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 32 reviews
By LEE
CONROE, TX
GREAT REEL FOR THE MONEY
October 17, 2020
LOTS OF STOPPING POWER. SMOOTH RETRIEVE, AND CASTS FAR, CAN NOT GO WRONG WITH THIS REEL FOR THE MONEY.
By DavidR
New York
Perfect surf reel with spending a fortune
September 21, 2020
Decided to try Daiwa for Surf fishing. Have used Daiwa reels for years for freshwater trout ,especially steelhead and the drags are superb. Found the same to be true with thus Saltist. Excellent build quality, and super smooth.
ProsEverything
ConsWouldnt mind it being lighter but with a 10ft or large rod feels just right!
By Israel
Tx
One of the Best!
August 26, 2020
This is one of the best saltwater reels out there. I don’t have to worry about the saltwater Corroding the reel. Very affordable and it won’t break the bank
ProsAffordable Work Horse Sealed Bearings
ConsT- Handle Wish the handle was more of a knob that is bigger.
By Prentice P.
Navarre FL
Smooth and Tough
August 23, 2020
Between the Eliminator, BG, and Saltist. I had put the BG over the Saltist until I caught my first King MAC. Definitely smoother. The reeling is faster. Definitely worth listening to the drag. I’m in love with this reel..I have 7 bg’s, 3 eliminator, and 1 Saltist and I need
ProsThe drag is amazing
Cons$$$ very pricey.
By Al
West palm beach
Awesome
June 19, 2020
Great reel.
By Henry
Pensacola, FL
Great Reel
April 25, 2020
I have a 5000 and my dad has an older model 6500. The 6500 lived through a car wreck and still works great.
By DJ A.
Merritt island, FL
Very nice reel!
March 16, 2020
One of my "run and gun" reels for offshore fishing. My two others are 6000. Really nice reel with a solid drag system. Great line capacity too (braid). Use this reel mainly as one of my run and gun reels for offshore fishing. This being my largest spinning reel for that purpose. Good solid drag as well as great line capacity too. I've fished with this reel for about three years now on a regular basis with a maintenance schedule and never ever had any negative issues with it. And a really great price for what you're getting especially compared to the price of other reels in the same category. Highly recommended!
ProsGreat price, great line capacity and a solid drag system.
ConsI usually can think of something negative to say but honestly can't with this reel. Buy it!
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
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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