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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 55 reviews
By Elias
Sebastian Inlet
January 13, 2019
Best $100 reel on the market
Awesome smooth reel that holds up to saltwater fairly well despite it being not sealed. Here in FL I witnessed a guy bring in an almost 6 foot Blacktip shark off the rocks with a popper and he was using a 4000 size BG! I couldn’t believe that little reel did it though it took almost 35 min. Almost spooled him but these reels are workhorses from what Ive seen and experienced.
ProsSuper smooth and still smooth after a year. Very easy to take apart and clean. Holds up well to saltwater for a nonsealed reel. Smooth powerful drag and big gears.
ConsSizing is larger than most reels of the same size. T handle knob is riveted on instead of screw.
By Fahad
December 30, 2018
light weight
By Timothy
caravonica, Queensland
December 27, 2018
Awesome little reel. extremely good for the price
By Henry Adams
December 19, 2018
Great reel.
Very good reel for salt water or fresh water happy with this reel would buy again.
By Matt G
December 17, 2018
Incredibly smooth for a great price.
Ive been transitioning my spinning reels over to BGs over the last couple of years. I was using a much more expensive reel from another manufacturer, these are less than half the price and are better reels. For the price, I dont think these can be beat.
December 17, 2018
Super happy with this series of reel!
Surprisingly smooth and durable! Great drag sensitivity as well...just a solid good looking reel that will last a long time if you just take care to service it as you should...
ProsSmooth! Tough! Durable
ConsWish it had an aluminum ball type handle...after a lot of retrieving the handle kinda rubs my fingers raw...
By Niko
November 3, 2018
Smooth right out of the box and an absolute work horse. If you’re looking for something solid for the money I don’t think you can go wrong with this reel.
By Chandler
Valdosta, Georgia
November 3, 2018
Great product
Great spinning real for trout and redfishing
By don
suisun city, ca
October 26, 2018
I recently received my 6500, I planned on using it for pier crabbing. Needed something with drag and strength to handle the dead weight. Tested it out on sturgeon, 4 oversized easily to the boat. Ordered a second one yesterday. Crabs don’t stand a chance!
ProsBuild quality + Smoothness + Price +
ConsNone so far.
By Brian
Chesapeake, VA
October 11, 2018
best value
For the sub $200 reel category, this is the best spinning reel on the market. It blows the Penn Battle out of the water in smoothness. Side by side, it feels like a Shimano Stradic. I actually bought the BG as a Stradic replacement when I lost a Stradic/Teramar combo to the ocean in my kayak. The drag is incredibly smooth.
Prosvalue, smoothness
Conscould have heavier drag settings
By Thomas
Cresskill, NJ
August 17, 2018
Good Value
Reel is light weight, extremely smooth and well constructed. Bail spring could be stronger. Overall a very good value
ProsLight weight Well constructed Smooth retrieve Affordable price
ConsBail spring could be stronger
By Bradb
Surrey bc
August 8, 2018
Good reel but defective drag?
Bought this reel casting 150lbs braided with 14 oz weight for sturgeon caught 3 fish with it all under 5 feet ... Theres no reason this reel should of broken so soon....
ProsGreat reel up until this issue
ConsDrag broke?? Wont tighten just keeps spinning
By Michael
Downey, CA
July 30, 2018
In love!
This review will probaly have a little bias but I absolutely love this reel, i wanted to test it out on a pier, loaded a sabiki rig on my surf rod and caught 7 decent size bonita and boy it was fuuuun! Bg 8000 perfect surf/jigging/offshore/inshore reel.
By MikeH
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
July 26, 2018
Outstanding reel
This reel is quite possibly one of the best on the market, at this price point.
ProsSmooth.....well built.....large capacity.....nice drag.
By MikeH
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
July 26, 2018
Outstanding reel
I believe that this reel, and the others in this series are quite possible the best reel for the money at this price point.....great drag, and extremely smooth. I now have 3 different sizes in this series.
ProsSmooth.....large capacity.....great price.....nice drag.
41 Questions & 42 Answers
from HOUSTON, TX asked:
January 23, 2019
What size bg will handle yellow and black fin tuna?
1 Answers
The bg6500 would be your best bet for the yellowfin and blackfin
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 Answers
The 5000 or 6500 would pair well with this rod
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 Answers
The 4500 or the 5000 would be good
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 Answers
A 4000 or a 5000 series BG would pair well with the 10 foot
on January 4, 2019

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

from Altamonte Springs, Florida asked:
November 30, 2018
Is the BG 4500 handle knob riveted or Philips screw?
1 Answers
The knob is riveted
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 Answers
You may be able to purchase a different reel knob through Daiwa, here is their number (562) 375-6800
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 Answers
The Daiwa bg4500 or the bg5000 would work well with that 11 foot emcast.
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 Answers
I think the BG4000 would be good for light tackle fluke fishing.
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 Answers
You may be able to order one straight from Daiwa.
on November 16, 2017

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 Answers
For those size reels I would recommend using either the 5000 or 6000 size reel.
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 Answers
I would recommend using either the 5000 or the 6000 size.
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 Answers
The exclusive sale ended August 5th, the TackleDirect Daiwa BG was for members only.
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 Answers
I would recommend using the 5000 just for the extra line cap.
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 Answers
For the style of fishing your doing i would advise using the 3000 BG for added line capacity and a bit more durability.
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 Answers
I would ESTIMATE somewhere around 180 yards.
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 Answers
The 3500 or 4000 size BG would be a great option teaming with the Shimano Trevala light/medium.
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 Answers
The Daiwa BG 4500 would be a good size reel to compliment with the 10' rods you use fishing from beaches and rock shorelines.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
The Daiwa Bg 3500 or 4000 would be a great size reel to pair with a 8' MH Aerial rod.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
I'd suggest either the Parafex model number PFS1530S11 or the VPR Surf model number VS1530S11.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
I'd suggest look at the Penn Rampage model number RAMBW3080C76
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 Answers
We'd recommend the 4000 size for your application.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
The BG 4000 would be the closest in size the Battle II 5000.
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 Answers
The BG 4000 will be most comparable to a 5000 size Penn reel.
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 Answers
The BG's are probably the most well build reel in its price range. The 8000 size would hold up well against blacktips.
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
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
on February 7, 2017

from cambodia asked:
January 24, 2017
wich country daiwa BG manufacture?
1 Answers
The Daiwa BG reels are manufactured in China.
on January 27, 2017

from Bolton, CT asked:
January 17, 2017
I just bought the BG3000 from your site and the reel looks great. Just wondering, though, if the handle from the BG1500 would thread into the model I bought. The handle swings a small arc, and it's kinda overkill for my hand size. Thought the smaller handle knob would be more comfortable... Thanks
1 Answers
The handles for the Daiwa BG reels are not interchangeable.
on January 17, 2017

Alan Ma.
from Taunton Ma. asked:
January 5, 2017
What does manual bail 4500 and bigger mean? Will the bail close auto. On the 4000 or do I have to close it manually? Thank you.
1 Answers
Hello Alan, the 4500 size reels and up are a manual bail which means you would have to flip the bail.
on January 6, 2017

from Ventura, CA asked:
January 3, 2017
What size Daiwa BG reel would be closest in size to a Shimano 4000 size spinning reel?
1 Answers
The Daiwa BG 3500 is very similar in size to the Shimano 4000D.
on January 3, 2017

from Tulsa, OK asked:
December 4, 2016
What's the warranty on the BG reels?
1 Answers
We have a 30 day unused Policy. If the length of time exceeds the 30 days, the warranty than would have to go through the manufacturer.
on December 6, 2016

Pete Berry
from Dorset UK asked:
November 9, 2016
HI I would like to order a BG 3500 and a BG 4000 what would be the shipping cost to the UK Which size in the range is closest to a shimano biomaster 5000XG Kind regards Pete
1 Answers
The US Postal Service Priority Mail International is $55.39, US Postal Service Express Mail International is $70.09, UPS Worldwide Expedited $107.30 and UPS Worldwide Express Saver $111.72. The BG 3500 compares well to the Shimano Biomaster 5000 in reel weight and spool size.
on November 9, 2016


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