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Given Daiwa's expansion of their Saltwater Reels, we've now dedicated three pages to their offerings. Please Click on the Category below left to view products

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Spinning: Dog Fight, BG (Black Gold), Lexa & Saltist  Series...
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Sealine, Saltist, Saltiga Series, Dog Fight...
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Lexa, Luna, Pluton, Coastal Series...

 

To order from this page just make your selections and click on the "Add to Cart" button or the  "Buy" link. If you run into difficulties please make use of our toll-free line and give us a call. Our phone numbers, fax and email addresses are posted  at the bottom of this page.  

Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. For higher value shipments FedEx will require a signature for delivery - this is for your protection, without this provision there is no recourse for a lost or stolen delivery. You can opt out via FedEx website. Your tracking number will be sent upon pickup by FedEx.  (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)

Products represented on this page include:
Lexa Spinning Reels - Updated designs, inshore oriented designs.
Balistic Reels - Magsealed spinning reels
Black Gold Series - They've been around for decades, for good reason.
Saltiga Spinning & Dogfight Series - Magsealed State of the Art
(Saltist Spinning Reels - These have been discontinued by Daiwa)

DAIWA
ICAST INTRODUCTION 2016
The New BG's

The new BG series reels from Daiwa are going to be winners for this traditional Japanese manufacturer. Please do understand one thing about Daiwa, they are the most traditional of Japanese manufacturers. Within the Japanese market, they are the dominant high end manufacturer of reels, the bike maker is a secondary player. That may not be the case in folks minds on this side of the Pacific given advertising, but it is fact. Daiwa does not change models often and when they do there's a good reason.* I'll also mention that generally Daiwa's reels are backwards compatible so they are not made to be junked after a few years. These are some of the things that make them "traditional Japanese manufacturers" in my opinion. The new BG's will be a very important part of their line up for years to come. There will also be an update to their Saltist series saltwater specific spinning reels, those arriving mid-fall.

The new BG's incorporate most of Daiwa's newer technology in spinning reel design. They offer a black anodized machined aluminum housing (hard bodyz - body and side cover), an over-sized digigear system, solid screw-in handle, AIR ROTOR, waterproof drag system, machined aluminum screw in handle, manual bail return (4500 and larger), 6 ball bearings with 1 roller bearing, infinite anti-reverse (4000 and smaller), DUAL infinite AR on 4500 size up. There's more, carbon drags, braid ready spool, and no doubt some other wiz-bang features I've failed to note. Bottom line, the reels are very nice and their pricing is also right on target - or in reality well under market for what's being offered. We've received three sizes thus far last week, more arriving this week, 4500/5000/6500 are in our HB shop now.

The new BG's represent the next generation of the ever popular BG series spinning reels. The complete series ranges from ultralight freshwater actions to heavy big game saltwater models. Pricing and value is unsurpassed in the industry, ranging from $99 to $130!

 


BG SPINNING REELS

Model
Number
Action
FW / SW
Bearings Gear Ratio Line Per
Handle Turn
Wt.
(oz.)
Line Capacity
(Lb. Test / Yards)
Drag
Max
BG1500 UL / - 6+1 5.6:1 28.3" 8.5 4/155, 6/100, 8/80
J-BRAID: 8/220, 10/130, 15/100
4.4
BG2000 M / L 6+1 5.6:1 29.5" 8.5 6/135, 8/110, 10/90
J-BRAID: 10/160, 15/130, 20/110
4.4
BG2500 H / ML 6+1 5.6:1 33.2" 9.3 6/210, 8/170, 10/140
J-BRAID: 15/190, 20/170, 30/120
13.2
BG3000 XH / M 6+1 5.6:1 37.4" 10.8 8/240, 10/200, 12/170
J-BRAID: 15/280, 20/240, 30/190
15.4
BG3500 XH / M 6+1 5.7:1 38.5" 14.1 10/240, 12/210, 14/170
J-BRAID: 20/310, 30/230, 40/150
17.6
BG4000 - / M 6+1 5.7:1 39.9" 14.3 10/300, 12/260, 14/210
J-BRAID: 20/370, 30/280, 40/200
17.6
BG4500 - / MH 6+1 5.7:1 43.1" 22.0 14/350, 17/280, 20/210
J-BRAID: 40/340, 50/270, 65/230
22
BG5000 - / H 6+1 5.7:1 47.4" 22.6 14/470, 17/380, 20/280
J-BRAID: 40/480, 50/360, 65/310
22
BG6500 - / H 6+1 5.3:1 48.7" 29.5 20/370, 25/310,30/260
J-BRAID: 50/550, 65/440, 80/330
33
BG8000 - / XH 6+1 5.3:1 53.3" 30.0 20/550, 25/440, 30/370
J-BRAID: 50/730, 65/590, 80/440
33

 

 
DAIWA TECHNOLOGY
Black Anodized Machined Aluminum Housing ("Hard Bodyz" Body & Side Cover)
Daiwa BG is equipped with a machined aluminum body and body cover providing strength and internal part stability. To increase the strength in the form of corrosion and scratch resistance, Daiwa has Black Anodized the body and body cover. The anodization process allows for better adhesion to the aluminum and will not chip or peal like a painted surface, extending the brilliant look of the BG spinning series.
OVER-SIZED DIGIGEAR™ (DIGIGEAR™ SYSTEM)
Daiwa BG spinning series have integrated the largest drive gear in the history of Daiwa spinning reels. The benefit to having this oversized gear increases gear-tooth contact points, this provides smoother and extended gear life as well as more power and increased torque.
Solid Screw-In Handle
Daiwa’s Screw-in-Handle design provides zero movement or play between the main gear and handle arm. This lack of movement offers the angler both confidence and control when rotating the handle.
AIR ROTOR
The Air Rotor weighs up to 15% less than ordinary rotor designs. Its unique shape reduces unnecessary weight while distributing stress more evenly throughout the rotor for maximum strength.
ABS SPOOL
The ABS spool's maximized core diameter and reversed taper mean 100% useable line. No "dead" line buried in a deep core. You can fill it with line right up to the edge of the spool lip without fear of tangles. ABS cause less casting friction for longer and easier casting. The huge spool diameter line flow freely in larger coils and produces less line memory coil.Smaller spool diameter means line flows in tighter coils as well.

There's a lot to offer with this exciting new series of reels. Yep, the BG's are surefire winner for Daiwa on this one.

FREE MONO SPOOLING, REDUCED PRICE BRAID RIGGING
& FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER $150!

 

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Braid/Spectra Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid MFG
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied per above selections
- If you require additional line spooled please select options below.
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

 

*Note the current "BG" black/gold series spinners have been in their line since the '80's - and have not been discontinued still today, but they will finally fade away unless demand requires keeping them around. I bought my own back in the early '80's, own several and they've done me very well over the years. With the intro of the new series, the old Black/Golds will no doubt be gone next year - that's my belief.

Daiwa SALTIST
New ICAST 2016 Introduction

300 Yards FREE SUPER BRAID

Get 300 yards of top quality Gel Spun Braid Spooling at no extra charge with these innovative NEW reels.

Daiwa's Saltist series spinning reels represent an update of their 2009 product line. Very good update and upgrade, now the reels offer enhancements which were only available on their most expensive Saltiga spinners. The Saltist spinners are dedicated saltwater reels - that's the difference between the new BG's and the Saltist series. The Saltist reels incorporate the better anti-corrosion CRBB bearings, and much more.

One step down from the Saltiga series spinning reels, the Saltists are made for serious saltwater enthusiasts. They are made for a harsh environment with more anti-corrosion protection than less expensive reels in the Daiwa lineup.  With the rugged and durable reputation earned by the Saltist series, these reels offer some impressive features. Fist among these is the Magsealed main shaft, eliminating saltwater intrusion. The reels offer a Magsealed line roller and CRBB corrosion resistant ball bearings for long lasting smoothness and performance. Beyond the Magsealed main shaft and line roller, these new reels offer Daiwa's HardBodyz body and side cover - metal with protective finish. You get the benefits of the light weight Air Rotor design, Air Bail - tubular stainless for lightweight strength. Digigear design and dynamic cut aluminum ABS spool. You also gain a waterproof Carbon ATD drag system!

 

KEY FEATURES

-Mag Sealed line roller and main shaft

-HardBodyz - body and side cover

-Lightweight Air Rotor design

-Air Bail - tubular stainless for light weight  strength

-DigiGear digital gear design - oversized for greater cranking power and longer wear

-Dynamic Cut Aluminum ABS Spool

-Waterproof Carbon ATD Drag System

And, as you can see on the picture right, an anti-slip track for use of braided lines.

 

MODEL BEARINGS GEAR RATIO LINE PER CRANK WEIGHT MONO CAPACITY BRAID CAPACITY MAX DRAG PRICE
2500 8 CRBB 1 RB 5.6:1 33.2" 9.5 OZ 6#/210, 8#/170 20/170 15 LBS $199
3000 8 CRBB 1 RB   37.4 10.8 8/240, 10/200 20/240 15 $209
4000 8 CRBB 1 RB 5.7:1 39.9 15 10/300, 12/260 30/280 18 $209
4500 1MBB, 7 CRBB, 1 RB   43.1 22.2 15/340, 20/210 40/340, 50/270 22 $229
5000 1MBB, 7 CRBB, 1 RB   47.4 22.9 15/450, 20/280 40/480, 50/360 22 $229
6500 1MBB, 7 CRBB, 1 RB 5.3:1 48.7 29.6 20/370, 30/260 50/550, 60/440 33 $249
8000 1MBB, 7 CRBB, 1 RB   53.3 30 20/550, 30/370 65/590, 80/440 33 $249
  MBB - MAGSEALED BALL BEARING, CRBB CORROSION RESISTANT BALL BEARING, BB STAINLESS STEEL BALL BEARING RB ROLLER BEARING

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE BRAID RIGGING
& FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER $150!

 

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Braid/Spectra Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid MFG
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied per above selections
- If you require additional line spooled please select options below.
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE BRAID RIGGING
& FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER $150!

Daiwa LEXA!

300 Yards FREE SUPER BRAID

Get 300 yards of top quality Gel Spun Braid Spooling at no extra charge with these innovative NEW reels.

You have my apology for not adding this series of reels to our mix earlier. I, and perhaps others, missed this one, overlooked due to the ground breaking baitcasting Lexa reels and other spinners from several manufacturers that clouded the waters so to speak. Well, the guys from the shop re-directed me...and now we're stocking the Lexa Spinners in depth. There are several models in this line, perfect for inshore and surf fishing with lighter lines (noting that the guys here typically work with 4-6 lb test for corbs, 'butts and perch). The Lexa spinners have some excellent features, mentioned below, but you'll probably note the same thing I did when I picked one up, they are smooth in feel. Nothing quite as nice as a Daiwa spinner, one crank of the handle demonstrates that fact. The features are right, the feel is super, right bearings and attention to corrosion resistance, all features add up to the Lexa spinners being just as solid and well thought out as their baitcasting brothers. Daiwa discontinued the much appreciated Coastal spinners in 2012/13, the Lexa takes off where the Coastals left off, a very positive improvement over what was a very good reel.

 

 

Lexa® Spinning Reels Feature:

bulletAluminum Alloy “HardBodyz®” construction
bulletFelt-sealed body
bulletStrong, lightweight Air Rotor
bullet5 Bearing System (4BB + 1 RB)
bulletDigigear™ digital gear design
bulletAir Bail® of lightweight, hollow stainless
bulletInfinite Anti-Reverse
bulletMicro-click front drag adjustment
bulletABS Aluminum Spool
bulletTwist Buster II line twist reduction
bulletAdvanced Locomotive Levelwind for precise, even line winding
bulletLifetime® Bail Spring
 

 

Air Rotor made from Zaion carbon composite, the Air Rotor weighs up to 15% less than ordinary rotor designs. Its unique shape reduces unnecessary weight while distributing stress more evenly throughout the rotor for maximum strength.
 
Model
Number
Action
FW / SW
Bearings
Gear Ratio
Line Per
Handle Turn
Wt.
(oz.)
Line Capacity
(Lb. Test / Yards)
Drag
Max
SPINNING REELS
 LEXA2000SH  L / UL  4BB, 1 RB  6.0 : 1  31.1′  8.1  6/135, 8/110, 10/90  8.8 
 LEXA2500SH  ML / L  4BB, 1 RB  6.0 : 1  35.0′  8.9  6/210, 8/170, 10/140  8.8 
 LEXA3000SH  M / ML  4BB, 1 RB  6.2 : 1  40.9′  10.8  8/240, 10/200, 12/170  15.4 
 LEXA3500SH  MH / M  4BB, 1 RB  6.2 : 1  41.3′  12.2  10/240, 12/210, 14/170  17.6 
 LEXA4000SH  XH / MH  4BB, 1 RB  6.2 : 1  42.9′  12.2  10/300, 12/260, 14/210  17.6 
ULTRALIGHT SPINNING REELS
 LEXA1500SH  UL / -  4BB, 1 RB  6.0 : 1  29.9′  8.1  4/155, 6/100, 8/80  8.8 

FREE BRAID & MONO SPOOLING and FREE SHIPPING
Rigging: given the capability of these reels, there are many rigging options available. Solid Toro Tamer Braid is no charge, white, inshore brown or depth finder multi-color. We have three versions of Toro Tamer Hollow lines, 8 strand and 16 strand products. The 30# 8 strand is skinny and works great as a line used with a knot connection where thin diameter is helpful in gaining capacity. It's feel is far superior to standard 4 strand lines. ToroTamer's 16 Strand Ultra Thin 20 and 30# Spliceable braids are the best lines of their type on the market (and only spliceable lines available in such thin diameters from any supplier). No doubt these would be the best you can run on the Lexa, with the 30# 8 strand hollow being second best and the 4 strand "solid" being what's typically used. (The 4 strand is a n/c option, 8 strand carries a +$15 charge, the 16 strand Ultra Thin $40  added expense for up to 300 yds. And, "solid" braid with a tied connection is FREE). 

FREE BRAID & MONO SPOOLING and FREE SHIPPING

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FREE TORO TAMER SOLID BRAID PLUS TOPSHOT!

Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Mono Test for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Rigging Style
Casting - mono on top, Bottom fishing Spectra top, select hollow rigging here if required.
up to 300 yards Toro Tamer  Strand Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds Toro Tamer 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards $18.00
per 100 yards

 

FREE SHIPPING + FREE High Quality BRAID

Daiwa Ballistic EX
Mag Sealed Construction
New Introduction - FREE BRAID SPOOLING!

This 2014 ICAST introduction was quite interesting, but we were slow in bringing the reels  into inventory. The first generation (SH models) were good, but the new version is a much improved product line. Those were the models of interest at the show. Still we first wanted to hear from a few folks who have fished them. The spinning sector has plenty of competition, some very good reels have been introduced over the past couple years and frankly we felt we had all relevant bases covered. Well, I finally received enough feedback to feel secure that Daiwa had another winner on their hands, the new Ballistics are just that. The Ballistics are magsealed which enables the reel to fish salt and freshwater quite nicely, low to no issues with corrosion. It features a Zaion body and side cover which makes the reel lightweight and corrosion-proof. Add a sealed drag, Air Rotor and Digigear drive and you have an extremely durable and powerful reel capable of handling the abuses of long term saltwater use. You've got a strong ABS aluminum spool, machine cut aluminum handle, 10 bearings, two ball bearings supporting the spool to keep drag washers in perfect alignment.... All in all, these are terrific reels which bring down the costs of technology heretofore found only in their most expensive $700+ reels. Daiwa has created a winning formula, and as one of our clients stated, "bought one on a lark, now replacing my other spinning reels."

Note, this is a new product which replaced the previous generation Ballistic reels. Don't confuse these with the previous generation Ballistics.

Model
Number
Action
FW / SW
Bearings Gear Ratio Line Per
Handle Turn
Wt.
(oz.)
Line Capacity
(Lb. Test / Yards)
Drag
Max
MAGSEALED SPINNING REELS
BLS-EX2000H
$199
ML / L 1CRBB, 8BB, 1RB 5.6:1 29.5" 7.9 MONO: 6/135, 8/110, 10/90 8.8
BLS-EX2500H
$199
M / ML 1CRBB, 8BB, 1RB 5.6:1 33.2" 8.6 MONO: 6/210, 8/170, 10/140 15.4
BLS-EX3000H
$199
M / ML 1CRBB, 8BB, 1RB 5.6:1 37.4" 10.4 MONO: 8/240, 10/200, 12/170 15.4
BLS-EX4000H
$209
XH / MH 1CRBB, 8BB, 1RB 5.6:1 39.9" 13.9 MONO: 10/300, 12/260, 14/210 17.6

 

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FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email. 
FREE Toro Tamer Super Braid
Select Free Super Braid
- use of 8 and 16 strand carries an additional charge
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Mono Test for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Rigging Style
Casting - mono on top, Bottom fishing Spectra top, select hollow rigging here if required.
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards BRAID supplied when option above selected, if more line is desired select below - we will bill for you additional amount you request.
(Price is per 100 yards, for 500 additional yards, select 5 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $18.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 200 lb hollow - per 100 yards $28.00
per 100 yards

 

Spinning Reels

Black Gold Series

BG spinning reels are solid performers, amassing a string of saltwater and freshwater records other reels can't match. They feature rugged metal construction, corrosion-proof hard anodized finish, high performance drag combining stainless steel and Teflon washers, rugged precision cut gears and stainless steel mainshaft and folding left/right retrieve with folding wooden handle. (pictured right BG60)
 

I've owned BG's since the early '80's, fished 'em for both fresh and saltwater fish.  I consider these spinning reels to be an excellent value, and a high quality fishing tool. 

 

 

Model Bbearings Gear Ratio Capacity Price/Order
BG10 3 5.4:1 6/160, 8/110 $79
BG15 3 5:1 12/150, 14/120 $84
BG20 3 4.8:1 14/200, 17/150 $94
BG30 3 4.8:1 14/250, 20/160 $94
BG60 3 4:7:1 17/275, 20/225, 25/185 $99
BG90 3 4.3:1 25/275, 30/225, 40/175 $119


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Daiwa Saltiga

The best in class reels: If you are looking for the finest spinning reel made, look no further than Daiwa's Saltiga They are uniquely strong, light and capable, with technology other firms simply have not the ability to duplicate. This high speed reel is made for fishing tuna, amberjacks (yellowtail)...anything that fights back and justifies this type of performance. The reel features a sealed spool system, protecting all internal components, protecting the drag washers, protecting the bearings.

Simply put, they're the most advanced spinning reels made today.

There's a new Dogfight in the mix with Daiwa Saltiga spinners. The new Dogfight is available in one size, two forms - different gearing on the larger 8000 body.

 

bullet Mag Sealed to keep saltwater out
bullet Air Rotor of corrosion-proof Zaion carbon material for lightweight strength and sensitivity–shifts balance rearward for comfort
bullet Automatic rotor brake keeps rotor stationary when bail is open
bullet Lightweight Aluminum spool with carbon accents. Hard stainless lip is Titanium Nitrided to be virtually cut proof.
bullet Waterproof UT Carbon Drag, ultra smooth and fade free
bullet Smooth, 14 ball bearing drive including 4 CRBB corrosion resistant ball bearings
bullet Sealed, two ball bearing line roller
bullet Dual, full-time infinite anti-reverse
bullet Air Bail®–tubular stainless for lightweight strength
bullet Manual bail trip for maximum reliability
bullet Digigear digitally designed and cut gearing–ultra smooth, ultra powerful and ultra durable
bullet Rigid aluminum body
bullet Machined aluminum handle arm with lightened, two-piece machined knob

 

Here's a run down from the Japanese Daiwa site comparing the new model to their prior top end model (written by an Australian - so don't correct the spelling...):

The Saltiga 5000H has a handful of notable changes to its predecessor; the ‘Mag Sealed’ waterproofing that has it a little freer spinning, some rearrangements of seals and drag, and a ‘Zaion’ graphite composite rotor instead of an aluminium one. Funnily enough, just about everybody who picks it up comments on how light it is – but that’s a trick of the mind, as it’s actually a smidge heavier than the original model. Perhaps the abundant cut-outs on the spool, rotor and side plates give the impression.

The Zaion rotor concerns some people, but I think it’s great. Sure you need an aluminium body to hold all the gear train in precise alignment, but the rotor is not critical for anything like that. By going to the graphite composite material, Daiwa has avoided one of the potential problems with an aluminium rotor on a jigging reel: the scenario when an angler belts it into the rail of the boat, unknowingly cracks a bail arm mount, and then has it collapse under load sometime later. The Zaion material is flexible enough to forgive that abuse, but unlike lesser graphite composite materials, not so flexible that it gets pulled out of shape by the available 15kg of drag. Just right, I think.

The Mag Sealed feature forms part of the Saltiga’s waterproofing. The reel itself is designed to be considered waterproof, so when you wash it you don’t push water into the bearings, and when you use it on a beach you can actually give it a rinse off in the suds to get the sand off it. Beach anglers should like this very much; between services, all you need to do is rinse it under the tap. But the problem with waterproofing a reel is that some parts move and some don’t, so everywhere the two meet, there has to be a drag-inducing seal incorporated. The Mag Sealed idea is used to minimise that drag, and it was first used in the smaller Daiwa Certates, which are relatively delicate reels where extra winding resistance would have been very noticeable.

The Mag Seal is a waterproofing ring under the rotor, where the greatest winding resistance would otherwise be. It’s achieved by using a magnetic oil, developed by NASA, as a membrane held in place between magnetized surfaces. Although it’s completely hidden away, it’s probably the most important feature of the new reel; the one that will keep it feeling newer, longer. 

In 2015 Daiwa introduced new versions of the Saltiga Spinning reels. This new generation offers the Magsealed protection on the spool shaft and line roller. As well Daiwa has improved their bearings and taken the MagSealed concept to their bearings! This new feature completely keeps the elements out of the ball bearings and improves long term performance under the most demanding conditions.

SALTIGA® MAGSEALED SPINNING REELS

Saltiga's Magsealed magnetic oil system forms a seal to prevent water intrusion between the reel’s rotor and body. The result is a better seal with less winding friction than other methods. 

Air Rotor™ design featuring corrosion-proof “Zaion” carbon construction helps reduce weight while offering maximum strength. Saltiga—saltwater spinning at its finest.

SALTIGA®G MAGSEALED SPINNING REELS FEATURE:

bulletMagsealed to keep saltwater out
bulletAir Rotor of Zaion Carbon composite
bulletAutomatic rotor brake keeps rotor stationary when bail is open
bulletLightweight Aluminum spool with carbon accents. Hard stainless lip is Titanium Nitrided to be virtually cut proof.
bulletUltimate Tournament Carbon drag with a Drag Max of 22-66 lbs
bullet15 Bearing System (4CRBB + 10BB + 1RB)
bulletSealed, two ball bearing line roller
bulletDual, full-time infinite anti-reverse
bulletAir Bail®–tubular stainless for lightweight strength
bulletManual bail trip for maximum reliability
bulletDigigear™ digital gear design
bulletRigid aluminum body
bulletMachined aluminum handle arm with lightened, two-piece machined knob
Model
Number
Bearings
Gear Ratio
Line Per
Handle Turn
Wt.
(oz.)
Line Capacity
(Lb. Test / Yards)
Drag Max
PRICE
Saltiga Saltwater Spinning Reels

 SALTIGA 4000H 3MBB, 2CRBB,8BB,1RB  5.7:1  40.2′  15.9  10/300, 12/260, 14/210
Braid 40/320, 55/240 
22.0  $799
 SALTIGA 5000 3MBB, 2CRBB,8BB,1RB  4.4:1  37.6′  22.0  25/300, 30/240, 35/180
Braid 55/440, 70/330 
33.0  $899
 SALTIGA 5000H 3MBB, 2CRBB,8BB,1RB  5.7:1  47.6′  22.0  25/300, 30/240, 35/180
Braid 55/440, 70/330 
33.0  $899
 SALTIGA 6500H* 3MBB, 2CRBB,8BB,1RB  5.7:1  51.6′  28.90  20/380, 25/300, 30/250
Braid 70/550, 80/440 
66.0  $999

 SALTIGA 8000DF
DOGFIGHT

3MBB, 2CRBB,8BB,1RB  4.3:1  43.3′  30.00  25/380, 30/330
Braid 80/600, 100/480 
66.0  $1099

 SALTIGA 8000HDF
DOGFIGHT

3MBB, 2CRBB,8BB,1RB  5.7:1  56.6′  30.00  25/380, 30/330
Braid 80/600, 100/480 
66.0  $1099
Please note, Daiwa also has the ISLA series reels. Very similar to the Saltiga series, but about $100 less expensive.
This series looses the mag seal bearings, one less ball bearing. We'll be glad to order the reels for you, however for the difference in price,
the Saltiga series is very much well worth the money.
Qty:   
FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling or POWER PLIERS (up to $80 Comparable Value) -
Select your FREEBIE below and if required the spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.  
Pick your FREE OFFER OR DISCOUNT
Select Free Deluxe Pliers or Free Super Braid 300 yds,
we'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid. 
 
Braid Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid Test
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid or Hollow
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional
Hollow Core:  DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE USING TORO TAMER'S LINE - IT'S A FREEBIE, BUT IF YOU SELECT
 Cortland, JB OR IZOR
(60#, 80#, 100#) there is an additional Hollow charge
$40.00
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
 

(for alternative rigging, please send over an email or give us a call after placing your order.)

FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality Super Braid!

Saltiga Braided Boat Line

It took me a while to warm to this product, multi-colored lines have earned a pretty poor review over the past years. But, it seems to me the folks at Daiwa have a good thing going with their version of a "super braid." Their Saltiga  Braided line is a bit different from the norm. It's a "super line" along the lines of PowerPro, Izor, Jerry Brown... The thing that sets it apart is that it's actually a darn good version of the super braid genre, and it offers bottom fishing anglers a nice advantage. It's a five color line, providing a distinct color break each 10 meters and with five and one meter indicators so you know your depth with accuracy. It's a smooth braid, not the stiff coated stuff you've come to dislike... It really does have more of a feel like Izor or JB. It is an 8 braid line, of thin diameter. (JB, BW and Izor are typically 12 or more). It's not stiff, with an abraisive coating. It will deal with line guides more kindly that at least one popular braided line we know of.  Daiwa introduced this line as part of it's Dendoh style power assist reels which were designed to fish deep. But, this accessory product has a great future ahead on any reel who's owner happens to do some bottom fishing.

We stock the line in reel filling 300 and 500 meter lengths as well as bulk spools of 1800 meters.

Buy Description Price
Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid 55# x 300 yds $36.62
Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid 80# x 300 yds $45.78
Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid 100# x 500 yds $82.45
Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid 150# x 500 yds $91.62

Daiwa Accessory Reel Seat Clamp

Here's something that many guys have been waiting for. I know Max here at the shop has been bugging me about this since ICAST. Daiwa showed off a wonderful accessory at the show, a reel clamp that fits most reel on the market. While it was made to fit their Saltiga 15-50, Saltist 20-50, Leverdrag 20-50, Levelwind 20-50 and Line Counter 20-50 (excluding their Big Game Series). As you can see from the images, we put one on a little Luna 300, and she fit! There will be a broad range of application. The piece features a couple spacers to allow a better match for different reels and rods. It's a very nice piece of aluminum, strong, well finished, sleek and smooth. It's very much a precision product, and could be something you've been looking for. They're not cheap, but they're darn good!


Luna 300

Saltist 30T
 
Buy Description Price
Daiwa ARSC1 Accessory Reel Seat Clamp $59.95


 

 

 

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