Tsunami STX4000 SaltX Spinning Reel - Silver
A full metal body and fully sealed with 14 seals.
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|Description||Retrieve||Gear Ratio||Braid Capacity|
|SaltX 4000 Spinning Reel||Left/Right||5.1:1||20/330||7+1||50lb||Silver||$369.99 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.
- Light, strong, smooth
- none so dar
- 50lb of drag
- Aluminum reel
- Carrying case with tool
- So far none
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
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.
- Smooth and light
- Developed squeak and some roughness after 8 months of gentle surf use. Not as sealed as marketing says.
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