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Slammers vs new Saltist

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Old slammer vs new slammer vs new slammer dx vs new saltist   47 members have voted

  1. 1. Which one would you buy for multi species casting lures in the surf?

    • Slammer 3
      11
    • Slammer 4
      9
    • Slammer 4 dx
      14
    • Daiwa Saltist MQ
      13

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I will be buying one “vacation” reel as a do all surf reel for casting and some occasional live bait fishing from the beach. I don’t want to have to worry about waves splashing on it when I’m casting and reeling but I don’t plan on reeling underwater unless I end up fighting a fish while getting hammered by the surf. The new Saltist mq looks bufar the best but it seems like the best reel of the bunch is the slammer 4 dx. What do y’all think? I need help.

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Also I watched scooby’s video from a few years ago where the slammer seemed much better than the saltist but I was wondering if that is still the case with the new Saltist that was released at icast.

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Very intrigued about the new Saltist MQ, Daiwa has hit it out of the park with their new Saltigas and Certates so I would love to see how these reels at the lower price point hold up

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Daiwa's MQ is either a marketing gimmick or absolutely game changing. I have a 4000 sized BG MQ and well it has the same size main gear as my size 8000 Penn Battle II. Dunno if that means anything but that's just plainly impressive.

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On 7/27/2021 at 3:09 PM, Themavis said:

I will be buying one “vacation” reel as a do all surf reel for casting and some occasional live bait fishing from the beach. I don’t want to have to worry about waves splashing on it when I’m casting and reeling but I don’t plan on reeling underwater unless I end up fighting a fish while getting hammered by the surf. The new Saltist mq looks bufar the best but it seems like the best reel of the bunch is the slammer 4 dx. What do y’all think? I need help.

When we’re talking about a no frills surf workhorse of a reel……….I think you may have answered your own question!!  :th:

 

 

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On 7/27/2021 at 3:09 PM, Themavis said:

I will be buying one “vacation” reel as a do all surf reel for casting and some occasional live bait fishing from the beach. I don’t want to have to worry about waves splashing on it when I’m casting and reeling but I don’t plan on reeling underwater unless I end up fighting a fish while getting hammered by the surf. The new Saltist mq looks bufar the best but it seems like the best reel of the bunch is the slammer 4 dx. What do y’all think? I need help.

I voted for the Slammer 4 without seeing that the DX was also on the ballot, so there should be one more vote for the DX. Better sealing and stainless gears? I'm in.

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1 hour ago, Themavis said:

I’d like to hear from the people who chose the saltist over the dx. Why? It’s not fully sealed which is my concern for surf casting.

I think the Saltist MQ has the same seals as the BG MQ plus the magsealed shaft and the line roller seal so it’s pretty close to fully sealed. 
 

You should also add the new saragosa to the list. 

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I have Saragosa and just ordered BG MQ. If you do not want to bother with "mag seals" just get the BG MQ, I think they are basically the same except mag seals, bail wire and handle.

Gonna test it out in the surf.

 

The category reel I wanted not only needed to have some kind of sealing but be light (9-13oz) which leaves not many reels:

 

BG MQ 4000

Penn Spinfisher 4500

Van Staal VR50/VR75

 

My choices above because of needed line capacities.

 

Not counting the Stradic cause it has no seals.

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Sorry I’m a newbie but when I say surf casting I mean standing in the water and casting and retrieving lures. For that reason I’m leaning toward the slammer series but if you all feel the saltist mq can handle taking a few dunks in the waves then id consider the Daiwa because overall I like Daiwa better and I think the Saltist looks way better than the slammer.

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So does Daiwa or Shimano even make a fully sealed spinning reel? If so which ones? (Probably higher end I’m guessing) None of the reel descriptions ever say if they are fully sealed or not.

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Slammer 3, been using one on my 9'6 Airwave for 2 years and it is indestructible. I had it under water , slammed off rocks , pulling in fish at the canal, It's by far my favorite reel.

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