Daiwa STTBB3000LT Saltist Back Bay Spinning Reel

Daiwa STTBB3000LT Saltist Back Bay Spinning Reel

Price: $199.99
TD Code
Gear RatioLine Per CrankMono Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
Braid Capacity
(lb Test/Yards)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
6BB+1RB15.4lb9.9oz$199.99 USD
The Daiwa Saltist Back Bay LT Spinning Reel is set to become the new standard for inshore light tackle spinning reels. With its revolutionary HARDBODYZ design, Magsealed main shaft, and DigiGear gearing, the Saltist Back Bay LT provides technical inshore anglers with one of the strongest and lightest reels on the market. Perfect for use with 8-10lb mono and equivalent braided lines for striped bass, weakfish, speckled trout, redfish, and more!

  • Up to 15.4 lbs. of Max Drag
  • DigiGear - Digital Gear Design
  • Lightweight AIR ROTOR
  • LT CONCEPT - light and ridged aluminum construction
  • 7-bearing (6+1) system with instant anti-reverse
  • Stainless steel AIR BAIL technology
  • MAGSEALED construction repels salt and grime
4.5 Stars based on 7 reviews
By Dj
Tampa Fl
Tackle Direct comes through again.
May 16, 2019
When I find something new or not available locally they alway come through no matter where I live. That why I have been coming back for almost 15 years whether Im on the east west gulf coast or smack dab in the middle. Thanks again Gents.

Now to the reel. Man what a beast! I replaced a Diawa Procyon 3500 with a 4000 Back Bay lt. Line capacity is supposed to be 300 of 6lb and I run 10lb pp which is supposed to have 2 lb diameter i got about 225 yds. That will be more than enough with drag and braid breaking at double usualy. Its paired on a Diawa Harrier 7'6 mh rod. Another TD special. It is very light, perfectly balanced and ready to smash Redfish, Speck trout, Snook and Flounder.

Thanks again Tackle Direct! I would not have this killer inshore setup to smash all these Florida fish without you guys!

Dj Myers
ProsLight weight Water proof Drag
ConsNone yet
By Patrick
New favorite spinner
April 22, 2020
Bought the 4000 to put on a back bay rod for throwing popping corks. Hauled in a 23" striper within a couple of hours after ups delivered it. Smooth as silk all around.
ProsSmoothest spinner I've owned. Perfect drag
By David
East Islip, NY
January 17, 2020
Great reel. Feels great in hand and looks great too. Can't wait to fish with this in the spring. Have both the 3000 and 4000
By Harris
Smooth reel
May 18, 2019
I love these reels! I have both the saltist backbay & regular saltist in the 3000 size. Perfect for inshore fishing. Excellent drag pressure to keep feisty reds out of the jetty rocks and for solid hooksets. Super smooth operation & lightweight.
By Innkeeper
Beautiful light reel
January 19, 2019
I bought this reel for its light and water tight build, it seemed perfect except for the clacking sound at the same point on every rotation. I believe that there is too much room in either the main gear and handle or the main shaft and spool. I recently bought a Daiwa conventional reel that had the same irritating banging sound on every spool rotation, I love my Van Staal and Penn Spinfisher VI from Tackle Direct.
ProsLightweight, comfortable and water tight
ConsUseless anti reverse switch and noisy operation
By Josh
North Captiva Island
Inshore slammin' - love this reel.
November 13, 2018
Black Betty BAM A LAM! I had a couple of older saltists and picked this up earlier this Summer. Snooks, Reds, Specks - this feels great in your hand, casts a mile and reels them in smoother than hot butter.
ProsStill has a bit of weight to it - could be pro or con - depending on what you like.
ConsI wish they would have kept some of the blue appearance for the Saltist line. I like my blues in my rods (custom Key Largo rods) and reels.
By Chris
North Carolina
Perfect reel for all applications
October 11, 2018
Bought my Reel and never regret it. I will buy another soon.
6 Questions & 6 Answers
from N.Y. asked:
February 28, 2018
Is this made in Japan?
1 Answer
Hello Kent, yes the Daiwa Saltist back bay is made in Japan.
Submitted by: Bernie on March 1, 2018

from captainboatright@aol.com asked:
September 14, 2018
Does it come with CRBB? You would think they would use CRBB for saltwater
1 Answer
Yes, They use Magseal tech and CRBB
Submitted by: Chris on September 21, 2018

from Fargo, ND asked:
April 1, 2018
Pike/Walleye fishing for livebait presentations on a St. Croix 7'6" MLF... would this reel be a decent fit? I I also looked at the Daiwa Fuego/Tatula/Ballistic LT's and I'm having trouble deciding. I want a tank of a reel and the aluminum housing on this has me kind of favoring it as well as the shallow spool (smaller than any of the other LT's I listed). But No place in town has anything but the Ballistic LT to hold. Any input would be most appreciated.
1 Answer
The Saltist Back Bay would be the most durable of those 3 reels, but it is also significantly heavier than both the Ballistic and Tatula. The Saltist and Ballistic feature Daiwa's magseal technology which make them highly water and corrosion resistant, so both of those reels will have a significant edge in terms of durability over the Tatula. Being that your application is in freshwater I'd say the Ballistic LT is the best reel for the job, but if it is truly a "tank" that you are looking for, go with the Saltist.
Submitted by: Devon on April 7, 2018

from FL asked:
March 23, 2018
Is the Daiwa STTBB3000LT manual or auto bail design?
1 Answer
The Daiwa STTBB3000LT Saltist Back Bay Spinning Reel has a auto bail system.
Submitted by: Donald on March 27, 2018

from Fairfield, CT. asked:
March 22, 2018
1 Answer
The Daiwa STTBB3000LT Saltist Back Bay Spinning Reel isn't ideal for surf casting because of the reel size and line capacity. This reel can hold 170 yds of 30 lb braid.
Submitted by: Donald on March 27, 2018

from Mystic island, nj asked:
March 15, 2018
What rod would work well with the Diawa saltist back bay, for inshore nj. Can I fluke and striped bass fish with this reel?
1 Answer
A St Croix 7'6'' M would be a great fit for the inshore striped bass and back bay blue fish and flounder fishing.
Submitted by: Donald on March 17, 2018


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