I've had both and in my opinion the Saragosa wins hands down. The Saltist has some very good qualities, but overall the Saragosa has had fewer problems. I bought them both around the same time about a year and a half ago. I finally sold the Saltist and stayed with the Saragosa. Very simple to maintain as well. Much more so than the Saltist.
Originally Posted by Fiske27
I've Got Saragosa 10000,Great Feel,Smooth Feeling,Have Had A couple Of Bails Closed Early,But that is the story of my Life!
You can go with the bailess kit. I don't personally like the kit, but some folks do. The Saragosa is a very simple change to make into a manual only bail. The other thing to do is, if you pick up your line with the bail roller at 12:00 (closest to the rod), before casting rotate the bail roller to the 6:00 position. This places the trip mechanism right at the trip ramp and any rotor movement during the cast is generally not enough to trip the bail.