Daiwa Saltiga Casting Reels Review

Saltiga

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The Facts: The Daiwa Saltiga's frame is machined from solid aircraft grade bar stock aluminum and hard anodized to prevent corrosion. The grease impregnated drag system and oversized machine-cut alloy gears are made to withstand the pressure of braided line fishing.

Model No. Bearings Gear Ratios Capacity Weight
SA15 6BB + 1RB 5.4:1 210/15 15.5
SA20 6BB + 1RB 5.4:1 280/15 15.7
SA30 6BB + 1RB 5.4:1 240/25 16.8
SA30T 6BB + 1RB 4.9:1 240/25 23.6
SA40 6BB + 1RB 4.9:1 270/30 24.3
SA50 6BB + 1RB 4.9:1 310/40 25.0
SA30L 6BB + 1RB 5.4:1 240/25 16.8
Daiwa Saltiga 2 Speed Lever Drag LD 6.3:1 / 3.1:1 Fishing Reel - SALD35-2SPD
Daiwa Saltiga 2 Speed Lever Drag LD 6.3:1 / 3.1:1 Fishing Reel - SALD35-2SPD
$ 395.44
Daiwa 14 Saltiga Expedition 5500H Mag Sealed Saltwater Spinning Reel 948272
Daiwa 14 Saltiga Expedition 5500H Mag Sealed Saltwater Spinning Reel 948272
$ 926.20
Daiwa Saltiga 15H Star Drag Magsealed Conventional Reel - 6.4:1, 9BB - SASD15H
Daiwa Saltiga 15H Star Drag Magsealed Conventional Reel - 6.4:1, 9BB - SASD15H
$ 369.95
Daiwa SALD30HS Saltiga Lever 30 Drag Hyper Speed Salt Water Reel NEW
Daiwa SALD30HS Saltiga Lever 30 Drag Hyper Speed Salt Water Reel NEW
$ 349.95
NEW RARE Daiwa Saltiga 30 Conventional Fishing Reel SA30 Star Drag MADE IN JAPAN
NEW RARE Daiwa Saltiga 30 Conventional Fishing Reel SA30 Star Drag MADE IN JAPAN
$ 499.99

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5 Stars Best Reel One Can Own, 2005-03-07
Reviewer: Sheki Chun

PROS: Strength...all parts are either stainless steel or air-craft quality machined aluminum...NO PLASTIC PARTS like "competitors". Even the clamp is machined aluminum. Power and torque is superior. Drag is silky smooth and consisent at all times. The models 15, 20, and 30 obtained maximum drag pressure of 22 pounds. 30T, 40 and 50 maxed out at ~26 pounds. Handle is comfortable. Retrieve is silky smooth even under heavy drag/load. Internal construction sets these reels apart from others...all machine-cut NOT stamped, simple, less moving parts and NO PLASTIC. Castibility is above average (not as good as the Sealine series). Fit and finish is second to none.

CONS: High price tags. Clamp hardware is bulky and poorly designed (SA30T only). No clamps available for SA 15, 20.

NOTE: Best reel I have fished, you get what you pay for...if you have the cash, pick one up, you will not be disapointed.

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Daiwa Saltiga 2 Speed Lever Drag LD 6.3:1 / 3.1:1 Fishing Reel - SALD35-2SPD
Daiwa Saltiga 2 Speed Lever Drag LD 6.3:1 / 3.1:1 Fishing Reel - SALD35-2SPD
$ 395.44
Daiwa 14 Saltiga Expedition 5500H Mag Sealed Saltwater Spinning Reel 948272
Daiwa 14 Saltiga Expedition 5500H Mag Sealed Saltwater Spinning Reel 948272
$ 926.20
Daiwa Saltiga 15H Star Drag Magsealed Conventional Reel - 6.4:1, 9BB - SASD15H
Daiwa Saltiga 15H Star Drag Magsealed Conventional Reel - 6.4:1, 9BB - SASD15H
$ 369.95
Daiwa SALD30HS Saltiga Lever 30 Drag Hyper Speed Salt Water Reel NEW
Daiwa SALD30HS Saltiga Lever 30 Drag Hyper Speed Salt Water Reel NEW
$ 349.95
NEW RARE Daiwa Saltiga 30 Conventional Fishing Reel SA30 Star Drag MADE IN JAPAN
NEW RARE Daiwa Saltiga 30 Conventional Fishing Reel SA30 Star Drag MADE IN JAPAN
$ 499.99

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