Daiwa BG3500 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel
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The Daiwa BG3500 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel is so smooth with digitally cut gears and seven ball bearings. Daiwa has redesigned this reel for 2016. This reels is powerful, yet priced just right. This reel is perfect for nearshore or offshore fishing.
Daiwa BG3500 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel Features:
- "Hard Bodyz" body and side cover
- Infinite Anti-Reverse system
- 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 22 reviews
, Nantucket, Ma
October 10, 2017
In my opinion this reel is the best bang for your buck. Great construction and quality for the price. Only reason I gave it 4 stars was i wish the spool were just a little taller for better casting distance.
August 24, 2017
Daiwa BG a 'reel' surprise
Ordered this reel from tackle direct, shipping was fast and got the reel in time for a fishing trip. This reel will surprise you for the money paid. Great drag and best of all works well for bottom fishing snapper or jigging trevally. Have been using it inshore around the Seychelles and has worked great so far.
ProsGreat drag and smooth flow
ConsNone so far...
By Luis sardinas
August 23, 2017
Very smoth reel...exelent quality for the price...big capacity of braid..i used for jigging and vey strong reel
I tested it for jigging and very strong reel..very smotj and light weight reel..5 star thiss reel..very good Price and exelent quality..
ProsSmoth and strong contruction reel
August 18, 2017
Best reel money can buy
I have had this reel for a few months and fished it a nice amount with no problems what so ever it to me is the best quality you're going to get with this price range I highly recommend this reel to anyone who is wanting a high quality reel for a small price.
ProsVery smooth drag, it's cheap for its quality, very smooth to reel and the weight of the reel is very light it has a deep spool which is great for holding more line
By jaime sanchez jr
August 17, 2017
This has to be one of the best reels for the price!i even got another bg and it was awesome, I recommend this "BG"REEL
ProsGood price for a reel! Work horse
August 4, 2017
So far it's been a great reel.I don't fish salt but it works great for fresh river Hybrid stripers.
July 30, 2017
If you are looking for a multiple tasking reel, both solid, light and with a big line capacity, then go for the 4000!! I fish saltwater and freshwater, and this reel is perfect for any type of fish not over 8-10kg. No matter if you're looking for big bass, pike, musky, catfish, stripped bass, snaper, grouper, small jacks or small GTs, this reel is going to handle smoothly if you use it properly
ProsSwiss Army Reel!
By Steve Smart
June 4, 2017
I'm replacing my Penn Battles with these!
These reels hold up to tough saltwater fishing longer than the Penn Battles. They are they only spinning reels I use now. But just like any saltwater reel, they need to be taken care, cleaned & re-greased Capt. Flounder, www.reelsmartsaltwaterfishing.com
Palm Beach, FL
June 2, 2017
Great reel for a great price
This reel has received good reviews all over the place and they seem to be true so far. The reel is super smooth and holds a lot of line with smooth drag. I've only used it a couple times so I will need to see how it holds up over time.
June 1, 2017
This reel is as smooth as any reel at any price.
ProsSuper smooth. Both action and drag. It's not a shimano.
April 13, 2017
Great reel, great price
Perfect reel for the price, smooth and well balanced.
Jensen Beach FL
January 26, 2017
Smooth and durable
I've been using the 4500 size bg commercial fishing for Spanish mackerel here in FL. So far this season this reel has brought in 1000's of lbs of mackerel and has seen more abuse than the average fisherman would put a reel through in a lifetime. It is still buttery smooth to crank and the drag has not changed in smoothness since it came out of the box. Highly recommended. There is no better reel in this price point period!
By St John
Orange County, CA
January 14, 2017
What a deal
Picked up a 5000 for Yellowtail fishing Catalina Island in spring and summer. Had a chance to get out at the very tail end of the 2016 season. It was lights out hit limits (average 10lbs) and caught and released until we exhausted ourselfs. This reels was such a pleasure to use. It was not even a challenge for the reel in any capacity. I'm sure you could bring in some seriously huge fish with these reels. I can't even imagine how powerful the 8000 series must me. All in all this is way more reel than the price is suggesting. This easily feels like a $200-$300 class reel, just impeccable quality. I'm going to pick up a 2500 soon for my bass rod. A+ for Daiwa.
ProsQuality Cost Looks
December 22, 2016
Great quality reel for the price!
I have not had a chance to use the reel yet but my initial impressions are this reel feels like the best in its class! The spool is deep and holds a ton of capacity. I like the all metal design except for the lightweight carbon rotor. Daiwa packed a lot into this package and I can't wait to use it!
Pros-Fit and finish -Line capacity -High Quality gears
Cons-A little heavy for its size but its not really a big deal
By Ed Armonio
December 21, 2016
A NEW REEL FOR A CONVENTIONAL REEL USER
I'm used to fish using conventional reels on all my fishing trips until I tried this affordable spinning reel. It has the quality of the expensive reels on the market today in terms of smooth drag, tough on saltwater, almost indestructible aluminum body.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
December 6, 2016
I bought this reel recently and it is crazy smooth. Not to include the reel has a lot of power when reeling in fish. The smoothness and the power combined together make a great reel that makes it super easy to reel in big fish. The reel is also light so that is another pro.
ProsLight Smooth Lots of Power Cool Look Waterproof Drag
ConsCan turn the drag knob about 4 times before it reaches max drag.
By Brian D
November 23, 2016
Smooth good line lay and casts well. Retrieves easily and the handle is comfortable. Light weight but powerful. Great reel for its price range..
November 2, 2016
Bought a 6500 after reading Alan Hawks glowing review and never had a better deal. Caught big snook and flounder and permit and Spanish mackerel. The reel is very smooth and great drag, I like fishing it.
ProsSmooth, great drag, great price.
By Michael M
October 24, 2016
Best Bang for the Buck
The Daiwa BG2500 is possibly one of the best top-end reels available for the price. I have Quantum-PT Cabos, which are excellent, but the Daiwa BGs (Black Gold) have a couple of interesting features that shine in quality spinning reels designed for salt water. In addition to the BG2500, I also have a BG4500 and recently put both to the task. I did use 15 lb braid on the 2500, (30 lb braid on the 4500) which is my first use of braid on spinning tackle. On my recent trip to the surf down past the 4WD sign on Padre (Texas), I hooked into a jack of respectable size in the heavy surf which put the BG2500 through a decent drag test. I was impressed with the smoothness of the drag through both the high-speed line rips as well as the slower tugs. There wasnâ€™t the slightest hint of line jerking or jumping so common with other reels. The fish tired as quickly as I did but the little BG2500 really showed its stuff. I also hooked up a tug boat (either a big red or black drum) on the BG4500 that had me wondering if I had any stamina left to hold that joker, but it decided to head for other waters after five minutes and spit the lure without so much as a wink. After these first two tests, I must say I am absolutely impressed with the Daiwa BG2500 (and the BG4500). You can spend a lot more on spinning reels, but dollar for dollar I believe the Daiwa is the best buy.
ProsThe spool brake and braided line ready spool, the smooth drag, ease of disassembly, clening and lubing....just about everything.....
ConsA tad less easy to disconnect the auto bail on the 2500 than the larger reels, but not a big deal.
Long Island, NY
October 11, 2016
Excellent reel - especially at this price
I purchased the 4000 size BG and took out on trip for false albacore. I figured this would be a good test. I caught 4 allies on this reel and I was so happy with the way the drag performed. Very smooth. Next trip I took the reel out for some back bay stripers. The reel handled amazing on bass up to 15 lbs. Hoping to get some bigger ones on it in the future!
ProsInexpensive, built very well, Nice smooth drag, light weight
Consnone so far at this price.
By Jacob shearsby
September 28, 2016
Worth every penny water sealed drag lots of line capacity can't ask for much more
San Antonio, Texas
August 22, 2016
Great reel for any situation and doesn't break the bank!!!!
I recieved my BG 8000 and man am I impressed. This is my first Daiwa reel (usually a Shimano&Penn guy) but once i saw this come out at ICAST 2016 I had to order one. It has all the quality features of a Penn Battle II and then some. More bearings/bigger spool/air rotor/Digigear/Higher drag power at about the same exact price and Daiwa has been known as a quality fishing company for decades worldwide...WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?! The line capacity on this thing is insane and the braid ready spool makes it even crazier. Spool this with some Kastking braid and you'll be able to reel in just about any fish there is out there. With 33 lbs. Of drag, there is plenty of stopping power to wear down any fish. Definitely won't be nervous when i hook up a blacktip or tiger while surf fishing. As for any reel, just be sure to provide good maintenance and it should last a lifetime just like the old school BG. The 7 bearings make this thing super smooth and the black and gold make a very attractive reel. The digigear ensures the teeth of the gear will line up better and the anodized body helps prevent corrosion. The air rotor cuts down some weight on this heavy duty reel while also making it look very unique. This thing has a ton of torque and will be the number 1 reel on the market since it is such a great deal. Keep an eye out for this product, it's gonna blow up! #TeamDaiwa #DaiwaProud
ProsBraid Ready Spool High line capacity Anodized Attractive look Manual bail system Drag power Price Bearing count
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