Daiwa originally developed this range when it crafted the standard Saltist LW fishing reels. Nowadays, the Saltist HC reels have built upon that legacy by adding several modern innovations. Daiwa is renowned for revisiting past successes and breathing new life into them. Saltist HC represents the rebirth of a legend.
The star feature of the Saltist HC is the anodized finish to guard against the wear and tear inflicted by constant saltwater use.Saltwater is one of the most destructive elements your reel can face, but now the Saltist HC can provide the most effective form of protection.
Rather than develop a saltwater fishing reel built from mostly graphite components, Daiwa has crafted the Saltist HC range nearly entirely out of metal. It Features a super strong 1 piece aluminium frame. The thought process behind using metal is that the components will offer greater reliability when combined with the protective anodized coating.
Corrosion is the enemy in fishing reels. Daiwa has undermined that by including four corrosion resistant ball bearings (CRBBs) to help out. These are also resistant to intrusion from materials such as grit and sand, not to mention saltwater.
♦ Model: STT-LW20HC
♦ Gear Ratio: 6.1 / 1
♦ Line Retrieve: 89cm
♦ Drag: 9kg
♦ Ball Bearings: 4 + 1
♦ Spool Capacity: 5.4kg / 380m, 6.4kg / 320m, 9kg / 190m
♦ Weight: 520g
♦ One-piece aluminium frame
♦ Anodized finish for complete saltwater protection
♦ 4 CRBBs and one roller bearing
♦ Precision machined aluminium ‘free spool’
♦ Helical cut gears
♦ UTD Drag (Ultimate Tournament Drag)
♦ Infinite Anti-Reverse
♦ Automatic clutch engagement
♦ Heavy-duty level wind
The Saltist HC20 can be used with overhead style fishing rods varying in length from 1.8m to 4m depending on your fishing environment and target species. The Daiwa Saltist Demon Blood, Sensor Surf, Tournament Master Surf and Monster Mesh fishing rod series have rods in their ranges that would match well with this reel
♦ Daiwa gives you an aluminium frame that simply won’t let you down. The key to the strength of the frame is that it has been machined out of one piece of aluminium. As a result, the frame is rugged and incredibly strong.
♦ Nearly all of the components have been crafted out of reliable metal as opposed to graphite. Protected metal is better suited to protect against saltwater, which is why the Saltist HC has a stainless steel worm and silicon carbide line guide among its components.
♦ The level wind is a rugged piece of engineering. Daiwa has added three support bars to the worm and line guide to ensure that the level wind will track with 100% effectiveness.
♦ UTD Drag and Infinite Anti-Reverse enhance the overall quality of the Saltist HC fishing reels. Forget about rearward back-play or limited drag hindering your next attempt to bring in an impressive catch.
The reason for purchasing a Saltist HC fishing reel is all in the name. Daiwa has developed these rugged metal fishing reels to stand up to corrosive power of saltwater.