a one-piece MONOCOQUE Zaion body that allows more space in the reel body for larger gears that necessitate more torque and power from the get-go at the same gear ratios of competitive reels.The Kage family of reels is also Magsealed, features an air rotor and air bail, A7075 aircraft grade aluminum Digigear technology, Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD™), Kage logoed premium cork handle knobs, and a machined aluminum screw-in handle.
|Model||Bearings||Gear ratio||Line Per Crank||Weight (OZ)||Mono Capacity||J Braid Capacity||Drag Max|
|KGMQLT1000D-XH||(3CRBB+4BB)+1||6.2 : 1||30.5||5.5||4/250, 6/160||6/320, 8/200||11|
|KGMQLT2000D-XH||(3CRBB+4BB)+1||6.2 : 1||32||5.6||4/340, 6/220||8/280, 10/210||11|
|KGMQLT2500D-XH||(4CRBB+3BB)+1||6.2 : 1||34.5||6.7||8/240, 10/210||10/250, 15/185||22|
|KGMQLT3000D-XH||(5CRBB+2BB)+1||6.2 : 1||36.8||7.6||10/280, 12/220||15/250, 20/220||22|
|KGMQLT4000D-CXH||(5CRBB+2BB)+1||6.2 : 1||39.1||7.9||10/360, 14/250||20/280, 30/200||22|