Daiwa SALTIST3500 JDM Japanese Domestic Saltist Spinning Reel

Daiwa SALTIST3500 JDM Japanese Domestic Saltist Spinning Reel

Price: $209.95
Model
TD Code
Max Drag (lbs)Line Capacity Mono (yds/lb)RetrieveWeightBearingsGear RatioLine Capacity Braid (yds/lb)Price
SALTIST3500
DAI-2594
17.6240/10
210/12
170/14
Dual14.8oz95.7:1310/20
230/30
150/40
$209.95 USD
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 today’s 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.
4.5 Stars based on 25 reviews
By Mason
Gulf breeze, Florida
Absolute banger
December 12, 2019
I ordered 2 of the saltist 8000's and I love them. They are super smooth and an absolute banger of a reel. They hold a massive amount of line and the drag is flawless. They get the job done!!
By Kenny
,
Daiwa pulls through
November 18, 2019
To make a better version of one of the best budget reels on the market the Saltist will be by your side for a long time wether you’re plugging or jigging this thing is built like a bg but with better components. If you already own the BG you know what I mean
By Brett
Massachusetts
Awesome reel for the money
July 13, 2019
I only use this reel at the canal, its extremely smooth and reassured you that its sturdy with every rotation of the handle. That ratio is also perfect for using lures. Definately would get another one.
By Fernando
national city, CA
Awsome reel
May 3, 2019
I love this reel, have awsome design and its very confortable, daiwa saltists 5000
By trevor
,
Good Price
April 2, 2019
I bought this for the fast retrieve when I go down to Cabo. Seeing that I live in NY there was no way I was going to spend the money on a Stella or Saltiga if it is going to only be used maybe a week out of the year.
By chau
worcester, Massachusetts
Nice reel
August 16, 2018
My 2nd reel just love it....
By chau
worcester, Massachusetts
Nice reel
August 16, 2018
Nice reel... pair excellent with my rod hold lots of 30 lds braid line.. a bit pricey but it nice reel
By eric s.
Hicksville, New York
Saltist3500 JDM
July 22, 2018
Sleek and smooth reel
By Michael
Edgefield, SC
Sweet reel...
July 4, 2018
I'm a diawa guy....so yes I love the reel and the color....I sm putting this on a st croix legend inshore rod with spiderwire stealth camo blue... it can not be stopped.
ProsDiawa...
ConsNone
By seth
bergen county, NJ
Great Reel for the Cape Cod Canal!
June 3, 2018
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
CAPE CORAL, Florida
Saltist 3000
May 18, 2018
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 C.
Brockton MA
One of the best
May 13, 2018
This is one of the best fishing reels I ever owned. Strong ans smoth.
ProsAll good!
By tim
NJ
Good, Solid Reel
May 1, 2018
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
good but cheap handle knob and handle cap
April 19, 2018
$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.
Prosprice?
Conscheap handle knob and handle cap
By vang503
oregon
smooth reel but the drag is kind of tight when fish pull even when set too lighter tension
April 4, 2018
The 2500sz reel is very good for freshwater because you can cast all day without feeling fatigued.
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.
Devon
on April 27, 2018

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