Daiwa Saltist MQ Spinning Reels

Daiwa Saltist MQ Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
Gear RatioLine Per Handle TurnMono Capacity
(lb test/yd)
Braid Capacity
(lb test/yd)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
SALTISTMQ2500D-H
DAI-3753
5.7:121.5in8/240
10/210
10/250
15/185
6BB+122lb8.8oz$299.99 USD
SALTISTMQ3000D-XH
DAI-3754
6.2:136.8in10/280
12/220
15/250
20/220
6BB+122lb9.5oz$299.99 USD
SALTISTMQ4000D-XH
DAI-3755
6.2:139.1in10/360
14/250
20/280
30/200
6BB+126.4lb10.2oz$299.99 USD
SALTISTMQ5000D-H
DAI-3756
5.7:137.8in14/280
20/180
30/230
40/160
6BB+126.4lb15.3oz$319.99 USD
SALTISTMQ6000D-H
DAI-3757
5.7:139.9in14/340
20/270
30/320
40/240
6BB+126.4lb15.2oz$319.99 USD
SALTISTMQ8000H
DAI-3758
5.7:143.4in16/330
20/280
40/330
50/280
6BB+133.1lb21.9oz$349.99 USD
SALTISTMQ10000H
DAI-3759
5.7:146.2in20/330
25/280
50/330
65/280
6BB+133.1lb22.4oz$349.99 USD
SALTISTMQ14000H
DAI-3760
5.7:148.3in25/330
30/290
65/330
80/280
6BB+133.1lb22.2oz$349.99 USD
SALTISTMQ18000
DAI-3761
5.3:149.4in30/400
40/280
65/440
80/330
6BB+144.1lb29.5oz$389.99 USD
SALTISTMQ20000
DAI-3762
5.3:152.9in40/330
50/280
80/440
100/330
6BB+144.1lb29.6oz$389.99 USD

Poised to dominate in any variety of saltwater environments, the Daiwa Saltist MQ Spinning Reels utilize some of Daiwa's most advanced design features to provide ultimately dependable power and performance. Built around a heavy duty aluminum frame for maximum durability, the Saltist MQ implements Daiwa's Monocoque Body (MQ) design for even more power in a more compact frame. A feature brought down from Daiwa's flagship level of spinning reels, Monocoque Body refers to the use of a one-piece frame and reel body. A single piece body allows for exceptional strength and rigidity, improved water resistance with the absence of screws, and significant weight reduction. Perhaps best of all, the MQ frame design provides better spatial efficiency and allows for a larger gear to fit inside of the reel, adding power and longevity to the gear set. Anglers can expect the same effortless rotation and fluid operation they are used to from Daiwa reels, in part thanks to the ultra-lightweight Zaion Air Rotor perfect for all day casting and retrieving. With a Magsealed main shaft for exceptional durability, the Saltist MQ can take a splash without skipping a beat, making it a great option for use from either the beach or the boat. The Saltist MQ is available in a full range of sizes to fit any application, meaning anglers can select the ideal reel to battle any fish whether its from the surf, along the coast, or out in the deep.

Features:

  • Monocoque (MQ) Aluminum Body
  • Zaion Air Rotor
  • Air Bail
  • Magsealed Main Shaft
  • Tough DigiGear
  • Waterproof Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD)
  • Aluminum Round Handle Knob
5 Stars based on 2 reviews
By VIETWICH
Surf side , TX
Super smoothe , light , and strong
October 8, 2021
2 trips out at the surfside jetty and has performed spectacularly with speckled trout and a few reds including a new pb 37Ē Bull red. The drag is super strong and made quick work on that bull. The reel performs similar to my shimano twinpower but a bit cheaper on price. The ball handle is a nice touch and works well for spooning. Up close the special composite material on the rotor and monoque looks like cheap plastic similar to the bg line up. Could have made that part look higher end with some nice paint like shimano does . Overall excellent reel for now until it need servicing a few years from now .
Pros
  • Strong drag. Light , silky smoothe
Cons
  • Cheap plastic feel on monoque body and rotor although it?s special composite .
By Javier
Charlotte, NC
Daiwa for the win!
September 28, 2021
Daiwa this year has left me in awe with the quality of product the produce. I tried the Saltist MQ for a few weeks and itís my favorite saltwater reel currently. I tested it at the Outer Banks, Murrells Inlets, Frying Pan Tower and much more places here in NC. I had the previous version of the Saltist and it still fights like a champ!
16 Questions & 16 Answers
Vidyasagar.g
from India,kerala asked:
October 6, 2021
Is this available in india
1 Answer
Vidyasagar,

TackleDirect does ship Daiwa product currently to India.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 6, 2021

Mohamed
from Riffa asked:
October 3, 2021
Is this reel good for fast jigging?
1 Answer
Mohamed,

The Daiwa Saltist MQ can be used for fast jigging.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with. 

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 4, 2021

Steve
from 92126 asked:
October 2, 2021
Which Model Daiwa Saltist MQ would you recommend for jigging for Tautog, Sheephead, and Flounder, along structure.

I plan to buy a Shimano Jigging Rod PX Model M 6'6 and MH 6'6 in length.

1 Answer
Steve,

The Daiwa Saltist MQ 6000 spinning reel will pair nicely with the Shimano Trevala PX spinning rod in either M or MH.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 4, 2021

Aret Ozsolak
from ńįstanbul asked:
September 18, 2021
Tkiyeye gderim yapńĪyormusunuz
1 Answer
Aret,
evet t√ľrkiyeye g√∂nderiyoruz - yes we ship to Turkey
Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 20, 2021

Christopher walsh
from Long Island asked:
September 14, 2021
What is the difference between the bg mq and saltist mq seem to be pretty similar to me 
1 Answer
Christopher,

The main differences that the Daiwa Saltist MQ has over the Daiwa BG MQ:

Mag-sealed main shaft

Zaion Air rotor

Air Bail

Aluminum Round Handle

Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 15, 2021

Shannon
from Florida asked:
September 13, 2021
Can this reel be switched over to left handed retrieve?
1 Answer
Shannon,

The Daiwa Saltist MQ can be made right or left handed by switching the handle to the other side of the reel.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 13, 2021

Mike Decuir
from Texas asked:
September 9, 2021
What kind of drag washers does this reel have?  Carbon Fiber or Felt?  Also, how are the drag washers oriented?  Are there drag washers on top of the spool as well as on the bottom of the spool?  Any info on this would be appreciated.
1 Answer
Mike,

The Daiwa Saltist MQ drag system is Carbon, the Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD) system. The washers are all located above the spool to allow best heat dissipation, not allowing it to be trapped underneath the spool.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.


Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 14, 2021

Robert Payne
from CT asked:
September 1, 2021
Does the 6000 model have a manual bail
1 Answer
Yes, manual bail on the 6000 size.
Submitted by: Brian - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 1, 2021

Gary
from NY asked:
August 31, 2021
Hi, how heavy is the 6000 model? And how much line retrieve per spin for this size
1 Answer
Gary,

The Daiwa Saltist MQ 6000 spinning reel weighs 15,2oz and has a line retrieval of 39,9in per turn of the handle.   Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 1, 2021

Jimmy Leo Smith Jr.
from Washington, NC asked:
August 31, 2021
Which model do you recommend to pair with a 7.5  - St. Croix Avid MF action for in-shore salt water fishing?  Target species are Red Fish, flounder & trout.
1 Answer
Jimmy,

The Daiwa Saltist MQ 4000D-XH will pair nicely with the St.Croix Avid Inshore rod VIS76MF for trout, redfish, and flounder.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 1, 2021

Abraham Pantoja
from CA asked:
August 25, 2021
I am picking between the 8000 and the 10000 for mahi mahi, yellow tail, salmon and what ever else bites any advice on these reels and also what rod would you pair this reel with. Thank you
1 Answer
Abraham,

The Daiwa Saltist MQ 10000 would be the first choice for the types of fishing you are doing, as it has more line capacity and only weighs .5oz more.  As for he rod, the Daiwa Proteus spinning rod PTB70MFS will pair well.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with. 

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 26, 2021

Allison
from Florida asked:
August 20, 2021
I have a Saltiga 70HS jigging rod. Would a 5000 or 6000 pair well with that for slow pitch jigging?
1 Answer
Allison,

The Daiwa Salist MQ 6000 reel would be the one to pair with your Saltiga 70HS jigging rod.  You might even want to go up to the 8000 depending on the size of the fish you are jigging.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 20, 2021

Dartain Washington
from Darrow, Louisiana asked:
August 19, 2021
Which daiwa saltiest MQ will pair best with Tsunami Carbon Shield II Casting Rods Medium 7‚€™0‚€ and 7‚€™6‚€ ?  Thanks for your help
1 Answer
Dartain,

The Tsunami Carbon Shield II 7ft medium rod would pair nicely with Daiwa Saltist MQ 4000 reel and the 7'6" medium rod with 6000 reel.  I would choose the 6000 over the 5000 because you get more line capacity for a slighter lighter reel.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.  

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 20, 2021

Fazil
from Brunei asked:
August 18, 2021
Where is this reel manufactured? 
1 Answer
Fazil,

Daiwa Saltist MQ spinning reels are made in China.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 18, 2021

Tris
from Folsom, CA asked:
August 9, 2021
What would be a good fit of Daiwa Saltist MQ on 10ft Penn Carnage Surf Rod Medium (CARSFII 1530S10
PEN-1460) ?
1 Answer
Tris,

For the 10ft surf rod, it would be paired nicely with the Daiwa Saltist MQ 6000, you get a bit more line capacity than the 5000 and weighs slightly less.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 10, 2021

Scott Stallone
from Springfield asked:
July 30, 2021
Does this new model have the Mag Sealed line roller bearing?
1 Answer
Scott,

Daiwa does not state anywhere that the line roller bearing is mag-sealed.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 4, 2021

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