Daiwa 2020 Saltiga Spinning Reels

Daiwa 2020 Saltiga Spinning Reels

Re-engineered for 2020, the latest generation of Saltiga Spinning Reels feature Daiwa's single piece Monocoque Body and a 12% larger G1 Duralumin drive gear.

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TD Code
Gear RatioLine Per Handle TurnBearingsMono Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
Braid Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
Max DragWeightPrice
5.8:143.7in2MBB, 4CRBB, 6BB, 1RB16/330
55lb23.1oz$999.99 USD
5.8:146.6in2MBB, 4CRBB, 6BB, 1RB20/330
55lb23.1oz$999.99 USD
6.2:152.9in2MBB, 4CRBB, 6BB, 1RB25/330
55lb23.5oz$999.99 USD
5.8:150.2in2MBB, 4CRBB, 6BB, 1RB35/330
66lb31.2oz$1,099.99 USD
5.8:156.6in2MBB, 4CRBB, 6BB, 1RB40/330
66lb31.4oz$1,099.99 USD

With the most advanced collection of features to date, the Daiwa 2020 Saltiga Spinning Reels usher in the new decade by setting a new standard for offshore spinning reel capability. Since its inception, the Saltiga series has redefined what spinning tackle is capable by enabling blue-water anglers to target the most massive pelagic species with confidence. With a completely re-engineered design, the newest generation of Saltiga Spinning Reels not only enhances power and performance, but also offers a brand new range of sizing to fit a variety of offshore techniques. At the core of the Saltiga's overhaul is the implementation of Daiwa's signature Monocoque body design seen previously in their flagship level inshore reels. This single piece body design is precision machined from high-strength aluminum to greatly increase strength and rigidity, while providing space to hold much larger internal gearing components. The Monocoque body also assists in preventing water intrusion by eliminating the use of screws to hold the body together. Housed within the single piece body is an all-new G1 Duralumin drive gear that boats a 12% diameter size increase over the drive gear found in the 2015 Saltiga, along with a thicker gear width, doubling the strength of its predecessor.

Offering truly unrivaled fish stopping power, Daiwa's engineers have redesigned the drag stack to achieve a drag that is ten times more durable than that of the 2015 iteration. By adding more drag washers and slightly decreasing their diameter, the workload is more evenly spread across the drag stack, allowing the drag to run incredibly smooth for a significantly longer time. A newly designed aluminum heat dissipating drag knob delivers improved cooling and heat dissipation, giving the angler a distinct advantage during long drawn out battles. When you add in the specially designed Advanced Tournament Drag grease and high density woven carbon washer material, you're looking at perhaps the most advanced drag system ever assembled. Casting and line management are also enhanced thanks to a newly designed Long Cast ABS Spool. A maximized core spool diameter and reversed taper make 100% of your line usable, eliminating the issue of "dead" line being buried at your spool's core. This is a particularly useful feature on a reel where you could very well need the vast majority of your spool's line to land a fish. With a slew of other proprietary Daiwa technologies such as a twice-as-strong Aluminum Air Rotor and a Magsealed line roller and ball-bearings, the Daiwa 2020 Saltiga Spinning Reels represent the pinnacle in saltwater spinning reel performance.

Daiwa Technology Found In 2020 Saltiga Spinning Reels:

  • Monocoque Body - Monocoque Body refers to the use of a one-piece frame and reel body. A single piece body allows for exceptional strength and rigidity, better spatial efficiency for housing larger gears, improved water resistance with the absence of screws, and significant weight reduction.
  • ATD Drag - The Advanced Tournament Drag system uses a new proprietary grease that enables the reel to apply smooth and consistent start up drag pressure from the first pull, eliminating the stop and go pulling of drag that can result in broken lines and lost fish.
  • MagSeal - MagSeal is the process of using MagOil, a special liquid developed through space engineering, to create a water and dust resistant barrier. Unlike rubber seals, MagOil will not effect the rotational performance of a reel. This creates a seal that allows the reel to maintain a light and smooth rotation for optimal performance.
  • DigiGear - The all-new DigiGear is precision machine cut and polished. This results in unmatched efficiency, better transfer of energy, and maximum smoothness.
  • Air Rotor - The Air Rotor weighs up to 15% less than ordinary rotor designs. Its unique shape reduces unnecessary weight while distributing stress more evenly throughout the rotor for maximum strength.
  • Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings - Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings boast a lifespan up to 12 times longer than traditional stainless steel bearings.
5 Stars based on 25 reviews
By Vaera T.
Better than Stella
December 19, 2019
Best spinners on the market. Out performs the Stellas in my opinion... it holds more line, more drag, and feels smoother than any Stella of comparable size. No loose parts or play on these reels unlike the Stellas
By Kenny
November 18, 2019
The saltigas are just something else phew. The sealing on the saltiga lines are really good. For the money this thing will keep putting a smile on your face everytime you€™re reeling and when you€™re hooked up
By Golden E.
Block Island, RI
Swiss clock of spinning reels
January 31, 2019
very rigid, extremely well sealed, excited to really test it.
Prosfit and finish, completely sealed
Conslittle more resistance than reeling than expected. this is probably due to the sealing of the reel. makes just a little more noise than expected when reeling.
By William
Panama city beach, Florida
Biggest and baddest spinner
December 3, 2018
I use mine for targeting bigger sharks on spinning gear. Will and 150lb+ fish in under 30 minutes. Excellent reel.
Pros60+ lbs of drag, holds alot of line. Aesthetically beautiful.
ConsChipping on the outer paint job, requires a good cleaning after every saltwater application.
By Ron F.
Saltiga 6500h Dog Fight & 7000H Dog Fight
September 12, 2018
Fishermen after big catfish have long adapted salt water gear to land trophy Catfish. I use these two Dog Fights below dams in very very strong current. Strong current big flatheads from the bank are rarely landed. Put the Dog Fight on them and problem solved. Tsunami 1202xxh & Lami GSB No problemo !!!!! Ÿ’ŸŸ’ŸŸ’ŸŸ’ŸŸ’Ÿ
ProsExtremely easy cranking, 66lbs of drag if you ever need it. Beautiful reels. Durable, reliable. Worth every dime knowing this reel won't let the trophy of a life time get away !!!
ConsI only have two !!!
By Chris
Not what I expected
June 3, 2018
Took this reel along with a couple of Stellas (14000 for jigging and 20000 for popping)

I loved the look and feel of the reel, it worked hard and easily managed to land 100lb+ yellow fine, drag was great, and almost a smooth as the stella.

my big disappointment is the paint job, I cant believe after one week of fishing there is bubbling on the paint at the base of the reel, incredible on brand new reel. to add to this a massive amount of paint has come off around the the reel seat and shaft.

for the money I paid this is extremely disappointing. the 2 stellas that worked just as hard in difficult weather conditions are still in perfect condition as you would expect.
ProsLook and feel, drag and power of the reel, good weight for the size off reel
ConsPaint and durability of the paint job, already corroding after 1 weeks fishing, and chipping around the handle
By Drew
Sandwich, MA
Fantastic Reel
May 30, 2018
Already slayed some Big Strippers on the Canal, Great Reel
By Rangelo
Miami, FL
Well worth every penny
February 12, 2018
Perfect example of you get what you pay for. Reel performs exceptionally well, super smooth and tough. Takes a beating and still works like new time in and time out. If you're ever interested in a reel in this class, the saltiga is worth taking a look at.
ProsSuper smooth Strong drag
ConsPrice but you get what you pay for
By Ahmed
The best
January 9, 2018
Build like a tank, huge line capacity on the 8000 model
ConsPlastic drag knob but that's a minor.
By Sully
Gulf coast
Pure joy.
December 20, 2017
I've been looking at the Saltiga series for many years. Once the redesign in 2015, it was time to get one and I was not disappointed. I have fished extensively with my buddy's 2 new Stellas. They are great reels on their own accord, but for my money I chose Daiwa. I enjoy jigging and plugging offshore, especially landing big fish on light tackle with artificials. These reels well paired with a high-end rod not only are very capable, they are a dream to fish with.
ProsDurability Appearance Drag capacity and smoothness Line capacity Customer service. Had an accident with a hatch door and Daiwa USA handled it. Reel handle able to switch sides easily Overall design and functionality
By Tong
Centreville, Va
October 4, 2017
I got the 5000H for various types of fishing from lures to bottom fishing. It's been super smooth and strong. Not to heavy and spins like a champ.
By hyung
dunwoody, GA
July 27, 2017
TD out stock for 5000H and got 5000 model instead but great looking and smooth reeling.
By hyung
dunwoody, GA
Dog fight!!! 8000F
July 26, 2017
Great looking and strong like tank.
By Scott
Diawa saltiga is a best buy
July 6, 2017
Honestly I own a Diawa Isla 5000h and now the saltiga 5000h and both reels have out matched my expectations by far these reels are my go-to for "killing fish" the smoothness and shear power of these reels are unmatched and in my opinion out do Shimano Stella's of the same size
By David S.
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Great for Tarpon, Snook and Tuna
May 22, 2017
This is my second Saltiga reel. I use both of them to fish Tarpon and other large fighting fish in Costa Rica and Belize. Excellent quality and line capacity for fish that like to run. Smooth drag also.
ProsLine capacity and nice balance. Knob handle is also very nice.
ConsWith some of my rods, this reel will not seat firmly. Not sure if it's the rod or the reel causing the issue. I just wrap the reel fins with a little electrical tape and then seat it into the rod. Works great and I'm good to go.
12 Questions & 12 Answers
Wayne Palinckx
from Denver, Co asked:
April 14, 2019
I'm purchasing the Diawa Saltiga 5000H. I'd like to purchase a rod as well. I'm wanting a beach rod that I can throw 2-6oz lures with. 

what do you suggest in the 10-11' range?

1 Answer
The St.Croix mojo surf model MSS106MHMF2 would be a perfect rod for you.
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 17, 2019

Mitchell Mcconnell
from Edisto Beach, SC asked:
December 26, 2018
Would the ocea flex limited 8'0" medium be a good fit for the 4000H saltiga for a light tarpon and cobia setup? and how much 50lbs maxcuatro power pro braid can I fit on the spool?
1 Answer
They would pair up well and you would get roughly 350 yards of 50lb on there
Submitted by: Bernie on January 4, 2019

from FXBG, Va asked:
November 15, 2018
What rodnwould you recommend pairing with the Saltiga 5000? I'm looking to use it for popping and throwing bucktails and stickbaits and 2-3oz swim shads from a boat.
1 Answer
The 7' 10" OTI Tuna Sniper 2 would match up well with the Saltiga 5000
Submitted by: Bernie on November 15, 2018

from Washington asked:
September 9, 2018
Does the 4000 come in a high speed version if so what is it called and do you have it available
1 Answer
The 4000 only comes in the 5.7:1 gear ratio
Submitted by: Bernie on September 10, 2018

from Feeding Hills, Ma asked:
January 28, 2018
Is the saltiga made in Japan?
1 Answer
Hello Ernie, the country of origin for the Saltiga is Japan.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 29, 2018

Billy Robinson
from Dorchester New Jersey asked:
December 4, 2017
Hi yes I have two questions about the dogfight 8000. Question 1. Is what are The internal drive gears made of are they stainless or brass or something else? Question 2. Is how many yards of 100 pound PowerPro Maxcuatro braid can you put on the reel ?
1 Answer
Hello Billy, The internal gears are aluminium/bronze alloy (usually coupled with a stainless steel pinion) as far as how much line would fit on the reel that would depend on what model.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 8, 2017

from Oahu Hi asked:
January 17, 2020
Will they come out with a 4000 model or 3500
1 Answer
Hello, As of now these are the only sizes coming out. 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 17, 2020

from FXBG Va asked:
November 10, 2018
What rod would you recommend to pair the 8000 Dogfight with? Looking at it for throwing bucktails & eels at cobia but also poppers for tuna and such.
1 Answer
I would recommend using the Black Hole 76N Cape Cod Special Popping Rod - Nano
Submitted by: Ricky on November 12, 2018

from Houston asked:
January 29, 2017
Is the reel fully sealed? Vince
1 Answer
The Saltiga spinning reels have three "magsealed" bearings using Daiwa's magnetic oil system. The drive gear is also sealed on both sides using this system. The rotor bearing and line roller are both sealed as well. This reel is not designed to be fully submerged while fishing with it, however it can certainly handle an accidental dunk or significant spray while sitting on the gunnel without affecting performance.
Submitted by: Devon on January 31, 2017

from San Francisco asked:
October 23, 2015
What's the different between saltiga8000f and saltiga8000hdf?
1 Answer
The Saltiga 8000HDF is the higher speed version. It has a higher gear ratio, meaning it will take in more line per crank than the Saltiga 8000f.
Submitted by: David on October 23, 2015

from Chicago illinois asked:
July 4, 2015
The retrieval of the line of the model saltiga5000 how much inch per crank?
1 Answer
According to the Daiwa website the line retrieval is 47.6" per crank.
Submitted by: David on July 6, 2015

from Chicago illinois asked:
July 3, 2015
Is this the new saltiga expedition? And how much is the max drag of this reel in kilos in saltiga5000 and its line inch per crank?
1 Answer
The saltiga expedition is a reel that is really only available in Japan as far as our information tells us. The drag weight in kg ranges from 4.5kg to 13.6kg depending on what model that you choose.
Submitted by: David on July 3, 2015


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