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Daiwa SALTIST3500 JDM Japanese Domestic Saltist Spinning Reel

Daiwa SALTIST3500 JDM Japanese Domestic Saltist Spinning Reel

Reg Price $209.95
Our Price $179.95

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Reg Price $209.95Our Price $179.95
The Daiwa SALTIST3500 Saltist Spinning Reel is a JDM version of the all new for 2016 line of Saltist reels.† The 3500 is JDM size that is not normally available in the USA market, and it is basically identical to the 4000 size Saltist with a spool fitting slightly less line. Ideal for heavy duty inshore fishing applications and light offshore duty, this spinning reel puts out nearly 18lbs of max drag all in a light package weighing in at 14.8oz. The spool is braid ready, featuring a rubber o ring around the arbor of the spool, which eliminates the necessity of monofilament backing or tape being used to account for lack of stretch in todayís braided lines. The all aluminum body and body cover, along with Digigear gearing provided rigidity and confidence when targeting bruising saltwater species like snook, striped bass, grouper, and more!† Couple all of this with Magseal technology, and you have a durable reel that will perform under the harshest conditions for an extended period of time.
4 Stars based on 16 reviews
By Doug Raab
Ocean City, New Jersey
January 13, 2017
Buy a Saragossa
Not sure how the new ones are, but I have a 4000 and 6500 in old version.. Spend the extra $50 and buy a Saragossa
By seth
bergen county, NJ
June 3, 2018
Great Reel for the Cape Cod Canal!
damn good reel for the price! the 5000 series is perfect for the canal. plenty of line capacity. stealthy body design adds to the flair a bit. The high speed retrieve is just what you need to combat the fast moving current the canal is known for, especially when jigging 5 oz lead heads in deep water with a 6knot current. gave it 4 stars only because I prefer bail-less spinning reels
By Jim
May 18, 2018
Saltist 3000
Very smooth well built little reel that looks great. Matched it up with St. Croix Legend rod & 20lb Power Pro Super 8 Slick braid...nice combo!!!
By Jose Cruz
Brockton MA
May 13, 2018
One of the best
This is one of the best fishing reels I ever owned. Strong ans smoth.
ProsAll good!
By tim
May 1, 2018
Good, Solid Reel
I bought one of these after using them on a charter in Key West, FL. The guide used these reels for everything from bottom fishing to live bait fishing. They did not disappoint so I bought one for stripers, fluke, bluefish, false albacore etc. that are native to my home waters. Dependable drag and a well built reel.
By cyaco
Upstate New York
April 19, 2018
good but cheap handle knob and handle cap
$209.95 reel.... it may be good to buy... But, please, handle knob and handle cap have to be upgraded!!!!!!!! Daiwa FUEGO4000H had EVA round handle! Can you use that knob, Daiwa? you are making PENN Slammer III look good and winner! So, I upgraded the knob, it function better, looks better, my recommendation is to use 45mm knob for Saltist 4000 up. 41mm knob for 2500 and 3000. Right now, I am looking for reel stand keeper so I can replace the cheap cap. besides that, this reel is well made.
Conscheap handle knob and handle cap
By vang503
April 4, 2018
smooth reel but the drag is kind of tight when fish pull even when set too lighter tension
The 2500sz reel is very good for freshwater because you can cast all day without feeling fatigued.
By Jeff Harris
Port Aransas, Texas
March 6, 2018
A Great Reel
My friend loaned me this reel for 3 weeks. It performed great for me and had way more drag then I needed. Now I am spoil in a way that I own many high end reel and low cost reels. Van Staal 250 x series on down. I will be adding this reel, I really like this reel.
ProsGreat looks and performance
By jaime sanchez jr
March 4, 2018
Very nice reel and the colors are nice, works great
ProsGood deal on price
ConsNone yet
By Giancarlo
November 30, 2017
For all those daiwa haters out there i just have to day this is the smoothest reel I‚€™ve ever seen. The drag is great and has this new magseal technology. Overall really good
By christian flores
south padre island.
October 23, 2017
not worth it over the bg
shares 95 percent of the same parts with bg, only difference is the air-bail which is a very minor change and mag seal which is useless in a partially sealed reel,water can get right into the gearbox not to mention the extra cost of sending the reel to daiwa for service of the mag seal, if you want a boat reel get the bg, if you want a reel that can be dunked the cheapest fully sealed reel is the spheros sw.
By Christopher
October 19, 2017
pretty good reel
I like the reel overall but the only thing that I don't like is the weight and size difference between the 4000 and the 4500 I bought the 4000 loved it but I wanted something with a little bit more line capacity so I got the 4500. The size of the spool just doesn't look right with the size of the body of the reel. Very heavy for a spool of that size. Other than that it is a very nice reel!
ProsGreat performance and durability
ConsThe spool sizes compared to the reel body
By Ahmed
Dubai, Dubai
October 16, 2017
Strong and smooth
I have tried it in Red Sea Egypy it is so Strong and smooth
By alex
Ontario, Canada
October 8, 2017
If you liked the BG series, then you'll love the Saltist!
Incredibly built! Just bought the 6500 Saltist. I also have the 6500 BG and there is a big quality difference. If you have the extra money to buy a Saltist, i would definitely recommend to buy it. Feels very reliable! I know some people wont like my idea, but i would compare it to Saragosa (except the max drag).
ProsQuality reel and not extremely expensive
ConsI wish the max drag was a little higher than 33lb....
July 28, 2017
Daiwa Saltist Spinning reel
fantastic reel i advice evryone to buy it
By tyler
April 28, 2017
smooth and good looking handle feels a little weird but i bought a separate ball handle and installed it with that edition this is a beast
Prossmooth magsealed mainshaft
Consstock handle knob
1 Question & 1 Answer
Philip Stanley
from FL asked:
April 21, 2018
Is there a quality difference to any components in the JDM model?
1 Answers
The difference in the JDM model is strictly spool sizing. It is almost identical in size to the 4000, it just holds slightly less line. All other aspects of construction and quality are the same.
on April 27, 2018


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