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Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

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Model
TD Code
Max Drag (lbs)Line Capacity Mono (yds/lb)RetrieveWeightBearingsGear RatioLine Capacity Braid (yds/lb)Price
BG8000
DAI-2359
33.0550/20
440/25
370/30
Dual30oz75.3:1730/50
590/65
440/80
$139.99 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
4.5 Stars based on 59 reviews
By Joshua
Surfside, Florida
March 19, 2019
Amazing value
Bought the 4500 as an all-arounder for south florida.....surfcasting, inshore and party boat fishing The reel is solidly engineered.
ProsSolidly engineered, smooth, price
ConsNone.
By Christian
Concord, Ontario
March 6, 2019
The Best Reel I've Ever Owned
I've been using a Daiwa Samurai as my main Freshwater reel for over 15 years now, so when I went surf fishing in Costa Rica, I turned to Daiwa again. This reel was well-rated and highly praised, so I thought, "why not?"
By far the best reel I've ever owned; its smooth as silk, looks wonderful, feels wonderful and the drag is super smooth, with no issues. Its a 5000 with 65 pound Sufix 832 braid and paired with my rod, it can cast around 100 yards or so (perhaps even farther; need to better my technique!).
The retrieve, as mentioned, is super smooth and it isn't that tiring to reel in, which I thought it would be at that size.
ProsGreat line capacity, smooth.
By Hunter
Jupiter, Florida
February 18, 2019
Great Reel at an Amazing Price
This is a great reel. I have caught many fish with this reel. I have the 8000 size and have it spooled with 20 pound monofilament. It is a great value. It has a lot of drag and line capacity, at a very light weight. It is also very smooth.
ProsGreat Price
Consnone
By Teckram
plaine magnien, Grand Port
February 17, 2019
good reel and fair price
i've used this reel for offshore with my tsunami elite blue water nothing can beat them specially the reel, so powerful with the drag system as well as smooth drag.
By Elias
Sebastian Inlet
January 13, 2019
Best $100 reel on the market
Awesome smooth reel that holds up to saltwater fairly well despite it being not sealed. Here in FL I witnessed a guy bring in an almost 6 foot Blacktip shark off the rocks with a popper and he was using a 4000 size BG! I couldn’t believe that little reel did it though it took almost 35 min. Almost spooled him but these reels are workhorses from what Ive seen and experienced.
ProsSuper smooth and still smooth after a year. Very easy to take apart and clean. Holds up well to saltwater for a nonsealed reel. Smooth powerful drag and big gears.
ConsSizing is larger than most reels of the same size. T handle knob is riveted on instead of screw.
By Fahad
SARASOTA, FL
December 30, 2018
4500
light weight
By Timothy
caravonica, Queensland
December 27, 2018
BG2000
Awesome little reel. extremely good for the price
By Henry Adams
IL
December 19, 2018
Great reel.
Very good reel for salt water or fresh water happy with this reel would buy again.
By Matt G
Alabama
December 17, 2018
Incredibly smooth for a great price.
Ive been transitioning my spinning reels over to BGs over the last couple of years. I was using a much more expensive reel from another manufacturer, these are less than half the price and are better reels. For the price, I dont think these can be beat.
By MACIO TALBOT
FL
December 17, 2018
BG-3500
Super happy with this series of reel!
Surprisingly smooth and durable! Great drag sensitivity as well...just a solid good looking reel that will last a long time if you just take care to service it as you should...
ProsSmooth! Tough! Durable
ConsWish it had an aluminum ball type handle...after a lot of retrieving the handle kinda rubs my fingers raw...
By Niko
,
November 3, 2018
A+
Smooth right out of the box and an absolute work horse. If you’re looking for something solid for the money I don’t think you can go wrong with this reel.
By Chandler
Valdosta, Georgia
November 3, 2018
Great product
Great spinning real for trout and redfishing
By don
suisun city, ca
October 26, 2018
BG6500
I recently received my 6500, I planned on using it for pier crabbing. Needed something with drag and strength to handle the dead weight. Tested it out on sturgeon, 4 oversized easily to the boat. Ordered a second one yesterday. Crabs don’t stand a chance!
ProsBuild quality + Smoothness + Price +
ConsNone so far.
By Brian
Chesapeake, VA
October 11, 2018
best value
For the sub $200 reel category, this is the best spinning reel on the market. It blows the Penn Battle out of the water in smoothness. Side by side, it feels like a Shimano Stradic. I actually bought the BG as a Stradic replacement when I lost a Stradic/Teramar combo to the ocean in my kayak. The drag is incredibly smooth.
Prosvalue, smoothness
Conscould have heavier drag settings
By Thomas
Cresskill, NJ
August 17, 2018
Good Value
Reel is light weight, extremely smooth and well constructed. Bail spring could be stronger. Overall a very good value
ProsLight weight Well constructed Smooth retrieve Affordable price
ConsBail spring could be stronger
15 Questions & 15 Answers
JW
from Naples, FL asked:
August 12, 2018
How well will the Diawa BG 8000 handle 40lb mono for dolphin trolling? Would 30lb mono be a better choice? Or, will 40lb give a slightly stronger option when pulling in a dolphin through some weedline weed?
1 Answers
40lb would be the stronger choice 30 pound would give you more line. I would use the 40lb for a stronger line overall.
Bernie
on August 15, 2018

Wes
from Florida asked:
June 15, 2018
What reel cover would fit the bg 8000
1 Answers
Bernie
on June 20, 2018

Josh Cochius
from Cape Town South Africa asked:
October 8, 2017
How much does shipping cost to South Africa
1 Answers
$44.25 UPS Worldwide Expedited
Bernie
on October 9, 2017

Josh Cochius
from Cape Town South Africa asked:
October 8, 2017
How much does shipping cost to South Africa
1 Answers
$44.25 UPS Worldwide Expedited
Bernie
on October 9, 2017

Josh Cochius
from Cape Town South Africa asked:
October 8, 2017
How much does shipping cost to South Africa
1 Answers
$44.25 UPS Worldwide Expedited
Bernie
on October 9, 2017

Josh Cochius
from Cape Town South Africa asked:
October 8, 2017
How much does shipping cost to South Africa
1 Answers
Shipping to south Africa is $44.25 UPS Worldwide Expedited
Bernie
on October 9, 2017

Abdul Rehman Ahmed
from Qatar asked:
December 2, 2018
Daiwa Bg 8000 can it stand up for GT if I use it for popping in Oman?
1 Answers
Yes this reel should be able to hold up against GT with the proper rod and braided line.
Ricky
on December 3, 2018

Kevin
from West Grove, Pa asked:
July 30, 2018
Does Daiwa make a similar reel without anti-reverse?
1 Answers
The BG 1500 is the smallest reel in the BG series which is anti-reverse. Here's a link to check it out: https://www.tackledirect.com/daiwa-bg1500-bg-saltwater-spinning-reel.html
Rebecca
on July 31, 2018

Robert Reuther
from rreuther@me.com asked:
November 9, 2017
considering this to the saragosa for offshore pitching baits to mahi-mahi and dropping for snapper /grouper. Probably match with terez jigging rod. What say you?????
1 Answers
The Saragosa is a much higher quality reel that will withstand heavy offshore use on big fish and heavy drags for many seasons. The BG is sufficient for your application and is more affordable, but I would not expect the same amount of reliability and durability that you would get with the Saragosa.
Devon
on November 10, 2017

Doug
from Sarasota, Florida asked:
May 1, 2017
How many inches is the line retrieve for the BG8000? 48" ??
1 Answers
The inches per crank for the Daiwa BG 8000 is 53.3 inches.
Donald
on May 2, 2017

Nick
from Princeton, Indiana asked:
February 16, 2017
What type of fishing line would be best for fishing any type of big Game fish like Bonita, kingfish, tarpon, etc.? Mono or braid and what lb?
1 Answers
The best line i would recommend for the Daiwa BG 8000 would be Power Pro braided line 65 lb test. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Donald
on February 17, 2017

Ethan
from Owensville, Indiana asked:
February 16, 2017
1.) would the BG 8000 be a good reel for fishing king mackerel and tarpon off piers in Florida? 2.) what rod would be the best to fish king mackerel and tarpon with this reel?
1 Answers
The Daiwa BG 8000 will be a good match with a Tsunami TSAWESS-932XH Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod fishing for King Mackerel and Tarpon.
Donald
on February 16, 2017

Andre
from Pretoria, South Africa asked:
January 25, 2017
How would this reel be suited for catching large sharks from the beach and for fishing from a kayak?
1 Answers
The BG8000 would be a a suitable reel for your fishing needs.
Donald
on January 25, 2017

Zach
from ohio, cleveland asked:
January 7, 2017
what would be the best rod for this reel? i will be surf fishing for blacktips this summer.
1 Answers
The Tsunami TSAWESS-1142XH Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod is a good fit for the Daiwa BG8000 shark fishing from the surf.
Donald
on January 11, 2017

Kevin Lin
from Deerfield Beach, Florida asked:
October 13, 2016
What would be a good for this I want something not too long since I will be using this from the pier I with monofilament line preferably something under 200$
1 Answers
The Daiwa CLSP801MHFS Coastal Salt Pro Surf Spinning Rod would pair well with the Daiwa BG 8000.
Donald
on October 14, 2016

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