Daiwa BG MQ Spinning Reels

Daiwa BG MQ Spinning Reels

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Gear RatioLine Per Handle TurnMono Capacity
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BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
6BB+122lb8.3oz$199.99 USD
6BB+122lb9.3oz$199.99 USD
6BB+126.4lb10.1oz$199.99 USD
6BB+126.4lb15.3oz$219.99 USD
6BB+126.4lb15.2oz$219.99 USD
6BB+133.1lb22.4oz$249.99 USD
6BB+133.1lb22.8oz$249.99 USD
6BB+133.1lb22.6oz$249.99 USD
6BB+144.1lb30.5oz$279.99 USD
6BB+144.1lb30.3oz$279.99 USD

By reimagining the way a spinning reel is designed, the Daiwa BG MQ Spinning Reels put unprecedented strength into the hands of saltwater anglers of all stripes. Built around a single-piece Monocoque aluminum body, the renowned BG series of reels is now stronger and lighter than ever before. With the Monocoque design, the reel body serves as a stiff, distortion-proof frame that keeps the reel's internal components in precise alignment even under the most extreme drag pressures. This allows for increased cranking power and torque while extending the life of both the reels gears and bearings. Not only does a single piece body provide extreme rigidity and strength, but it also eliminates the necessity for pins and screws to hold the body together, thus making the reel more resistant to water intrusion. The reel also features 9 internal rubber seals at key areas like the drag stack, spool shaft, handle, and side plate, making it well equipped for long seasons in the surf. Featuring Daiwa's precision cut DigiGears that are between 20% and 40% larger than those of the competition, the BG MQ is built for unrelenting power. With sizes ranging from backwater reels for flounder and speckled trout to large offshore reels made to battle giant bluefin tuna, the BG MQ has all your saltwater angling bases covered.

Daiwa Technology Found In BG MQ Spinning Reels:

  • Aluminum Body - Lightweight and incredibly strong, aluminium allows strength and weightlessness to be achieved without the cost and corrosion issues of other metals.
  • Monocoque Body - Monocoque Body refers to the use of a one-piece frame and reel body. A single piece body allows for exceptional strength and rigidity, better spatial efficiency for housing larger gears, improved water resistance with the absence of screws, and significant weight reduction.
  • DigiGear - The all-new DigiGear is precision machine cut and polished. This results in unmatched efficiency, better transfer of energy, and maximum smoothness.
  • Air Rotor - The Air Rotor weighs up to 15% less than ordinary rotor designs. Its unique shape reduces unnecessary weight while distributing stress more evenly throughout the rotor for maximum strength.
  • DigiGear - The all-new DigiGear is precision machine cut and polished. This results in unmatched efficiency, better transfer of energy, and maximum smoothness.
  • ATD Drag - The Advanced Tournament Drag system uses a new proprietary grease that enables the reel to apply smooth and consistent start up drag pressure from the first pull, eliminating the stop and go pulling of drag that can result in broken lines and lost fish.
5 Stars based on 19 reviews
By Rukesh
Medley, FL
Highly recommended
August 27, 2022
super smooth and durable.
By Justin
Panama City beach, Florida
Pcb trip
August 11, 2022
Took this on a trip to pcb and sure glad I did. Did everything I asked for and more. Looks stunning and works great!
  • Drag
  • Color
  • Design
  • Price
  • Im not sponsored by Daiwa.
Costa Rica
Awesome drag and power for a reel this size
August 4, 2022
I matched this reel with a 6’6” medium weight Shimano Trevala and 40lb braid. It effortlessly handles those times when I hooked Jack in the 15-20 pound range and some large cubera snapper (I fish in Costa Rica and there’s some big jack here and cubera here). It’s also lightweight so really no strain with this size real. I have been using it with jigs between 60g-200g no problem.

I liked the design so much I ordered an 8000 to go with a medium heavy Shimano Trevala for deeper jigging.

Save your money on those real expensive reels. Buy more jigs instead. You’ll need them.
  • Great drag handles anything.
  • Lightweight and fast.
  • Handles as good as reels costing $500 more.
  • Very simple functionality keeps you thing uncomplicated
  • Took a session to get used to the manual bail. Past reels have been mostly Shimano Stradics and Spheros with automatic bails. That said, now I like manual bails better
  • Color of reel not as exciting as some cheaper models but reel colors dont catch fish.
By Paul A.
Lewes Delaware
August 2, 2022
Great reel. I’m using it on my Century Weapon Jr.
By Fred
Outside Tokyo in Chiba
Solid and well built
August 1, 2022
I have used this reel about a half dozen times for surf casting (in the surf). It gets splashed quite a bit. But, I rinse it gently after use and spray silicon lub on the roller hearing etc. I think it is one of my sturdiest of my reels. The drag is nicely adjustable. I also have a 6000 version that I like.

The only downside is the big mq s are a bit heavy.
  • Solid and durable
  • Good price
  • Heavy/chunky (compared to a Stradic or Ballistic)
By D D.
smooth drag
March 3, 2022
it just feels solid in your hands. smooth drag, light and holds a ton of line.
By brian
Smooth reel!
February 23, 2022
Very nice reel! Very smooth and solid.
By Frederick K.
Kujukuri, Chiba. Japan
Nicely Made
January 16, 2022
This reel is largish, but not too heavy. I haven’t submerged it yet. But, it seems well made and water tight. The drag is reasonably progress.
  • Weight
  • Looks
  • Water resistance
  • A tad heavy
By Steven
Solid product
December 6, 2021
Solid product for the money
By Rabin
Mauritius (Indian Ocean)
Strong and versatile 3000
November 27, 2021
I've had this reel for three months now and used it for both shore casting (to catch 1/4 to 1 lb fish) all to dropshop in 60 to 100 yards of water (to catch 2 to 4 lbs hard fighting spangled emperor or yellow edged lyretail). It stood the test very well in both applications.
  • Light weight
  • Very smooth drag
  • Looks nice
  • Not magsealed
By Rabin
Mauritius (Indian Ocean)
Strong and super versatile 3000
November 27, 2021
I have had it for three months now and used it shore fishing 1/4 to 2 lbs fish all over to dropshot outside the reefs in 60 to 100 yards for 4 to 10 lbs hard fighting spangled emperor and other lyretail grouper which fight hard.
The reel stood the test in every situation and the drag performs really well.
  • Lightweight
  • Super smooth drag
  • Looks cool
  • None so far
By Leonard
alexandria, VA
This is a big boy.
August 25, 2021
This reel is nice and heavy. Solid build and quite big. Think of holding a cantaloupe in your hands, weight and all. That's what this reel is like. I have this paired with a surf rod and can't wait to test it out. 5/5 met all my expectations. Fast shipping!
By Sith
Leander Texas
New Daiwa Fan
June 30, 2021
This is my 2nd Daiwa spinning reel in recent months. I like that it’s very smooth and sturdy, it performs like a bigger reel. I would recommend this reel.
  • Light weight
  • Smooth
  • Price
  • Not sealed
By Bobby
Los Angeles California
June 9, 2021
Very light and very fast, my wife love to used it
By Anthony B.
South Texas
BG MQ 6000
June 8, 2021
Love it! Good line capacity and light weight in an aluminum body!
24 Questions & 24 Answers
from Chicago, Illinois asked:
July 26, 2022
What spool will fit the 5000 size? I cant buy the original anythere so may bee i'll chek the another model (i i'll just buy 2 original if you have).
1 Answer
Unfortunately we do not sell spare spools for this model. I would recommend contacting Daiwa direct. 
Submitted by: Tyler - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 26, 2022

from Oahu asked:
June 25, 2022
I have the bg mq 5000, I have used it about 10 nights fishing and on the retrieve I feel it vibrating and the handle gets stuck.  Why does this happen??
1 Answer
Hi Tom, If you are feeling an issue with reeling and are experiencing it feeling grindy, vibrating, or sticking that may be due to it having saltwater intruding causing corrosion leading to internals failing. We recommend contacting Daiwa's Warranty center for an inquiry on your reel's current state at (562)375-6800. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on June 29, 2022

from Chicago, Illinois asked:
June 19, 2022
Is the main pair size is same for 4000D-HX and 5000D-H or no ?
1 Answer
Hi Alex, The gear size on the 4000 BG MQ is smaller than the 5000 BG MQ. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on June 23, 2022

John D.
from Jersey Shore NJ asked:
April 9, 2022
I bought a 4000. Looking for recommendations for a boat pole to throw plugs, metal and swim shads for stripers around 76


1 Answer
John, any of the following rods would pair up really well with the 4000BG MQ. St. Croix Mojo inshore (SCR-1992), Shimano Tallus PX (SHM-4287), or the ODM Frontier Boat rod (ODM-0040)
Submitted by: KRAIG FRIEDMAN on April 19, 2022

from New England asked:
April 3, 2022
What do you recommend for rod for this 6000 reel? 

Mostly fishing Cap Cod Canal... some beach. 



1 Answer
Hi BK, For your fishing application I would recommend a ODM NXGX-116 2021 Genesis Surf Spinning Rod. https://www.tackledirect.com/odm-nxgx-116-2021-genesis-surf-spinning-rod.html This is 11ft and rated for 1-6oz lures. This will be good to use light stuff on the beach but also strong enough to fight large fish in the Cape Cod Canal. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 5, 2022

antonio correa
from florida asked:
March 24, 2022
hello, good afternoon, I bought a daiwa bg mq5000d-h and lost the drag knob, I need to buy one and I can't find it, can you help me, thanks
1 Answer
Hi Antonio, Unfortunately we do not carry any drag knob parts for Daiwa Reels. I would recommend to contact Daiwa to obtain the correct part that you need. https://daiwa.us/pages/contact Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on March 25, 2022

from Florida asked:
March 7, 2022
What size do you recommend for vertical jigging tuna and amberjack? And also what rod would you match it to?
1 Answer
Hi Carlos, I would recommend a Daiwa BGMQ10000-H BG MQ Spinning Reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/daiwa-bgmq10000-h-bg-mq-spinning-reel.html This would pair well with a Daiwa SLTGJ66MS Saltiga Jigging Spinning Rod for tuna and amberjack jigging. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines. 
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on March 9, 2022

from NY asked:
December 6, 2021
deciding on this reel in a 3000 size or the shimano spheros inshore in the 3000 size it seems the spheros has more technology for a cheaper price looking to get one of these reels on my shimano trevala px in medium action for fluke and seabass jigging. any recommendations.
1 Answer
Hi Mike, I would recommend the Dawia BG MQ 3000 Spinning Reel. Specifically model: BGMQ3000D-XH; TD Code: DAI-3509. https://www.tackledirect.com/daiwa-bgmq3000d-xh-bg-mq-spinning-reel.html This reel has the water resistant sealing, drag strength and the line capacity needed to fish both shallow and deep water with ease for fluke and seabass jigging and would pair great with your Shimano Trevala PX Jigging rod. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 7, 2021

from NY asked:
September 28, 2021
Is the spool diameter of the BG MQ 6000 the same size as a 2016 BG 4000 or slightly larger?(Not line capacity wise)
1 Answer

The Daiwa BG 4000 spool will be smaller in diameter then the Daiwa BG MQ 6000 spool.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 29, 2021

from Pa. asked:
June 20, 2021
Is the body size on the 2500 and 3000 the same? Can you interchange the spools? 

Thank you, Tony

1 Answer
Yes you can interchange them.
Submitted by: Paul Olah on June 21, 2021

Gerald Janda
from Saint Johns, Florida asked:
June 15, 2021
Is the body size on the 10k, 14k and 18k the same? Can you interchange the spools? 
1 Answer

The 8000, 10000 and 14000 are interchangeable. 

Submitted by: Paul Olah on June 15, 2021

from California asked:
June 14, 2021
What size BG MQ  is same to daiwa saltist 5000
1 Answer
The BG MQ 8000 will be closest to the saltist 5000 but you will not have the same line capacity and the bearings are less in the MQ.
Submitted by: Paul Olah on June 14, 2021

Tony ng wu
from LONG ISLAND asked:
May 18, 2021
For Long Island and Jersey surf fishing using lures 1to3OZ what size do you recommend to pair up with a 10 foot rod?
1 Answer
The BG6000, or BG8000 size reel would pair with a 10ft rod for surf fishing. 
Submitted by: Paul Olah on May 19, 2021

Sebastian Alzate
from Georgia asked:
March 31, 2021
I require a reel that can withstand a quick rinse in the surf, get hosed down at the end of the day, and keep running smooth without additional maintenance. Is this the reel for me? what would you suggest around the same price point? I would like something with a slighlly better quality build than the tsunami shield.
1 Answer
If you are looking for a reel to withstand the surf without any more maintenance than a quick rinse, you should look into sealed reels like a Van Staal VR. 

The Daiwa BG MQ will need more maintenance than a quick rinse to feel like new after the being dunked in the surf. It can certainly get the job done for surf fishing but you will notice wear on this reels after fishing in the surf. Regular cleaning and consistently greasing its sensitive areas will enhance its longevity. There aren't any sealed reels close to this price point. 

Submitted by: William Larkin on March 31, 2021

from Houston, TX asked:
March 22, 2021
Is it mag sealed?
1 Answer
The Daiwa BG MQ is not mag sealed. 
Submitted by: William Larkin on March 23, 2021

from BG asked:
March 16, 2021

Is there any update when you are going to receive 4000 size ?

1 Answer

Pleasecheck back on our website periodically. Inventory updates as soon as items arereceived.

Submitted by: William Larkin on March 19, 2021

from Seacoast, NH asked:
February 9, 2021
What size BGMQ do you recommend for pairing with a Daiwa Proteus inshore, extra heavy, fast rod rated for 1/2 -2oz lures and 15-30 pound braid? Fish in NH inshore waters.
1 Answer
For that rod I would go with the 4000 or 5000. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 9, 2021

Greg Menegio
from East Moriches, NY asked:
December 29, 2020
Want to start tuna popping this year with a Terez XH 6'8". Wanted the Saragosa 14000 but doubt that's going to happen...looking for the best available alternative between the BG MQ and Saltist or other alternative (higher ratio, at least 300 yards of 65# braid) Thanks 
1 Answer
The best option between those two reels would be the Saltist 8000. A better option would also be the Shimano Spheros 10000SW or 20000SW. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on December 30, 2020

from Florence, Italy asked:
November 18, 2020
Daiwa BG MQ 4000 and BG MQ 3000: automatic or manual bail?
1 Answer
The manual bail return features start in the 4500 size, so the 2500,3000,4000 size reels all have the auto returning bail
Submitted by: Alex T on November 18, 2020

from NJ asked:
November 11, 2020
What would be a good rod for the Daiwa BG MQ 8000 for tuna jigging with 65lb braid?
1 Answer
I would recommend a Daiwa Harrier X 6'-6'6 MH or H rated rod, or Shimano Trevala PX 5'8-6'6 H or XH.

St. Croix Mojo Jig 6'6 MH https://www.tackledirect.com/st-croix-mjjs66mhmf-mojo-jig-spinning-rod.html


Submitted by: Alex T on November 11, 2020

from Singapore asked:
October 25, 2020
Where is Daiwa BG MQ 4000-XH origin manufacture  at?
1 Answer
The BG MQ models are manufactured in Malaysia or Korea
Submitted by: Alex T on October 27, 2020

John N
from NYC asked:
October 19, 2020
Interested in purchase of a Daiwa BG MQ reel.

Currently have a 9ft St Croix Mojo MH rod.

Will be tossing plugs and swimmers in

Range rated for said rod (1-3 ozs)

Any suggestions for reel size?

Thank You. 

1 Answer
These are awesome reels you won't be disappointed in that pairing! I would recommend a 5000 size model for the 9' rod 
Submitted by: Alex T on October 23, 2020

Archie G
from TX asked:
October 10, 2020
What is the reel weight of the 4000D-H and where is it made?
1 Answer
Thanks for reaching out about our products!

The 4000 model BG MQ weighs 10.1 oz and it is manufactured in Malaysia or Korea

Submitted by: Alex Trommelen on October 22, 2020

sebastián Araya
from chile asked:
October 6, 2020
 envian a chile?
1 Answer
Yes, we ship Daiwa products internationally!
Submitted by: Alex Trommelen on October 21, 2020


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