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post #1 of 16
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What do you guys think of the Daiwa Saltist, im thinking about buying one of them either a 30h 40h or 50h. Any advice on what rod i should buy line and stuff like that im willing to spend money for the reel and a budget of $150 for the rod. Would this reel suit a surf rod 10'?
post #2 of 16
I have a 20 that I like alot.
it holds over 200yds of 17lb. line
post #3 of 16
what size fish do you normally incounter?
The 50 is a little on the larger/wide size. best thing to do is pick the rod you want and go to your local tackle store and see what fits the rod.

decent reels for the $$$
I use the 40 for deep water cod and tile fishing and tuna jigging.
post #4 of 16
I have the 40 and the 20H which is small profile hi speed 36" retrieve rate, 15.5lbs of drag, but I THINK if you change out the drags to carbontex ones and grease them you can jump up the drag here is the article link to do the stt 40 , http://www.tackletour.com/articleree...wasaltist.html bullet I dont see why you could not do it for the 20H . I will be doing that to both my reels.
They are bullet proof reels, smooth, I really like them I read another website that did a comparison between the saltists and the shimano torium, l.
Only drawback is the weight of the larger size reels 40 and 50 are heavy.
You could also look at the avet SX, compact bullet proof, nice drag, easy maintenance, they come up on the BST forum but dont stay long and since avet came out with the slightly higher retrieve model, at higher $$$ you probly could find a good deal on the old model SX.
As the fellows said depends on what type of fishing you will be doing.
post #5 of 16
I asked the same question about the daiwa saltist. I got very good feedback from the people that have used and dealt with this reel. I believe tackletour has done review for this reel, and the verdict is very favorable. I have bought the saltist 40h but not yet able to cast with it. Overall from the feel and touch, I like this reel a lot. It is very solidly build out of metal, and therefore on the heavy side. I like solidly metal built reels. If you have to cast and carry the combo repeatedly for a long time..., you will feel the weight. Otherwise, this is a very good reel with many positive feedbacks and good daiwa service backing . I have used and cast the daiwa 40/50 hv/shv/sha and love these reels. The saltist is one step above the daiwa sealine series.

Good Luck and Happy Fishing.
post #6 of 16
i just bought the 30h for surf casting with a 10.6 rod 2-8lb rating. plan to use it for bait and jigging with 65lb braid. Never cast it so hard to say, but i did spend some time researching and found positive feedback. Only negative i found was the power handle isn't comfortable.

My reel was delivered today, seems very well made and overall small in size for the amount of line capacity. Although the handle sticks out a bit, compared to a ABU 6500/7000 series, but this is the daiwa style. weight on the 30h is 17.2oz, line cap 20lb/295 yards, the 20H weighs 16.5oz, with line cap of 20lb/210 yards.

For surfcasting go with the 20H or 30H depending on what line cap you need for your type of fishing. bigger models i'd only recommend for using from a boat (but that's just my 2 cents).. Can't wait to cast the new reel and see what i got!

mckeeper
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by fishermannh View Post
what size fish do you normally incounter?
The 50 is a little on the larger/wide size. best thing to do is pick the rod you want and go to your local tackle store and see what fits the rod.

decent reels for the $$$
I use the 40 for deep water cod and tile fishing and tuna jigging.


I was thinking off fishing anything from Mulloway 10 - 15 kg and KingFish whats a good sized saltist that can handle that? And still be able to cast far. Does bigger line mean you cant cast Overheads further i know this is the case for spinning reels but does it apply to overheads?
post #8 of 16
Is this reel good for surf fishing??
post #9 of 16
Short answer for the surf is yes. The saltist bg20h and bg30h (current version) have the gear box moved forward that makes gripping this reel easier than earlier versions.
post #10 of 16
I use the 30H for chunking and one of my best because of the large line capacity.I have one in silver and one in black/gold.Use it on my 11ft sticks and is awesome!
post #11 of 16
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Did an image search but didn't see a clear schematic

Do the new black golds have a disengaging pinion gear like the SLOSH and SLX? How about the silver? Is the casting distance comparable between these reels?

How does durability and longevity of the anti reverse bearing compare to the anti reverse dog on the graphite reels?
post #12 of 16
Do the new black golds have a disengaging pinion gear like the SLOSH and SLX? Yes

How about the silver? Yes

Is the casting distance comparable between these reels? Cant answer...I only use the BG's

How does durability and longevity of the anti reverse bearing compare to the anti reverse dog on the graphite reels? I have 6 of the BG series, one on each of my heavers and have had no issues. I migrated from Penn 525's and SLSH's to the BG models primarily becuase of the adjustable drag and they just seem to fit in my hand better.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Catch This View Post

Do the new black golds have a disengaging pinion gear like the SLOSH and SLX? Yes

How about the silver? Yes

Is the casting distance comparable between these reels? Cant answer...I only use the BG's

How does durability and longevity of the anti reverse bearing compare to the anti reverse dog on the graphite reels? I have 6 of the BG series, one on each of my heavers and have had no issues. I migrated from Penn 525's and SLSH's to the BG models primarily becuase of the adjustable drag and they just seem to fit in my hand better.

Great thank you.

Any input on distance and controllability of the BG vs the SLOSH?
post #14 of 16
Distance about the same. The star drag on the BG advances with a click, the SLSH does not have this feature. The gear box on the BG is angled forward and not in the way of your index finger if you have a trigger on the reel seat. The internals of the two reels are essentially the same.
post #15 of 16
perfect. I'm left handed so the gear box is a non issue for me. So I guess comparing the SLOSH to BG, I'd be looking at an anti reverse bearing and aluminum frame/ spool. thanks
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