The new BG Monocoque body reels continue on the last few years of development from Daiwa, the initial design was seen on the $800 Exist and after a couple of years has finally gotten to the affordable reel market. With the single piece cast aluminum frame, you drastically improve water resistance since there are less ways for water to enter the reel. Along with this improvement you can also stuff a much bigger and more powerful main gear into the reels. In the BG MQ line you can expect a 20-40% bigger gear vs the standard BG reels which greatly improves their performance for saltwater. Along with the changes to the frame we see a newer spool design which features a raised lip which should reduce casting friction and give you an easier time casting braided lines.
These reels are not a replacement but an addition to the BG line, they command a higher price point setting them squarely into the category of the Saltist which is another great saltwater spinning reel. As a comparison between the two, the BG MQ has a bigger main gear and an updated frame design while the Saltist features Daiwa’s proprietary MagSeal technology and corrosion resistant bearings which make the reel overall smoother.
|MODEL||BEARING||GEAR RATIO||RETRIEVE(in)||WEIGHT(oz)||MONO CAPACITY||J-BRAID CAPACITY||DRAG|
|BGMQ2500D-H||6BB + 1||5.7 : 1||21.5′||8.3||8/240, 10/210||10/250, 15/185||22|
|BGMQ3000D-XH||6BB + 1||6.2 : 1||36.8′||9.3||10/280, 12/220||15/250, 20/220||22|
|BGMQ4000D-XH||6BB + 1||6.2 : 1||39.1′||10.1||10/360, 14/250||20/280, 30/200||26.4|
|BGMQ5000D-H||6BB + 1||5.7 : 1||37.8′||15.3||14/280, 20/180||30/230, 40/160||26.4|
|BGMQ6000D-H||6BB + 1||5.7 : 1||39.9′||15.2||14/340, 20/270||30/320, 40/240||26.4|
|BGMQ8000-H||6BB + 1||5.7 : 1||43.4′||22.4||16/330, 20/280||40/330, 50/280||33.1|
|BGMQ10000-H||6BB + 1||5.7 : 1||46.2′||22.8||20/330, 25/280||50/330, 65/280||33.1|
|BGMQ14000-H||6BB + 1||5.7 : 1||48.3′||22.6||25/330, 35/280||65/330,80/280||33.1|
|BGMQ18000||6BB + 1||5.3 : 1||49.4′||30.5||35/330, 40/280||65/440, 80/330||44.1|
|BGMQ20000||6BB + 1||5.3 : 1||52.9′||30.3||40/330, 50/280||80/440, 100/330||44.1|