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94% Recommend this product (16 of 17 responses)
By David
Smoothest Saltwater Reel!
September 13, 2022
Purchased it last month and paired it with an ODM rod and will never go back to my old set up!
ProsPrice Light Weight Functionality
ConsNone so far!
By Datenara
Wichita, KS
September 6, 2022
The reel is super smooth and the power knob feels nice.
By Kevin
Naples, FL
Solid reel and quality construction. smooth for the price.
August 3, 2022
I love this reel, very durable and holds up great to the elements. perfect for inshore big tarpon fishing
By Jason
August 1, 2022
Very smooth and light
By joseph
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Daiwa jigging reel
July 13, 2022
Excelente carrete para jigs! (Excellent reel for jigs!)
ProsPresenta excelente fuerza de arrastre y un inmejorable freno!. (It has excellent drag force and an unbeatable brake!)
ConsPesado! (Heavy!)
By Jason h.
Cambridge md
Best reel I ever bought
July 7, 2022
This reel is so light and smooth and plenty of power
By Glenn D.
Wilmington, NC
Super Smooth
June 30, 2022
Purchased two of these in a 4000 and 6000, and I have to say these reels are incredibly smooth casting and reeling. I use the 4000 for closer inshore fishing for trout and redfish, and the 6000 for throwing spoons and plugs off of piers and the surf. Overall great reels!
ProsPlenty of strength in the reel with smooth casting, with enough capacity for line.
Consdrag knob feels cheap and clicking when the drag goes off isnt as loud as I would want it to be.
By Johnny
Awesome Reel!
May 18, 2022
Smooth as a knife cutting through butter.
By James
Favorite new reel
April 18, 2022
Paired the 5000 with 300yrds of 20lb braid on an Okuma Rockaway 12’ 1-4oz rod and this is now my favorite pompano setup. Great reel for the price and I have a 5000 Certate to compare it too. I would choose the Saltist for an all round reel. Can easily handle pomps to bull reds.
By Chris
as good as saltist and now lighter
March 31, 2022
this is a big upgrade. the saltist is a really good reel, but it is heavy. the mq solves that issue and build on an already strong platform. very smooth retrieve with tons of torque. the only downside is that the handle knob is too smooth and i find myself slipping off of it even with gloves on when they are wet
Prosstrong gears. smooth retrieve. great reel
Conshandle knob is too smooth and slippery
By Jason
New York
Strong little beast
March 28, 2022
Super strong and light. Great all around reel. I mainly use it for striped bass but also bring it when I travel. In a world of boring reels, this one looks pretty cool.
ProsBang for buck. Strong. Great drag. Great handle.
By Michael
March 10, 2022
Wow is all i can say, this reel is not only lightweight,beautiful, and has some serious drag power, its sealed it the most important areas, cant wait to buy another one!!!!
By Eddie
Great Reel Saltist MQ 6000D
February 25, 2022
Great reel very smooth and light. Very fast shipping and reliable from tackle direct. Wanted this reel for a few months but it was out of stock, finally it came back in stock very happy to own one. Get it when you still can before its all gone. Will test the reel out very soon. Probably will get another one =).
Prosvery smooth and light easy to use. Looks good I like the color blue and ball handle feels great.
ConsSo far nothing
By Kevin
great reel
December 24, 2021
I love this reel, it is not necessarily the best at anything, but it is very good at everything. It's powerful enough to horse a medium sized tarpon, but also small enough that you can still fish for smaller inshore fish as well. very durable and holds up great to the elements.
By Mookhram
Great product
December 7, 2021
Very satisfied with this reel. Will purchase another soon.
ProsLight compared to other reels that I own. Just started using so pros and cons not yet established
Surf side , TX
Super smoothe , light , and strong
October 8, 2021
2 trips out at the surfside jetty and has performed spectacularly with speckled trout and a few reds including a new pb 37” Bull red. The drag is super strong and made quick work on that bull. The reel performs similar to my shimano twinpower but a bit cheaper on price. The ball handle is a nice touch and works well for spooning. Up close the special composite material on the rotor and monoque looks like cheap plastic similar to the bg line up. Could have made that part look higher end with some nice paint like shimano does . Overall excellent reel for now until it need servicing a few years from now .
ProsStrong drag. Light , silky smoothe
ConsCheap plastic feel on monoque body and rotor although it?s special composite .
By Javier
Charlotte, NC
Daiwa for the win!
September 28, 2021
Daiwa this year has left me in awe with the quality of product the produce. I tried the Saltist MQ for a few weeks and it’s my favorite saltwater reel currently. I tested it at the Outer Banks, Murrells Inlets, Frying Pan Tower and much more places here in NC. I had the previous version of the Saltist and it still fights like a champ!

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