Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel TackleDirect Exclusive Color

Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel TackleDirect Exclusive Color

Price: $129.95
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$129.95 USD
The Daiwa BG8000 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 BG8000 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 Stars based on 11 reviews
By Efren C.
San Diego, CA
These come with cosmetic residue all over the reel from the factory
December 18, 2017
I opened to box to find residue all over the rotor and body. There was also oil leaking from the seals.

I spoke to John from Tackle Direct and he said they all come with the residue and couldn't ship me one that didn't have it. He offered a refund.

According to the Daiwa rep:
"This is normal, yes. The BG uses a different grease than some of our other reels as we try to make sure it can stand up to the harsh saltwater environment. There were very few instances (yours being one of them) that the grease was subject to prolonged high heat (usually in the shipping process) and leaked out a small amount. The marks are actually imprints from the plastic bag the reel comes in sticking to the grease, similar to a carbon copy. This has zero negative effect n the reel and is very easy to wipe off, but we still understood that it “looks†bad. After the first production batch we started shipping the BG in a white cloth bag and then inside the plastic bag you see yours in to absorb in the rare case any grease leaked out during shipment. I can see that yours is from the first batch by the absence of the white bag. Again, there is no issue whatsoever with the function of the reel, it just needs to be wiped off."

So... these NEW "Tackle Direct Exclusive Color" reels come out of the box looking like shit. Also consider that if oil leaks OUT... what's going to stop salt water from getting in? Or that they won't continue to leak on your hot ass car or boat?

Merchant Response:Simple wipe will fix it.
Pros33lbs of drag for $89!
ConsYou can't give these as a gift because of the appearance. Bad seals apparently.
By Rick
San Francisco, California
Daiwa BG8000
August 29, 2018
Reel is a tank and heavy duty for big game, especially for sturgeon and big sharks!!
ProsThis thing is built to haul in the Big Ones!!!
ConsNothing negative
York, PA
Great Reel for the money
August 26, 2018
Used this reel many times now and very happy. I also have a Penn spin fisher V and i would say it is just as good if not better.
By Fotiboy
New Orleans, Louisiana
Diawa BG 8000
August 23, 2018
The reel appears sturdy and well made. This is my 4th purchase. I have notice an issue with the drag with all. The purchases were made from various sellers. It seems the drag must be cranked all the way down for this reel to be affective. Otherwise, the spool does not retrieve on any fish over a certain weight. That has to be a design flaw. Beware and purchase at your own risk. At this point, i can no longer recommend this particular product. However, experiences may differ.
ProsModern design
ConsDrag issues
By Glen F.
Isles of Capri, FL
Cant beat the performance at this or any price
April 26, 2018
I have had 2 BG8000 reels for over a year and was so impressed with the overall performance I just bought 2 more. As a full time guide with over 340 days on the water per year all the gear on my boat gets a full time workout. We have landed 450 Goliath grouper and 9’ tiger sharks with this reel. The tiger shark dumped over 600 yards of line before we could pull the anchor and start the chase.
ProsAmazing drag performance Huge line capacity
By Orlando
San Juan, PR
Excelent Reel
April 23, 2018
I really like this equipment
By Baja D.
Baja California-
Heard alot about this reel......
April 4, 2018
Nothing negative to say -great reel best bang for the buck-cant go wrong-there are better reels for surf fishing -but keep it outta the sand-very smooth!
By Thomas
Just like described
March 10, 2018
I already had two of these and with the member price it's a great reel. Color is not very different and probably the best reel for the money. Will be ordering a few more.
ProsPrice Quality Fast Shipping
By William
Durham, NC
Great reel for the $
January 30, 2018
I got one of the BGs last summer for fishing off the NC coast. Reel worked flawlessly and brought in several nice slot reds.
Prosprice and build
Conshandle seems a little weak
By mostafa n.
good reel but........!
December 17, 2017
aAfter 36 years of fishing I can say it is a good reel but the maximum draw is only 33 lbs is not enough if you look at it, s strong and good design have to think that they have to go for 40 or 45 lbs.
By Gregory
Demarest, NJ
Diawa BG
November 22, 2017
Outstanding reel especially for the price
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Cape May asked:
July 31, 2018
Are the BLEM reels?
1 Answers
These are a TackleDirect exclusive color. They have a blue tint to them.
on August 1, 2018


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