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Daiwa's® no-nonsense Saltist® Spinning Reels are for all-out serious saltwater fishing. There are no flashy gizmos to get in your way—just solid, straight-ahead design features to get the job done. All-metal construction. Ultra-strong and smooth DigiGear™ digitally designed and machined gearing. Tubular stainless Air Bail™ with TwistBuster® 2 and rotor brake. Five CRBB™ ball bearings. Sealed drag. Dual full-time anti-reverse. Left/Right-hand retrieve. And a machined-aluminum handle for leverage. Advantage: you.
Rugged, all-metal construction
5 CRBB™ corrosion resistant ball bearings
Tubular stainless Air Bail™
Sealed, waterproof drag
Rotor brake keeps bail in convenient position when opened
from the moment i looked at this product i new it was a good buy it is very smooth realign in and nice design i recommend buying this product if you do saltwater fishing for striped bass bluefish and more this reel could pretty much handle anything
January 17, 2011
I have caught several medium sized fish on this reel and one huge fish. I have landed Red Snapper and AJ's from 10 to 50 lbs and it has performed flawlessly. I fought a shark that was in the 400-450 lb range and it still performed well. I know a shark does not make the runs like a big AJ or Wahoo but it can sure put a reel through the tests. The reel is smooth and has never gave me a jerky feeling like the drag on a lower quality reel will. I put it right in line with the Shimano Saragosa that I own. My only complaint about the reel is the handle. It is not the best reel to use for jigging because of the way they attach the ball that goes in your hand to the arm of the handle. There is a plate on the side that can wear on the palm of your hand if you do a lot of jigging.
August 22, 2010
Smooth reel, poor drag.
I just received a new 4500 series Saltist and loaded it with 55lb Daiwa boat braid. The reel reels very smoothly and super fast ratio. The main drawback is the drag.
When you remove the spool there is an o-ring on the shaft and plastic parts that don't look very durable.
The drag is smooth until you tighten it up to 8-10 + lbs. at which it deteriorates to an unappealing chattering, rough mess.
April 20, 2010
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