Daiwa makes some great spinners, and the Back Bay Saltist LT’s are just a couple that make a lot of good sense for folks fishing inshore, hitting the harbors and bays. These light weight reels are made like heavyweights. Very durable materials, made for the harsh nature of saltwater fishing. These reels are based upon the Saltist spinning reels, but reduce the mass a tad. The black cosmetics are great, minimal spool wobble at lighter drag settings, overall feel is very Daiwa – smooth and effortless. We are also stocking the Back Bay rods from Daiwa, nice matches for these fine reels and well within budget.
From Daiwa: The standard for inshore and back bay saltwater fisherman country-wide has arrived. The Saltist Back Bay LT Reel employs our revolutionary HARDBODYZ design- utilizing an aluminum metal alloy, giving maximum strength and minimizing weight. These design features combine to create one of the lightest, strongest reels on the saltwater market. The Magsealed main shaft employ a magnetic oil that repels intrusion from salt water without compromising performance. The machined aluminum alloy DigiGear™ assures smooth, rugged performance with digitally milled gearing to maximize the efficiency of the gear-tooth interaction. Ideally suited for 8- and 10-pound test mono and equivalent braid, the Saltist Back Bay LT is Daiwa’s state of the art interpretation of the perfect light tackle backwater spinning reel.
The biggest difference between the Saltist Back Bay and the Saltist is the addition of a machine aluminum DigiGear which makes the reel more smooth.