Daiwa® Saltist® Saltwater Spinning Reels
Used on tuna, A J's so far, and has done a fantastic job, very smooth in all aspects. I wanted a jigging set up, got this reel and a recommended "jigging" ugly stick 50-100#,awesome rod too. BUT,,,the main gear shaft that the handle slides into broke, BUT, did not effect the performance at all, it just fell out when I took handle off to swap sides. Could be a fluke, I took it back to Bass Pro and they replaced it with no problems and no questions, they let me upgrade to the 6500H," I paid the diff". FYI,,5000H, 6000H, 6500H,,all the same reel,,different spool, line capacity. I still feel this reel kicks butt
April 18, 2012
Best reels for under $1000
I went threw a lot of reels in the trash trying to find the best. I fish for bottom fish and top fish and wanted a reel that worked well for both. I destroyed 4 penn reels in 5 short trips they where 320I the poorest quality reels on the market. Then I went to Shimano speed masters which worked very well for top water but due to week drag could not hold up to AJ's and Grouper. Then a friend suggested the Saltist 6000. This reel is the strongest smoothest reel I have put in my hands for under a $1000.00. I feel you would have to buy the Shimano Stella to come close. I have caught Cobia 50 lbs, Grouper 18-20 lbs, AJ 40-50 lbs, Blacktip sharks up to 150 lbs. You will be happy if you buy these. I also have the 4000 model I uses for flounder and bonita.
April 13, 2012
One of the better saltwater reels around. Built strong with a great drag. I like the no reverse at all on this reel. It comes in several sizes for larger fish. I don't think a person could ever use all the drag that this reel has.
It has performed just great.
June 26, 2011
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