Daiwa BG3500 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Daiwa BG3500 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Price: $119.99
Model
TD Code
Max Drag (lbs)Line Capacity Mono (yds/lb)RetrieveWeightBearingsGear RatioLine Capacity Braid (yds/lb)Price
BG3500
DAI-2354
17.6240/10
210/12
170/14
Dual14.1oz75.7:1310/20
230/30
150/40
$119.99 USD
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
  • 6BB+1
  • 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
Florida
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
ConsNone
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
Delaware
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.
TREASURE iSLAND FLORIDA
4000
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
Awesome
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
,Maryland
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
NJ
bullet proof
November 10, 2019
The BG line is tough as nails especially at the price point. Smooth drag. And they look great
ProsDurability
3 Questions & 3 Answers
Sam
from CT asked:
March 6, 2018
Is this the JDM version or the export version?
1 Answer
This is the export version.
Submitted by: Bernie on March 6, 2018

don
from texas coast asked:
November 11, 2017
what size do i use with a 10ft serf rod ?
1 Answer
Hello don, any size from a 4500 and up would work with a 10 foot rod more specifically the 5000.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 13, 2017

Chris Hogan
from Louisville, ky asked:
April 19, 2020
I’m looking for a nice one piece 7’6†rod that will cast very long with medium action fast tip  to catch Spanish mackerel off of the pier.

Any suggestions? One with enough power to hoist one up on the pier also. I want to pair the rod with this reel.


1 Answer
Submitted by: Brian on April 21, 2020

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