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 88 reviews
By Jesus
Los Angeles, CA
Great reel
September 3, 2020
Spooled with 65lb spectra and 40lb fluoro? and I can say with confidence that this reel works great. It‚€™s very comparable to my spinfisher 8500 and doesn‚€™t feel like a reel that‚€™ll give up on me.
By Justin
Best bang for the buck
April 13, 2020
Use my 4000bg for mostly snook fishing with twitch baits. Paired with 15lb braid it is a perfect setup
By Cobb
Glenmoore, PA
Amazing reel
March 1, 2020
For the price this reel is incredible it is comparable to my stradics which cost twice as much. Good drag and feels sturdy
ProsCheap and has a very easy to use line holder easy to clean and feels very sturdy
ConsKind of heavy but for its strength and smoothness the weight is not a big deal.
By Jimmy B.
Corning, New york (Upstate Western New York) Near
Best, smoothest reels I own, even my Stradic that 10 years old is starting to become tight
February 15, 2020
I originally bought the BG 3000 for use on a medium heavy st croix rod for pike fishing. I fell in love with it right away, great drag, smooth reeling and cast a mile. So anyway I just bought 2 more of the 2500 size to go on Sixgill Medium Light rods for walleye fishing. These are exceptional reels especially for the price so I will definitely be buying more to outfit the remainder of my other ten spinning rods. My next purchase is going to be a 4000 size to go on my 8'6" Heavy action musky rod and another 4000 size to go on my 10'6" Medium Heavy salmon/steelhead rod which currently has a 4000 shimano stradic on it. I have the 3000 size wound with 30lb Power Pro Braid and the two 2500 size wound with 15lb Pokee Poizen Braid. These rods are great because they have a rubber strip on the spool that makes them braid ready. I definitely recommend these reels to all my friends and family as well as anybody looking for a great reel with great performance!!
By Andrew
Roanoke Va
Awesome Reel !
February 14, 2020
I have nothing but praise for this reel...it totally lives up to all the hype...I have two of them and use them in the surf paired with St Croix rods and am in love with the strength of the drag and the reels overall smoothness and durability...
ProsDurability, smoothness, price
By scott
West Palm Beach
Solid reel for the price
February 5, 2020
After using this reel for a combination of bait fishing with sabikis, mackeral fishing and an occasional Kingfish, i was pleased with how the drag held up. The paint on the reel fails pretty quickly, but it has not affected function.
ProsInexpensive Good drag system
Conspaint is not going to last very long, so take good care of the reel after each use
By Reese
Great reel
January 31, 2020
For the price this reel is the best you can get around 100$. The drag is easy to use. It is very smooth and it can hold quite a bit of line
ProsSmooth Handle fits nice in hand
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
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 √Ę‚‚¨Ň“Heavy√Ę‚‚¨¬ 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 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

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


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