Daiwa SALTIGA8000HDF Saltiga Dog Fight Saltwater Spinning Reel

Daiwa SALTIGA8000HDF Saltiga Dog Fight Saltwater Spinning Reel

Price: $1,099.95
TD Code
Gear RatioBall BearingsWeight(oz)Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max DragPrice
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 22 reviews
By Dave
Gulf of Mexico
100 lb yellowfin - 6500 model
July 9, 2020
Used it only once on a chartered tuna fishing trip. Used 80lb braided with appropriate rod with a top water sardine lure. Pulled in a 100lb yellow fin. Reel did its job and b/c I was on a charter boat full of people, I had to pull it in fast. Took an hour for my arms to recover. I'll try this out jigging on my next trip out. I used my friend's stella on the previous trip and there is no difference.
ProsLooks expensive and high quality.
ConsIts not cheap.
By vang
sacramento, CA
top end reel
April 7, 2020
best thing next to the stella. I own both and I can't find anything bad at all about this reel
Prosgreat drag system and super tight water proof reel
By Mason
Gulf breeze, FL
Absolute beast
January 20, 2020
This reel is an absolute beast. Has so much drag and line capacity it is ridiculous for a spinning reel. This thing will last for forever if taken care of properly. Definitely impressed with it and absolutely love it. Need to get the new one now.
ProsDrag, line capacity, aesthetics it looks sick
ConsCant think of any
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 !!!!! ??????????
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 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.
6 Questions & 6 Answers
from Hilo,Hawaii asked:
November 12, 2020
When will the dog fight be back in stock?
1 Answer
The 2015 Dogfight model appears to be discontinued, however if you check out the new 2020 Saltiga models they boast some pretty comparable and impressive specs
Submitted by: Alex T on November 12, 2020

Sandy Aragon Jr
from Hawaii asked:
October 14, 2020
Is ur dogfight 8000 available 
1 Answer
Unfortunately this is not in stock at this time.
Submitted by: Kelly Sica on October 22, 2020

Thanh Ly
from Santa Cruz, CA. asked:
May 11, 2018
Please recommend which Century, or RH rod model would go well with this reel for surf fishing? Thanks!
1 Answer
For the Century I would recommend the Century S2-1 1266 Stealth Rod For the RH I would recommend the RH Composites RH1261 2 SS Surf Series Spinning Rod - 10 ft. 6 in.
Submitted by: Ricky on May 14, 2018

from cape cod asked:
October 8, 2016
what would be a good 12-13' surf rod that can handle 80lb braid and cast up to 14-16 oz baits for surf fishing blacktip sharks
1 Answer
The St Croix AVSS120HMF2 Avid Series Surf Spinning Rod would be a good match for the Daiwa SALTIGA8000HDF Saltiga Saltwater Spinning Reel.
Submitted by: Donald on October 11, 2016

Khanh Ly
from Lafayette, LA asked:
June 25, 2016
What year is this model?
1 Answer
This is the 2015 Model.
Submitted by: Donald on June 28, 2016

David Svensson
from Ocala, FL asked:
May 4, 2016
What is the difference between the SALTIGA 8000 F & HDF?
1 Answer
The gear ration, HD has the higher gear ratio of 5.7:1 and F has the lower gear ratio of 4.3:1.
Submitted by: Kaitryn on May 4, 2016


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