The new look Daiwa Saltist is a heck of a lot more than just a ‘look’. While the stylish porting and addition of Air Rotor makes for a beautiful looking reel, the internals are what set it off as a force to be reckoned with in the mid-price large spin reel category.
An upgrade to the Automatic Tournament Drag, Digigear II and a total of 8 ball bearings (and one roller bearing), gives the big fish spin angler a whole new crank that takes out the effort and replaces it with serious strength and silky smooth fighting power.
These two reels are at home on the rocks, the beach and the Blue water, chasing species such as Mackerel, Yellowtail Kingfish and the awesome fight of the belligerent GT. Hit the beaches and live bait for Mulloway or cast big metal slices from the rocks after Pelagics. The 8000 will be great from your boat Jigging right through the water column.
Generous spool capacity is matched by up to 15kg of Automatic Tournament Drag, now smoother at hook-up and more evenly wearing. You’re armed to take on the oceans toughest but also equipped to it time and again, as technology such as Magseal keeps the elements out, providing exceptional durability. This is a significant feature, as the rocks beach and boat provide the most exacting of tests on your equipment.
Check the list bellow for a rundown on all of the inclusions. This is a stunning offering from Daiwa, jamming in such a significant selection of their finest technology into a reel that competes easily with other spin reel of a much higher price tag. Grab your now before all the original Saltist fans clear the shelves.
Features and Specifications
Approx Weight (g)
Approx Spool Capacity (braid)
PE 5 (50lb) /500m, PE6 (60lb)/400m
5.3 (135 cm)
PE6 (60lb) /540m, PE8 (80lb)/400m
ATD – Daiwa’s Automatic Tournament Drag System
Note Images are for illustration only. Slight variations can occur. Price is for 1 reel only and varies depending on the size you choose to order.
Fishing Applications and Fishing Rod Suggestion guide
The Daiwa Saltist 6500 Spin and Saltist 8000 Spin are large reels suited to beach fishing with a 10-15ft rod or for spinning off the rocks on a 10-11ft rod. Out off the boat you can match it up with any style of boat rod be it a jigging rod, popper rod, or general style boat rod. If you need some further suggestions you are more than welcome to get in touch with us for further advice.
This sort of heavy duty fishing reel puts you up against the power of GT’s and other hard fishing fish with a list of the best Daiwa technology to turn powerful fish to the boat with consistency and reliability.
With Magseal featured throughout the new Saltist, you can rest assured that the harsh salty conditions off shore and on the rocks and beach will be much less of an issue.
The new Saltist is a magnificent looking reel thanks to a classy cosmetic upgrade headlined by Air Rotor and a heavily ported spool.
ATD has been upgraded to eliminate uneven wear and to ensure a smoother performance one initial drag engagement, or hook-up.
With a total of 8 ball bearings, an increase of 2 on the last model, Digigear II is brilliantly supported and now silkier than ever, making cranking under load effortless.
The New Daiwa Saltist Spin 6500 or 8000 Reel for sale now arms you with superb firepower to hit larger species from the rocks, beach and the blue water. The list of inclusions is nothing short of phenomenal for this mid-priced bracket. Get yours now.
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