top end reel
April 7, 2020
best thing next to the stella. I own both and I can't find anything bad at all about this reel
Prosgreat drag system and super tight water proof reel
Gulf breeze, FL
January 20, 2020
This reel is an absolute beast. Has so much drag and line capacity it is ridiculous for a spinning reel. This thing will last for forever if taken care of properly. Definitely impressed with it and absolutely love it. Need to get the new one now.
ProsDrag, line capacity, aesthetics it looks sick
ConsCant think of any
By Golden E.
Block Island, RI
Swiss clock of spinning reels
January 31, 2019
very rigid, extremely well sealed, excited to really test it.
Prosfit and finish, completely sealed
Conslittle more resistance than reeling than expected. this is probably due to the sealing of the reel. makes just a little more noise than expected when reeling.
Panama city beach, Florida
Biggest and baddest spinner
December 3, 2018
I use mine for targeting bigger sharks on spinning gear. Will and 150lb+ fish in under 30 minutes. Excellent reel.
Pros60+ lbs of drag, holds alot of line. Aesthetically beautiful.
ConsChipping on the outer paint job, requires a good cleaning after every saltwater application.
By Ron F.
Saltiga 6500h Dog Fight & 7000H Dog Fight
September 12, 2018
Fishermen after big catfish have long adapted salt water gear to land trophy Catfish. I use these two Dog Fights below dams in very very strong current. Strong current big flatheads from the bank are rarely landed. Put the Dog Fight on them and problem solved. Tsunami 1202xxh & Lami GSB No problemo !!!!! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
ProsExtremely easy cranking, 66lbs of drag if you ever need it. Beautiful reels. Durable, reliable. Worth every dime knowing this reel won't let the trophy of a life time get away !!!
ConsI only have two !!!
Not what I expected
June 3, 2018
Took this reel along with a couple of Stellas (14000 for jigging and 20000 for popping) I loved the look and feel of the reel, it worked hard and easily managed to land 100lb+ yellow fine, drag was great, and almost a smooth as the stella. my big disappointment is the paint job, I cant believe after one week of fishing there is bubbling on the paint at the base of the reel, incredible on brand new reel. to add to this a massive amount of paint has come off around the the reel seat and shaft. for the money I paid this is extremely disappointing. the 2 stellas that worked just as hard in difficult weather conditions are still in perfect condition as you would expect.
ProsLook and feel, drag and power of the reel, good weight for the size off reel
ConsPaint and durability of the paint job, already corroding after 1 weeks fishing, and chipping around the handle
May 30, 2018
Already slayed some Big Strippers on the Canal, Great Reel
Well worth every penny
February 12, 2018
Perfect example of you get what you pay for. Reel performs exceptionally well, super smooth and tough. Takes a beating and still works like new time in and time out. If you're ever interested in a reel in this class, the saltiga is worth taking a look at.
ProsSuper smooth Strong drag
ConsPrice but you get what you pay for
January 9, 2018
Build like a tank, huge line capacity on the 8000 model
ConsPlastic drag knob but that's a minor.
December 20, 2017
I've been looking at the Saltiga series for many years. Once the redesign in 2015, it was time to get one and I was not disappointed. I have fished extensively with my buddy's 2 new Stellas. They are great reels on their own accord, but for my money I chose Daiwa. I enjoy jigging and plugging offshore, especially landing big fish on light tackle with artificials. These reels well paired with a high-end rod not only are very capable, they are a dream to fish with.
ProsDurability Appearance Drag capacity and smoothness Line capacity Customer service. Had an accident with a hatch door and Daiwa USA handled it. Reel handle able to switch sides easily Overall design and functionality
October 4, 2017
I got the 5000H for various types of fishing from lures to bottom fishing. It's been super smooth and strong. Not to heavy and spins like a champ.
July 27, 2017
TD out stock for 5000H and got 5000 model instead but great looking and smooth reeling.
Dog fight!!! 8000F
July 26, 2017
Great looking and strong like tank.
By David S.
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Great for Tarpon, Snook and Tuna
May 22, 2017
This is my second Saltiga reel. I use both of them to fish Tarpon and other large fighting fish in Costa Rica and Belize. Excellent quality and line capacity for fish that like to run. Smooth drag also.
ProsLine capacity and nice balance. Knob handle is also very nice.
ConsWith some of my rods, this reel will not seat firmly. Not sure if it's the rod or the reel causing the issue. I just wrap the reel fins with a little electrical tape and then seat it into the rod. Works great and I'm good to go.
Chatham , MA
December 28, 2016
All of the Saltiga 15 reels are great. You can't beat this reel for the money and I have a lot of Stella's and stop using them and switched to Saltigas. I landed a 200lb tuna with this reel and a black hole rod aurface casting.
S San Fran, CA
The sport cars of the fishing reel world
December 7, 2016
The design is spectacular and reels like butter smooth!
ConsThe price but you buying the quality and craftmanship of japan made.
Review one year after purchase
June 25, 2016
I bought the new 2015 version of the Saltiga 4000 for light inshore applications (stripers, blues, false albacore)...Still feels new, drag is impeccable..Biggest tests came in the fall last year with the fall run, starting with very strong albie run, and segueing to a decent fall striper run, with a handful of good sized blues....like the manual bail (also own a bailless VS150) especially for the small tunas...otherwise manual bail vs bailless is kind of '6 of one/half dozen of the other'...Its not cheap, but would recommend it for anyone looking for a high quality of reel where the feeling of a finely tuned machine is part of the experience. I deducted a star because the reel cover is sized inappropriately (reel only fits with the handle removed)...otherwise, just based on performance alone, it's a 5 star performer
ProsDrag, feel, overall quality
Consnot cheap (although cheaper than the 2010 version), cover sucks
MEXICO, DISTRITO FEDERAL
king of spinning reels
December 10, 2015
this is the best spinning reel on the market, i cant say anything bad about this reel, just King of kings with magseal i can say this is a reel that will last for a lifetime
Prosmag seal 66 crazy punds of drag nice looking
Consthe Price could be the only "but" in the perfect reel description but worths every penny
June 5, 2015
I combined this reel with a Shimano Slick butt Terez rod and used it last week for dolphin / medium bottom fishing out of Hatteras and was perfect!!! This is my second Daiwa Saltiga - it is comparable with stella of similar size. Love them!
ProsYou get what you pay for - An outstanding reel!
For tuna popping
April 27, 2015
Exceptional quality for excepitonal price
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