Daiwa BG5000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Daiwa BG5000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Price: $129.99
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Max Drag (lbs)Line Capacity Mono (yds/lb)RetrieveWeightBearingsGear RatioLine Capacity Braid (yds/lb)Price
$129.99 USD
The Daiwa BG5000 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 BG5000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel Features:

  • "Hard Bodyz" body and side cover
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse system
  • 6BB+1
  • Manual Return Bail
  • 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 111 reviews
By Stephen
Aston, PA
great reels
February 16, 2021
Own them in a bunch of different sizes and am very happy with all of them
By Fisherman B.
BG3500 Saltwater
February 16, 2021
I love fishing and I go fishing whenever I can. Now that I added my new Daiwa 3500 to my fishing tackle. And I just start doing youtube videos. I go fish almost every other day. I love this this reel. This is by far the best spinning reel I've ever owned. I should mention, shipping was fast too! Thank you guys.
By Wael
Springfield City, Newyork
BG Daiwa Reel
February 2, 2021
Great for jigging
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!
8 Questions & 8 Answers
Joe Carreiro
from Toronto asked:
September 2, 2019
Looking to pair a Daiwa bg reel with a 10ft Penn battalion. Fishing off piers in Florida, what size reel would be best a bg 5000 or a bg 6500? 
1 Answer
The 6500 would be a better choice if using cut bait the 5000 would be good if your casting lures or spoons 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on September 2, 2019

from Mauritius asked:
September 6, 2018
Hello. I am about to purchase the bg 5000. Can i get it ready for right hand retrieval? And for backing, which line test do i use? As for the leader an all round 20-40 lbs (fluoro or mon?) will be good? Sorry for all the questions, am new to all of these.
1 Answer
You wouldn't need backing as this reel is braid ready, tie a knot and put a thin strip of electrical tape over the knot so the braid has something to grab onto to and doesn't slip on the reel. The reel is a dual retrieve and a 30 pound mono leader would be fine.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 6, 2018

Double GG
from Greensboro North Carolina asked:
October 6, 2018
Is this real better spoiled with mono or braid surf fishing for drum at Cape Hatteras
1 Answer
The braid is going to give you more line capacity along with stronger line. I would go with the braid.
Submitted by: Ricky on October 8, 2018

from Malaysia asked:
June 22, 2018
Daiwa bg made for japan or made for china??
1 Answer
Made in China
Submitted by: John on June 27, 2018

from Hartford,CT asked:
February 10, 2018
Will this work with a 10 foot fast action surf reel?
1 Answer
The Daiwa BG5000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel would be a ideal size reel pairing it with the 10' fast action rod.
Submitted by: Donald on February 10, 2018

from Fort Benning Georgia asked:
March 8, 2017
Can't decide between the 5000 or the 8000 for jigging off of Panama City Florida. Primary targets are snapper, grouper, maybe some AJs. I'm going to pair this up with either a M trevala rod or a MH. I'm probably not going to be fishing anything heavier then 100g or 100g jigs due to water depth. 50 pound braid also. Please help me decide. Thank you
1 Answer
The Daiwa BG5000 will be more than capable reel jigging for AmberJack's, Snapper and Grouper in FL. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs and have a great day.
Submitted by: Donald on March 8, 2017

helmi Gpm
from Malaysia asked:
February 7, 2017
do you courier to malaysia? please let me know. thank you.
1 Answer
Yes we do! Shipping cost is calculated and shown right in checkout using our shipping calculator.
Submitted by: John on February 8, 2017

Emad Tadros
from Alberta asked:
September 6, 2016
does this reel work good for plug application ? thank you
1 Answer
Emad, Hello yes this reel would work for plug application.
Submitted by: Tyler on September 7, 2016


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