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 108 reviews
By Matthew
Fall River, MA
Nice reel
January 16, 2021
What ever size you think you want go a size lower... this reel runs a little big. But real smooth and powerful
ProsT handle
By Jack N.
Jersey shore
Great Reel For The Money
December 30, 2020
Very solid drive train, silky smooth drag on big fish (30 lb + stripper), a very confident feel under load and holds a load of 25 pound braid. Time will tell the durability of this reel but after about forty hours of hard use it still preforms like the day it came out of the box.
This is a large reel for a 5000 so buy accordingly.
ProsSmooth power and drag, great line capacity, well sealed against water intrusion
ConsMaybe just a bit heavy
By Evan
BG 8000 shark reel
November 21, 2020
I use this reel with 100lb brains and a 15ft rod and it is by far my favorite casting set up for land based shark fishing. High quality reel with impressive drag at a great price.
By Andrey
Heavy but smooth
November 14, 2020
Got the 3000 and 6500 versions. Very smooth drag and retrieve. The 6500 is a bit on the heavy side for my noodle arms. Was able to get trough an entire day of cliff fishing in Hawaii without any problems.
By Jeremy
Go to Reels
November 4, 2020
Bought a 4000 & 5000 for my first trip to the beach for some surf action. Love these reels! Super smooth at this price point. After that trip I grabbed another 4000 and they are now my dedicated catfish reels. Would pick up a few more, but it looks like they aren't making them any more?! Hopefully Daiwa's replacement is just as good... BIG shoes to fill!
By Steven H.
Pleasant Hill, California
November 2, 2020
Very nice reel considering the cost. I would buy again.
ProsCost Smoothness Drag
ConsThe bail needs to be manually closed.
Smooth operator
November 2, 2020
I have only used this reel once and was pleasantly surprised at the balance and workmanship of this reel. Great budget reel for the average fisherman. Feels like a more expensive reel.
4 star rating is due to just using once. I would buy again. No
By Striperman
Chesapeake Bay
BG 4000
October 28, 2020
A good reel, I mainly use it for backwater stripers throwing bucktails and lures, Had mine 3 weeks, fished hard and no issues, Time will tell,
ProsSmooth, great drag, braid friendly
ConsAnother site said the bail flips wile casting, this is true, but not allways, drag discs seem very thin, we'll see how they hold up.
By Robert
Minneapolis, MN
great smooth rotation
October 17, 2020
love the smooth retrieve on this reel that I bought a second one. Cast long with the right bait. Highly recommend on the mid level reel
ProsSmooth and great design
ConsI dont have anything negative to say
By Jeremy
Charleston, sc
Beast of a reel!
October 4, 2020
I have this reel on an 11ft surf rod and it is awesome! Just Rinse it of gently with fresh water after each use and it's just like new every time. The 6500 is like an 8000 size and has the drag strength as well. You will want to put some 30lbs mono on first to fill the reel some this thing holds a pile of 50lbs braid.
By Pete
October 3, 2020
One of the best reels for surf fishing..
Handled a 5 ft shark with ease.
By Russel S.
Norman, Oklahoma
Awesome Spinning Reel
October 2, 2020
Great reel, very smooooth and quiet and very durable. Kudos to Daiwa!
By lostatsurf
Clovis, CA
The golden standard of saltwater $100 reels
September 23, 2020
Been using the BGs for a long time. Paired with my Daiwa NorthCoast 86 makes a perfect salt water setup and salmon fishing setup. With minimum maintenence this reel will go forever.
ProsLight, tough, well priced, smooth, reliable
By updateCategoryParent
Miami, Florida
Great Power, Weak parts
September 13, 2020
I personally think this is the best reel at this price point because it offers tremendous cranking power and I own a 3000 and 4000. While the 4000 is more powerful, it sees the lions share of my heavy inshore action, but it lasted about 1.5 months before needing a $70 repair for a broken gear related piece. A reputable outfitter informed me that I should expect it again due to an inferior (flimsy and weak) part that is essential for a smooth retrieve. Great for the price, but after paying for the repair you might as well go for the next price point.
ProsGreat power
ConsFlimsy pieces, that will inevitably fail (didn?t even take 2 months for my 4000)
By Feliks
, NY
Very good reel for midsize rods
September 7, 2020
This is a very good reel for 9 to 11 feets roods. Smooze work, no issues with parts, easy to switch right to left sides. Very durable in salt water environment.
50 Questions & 50 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 â‚“Heavyâ‚ 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 Long Island, NY asked:
January 18, 2021
I have a Jigging Works Nexus 7€™ MH spinning rod 1-4oz 15-40lb braid. Which size BG would best fit this rod mainly for inshore and bay fluke, sea bass, and tog? Or any other reels you can recommend around  this price point?
1 Answer
If inshore and bay is the primary use i would go with a BG 3000 or 3500 size.

Another reel i would highly recommend is the Shimano Stradic FL 3000 or 4000 size, this would make for a much lighter and more comfortable jigging set up for a long day on the water.

Submitted by: TackleDirect Customer Service on January 19, 2021

Jeff S.
from Basalt, Idaho asked:
January 16, 2021
I live in Idaho and I need a sturgeon reel for bank fishing.  Is the Diawa BG 8000 adequate for sturgeon fishing?  What line do you recommend for this setup?
1 Answer
It largely depends on the size of rod you intend on using, but the 8000 will definitely have enough power to handle larger fish, such as sturgeon. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 18, 2021

michael s
from fl asked:
November 6, 2020
would a 4500 work with a 7'6ft rod i like how the 4500 has the higher drag than the 4000 but im worried it might look a little big on that rod
1 Answer
A 4500 on a 7'6 rod is totally fine, Nothing wrong with having a little extra drag and line capacity.
Submitted by: Alex T on November 6, 2020

from San jose, ca asked:
October 14, 2020
Is this made in japan?
1 Answer
These BG models are made in Korea or Malaysia
Submitted by: Alex T on October 23, 2020

from Srilanka, trincomalee asked:
May 7, 2020
Is this possible to right hand 
1 Answer

yes, the retrieve on the BG can be switched between Left and Right Hand.
Submitted by: Ryan on May 13, 2020

Branden Marker
from VA asked:
April 14, 2020
What size would go well with a 12ft SlimeCat heavy action rod?
1 Answer
We do not have first hand experience with that particular rod, but based off of the specs we would recommend the 6500.
Submitted by: Brian on April 14, 2020

Charles Jackson
from North Carolina asked:
April 14, 2020
What size reel will go with the lamiglas carbon 9ft Lite

surf spinning rod 

1 Answer
The Daiwa BG6500 will fit best on the Lamiglas Carbon Surf 9" Light.


Submitted by: Sydney on April 14, 2020

from Singapore asked:
April 14, 2020
Is the handle interchangeable , left to right
1 Answer
The reel handle on the Daiwa BG reels can be changed from left to right. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 14, 2020

Charles Jackson
from North Carolina asked:
April 12, 2020
What size reel will go with the 9ft lamiglas carbon 


1 Answer
The Daiwa BG6500 will be the best fit for the Lamiglas Carbon Surf 9" Light. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 14, 2020

Tom Botwinski
from Cape Cotal, Florida asked:
April 11, 2020
Which Daiwa is comparable  with a Shimano Sustain 5000?
1 Answer

The Daiwa BG 4500 is most comparable to the Shimano Sustain 5000

Submitted by: Sydney on April 11, 2020

from New York asked:
April 6, 2020
What size reel would fit a 7 foot medium heavy spinning rod. The line rating for the rod is 10-20lb Mono and 15-30lb braid. The lure rating for the rod is 3/8-1oz. I want to use 15lb braid but am not sure what size reel fits my rod.
1 Answer
The Daiwa BG 2500 or 3000 are your best options for your rod. They should make a great combo. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 7, 2020

from Rhode Island asked:
April 5, 2020
I plan to purchase a Star stellar 11' med/heavy surf rod,  would the Diawa bg 4500 be a good match for this rod?  Thanks, Dave
1 Answer
The 4500 would be a bit small for that rod. I would go with the 6500. A 5000 would also work. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 11, 2020

Tuan Tran
from CA asked:
February 23, 2020
which 8ft-10ft rod for suft fishing use which model is suitable.  Tks
1 Answer
Anything from a 4500 size to a 6500 will balance best depending on the length rod you chose. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 25, 2020

from Malvern, Pennsylvania asked:
February 21, 2020
What is the lure weight for the 2500 rod?
1 Answer
Line rating is 8 - 15 lbs / Braid 20 lbs

Lure rating is 1/8 - 3/4 oz

Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 25, 2020

Shane ONeill
from Cape cod mass asked:
January 31, 2020
Which size would pair best with a 11€™ 4-10 oz tsunami throphy 2 for jigging the cape cod canal?
1 Answer
I would recommend the 5000 size bg
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on February 3, 2020

from San Antonio asked:
January 26, 2020
Looking for a reel for fishing big red and black drum in the bays from my kayak or wading.  Thinking about the bg4500, would this pair up with an 8 foot medium heavy to heavy rod?  Gonna be casting spoons and top waters primarily and occasionally live finger mullet and crab.  Thanks
1 Answer
Yes the 4500 will be a good match. You can even go up to the 5000 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 28, 2020

Zachary Torgerson
from Harrinton delaware asked:
January 20, 2020
Can you use a bg 4500 for rock fishing?

1 Answer
Hello, yes the 4500 would be a for fishing rock fish 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 20, 2020

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


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