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For fast hard Blue water action on heavy spin gear it’s nigh on impossible to pass up on the new Catalina fishing reel from Daiwa. These are powerful reels designed for chasing big fish. With the 6500 having 30kg of ATD (Automatic Tournament Drag), you’re set to take on the oceans toughest. The 2016 released version (this model) Catalina has a refined appearance, understated and classy as if to defy its formula one internal dynamics. As you can expect with a Catalina, the inclusion list is a who’s who of Daiwa’s flagship innovations and technologies. Check the list below, and be impressed.
If selecting the 5000 size, your need for speed will be the deciding factor. The 5000H takes on a whopping 121cm of line per turn. For those that like to cast metal slices for big Mackerel, Tailor and Aussie Salmon, the high geared Catalina will suit. If you prefer chasing Drummer or 40cm plus Bream from the rocks, gear down for cranking power. The standard 5000 still reels in 107cm, so it’s by no means a slouch in the speed department. Whichever 5000 you choose, 15kg of ATD will stop most determined runs, getting you in the driver’s seat earlier in fight.
If you want to hit the reef and chase GT’s, the 6500 is the beginning of such access. It’s great for trolling, casting and Jigging and may even give you a sporting chance should a Tuna monster your lure. Yes, it’s that strong. Of course, it is as smooth as silk as well. 8 bearings, Hyper Digigear, Zaion air rotor and the Super Metal Housing, provide a solid feel, with no twist or give allowing for perfect synchronicity.
For those looking for absolute premium performance in a heavy duty spinning reel, who aren’t prepared to max out the credit card on Saltiga, the New Daiwa Catalina for sale is a clear winner. It is nothing short of perfect for the surf, the rocks and cruising the blue water for hard pulling fish. When you want Kingies, Cobia, big Tailor and Salmon, Tuna, Sailfish, GT as well as Mulloway and Snapper and more choose the Catalina 6500.
|Model||Gear Ratio/line retrieve||Bearings||Approx Weight||Max Drag||Average Line Capacity (braid)|
|Catalina 5000||4.9:1(104cm)||8 + 1||605gm||15kg||PE 4(approx 40lb)/400m, 5(approx 50lb)/300m|
|Catalina 5000H||5.7:1 (121cm)||8 + 1||605gm||15kg||PE 4(approx 40lb)/400m, 5(approx 50lb)/300m|
|Catalina 6500H||5.7:1 (131cm)||8 + 1||815gm||30kg||PE 6(approx 60lb)/400m, 8(approx 80lb)/300m|
♦ Suitable size Reel for surf, rock and boat fishing
♦ Famous inclusions by Daiwa such as Mag seal, real four, Automatic tournament drag, twistbuster II and so much more
♦ Metal Housing including the side plate and main body
♦ Manual Bail Trip is included (you need to manually close bail after cast – increasing longevity of the reel)
♦ Water tight open roller that will suit large leaders.
♦ Comfortable EVA Handle Knob.
Note: Images for illustration only – some variances may occur between models. Price is for one reel only and will depend on which size reel you choose. Choose a model from our selection menu near the add to cart button to check the item price for that size.
The Catalina is a premium class reel. Only a premium class rod will do it true justice. For the 5000 sizes select a rod 6-7ft. Snapper or barramundi fishing rods rated up to 10-20Kg are perfect for the boat. 10-11ft surf/rock rods rated up to 15Kg will be ideal and will also suit the 8/9ft general purpose rod. For the 6500 strap it to a 5 to 7 foot boat rod, surf and rock rod to 15 foot . The 6500H will also suit GT Popper rods rated 24-37kg+ and more. If you require further assistance in picking a new rod for the Daiwa Catalina 6500 or Catalina 5000 sizes just reach out to us and we will be glad to point you in the right direction. If you email us we can respond with some links to applicable products in our online fishing store.
♦ Nothing beats the feel of pitting yourself against our toughest species with Daiwa’s top shelf spin reels.
♦ Mag Seal is so effective that your reel will operate at peak for many years to come. It really does stop the garbage from getting in to your reels critical moving parts. It also cuts friction significantly.
♦ With 15 and 30kg of Automatic Tournament Drag depending on which fishing reel size you choose, bust ups at the strike are less likely. While silky smooth throughout its range, ATD comes into its own the moment the fish strikes. Traditionally, your drag is at its most vulnerable the moment the fish grabs the bait. ATD eliminates this frustrating scenario.
♦ Line management and casting manners are outstanding. Tough Airbail, ABS II, Twistbuster II and the BB line roller with rubber seal ensure tangles, twist and looping are all but eliminated.
The new daiwa Catalina 5000 and Catalina 5000H or 6500H reel is simply a class above. Heavy duty spin reels should not sacrifice anything in smoothness to be able to handle the rough stuff hard fishing demands. Catalina is tough as nails and smooth and silk, the perfect combination.