Daiwa Saltist Casting Reels Review

Saltist

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The Facts: The Daiwa Saltist reel features an all metal construction with a one-piece aluminum frame: 4BBs and 1RB (2 of which are corrosion resistant CRBB bearings); Super Drag with up to 22lbs of max drag; dual anti-reverse systems; and high strength alloy gears.

Model No. Bearings Gear Ratios Capacity Weight
STT30T 4BB + 1RB 4.9:1 240/25 22.9
STT40 4BB + 1RB 4.9:1 270/30 23.6
STT50 4BB + 1RB 4.9:1 310/40 24.3
Daiwa Saltist Levelwind 6.1:1 Right Hand Conventional Fishing Reel - STTLW30HA
Daiwa Saltist Levelwind 6.1:1 Right Hand Conventional Fishing Reel - STTLW30HA
$ 147.43
 Daiwa Saltist Levelwind Saltwater Reels STTLW-40HA & STTLW-50HA CHOOSE MODEL!
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Daiwa Saltist Black Gold BG Star Drag Conventional Fishing Reel 20H - STTBG20H
Daiwa Saltist Black Gold BG Star Drag Conventional Fishing Reel 20H - STTBG20H
$ 144.75
Daiwa Saltist Lever Drag 2-Speed RH Conventional Fishing Reel - STTLD50-2SPD
Daiwa Saltist Lever Drag 2-Speed RH Conventional Fishing Reel - STTLD50-2SPD
$ 268.68
New Daiwa Saltist STTLD50HSH Lever Drag Hyper Speed Conventional
New Daiwa Saltist STTLD50HSH Lever Drag Hyper Speed Conventional
$ 231.99

User reviews for Saltist

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Number of Reviews: 8
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5 Stars Saltist 30TH, 2008-08-26
Reviewer: Heva

This reel is very smooth. Caught many cudas on it and finally got
a
yellow last weekend. Actually 5 yellows, all over 20#. I was
fishing 30#. This reel
performed very well. The only thing that kind of scared me was
the
anti reverse skipping, im guessing that it was my fault since i
was
putting too much pressure on the handle. It only happend once
and
only skipped a couple of teeth. Very smooth drag out of the box,
very comfortable reel over all, lots of torque. I have fished the
torium 30, 20, and 14. If you are trying to decide between the
torium and the saltist, get the saltist.

5 Stars Yellowtail killer!, 2008-08-20
Reviewer: jplee3

My friend bought the hi-speed and I picked up the standard and both reels performed well. I'm sorta wishing I got the hi-speed now but ah well. We got to use our reels down in Baja last week and they did very well both on the troll and for jigging. We picked up dorado and also a few firecracker yellows but had a blast. These reels are so smooth, but the drags could use some oiling beforehand. I found the drags getting stuck when my friends kept messing with them during some fights. They'd either loosen it too much or tighten it too much and it would be hard to get it 'unstuck.' I have the 30 as well and the clamps for that thing are such a pain. I think they may have improved the clamp designs for the new ones though because I didn't really have any issues getting it on. The reel seems durable. I already scratched up the new 40 from rough handling on the panga, so I'm not too happy about that. But hey, at least it's getting used right?!

5 Stars saltist 30, 2007-07-03
Reviewer: fishkiller

great reel soilid all metal great drags easily upgradable and a dream to cast i have a saltist 30 on one of my jig sticks and by far one of my favorites(other than my p-338/custom calstar jig stick)beining a deckie i have heard only good things about it besides for the damn reel clamp but i'm going to give it a 5-5

5 Stars 30 vs. 50, 2007-02-02
Reviewer: Carlos

I had a Saltist 50 that I wanted to use for a jig stick, but it couldn't cast worth a darn.I taded it it for a Saltist 30 and WOW what a differance! I put that reel on my jig stick and now I'm as happy as a clam.

3 Stars good solid construction, sucks at casting, 2006-08-21
Reviewer: bing!

I like this reel, its solid, hardy and the machining and molding are primo. Action is very smooth and maintenance is a breeze.

It casts like shit though. I have a few baitcaster and another conventional. I can cast them all except for this boy.

For trolling, the clicker is too soft. I find myself putting it in gear and loosening the drag. Or else it will keep feedin line.

When the fish are on, this reel will deliver. In that regards it gets 5 stars.

5 Stars Saltist 50, 2006-08-02
Reviewer: baoxlaox81

Got the Saltist 50 for some bottom fishing off the East Coast. But I've used it for light trolling also. Great reel at a great price. As for the reel clamp, it looks alot better than the one that comes with the Saltiga

4 Stars Saltist 30, 2006-05-03
Reviewer: aftahour

I just recently got this reel for my upcomming trip for albi's. This reel feels solid and this is almost the same as there pricey brother saltiga. great bang for your buck.. Only bad this is the reel clamp.. Dam too me 20 mins the first time getting this on my rod.. but once you get it it get easier every time..

4 Stars Awesome, 2005-09-04
Reviewer: Fish Killa

What a fantastic reel! I've acquired a 30T and the reel is a true gem. Solid construction, great freespool, buttery smooth drags, awesome cranking power, and priced right. The Saltiga's although made to tighter standards were a bit out of my price range. These reels flat out rock. Only complaint, the clamp.

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Daiwa Saltist Levelwind 6.1:1 Right Hand Conventional Fishing Reel - STTLW30HA
Daiwa Saltist Levelwind 6.1:1 Right Hand Conventional Fishing Reel - STTLW30HA
$ 147.43
 Daiwa Saltist Levelwind Saltwater Reels STTLW-40HA & STTLW-50HA CHOOSE MODEL!
Daiwa Saltist Levelwind Saltwater Reels STTLW-40HA & STTLW-50HA CHOOSE MODEL!
$ 176.99
Daiwa Saltist Black Gold BG Star Drag Conventional Fishing Reel 20H - STTBG20H
Daiwa Saltist Black Gold BG Star Drag Conventional Fishing Reel 20H - STTBG20H
$ 144.75
Daiwa Saltist Lever Drag 2-Speed RH Conventional Fishing Reel - STTLD50-2SPD
Daiwa Saltist Lever Drag 2-Speed RH Conventional Fishing Reel - STTLD50-2SPD
$ 268.68
New Daiwa Saltist STTLD50HSH Lever Drag Hyper Speed Conventional
New Daiwa Saltist STTLD50HSH Lever Drag Hyper Speed Conventional
$ 231.99

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