Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Price: $139.99
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$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 108 reviews
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!
By lostatsurf
Clovis, CA
The golden standard of saltwater $100 reels
September 23, 2020
Been using the BGs for a long time. Paired with my Daiwa NorthCoast 8’6” makes a perfect salt water setup and salmon fishing setup. With minimum maintenence this reel will go forever.
ProsLight, tough, well priced, smooth, reliable
By updateCategoryParent
Miami, Florida
Great Power, Weak parts
September 13, 2020
I personally think this is the best reel at this price point because it offers tremendous cranking power and I own a 3000 and 4000. While the 4000 is more powerful, it sees the lions share of my heavy inshore action, but it lasted about 1.5 months before needing a $70 repair for a broken gear related piece. A reputable outfitter informed me that I should expect it again due to an inferior (flimsy and weak) part that is essential for a smooth retrieve. Great for the price, but after paying for the repair you might as well go for the next price point.
ProsGreat power
ConsFlimsy pieces, that will inevitably fail (didn?t even take 2 months for my 4000)
By Feliks
, NY
Very good reel for midsize rods
September 7, 2020
This is a very good reel for 9 to 11 feets roods. Smooze work, no issues with parts, easy to switch right to left sides. Very durable in salt water environment.
15 Questions & 15 Answers
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.
on August 15, 2018

from Florida asked:
June 15, 2018
What reel cover would fit the bg 8000
1 Answers
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
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
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
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
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.
on December 3, 2018

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
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.
on November 10, 2017

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.
on May 2, 2017

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.
on February 17, 2017

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.
on February 16, 2017

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.
on January 25, 2017

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.
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.
on October 14, 2016


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