Daiwa Saltist Spinning Reels Reviews

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The introduction of the Daiwa Saltist reel gives hardcore offshore anglers a great $200 spinning reel.   The reel features a waterproof drag system and an important full time anti-reverse that you can rely on.   The gear ratio is 6:2:1 and retrieves 53 inches of line per crank.   What we really like about these reels is the line capacity and weight.  The largest model which is the  STT6500H holds over 500 yards of 70lb braid while weighing only 24.4oz.

Saltist® Features:

  • Rugged, all-metal construction
  • Fast 6.2 to 1 gear ratio retrieves up to 53 inches of line with every crank!
  • Five CRBB corrosion resistant ball bearings
  • Digigear™ digitally designed and machined gearing, ultra-strong and ultra smooth
  • Tubular stainless Air Bail
  • Sealed, waterproof drag
  • Rotor brake keeps bail in convenient position when opened
  • Dual, full-time anti-reverse
  • Reliable manual bail trip
  • Machined aluminum handle
  • Twist Buster®
Model Action Bearings Gear Ratio Line Per Wt. Line Capacity Drag Max
Number FW / SW Handle Turn (oz.) (Lb. Test / Yards)
 STT4000H  - / H  5CRBB, 1 RB  6.2 : 1  44.5  20.30  12/260, 14/210 22.0 
 STT4500H  - / H  5CRBB, 1 RB  6.2 : 1  44.5  20.10  14/300, 17/220 22.0 
(SAMURAI BRAID:40/440,55/330) 
 STT5000H  - / XH  5CRBB, 1 RB  6.2 : 1  53.1?  25.60  17/310,20/240 33.0 
(SAMURAI BRAID:55/440,70/330) 
 STT6000H  - / XH  5CRBB, 1 RB  6.2 : 1  53.1  25.40  25/250,30/210 33.0 
(SAMURAI BRAID:70/440,80/330) 
 STT6500H  - / XH  5CRBB, 1 RB  6.2 : 1  53.1?  24.40  25/300,30/250 33.0 
(SAMURAI BRAID:70/550,80/440) 


User reviews for Saltist

Number of Reviews: 2
Average Rating: 4.5
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Rating: 4500
Reviewed on March 20, 2014 by 55 yrs . . Student of the angle from pgh pa

solid performer. Smooth thru out drag range . Line takeup is great to keepup with fish. Powerpacked. I will test this yr vs penn spinfisher . Jury out as of now

Rating: Line Capacity Is Key!
Reviewed on September 16, 2010 by Brian Hogan from Louisiana

I bought the 6500h and loaded it with 65lb spectra to use on my jigging rod. I also use it off the beaches and it has held up on well on big sharks. It is a $200 reel as stated in the reel, so I don't expect it to not require maintenance of a highly priced reel and if the drag or crank busted on a 300lb shark, it would not dissapoint me. I am yet to have a failure yet and have busted some pretty big fish that have put it to the test. I fish a lot of drag too. I'll revisit this review in about a year for an update.

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