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From tuna to billfish and more, Daiwa® Saltist® Lever Drag Two-Speed Conventional Casting Reels are designed for absolute reliability. Spool with mono or braid, there isn't much Saltist Reels can't handle. Features include a one-piece aluminum frame and sideplate, precision helical-cut stainless steel gears, six CRBB corrosion-resistant ball bearings, machined-aluminum spool, Ultimate Tournament carbon drag, Infinite Spin™ freespool, and offset power handle with speed knob. The Saltist compact, smooth-casting design offers the ability to toss live bait or artificial lures with ease.
Designed for absolute reliability
Fast one-touch gear shift
6 CRBB™ corrosion resistant ball bearings
Precision stainless steel gears, helical-cut for smooth, powerful winding
Best little 2 speed I own!
I bought the Daiwa 35 2spd for my 30# outft for fishing offshore. I was not dissappointed, basically 65# braid and a short 30# flouro topshot for baitfishing. Casts very well, shifting, when I had to which wasn't veryoften was very smooth. Gearing is very strong and well siuted for the fishing I do. I recently took it on a longer trip than I normally do, 7 days. They were suggesting that we use 40# minium line so I switched out the topshot hoping the little reel would stand up to the larger fish. I was not dissappointed catching tuna 40#+! Shifting was very smooth, and low gear was perfect for the bigger tuna and yellowtail that we caught! The little Daiwa held up very well with drags performing flawlessly after multiple fish!
If you're looking for a small reel that can stand up to big fish, I highly recommend theDaiwa Saltist 2speed reels!
September 7, 2012
Great reel for jigging
I bought the STTLD50-2SPD and put it on a Trevala rod for jigging grouper and amberjack. What a beast of a reel. I have no problems winching up big groupers from 200' - 250' and caught many amberjacks in the 50 to 75 lb range. It's never missed a beat. Now I did have to upgrade the rod, the Trevala was just outmatched by the pressure of the big fish and the reel. The XXX heavy Terez is the ticket. I should also mention that I have it spooled up with 100 lb Power Pro. And the setup is so light it's amazing. Use it all day and not get tired. It sounds like the gentleman from Canada may have had the spool locked down too tight. I was so impressed that I bought my brother one for his 50th birthday.
August 11, 2012
The Best Reel Ever
Daiwa® Saltist® Lever Drag Two-Speed 20 I bought this reel and put 60 pound spectra with a top shot of black water 40lb and had the day of my life in San Diego. I caught three Blue Fin Tuna all about 60lb a piece. I also caught yellow tail the bigest ranging about 35-30L:B. So that guy thats talking bad about Daiwa, I think you just may have gotten a bad reel. I love this reel!
December 2, 2011
not good for the serious fisher
I used this reel for deep sea fishing. At depths to
150' it was usable. Beyonbd that, I had to enlist
another fisherman to wind the lines for me as I
had to retrieve the line by hand. Fortunately, there
was no catch at the other end.
The mechanism is faulty. My friends use a Shimano
Talica and I thought I would better him in price with
a Diawa. I was so wrong.
No more Diawa products for me again. I hope
to receive your refund very soon. I wasted close to
$50 in shipping /postage cost. Luckily, Canada
Customs did not charge me any import and
Thank you for asking and look forward to a credit
on my Amerifan Express, after which I would try
shopping with you again.
PS The reel was returned via Int'l ground, insured
for CA$400 item number CX 451 056 486 CA in its
original packing material.
August 19, 2011
Just going by my experience and not measurement......I've broken 30lb test when fishing for tuna. I assume you can get that much drag out of it. I don't recommend it. At that setting you loose the "free-spool" capability for long casts.
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