Daiwa 2020 Saltiga Spinning Reels
- One Piece MONOCOQUE Aluminum Body
- MAGSEALED Body
- G1 Duralumin Machine Cut DIGIGEAR
- Aluminum AIR ROTOR and AIR BAIL
- Over-sized Aluminum Handle Knob
- Advanced Tournament Drag System
- Made in Japan
Daiwa has released their new top of the line Saltiga spinners and we have received a couple of pieces, and the larger sizes are now available.
They feature a big departure and redesign from the older generation. The have shifted away from the “Zaion” composite body and rotor for a much stronger aluminum construction. The new reels weigh a bit more than the old ones in the same sizes, but that weight doesn’t detract from the feel. These are as good as it gets as far as handle feel and quality. Because of the change to aluminum you won’t see any more complains about rotor flex during high drag use, and also why the smaller sizes have much more drag than the older generation. Another thing they addressed is the drag adjustment knob, the new one is all aluminum which keeps it from expanding and causing changes in drag pressure.
They have continued on with the MONOCOQUE frame design which cuts down on unnecessary weight and allows for much larger gear sizes to be used despite their smaller overall size. With a main gear up to 15% larger the difference in power will be easily noticeable. The spool has been redesigned a bit to feature a more pronounced rim, which should improve casting distance, along with a hardened spool rim that will ensure less friction on the line. Another small thing to note is that the clicker has been upgraded significantly so if a fish is pulling drag you will definitely know it.
Overall these reels a big improvement in all categories, they’re a much more durable and reliable reel to fish with now and the new body allows for even better water resistance which should keep them feeling buttery smooth for years to come.