Tsunami SaltX Spinning Reels

Tsunami SaltX Spinning Reels

A full metal body and fully sealed with 14 seals.

$369.99 - $399.99
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DescriptionRetrieveGear RatioBraid Capacity
(lb test/yds)
BearingsMax DragColorPrice
SaltX 4000 Spinning ReelLeft/Right5.1:120/3307+150lbSilver$369.99 USD
SaltX 4000 Spinning ReelLeft/Right5.1:120/3307+150lbBlack$369.99 USD
SaltX 6000 Spinning ReelLeft/Right4.9:140/3507+150lbSilver$399.99 USD
SaltX 6000 Spinning ReelLeft/Right4.9:140/3507+150lbBlack$399.99 USD

The Tsunami SaltX Fully Sealed Spinning Reels are saltwater tough, with a forged and CNC machined A6061 aluminum body and rotor, digitally optimized stainless steel main gear, and 14 seals to prevent intrusion by saltwater, sand, and more. With two sizes available, the STX4000 and STX6000, and dual retrieve capability, surf anglers will be sure to find the SaltX as a premier option in the fully sealed surf reel market.

4 Stars based on 31 reviews
By Justin
Wichita, KS
Awesome reel!
June 30, 2022
Itís super smooth and very nice for the money. You canít go wrong with this. Used it for Striper fishing with a surf reel and it does the job well!
  • Great price
  • Amazing design
  • Looks pretty darn good
  • None.
By Chris
Swansea, MA
strong but slow
January 22, 2022
this reel is very strong, the drag doesnt give them an inch. the only problem with it is that it has a very slow retrieve. it is super smooth and strong, but i feel like i am reeling forever to come back in.
also it does not hold a ton of line
  • sealed
  • strong drag
  • very light
  • slow retrieve
By Mike
Awesome reel
November 12, 2021
Have used my 6k in the canal, Jersey and the keys. Never fails, tank of a reel with tons of drag.
  • Drag Clicker needed fixing after a couple large barracudas
By Timmy
North Carolina
Salt X
September 30, 2021
Best fishing reel I ever bought. It's light and the drag system is great.
By Henry
Great reel
September 29, 2021
Love this reel, great price point for what it is, holds a tun of line and has a fun of drag.
  • Drag
  • None
By Steve
Great Reel
September 5, 2021
Although a little stiff at first this reel performs flawlessly for use in the surf.
By Luis A.
Nice reel
August 23, 2021
very strong for this size 4000. tuna reel
By Fernando A.
a tank!!
June 21, 2021
hundreds of hard fighting YT and YFT on the SaltX, still as strnong and smooth as day 1.
  • Light, strong, smooth
  • none so dar
By James
Deer Park, NY
Good reel but not really sealed
June 7, 2021
Fished in south shore Long Island for last fall season, dumped couple times in rough surf, sand and water stuck in the reel, have to dip the reel in the water to free it up. Opened the reel after season over, found water inside the reel. Send back for service, they change a lot of parts (Listed) and it's free under warranty for one year. Don't know how good the seals going to be, will test this coming season. Overall it's good reel but not really sealed like Van Staal VS.
By Hlow
San diego
Nice reel
June 4, 2021
This reel has plenty of drag. It's good for surf fishing. I used it on a skiff, fishing in the bay. Pulled up a 10lb stingray with no issue. Since the system is sealed system. it's more snug when you reel. Also come with a carrying case. I have more expensive reels and non of them have a carrying case.
  • 50lb of drag
  • Aluminum reel
  • Carrying case with tool
  • So far none
By Sean
, Belmar, NJ
Line lay issues
April 5, 2021
I have had issues with this reel from the beginning. As another reviewer mentioned, I experienced the reel "seize up" on several occasions. Lay line issues. Had it re-spooled at the shop 3 times. Wind knots every outing. ( I know, user error right?) Never had a wind knot with any of my set ups before this. Very disappointing, as this was my first higher end reel and there's been nothing but issues.
By Roger
New Smyrna Beach Fl
Nice reel, lite and strong
March 31, 2021
reel works like it should good drag, casts and winds great what more could you want
By Jc
Stay away from this reel
March 29, 2021
I purchased a Tsunami SaltX 4000 in early 2020. Since then Iíve fished It 15-20 times on the beaches of Rhode Island. The first thing I noticed was the reel did not come with any tools, as they all should. No big deal, however this reel has had nothing but issues since day one. It locked (seized) up after being lightly splashed in the surf causing me to have to cut and put a backup reel on (Penn SSV4500) Since then Its been throughly cleaned and every time ANY amount of water hits the reel, it would make a very loud screeching sound followed by clunking. Itís had oscillation issues as well, the line lay is the worst Iíve ever seen in any reel. So far itís been in the shop ( local shop in Rhode Island ) twice for service/ complete line strip & re spool only to get constant wind knots with absolutely everything I throw. While pencil popping I felt a bang, only to looked down to realize that the bail screw had backed itself out and came off falling into the water. Iím sure the shop will not return the reel being that is it now used. Iím hesitant to put it on Facebook market place l as the next owner is just going to be buying a flawed reel.

Update 2021*
Bimini Bay shipped me a new 4K & within the second time in the surf it SIEZED, they then put me in contact with a local Tsumani Rep who switched it out YET again for another model, this time a black 4K ( maybe the color will make a difference?!?! ) I immediately had line lay issues and washed my hands of them completely. Got a Slammer 3 & has thus far been bullet proof for me.

Very impressed with how Tsunami (Bimini bay) handled the situation from start to finish. I think what it comes down to is poor quality control, some guys get what seem to be solid units while others like myself got some duds.
Do yourself a favor & stick to tsunami rods, not their reels.

Overall Reel quality 4/10
Customer service 10/10
  • Customer service
  • Room to improve on the design
  • ? Reel knob stitching immediately starts to break down
  • ? line lay / Oscillation issues
  • ? water intrusion issues
  • ? main shaft / rotor flex under stress
  • ? Poor quality control
By Alvin
New York
produced a squeaking sound
December 26, 2020
I bought a saltx 4000, it was good at first, smooth. After half a season it produced a squeaking sound. I didnít even submerge it, and i rinsed it every after use. I will open the reel, and see if there are any water intrusion.
By Tom
Cape Cod
Not made for the Cape Cod Canal
October 9, 2020
This reel was definitely not field tested in any condition near the ones fished in the Cape Cod Canal. Went through two in a week (1 replacement) and the spring that is in the drag system popped off when any big fish would take a run.
On top of that, the reel went from being smooth to grainy mid fight on my 3rd fish using the reel (this happened on my replacement reel). I had issues with the spring and the drag with both reels.
  • smooth out of the box. That?s about it
  • Drag system. Bad max drag/gear size ratio. Too much drag for that compact of a reel.
44 Questions & 43 Answers
from Ma asked:
January 23, 2020
What is the inches per turn on the 6000?


1 Answer
The inches per crank on the 6000 Tsunami SaltX is 38"
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on January 24, 2020

from Boston, Ma asked:
December 25, 2019
Would the 4000 size be a good fit for a 9 ft triumph? Would be using it as a surf setup.
1 Answer
Yes the 4000 Saltx would be ideal on a 9ft triumph
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on December 30, 2019

Marty mackey
from Loxley, Alabama asked:
December 21, 2019
Has any 4000 sizes reels been delivered in the U,S.?
1 Answer
We have yet to ship the 4000 salt X to our customers.†
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on December 24, 2019

from Philadelphia PA asked:
November 28, 2019
how much weight itself of the  reels. 
1 Answer
The 6000 weighs 19 oz's the 4000 we are waiting for more specs on that reel†

Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 29, 2019

from Houston, Texas asked:
November 24, 2019
Is it possible to change the power knob on the 6000? And, if so, where can I purchase one? Also, is there any updates on when the 6000's will be shipping? 
1 Answer
We are currently still waiting for these reels to come in so were not sure if the handle can be replaced and if there is a replacement knob. The only eta available is the end of November†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 25, 2019

from South Florida asked:
October 30, 2019
Will the 4,000 have the power handle?
1 Answer
The 4000 will have a power handle†

Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 30, 2019

from NJ asked:
October 29, 2019
Whatís the inches per turn specs on the 6k? 
1 Answer
That information is not yet available to us.†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 31, 2019

from Ny asked:
October 4, 2019
I have the tsunami airwave elite 106mh would the salt x 6000 pair well or should i get the salts 4000
1 Answer
The 6000 would pair nicely with a 10ft 6" rod.†
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on October 5, 2019

Ty Turner
from Alabama, Gulf Shores asked:
October 2, 2019
What size reel would be preferred for fishing in the gulf on the beach?
1 Answer
The 4000 would be a good choice but it really depends on what rod, what species your targeting.†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 4, 2019

from Florida asked:
September 25, 2019
How can I purchase a spare spool for my 6000???
1 Answer
That would have to be purchased through Tsunami
Submitted by: Ethan on September 27, 2019

from New York asked:
September 22, 2019
Do you know when you are getting the Salt X 4000?
1 Answer
We do not have a date yet.
Submitted by: Ethan on September 25, 2019

james robitaille
from Cheshire, Connecticut asked:
September 21, 2019
how much does the 6000 size weigh?
1 Answer
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on September 26, 2019

Andy Chang
from NY asked:
September 17, 2019
is this available for order?
1 Answer
This item is currently a pre-order only item.†
Submitted by: Ethan on September 21, 2019

from Warwick Rhode Island asked:
August 31, 2019
When will the 4000 be available 
1 Answer
We had a few come in for earlier orders and are awaiting more.†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on September 2, 2019

Gregory Phillippe
from Elkton,maryland asked:
July 11, 2019
Does this come in a bailess option? 
1 Answer
We do not have that information yet.†
Submitted by: Ethan on July 13, 2019

Dan Loder
from Mobile, AL. asked:
June 21, 2019
I pre-ordered this a while back, any realistic ETA on this, it seems to be getting pushed back every month
1 Answer
Unfortunately the best date I have for the release is on the website.
Submitted by: Ethan on June 21, 2019

from Loxley, Alabama asked:
June 18, 2019
What is the latest information as to when you will receive shipment.
1 Answer
Our current information shows end of June 2019†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on June 26, 2019

from Florida asked:
May 25, 2019
When do you bill with a pre-order?
1 Answer
We will charge when the item ships out.
Submitted by: Ethan on May 27, 2019

Vic Villegas
from Armed Forces Pacific asked:
May 22, 2019
are these made in USA?
1 Answer
Country of origin is China†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 22, 2019

from NJ asked:
April 24, 2019
does the line roller have bearing(s) or bushing?
1 Answer
When this reel becomes available we'll be able to get more specs on this reel for you
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 8, 2019

from NJ...USA asked:
April 21, 2019
does it include a roller bearing?

1 Answer
When this reel becomes available we'll be able to get more specs on this reel nothing is listed if it has a roller bearing or not†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 9, 2019

from Belmont, MA asked:
April 2, 2019
Do you have any more line capacity specs on 6000
1 Answer
Those are the only specs we have so far, When this reel becomes available well be able to get more line specs for you.†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 3, 2019

from Belmont, MA asked:
April 2, 2019
Do you have line capacity specs for 50lb braid
1 Answer
Line specs on the 4000 are TBA the 6000 will hold about 380 yards of 50lb braid†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 3, 2019

Mike G
from Narragansett,Rhode Island asked:
February 16, 2019
Can the handle be switched over to right hand drive?
1 Answer
That information is not available yet. If it is a truly sealed reel then you shouldn't be able to switch the handle.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 20, 2019

from Florida asked:
January 15, 2019
Is is fully sealed like a van stall?
1 Answer
This reel is fully sealed
Submitted by: Bernie on January 16, 2019

Edward J Everich
from RI asked:
January 14, 2019
Will these reels be offered with a manual pickup / or conversion kit ?
1 Answer
We haven't heard that there will be one in the works for a bailess kit
Submitted by: Bernie on January 16, 2019

Dylan Baumann
from Huntsville, AL asked:
January 12, 2019
will there be a bail-less conversion kit?
1 Answer
Not that we've heard yet
Submitted by: Bernie on January 14, 2019

from Portland Maine asked:
January 9, 2019
Any idea on weight of these? Size comparison to say Shimano 5000 or VS 150. Thank you
1 Answer
This is slightly larger then a 5000 series shimano reel.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 10, 2019

Bobby Davidson
from panama city fl asked:
January 7, 2019
what is the weight of each reel and the drag numbers on the 4000
1 Answer
Some of the specs are TBD from the manufacture.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 9, 2019

Bob Benson
from Lynn mass asked:
February 13, 2022
Would the saltx 6000 match well with the† lamiglass 9 foot medium /medium fast action rod.If not what would† tackle direct recommend . thanks bob
1 Answer
Hi Bob, The Tsunami Salt X 6000 would pair great with a Lamiglas 9ft Medium action surf rod. However since it's currently sold out I would also recommend a Penn SLAIV4500 Slammer IV Spinning Reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/penn-slaiv4500-slammer-iv-spinning-reel.html This would also pair great with your Lamiglas 9ft surf rod for any plugging or bait surf fishing application. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on February 14, 2022

from California asked:
December 31, 2021
Can a 9ft Penn prevail surf rod work out with the salt x 6000?†
1 Answer
Hi Alexis, A 9ft surf rod will work with a Tsunami Salt X 6000 but it may be a little heavy for that small of a rod. I would recommend a 10ft surf spinning rod which will balance the Tsunami Salt X 6000 reel a little better. https://www.tackledirect.com/penn-presfii1530s10-prevail-ii-surf-spinning-rod.html Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 3, 2022

from Gulf shores asked:
June 16, 2021
Where are these made
1 Answer
These are made in China.
Submitted by: Paul Olah on June 17, 2021

from New York asked:
November 25, 2020
Can this handle be used on a Evict 2000?
1 Answer
I dont believe these handles are interchangeable with Evict models
Submitted by: Alex T on November 27, 2020

James J Alcorn
from TX asked:
May 9, 2020
How many oz does the SaltX 4000 weigh?
1 Answer
Hello James,†

This reel weighs 14.6 ounces.† Tight lines!†

Submitted by: B. Smith on May 11, 2020

from Holbrook.MA asked:
May 4, 2020
I have a 10í6Ē Daiwa Tournament Ballistics Surf and i wonder which can be pairing forthe STX 4000 or STX6000?
1 Answer
The STX6000 is the way to go. More casting ability, more stopping power.†
Submitted by: Sydney on May 7, 2020

from brooklyn ny asked:
April 15, 2020
how many yards of 40lb braid does the 4000 hold?
1 Answer
The 4000 size will hold roughly 200 yards of 40lb braid.†
Submitted by: Brian on April 16, 2020

Joey P
from Staten Island asked:
April 15, 2020
Hey looking to get a saltx feel and rod (saltx surf) combo. Iím mostly a freshwater bass fisherman but grew up salt water fishing as a kid. Looking to get back into saltwater fishing predominantly for the spring and fall striped run out of the beaches of New Jersey and Staten Island. Will be throwing swimbaits On jig heads and top waters. Some bunker chunks and maybe occasionally try and do some fluke fishing. Donít know if I should get a 4000 series or the 6000. I was thinking the 4000 series with the 9ft6. Or maybe the 6000 with the 10ft6. Any braided line recommendations. 30,40,50 pd test? Thanks! 
1 Answer
The Tsunami SaltX 6000 with 30-40lb Power Pro Super Slick V2 will give you the best casting and strength combo for your setup. It will work great on a 10'6" rod.†
Submitted by: Sydney on April 16, 2020

from Wakefield Massachusetts asked:
March 9, 2020
how many inches does it retrieve per turn on the handle 
1 Answer
33.5" on the 4000 and 38" on the 6000.
Submitted by: Brian on March 16, 2020

from OK asked:
February 23, 2020
How much does this reel weigh?
1 Answer
The Salt X 4000 weighs 14.6 ounces. The 6000 weighs 18.0 ounces.†
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 25, 2020

from NJ asked:
January 28, 2020
Does the line roller have bearings or bushings?
1 Answer
Itís a bushing. Easy to service versus a bearing that would have to be replaced if failed.
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 30, 2020

from Monson ma. asked:
November 24, 2019
I have a stcroix 9í &10í triumph, debating on 2 6000ís or should I go with a 4000 on the 9í , your thoughts ?
1 Answer
I would recommend going with the 4000 on the 9ft rod and 6000 on the 10ft†
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on November 25, 2019

from Tomball, tx asked:
September 7, 2019
can you switch the handle on the 4000 like you can on the 6000? What are the line capacities of the 4000 ?
1 Answer
You can switch the handle on the 4000 like the 6000 and the capacity of the 4000 is roughly 420 yds of 15lbs braid.
Submitted by: Huy Nguyen on September 30, 2019

michael rowe
from danville in asked:
June 29, 2019
does the salt x come in right hand retrieve

from Altamonte Springs, FL asked:
February 21, 2019
Any word on when this reel will be available? It says February and haven't heard anything this whole month
1 Answer
We are currently taking pre-orders for this reel. We are expecting shipments in April.†
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on March 7, 2019


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