Smooth & Powerful Reel
January 25, 2014
Have been a big fan of Daiwa reels for most of my life. Haven't wanted to pull the trigger on buying the Saltiga line due to cost so have been fishing the Saltist spinning reels since they came out. Use them for all types of saltwater applications from the surf to slow trolling live baits. With the release of the Isla line the price point is more practical. Have decided to make the jump to Islas. Very noticeable difference between the Saltist and Isla reels. The Islas are also a bit lighter. Line lay is even, works fine with braid, drag smooth, wind smooth . . . just a great reel! Will probably replace all the Saltists with Islas.
Pros:Great power to weight ratio.