Daiwa BG Saltwater Spinning Reels

Daiwa BG Saltwater Spinning Reels

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Daiwa BG Saltwater Spinning Reels are so smooth with digitally cut gears and seven ball bearings. Daiwa has redesigned these reels for 2016. These reels are powerful, yet priced just right. There's a size for your every fishing need whether it's inshore, offshore, or shark fishing.

  • "Hard Bodyz" body and side cover
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse system
  • 6BB+1
  • Manual Return Bail (4500 and Larger)
  • Machined aluminum screw in handle
  • Carbon ATD
  • Waterproof drag system
  • Digigear system
  • Braided line ready spool
  • Dynamic cut aluminum ABS spool
  • Air rotor
4.5 Stars based on 81 reviews
By Bluewater B.
Rockport Texas
Great Reel
January 12, 2020
I've had my 4000 BG now for one season. I love this reel. Super Smooth drag, good line lay which translates to long casts. Great reel for the budget minded.
ProsWell built, looks great, can handle heavy weight fish for its class size
ConsThe reel is a little heavy and the bail can trip premature on long casts.
By Tyler
Hard to beat
December 18, 2019
I’ve used the 3000, 4000 and 5000 sizes for just about everything over the past couple years and in my opinion they’re the best in their price range and even comparable to some alternatives that are $100 more.
By Rob B.
December 6, 2019
Super smooth, beautiful tough finish. perfectly balanced.
ProsSuper smooth, beautiful tough finish. perfectly balanced.
ConsBail wire could be a little more robust, kinda thin for such a great reel
By Bikash S.
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Beauty and efficiency
December 6, 2019
Beautifully made and meticulously arranged all moving components...long distance casting is so easy and retrieving my bg 4000 reel have the feel like knifing in butter... the handle knob is exactly what I wanted. Click sound is not that loud but sweet. Presently I’m using this reel with Fenwick Methods Travel Rod without any problem and very satisfied... Thanks to TD for delivering the reel safely on time.
ProsLight weight, Metal body, powerful smooth drag & retrieve... overall very nice finishing.
ConsNone yet ...
By cam
New Jersey
November 20, 2019
I use the 5500 for Stripers, Bluefish and Mahi. Smooth drag and feels great for the price. Feels smoother and more durable than most competing reels in this category.
ProsLight, smooth, strong
By Jim
Pocono Lake PA
Premium reel at great price
November 20, 2019
The Daiwa BG series is an excellent choice for someone looking to spend $90 to $130. What you get is a reel with features found on reels costing up to $200 or more.
ProsPriced right Very smooth
By Kenny
Absolutely the best budget reel
November 17, 2019
I purchased the 4500 for the surf and to use as a cheap reel for travel incase anything happens, boy this thing is built like a tank. Remember daiwa is a size larger than your average manufacture so if you need a 2000 buy a 1000
By Alex
bullet proof
November 10, 2019
The BG line is tough as nails especially at the price point. Smooth drag. And they look great
By Salvatore
, Florida
Beast of a reel
October 16, 2019
Just a tank of a reel very durable
By Seth
August 5, 2019
Great reel. Paired it up with a 7'6" MH 30lb Californian tri helix. It is a sweet setup for top water jerk and popper baits. Running 50# power pro braid.
By Dillon
Great Reel
July 29, 2019
I've been using this reel all summer long vertical jigging throwing plugs and it's been great.
By Eathen
Amazing reel
July 23, 2019
Great reel I got the 8000 reel and it was able to bottom fish during red snapper season and caught 21 lb red snapper
ConsHigh gear ratio slips a little while bottom fishing
By charles r.
Crushes the competition
July 18, 2019
Best $100.00 reel on the market---period! Well built, solid you can feel it. Top of the line bearings, smooth drag . The machined handle threads in and, zero play between the handle and reel body, no back and forth between the handle and the handle knob. I've been a Shimano guy for years but, they have nothing near this good unless it's 2-3 times the price. Never thought I'd say it but it's true.
Prosall features
By Daniel
Houston, Texas
Great Reel! Highly Recommend!
July 17, 2019
This is a wonderful reel, I’ve owned the 4000 model for over a year now and it’s still silky smooth. It’s taken numerous dunks under the water in the surf, and been dropped many times in the lakes and creeks surrounding my neighborhood. After some fair self-servicing and cleaning, it’s as smooth as the day I bought it. The only complaint I have is the line roller bushing, it’s worn thin, wish is was a bearing instead.
ProsGreat all around reel!
ConsRoller bushing has worn thin and line roller get stuck sometimes.
By Rob
Corpus Christi
Diawa bg
July 15, 2019
Bought a 5000 series bg powerful reel slammed big bull reds jacks and few other species definitely recommend this reel for the price
50 Questions & 51 Answers
from Staten Island new york asked:
December 24, 2019
What size reel is good for jigging blackfish and bucktailing for gluke
1 Answer
Depending on the rod you choose a good size would be a 3000. It is not overkill however still holding plenty of line capacity and enough drag to put the brakes on bigger tog. The 3000 will balance on most inshore fluke and tog spinning rods. 
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on December 30, 2019

from bronx asked:
November 29, 2019
What size reel would you recommend for a tica surf rod 9 feet 
1 Answer
The 4000 or the 4500 Daiwa BG would pair well with the Tica 9 foot 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 29, 2019

from Am. Samoa asked:
November 14, 2019
I'm planning to purchase a BG8000 series reel, would it be compatible with a 12' surf ugly stick heavy? Pros and cons please
1 Answer
The pros of a setup like that would be that the rod can handle a good amount of weight for cut bait and added sinker weight, the cons are that you would be limited to just doing that. It would be to heavy of a combo to cast all day with. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 15, 2019

Vicky Shinde
from India asked:
November 5, 2019
Im planning to buy Fishing reel and rod plz suggest me from ur side which will be good for me as im a begnier and go for fishing everday like addicted to it plz suggest something good which should be durable for long time

1 Answer
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on November 6, 2019

Rayden Rulloda-Kim
from Wahiawa, Hawaii asked:
September 30, 2019
Which size would be the best for popping for gt? Paired with an Oti tS2 8ft popping rod
1 Answer
Depending on the size of the GT your best all around bet is the 6500 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 4, 2019

from NEW YORK asked:
June 13, 2019
Have a 9ft St Croix Mojo surf spin rod.

Wondering what's the better match.

A Daiwa BG 4000 or 4500 or larger? (BG)

1 Answer
I would go with the 4500. 
Submitted by: Ethan on June 13, 2019

from Patchogue asked:
June 7, 2019
Hi I’m looking to grab a bg 4000 was wondering what size pole will match with throwing lures n jigging 
1 Answer
Anything from an 7'6 or 8'6
Submitted by: Ethan on June 14, 2019

from annapolis asked:
May 1, 2019
Just purchased the BG4500 to pair with an airwave elite 9'6" medium rod for jigging and plugging in surf. My initial reaction is it feels a bit heavy and I'm thinking about exchaning it for the BG4000. There looks to be a huge difference between the 4500 and 4000. What do you recommend? Swap it or no?
1 Answer
You're loosing some drag power but also getting a much lighter reel with the 4000. I would go for the 4000. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 9, 2019

mark golson
from Longboat Key FL asked:
March 11, 2019
I am going to be fishing for snapper, red drum, and snook mainly inshore off of a boat.  Which BG 

reel do you recommend. 

1 Answer
The 4000 or the 4500 would be a good reel for those species, it would also depend which rod you're going to be pair it with. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 3, 2019

from HOUSTON, TX asked:
January 23, 2019
What size bg will handle yellow and black fin tuna?
1 Answer
The bg6500 would be your best bet for the yellowfin and blackfin
Submitted by: Bernie on January 25, 2019

Carlos R.
from Mazatlan sinaloa mexico asked:
January 17, 2019
Best size for a okuma salina 14 feets fast action?
1 Answer
The 5000 or 6500 would pair well with this rod
Submitted by: Bernie on January 23, 2019

from Seymour, TN asked:
January 4, 2019
Which BG would match up with my tsunami airwave elite surf rod 10'6" med heavy, using 30 lb braid for casting lures and cutbait in surf?
1 Answer
The 4500 or the 5000 would be good
Submitted by: Bernie on January 5, 2019

from Toronto, Canada asked:
December 30, 2018
Which BG reel would pair well with an - Okuma Travel Surf 10ft “Heavy†2-6oz (more like 1.5-4oz in my opinion) 40-50lb super slick braid Used for surfcasting, off the rocks, casting metals, poppers, sp minnows, etc. Mostly fishing Cabo, Costa Rica... Thanks for your help.
1 Answer
A 4000 or a 5000 series BG would pair well with the 10 foot
Submitted by: Bernie on January 4, 2019

Nazir Ahmad
from Pakistan asked:
December 3, 2018
Which Shiamno Tallus rod is best match with BG 5000 ?
1 Answer
The Shimano Tallus blue water 7'2" medium heavy or heavy depending on what your fishing for.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 5, 2018

from Altamonte Springs, Florida asked:
November 30, 2018
Is the BG 4500 handle knob riveted or Philips screw?
1 Answer
The knob is riveted
Submitted by: Bernie on December 5, 2018

from Miami, Florida asked:
February 13, 2018
Where can I get a different reel knob compatible with the 3000? I would prefer a knob over the power handle.
1 Answer
You may be able to purchase a different reel knob through Daiwa, here is their number (562) 375-6800
Submitted by: Bernie on February 14, 2018

Jason F.
from San Francisco, CA asked:
January 15, 2018
Which size Daiwa BG to pair with Daiwa Emcast ECA1102HFS will best suit this rod? Trying to use it for crab snaring and striper fishing. TIA.
1 Answer
The Daiwa bg4500 or the bg5000 would work well with that 11 foot emcast.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 15, 2018

from New Jersey asked:
November 16, 2017
What size reel would be suited for inshore and bay fluke fishing and going up to small blue fish inshore. i like to use lighter tackle
1 Answer
I think the BG4000 would be good for light tackle fluke fishing.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 16, 2017

from St Augustine asked:
November 13, 2017
Do you know where I could find a round handle knob for the bg 8000?
1 Answer
You may be able to order one straight from Daiwa.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 16, 2017

from Bryan Ohio asked:
September 17, 2019
We’re going to the Outer Banks next June and I’m going to pier fish. I’ve looked at the Davies BG series of rods which reel should I look at and what size rod should I match with it?
1 Answer
4500 size would be an all around good size 
Submitted by: Ryan Henry on October 5, 2019

from Destin asked:
September 4, 2019
Looking to pair a 5000 or 6500 to fish off piers and beach in Florida

My rod is a penn battalion rated for 2oz to 6oz weight . Also what’s a good braid line and test?

1 Answer
The 5000 should be fine, depending on what you are fishing for you could use a 6500 also. Choosing lb test can also vary depending on what you are mostly catching. The 5000 is recommended for 50 lb test which is usually good for a variety of species. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on September 27, 2019

from Cedar park,Texas asked:
June 1, 2019
Which Rod would you suggest to go with the BG4500

when jig fishing, trolling and casting out of a kayak for king mackerel 

1 Answer
We consider checking out the Lamiglas Paco Kayak Series rods.
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on June 5, 2019

from Annapolis asked:
April 18, 2019
What size BG reel should I pair with a 10 foot Daiwa Coastal Salt Pro Surf Rod? Specifically the Medium power, fast action model (CLSP1002MFS). Primarily used for jigging and plugging.

1 Answer
The BG 4500 or the BG 5000 will balance well with a 10' Surf rod. Also good for both applications you mentioned.
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 19, 2019

from San Diego , California asked:
April 4, 2019
Would the 6500 work for yellowtail and yellowfin tuna fishing here in California? 
1 Answer
Yes the BG 6500 will work. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 15, 2019

from San Francisco asked:
March 19, 2019
Can I use the bg 8000 for crab snaring?
1 Answer
Yes it will work. Depending on how big of a trap you are throwing you may not even need to go with a 8000 size reel, you most likely only need a 5000 size reel at most. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on March 20, 2019

from New Jersey asked:
December 7, 2018
i have 9 and 10 ft mojo surf rods i like to use for fishing off the beach with bunkers and blood worms and lures once in a while what reel would work best for this all so i see the 4500 and up are not rated for 30 lb braid rated for 40 lb braid and above can you still use 30 lb braid or is it not advised
1 Answer
For those size reels I would recommend using either the 5000 or 6000 size reel.
Submitted by: Ricky on December 7, 2018

from Clovis, CA asked:
October 27, 2018
What size BG would pair well with the 9' St. Croix Triumph Surf Travel Rod? I want to use it to fish the pacific side of Mexico.
1 Answer
I would recommend using either the 5000 or the 6000 size.
Submitted by: Ricky on October 29, 2018

Ahmed Hunaif
from Maldives asked:
August 7, 2018
I remember reading somewhere that your BG's come in a blue color. Is that true, where can i see the color?
1 Answer
The exclusive sale ended August 5th, the TackleDirect Daiwa BG was for members only.
Submitted by: Rebecca on August 7, 2018

from Connecticut asked:
June 7, 2018
I have a 7' H rod, would use it for chunking bunker, whole bunker, and casting big lures. Could this rod handle the 5000 or should I go with the 4500?
1 Answer
I would recommend using the 5000 just for the extra line cap.
Submitted by: Ricky on June 11, 2018

from New Jersey asked:
April 6, 2018
Can I use a Diawa bg 2500 with a 7.0 ml Shimano Trevela for fluke? They say these reels run a little heavier than most and would like to go as light as possible for bucktailing jigs. Thanks.
1 Answer
For the style of fishing your doing i would advise using the 3000 BG for added line capacity and a bit more durability.
Submitted by: Donald on April 10, 2018

Paul Chung
from New York asked:
April 5, 2018
How much line do you think a 5000 could hold if I use 25lbs mono line?
1 Answer
I would ESTIMATE somewhere around 180 yards.
Submitted by: Devon on April 7, 2018

from NJ asked:
April 3, 2018
What size BG for a Shimano Trevela 7.0 light/medium action? Will be used mainly on Party Boat jigging for fluke.
1 Answer
The 3500 or 4000 size BG would be a great option teaming with the Shimano Trevala light/medium.
Submitted by: Donald on April 3, 2018

from Massachusetts asked:
March 13, 2018
I fish with multiple 10 ft rods casting from beaches and rocky shorelines what size diawa bg would you recommend for me to purchase
1 Answer
The Daiwa BG 4500 would be a good size reel to compliment with the 10' rods you use fishing from beaches and rock shorelines.
Submitted by: Donald on March 16, 2018

from Cyprus asked:
March 8, 2018
Is the Daiwa BG 1500 exactly the same size as the Daiwa ninja 1500A or is it larger ?also will there be any problems matching the BG with mono line ?thank u
1 Answer
The Daiwa Bg 1500 is virtually the same size as the Daiwa Ninja 1500. There would be no issues using a mono line on Daiwa BG series reels.
Submitted by: Donald on March 8, 2018

from Gloucester township New Jersey asked:
March 4, 2018
What would be a good reel size for the Arieal surf rod 8 ft med-hev 1/2 oz to 3 oz rod?
1 Answer
The Daiwa Bg 3500 or 4000 would be a great size reel to pair with a 8' MH Aerial rod.
Submitted by: Donald on March 6, 2018

from CO asked:
February 23, 2018
Can you troll with the BG 6500? Is it to big to cast and retrieve on a 6 or 7 foot rod.? I am going to be fishing from shore and boat want a reel that can do both
1 Answer
The Penn Slammer 6500HS model would actually be a better reel for the style of fishing your doing. This rod paired with a 7' rod will perform very well for you.
Submitted by: Donald on February 23, 2018

from Australia asked:
February 3, 2018
Which daiwa BG is a good all rounder to handle most fishing situation. Also rod and braid to match.
1 Answer
The best all around BG to cover a variety of different situations would be the Daiwa BG 4000. This reel is light enough to fish rivers and back bays and heavy enough to fish jetties for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Tautog and much more.
Submitted by: Donald on February 3, 2018

from Maryland, Fish in the Bay and Susky- asked:
January 18, 2018
Thank you for you time. I just purchased a St. Croix Premier Spinning rod. It is 7" Medium Fast. I will be using it from a kayak for anything from small mouth to rock fish. Water is anything from Salt - Fresh. I have always used Penn Battle II's and have never had a problem. But a friend suggested I look at the BG. How does the BG compare? And what size reel should I look at. I can't decided for either brand between a 3000 and 4000. I will be using 20lb power pro.
1 Answer
The Daiwa BG is arguably the best reel on the market at the $100 price point. I personally find it to be far superior to the Battle II. Based on the line capacity for 20# braid I'd suggest the 3000 size. That size will also balance out the best with the rod that you have.
Submitted by: Devon on January 19, 2018

from Aruba asked:
January 11, 2018
Which star rod would matchup great with the BG 6500 for surf and rock fishing ?
1 Answer
I'd suggest either the Parafex model number PFS1530S11 or the VPR Surf model number VS1530S11.
Submitted by: Devon on January 12, 2018

from Ontario asked:
January 3, 2018
Would the bg be a good reel for surf fishing for roosters down in Cabo and what size.
1 Answer
The 4500 size would be best suited for surf fishing. You may want to step it up to the 5000 size if the rod you'll be pairing it with is 11 feet or longer.
Submitted by: Devon on January 6, 2018

from Idaho asked:
November 14, 2017
Would the bg6500 handle blacktip? And what rod would compliment the 6500? And what would compliment the 8000
1 Answer
The 6500 size would be sufficient for Blacktip fishing. I'd recommend pairing the 6500 size with the a St. Croix Mojo Surf model number MSS120HMF2 and the 8000 with MSS110MHMF2.
Submitted by: Devon on November 14, 2017

from St Augustine asked:
November 13, 2017
What rod should I use for the BG8000 for pier based sharks and tarpon? I am looking for a rod in the 0-75$ range.
1 Answer
I'd suggest look at the Penn Rampage model number RAMBW3080C76
Submitted by: Devon on November 14, 2017

Jay Bass
from RI asked:
August 11, 2017
What size reel would be recommended for 8ft & 9ft surf rod targeting bluefish and striped bass?
1 Answer
We'd recommend the 4000 size for your application.
Submitted by: Devon on August 12, 2017

Jay montoya
from Bryan, Texas asked:
May 29, 2017
Which bg reel will best suite the shimano Terez 7'2 med. heavy?
1 Answer
The Daiwa BG are great/durable reels especially for the price. The 5000 would match up best with the 7'2'' Terez MH power rod.
Submitted by: Donald on May 30, 2017

Hussein Alamoudi
from Jeddah asked:
May 24, 2017
What size Daiwa BG reel would be closest in size to a Penn Battle II 5000 size spinning reel?
1 Answer
The BG 4000 would be the closest in size the Battle II 5000.
Submitted by: Devon on May 27, 2017

Hussein Alamoudi
from Jeddah asked:
May 24, 2017
What size Daiwa BG reel would be closest in size to a Penn 5000 size spinning reel?
1 Answer
The BG 4000 will be most comparable to a 5000 size Penn reel.
Submitted by: Devon on May 29, 2017

Trae Magana
from Texas asked:
May 19, 2017
would you recommend using the bg8000 to target blacktips from the surf?
1 Answer
The BG's are probably the most well build reel in its price range. The 8000 size would hold up well against blacktips.
Submitted by: Devon on May 22, 2017

from Westerly Rhode Island asked:
February 21, 2017
The 5000 bg what penn/shimano reel is that size comparable to? I have an ODM 11ft surf rod I need a new reel for and was wondering if that reel would work?
2 Answers
owen, Hello the bg 5000 is comparable to the shimano saragosa 8000
Submitted by: Tyler on February 22, 2017
The Daiwa BG5000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel would pair well with the 11 ft ODM surf rod. The two would balance each other out well.
Submitted by: Donald on February 22, 2017

from Queensland asked:
February 20, 2017
Is that rubber band really effective to make it braid friendly ? Would you trust it 100% with no mono back up or tape ?
1 Answer
I have never heard braid slipping when tied directly to a "super line spool". However, it never hurts to tape over top of your knot just to be sure.
Submitted by: Devon on February 20, 2017

from Miami Beach, Florida asked:
February 4, 2017
Would the Daiwa BG 5000 be a good reel for vertical jigging?
1 Answer
The BG would work well for vertical jigging. The size to go with would depend on which rod you wanted to pair it up with and the line you want to spool it with.
Submitted by: Devon on February 7, 2017


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