Quote Originally Posted by TXPanfisher View Post

...Also looking at the Luvias Airity to pair with the Lunakia, but not 100% committed to that yet.
I have a 2021 Luvias Airity FC LT2000S-P that I got in February when they were first released. Although not an exact equivalent, I also have a 2019 Ballistic FW LT2000SS-XH that I picked up last September. I swap them out frequently on my Lunakia 610 and my Tenryu Rayz Spectra 61LL. I'm a weekend warrior, not an everyday fisherman, so my experience is still relatively slim with these rods and reels.

I bought the Luvias Airity in part because I wanted to experience a more high-end Made in Japan Daiwa reel. I love my Ballistic FWs. I have them in the 1000 and 2000 size. Although Made in China, the Daiwa quality control is there, and I could not be more pleased with the Ballistic FW. And so far, I can not tell that the Luvias Airity is really $250 better than the Ballistic FW. The Airity is a wonderful reel, and I do love it, but I don't know that I will spend that much again.

I am looking at larger size reels to go after bigger trout and smallmouth, and I think I might get the 2020 Luvias (not the Airity) if I don't get another Ballistic FW.