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Daiwa Saltiga Saltwater Spinning Reels

Daiwa Saltiga Saltwater Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
Gear RatioBall BearingsWeight(oz)Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max DragPrice
SALTIGA4000H
DAI-2038
5.7:113+115.9Mono: 12/260, 14/210
Braid: 40/320, 55/240
22$799.95 USD
SALTIGA5000
DAI-2039
4.4:113+122.0Mono: 17/310, 20/240
Braid: 55/440, 70/330
33$899.95 USD
SALTIGA5000H
DAI-2040
5.7:113+122.0Mono: 17/310, 20/240
Braid: 55/440, 70/330
33$899.95 USD
SALTIGA6500H
DAI-2041
5.7:113+129.5Mono: 25/300, 30/250
Braid: 70/550, 80/440
66$999.95 USD
SALTIGA8000DF
DAI-2042
4.3:113+130Mono: 25/380, 30/330
Braid: 80/600, 100/480
66$1,099.95 USD
SALTIGA8000HDF
DAI-2043
5.7:113+130Mono: 25/380, 30/330
Braid: 80/600, 100/480
66$1,099.95 USD
The New Saltiga Saltwater Spinning Reels continue with legendary Magsealed protection on the spool shaft and line roller. Daiwa is taking it to another level with its revolutionary NEW Magsealed Ball Bearing system. This new feature completely keeps the elements out of the ball bearings and endures the toughest fishing conditions. Daiwa engineers have set the bar and continue to advance the Sport of Fishing.

  • MAG SEALED BB Line roller, Drive gear (Both side)
  • MAG SEALED Main Shaft
  • Hyper Digigear
  • Hardbodyz body design
  • Zaion air rotor
  • Machined aluminum custom handle
  • Air bail
  • ABS aluminum spool
5 Stars based on 20 reviews
By Chris
mexico
June 3, 2018
Not what I expected
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
May 30, 2018
Fantastic Reel
Already slayed some Big Strippers on the Canal, Great Reel
By Rangelo
Miami, FL
February 12, 2018
Well worth every penny
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
Sarasota
January 9, 2018
The best
Build like a tank, huge line capacity on the 8000 model
ProsEverything
ConsPlastic drag knob but that's a minor.
By Sully
Gulf coast
December 20, 2017
Pure joy.
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
Incredible
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.
ProsEverything.
ConsNone
By hyung
dunwoody, GA
July 27, 2017
5000
TD out stock for 5000H and got 5000 model instead but great looking and smooth reeling.
By hyung
dunwoody, GA
July 26, 2017
Dog fight!!! 8000F
Great looking and strong like tank.
By Scott
Florida
July 6, 2017
Diawa saltiga is a best buy
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
ProsEverything
ConsNothing
By David S.
Arlington Heights, Illinois
May 22, 2017
Great for Tarpon, Snook and Tuna
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.
By militaryflip
California
January 5, 2017
Build like a tank
Truly powerful it dead lift 50 pounds and it had a little bit more turn left but I didn't want to push it.
Prossmoothed
Consnone
By Louis
Chatham , MA
December 28, 2016
Amazing reel
All of the Saltiga 15 reels are great. You can't beat this reel for the money and I have a lot of Stella's and stop using them and switched to Saltigas. I landed a 200lb tuna with this reel and a black hole rod aurface casting.
By Joseph
S San Fran, CA
December 7, 2016
The sport cars of the fishing reel world
The design is spectacular and reels like butter smooth!
ConsThe price but you buying the quality and craftmanship of japan made.
By Richard
Massachusetts
June 25, 2016
Review one year after purchase
I bought the new 2015 version of the Saltiga 4000 for light inshore applications (stripers, blues, false albacore)...Still feels new, drag is impeccable..Biggest tests came in the fall last year with the fall run, starting with very strong albie run, and segueing to a decent fall striper run, with a handful of good sized blues....like the manual bail (also own a bailless VS150) especially for the small tunas...otherwise manual bail vs bailless is kind of '6 of one/half dozen of the other'...Its not cheap, but would recommend it for anyone looking for a high quality of reel where the feeling of a finely tuned machine is part of the experience. I deducted a star because the reel cover is sized inappropriately (reel only fits with the handle removed)...otherwise, just based on performance alone, it's a 5 star performer
ProsDrag, feel, overall quality
Consnot cheap (although cheaper than the 2010 version), cover sucks
By gerardo
MEXICO, DISTRITO FEDERAL
December 10, 2015
king of spinning reels
this is the best spinning reel on the market, i cant say anything bad about this reel, just King of kings with magseal i can say this is a reel that will last for a lifetime
Prosmag seal 66 crazy punds of drag nice looking
Consthe Price could be the only "but" in the perfect reel description but worths every penny
By LIRON DORENBAUM
ישראל
August 16, 2015
Best Buy have done until now
Highly recommend The best fishing machine available on the market Enjoyed every moment at sea Thanks Tackle Direct The best store in the world !!!
ProsPerfect
ConsPerfect
By Ronnie
22553
June 5, 2015
Excellent reel
I combined this reel with a Shimano Slick butt Terez rod and used it last week for dolphin / medium bottom fishing out of Hatteras and was perfect!!! This is my second Daiwa Saltiga - it is comparable with stella of similar size. Love them!
ProsYou get what you pay for - An outstanding reel!
By Eugenia
Pozzuoli, Italy
May 20, 2015
Worth every penny
It is well worth every penny. It is powerful and great for all species of fish. It is very very smooth and it it has Magseal and it can get wet.
By ilker
Denver, CO
April 27, 2015
For tuna popping
Exceptional quality for excepitonal price
By Drew
,
April 23, 2015
Very expensive
This reel is crazy expensive, but provides good quality for the money.
6 Questions & 6 Answers
Ernie
from Feeding Hills, Ma asked:
January 28, 2018
Is the saltiga made in Japan?
1 Answers
Hello Ernie, the country of origin for the Saltiga is Japan.
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 Answers
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.
Bernie
on December 8, 2017

Vince
from Houston asked:
January 29, 2017
Is the reel fully sealed? Vince
1 Answers
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.
Devon
on January 31, 2017

Ben
from San Francisco asked:
October 23, 2015
What's the different between saltiga8000f and saltiga8000hdf?
1 Answers
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.
David
on October 23, 2015

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

Angela
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 Answers
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.
David
on July 3, 2015

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