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Daiwa Saltist Spinning

Overall Customer Rating: 4.29 of 5 stars Daiwa Saltist Spinning Reels 4.29 out of 5 (7 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Daiwa
Series: Saltwater Spinning Reels
Model: Saltist Spinning
Reel Type: Spinning

Daiwa Saltist Spinning specifications

Model Line Capacity Gear Ratio Ball Bearings Reel Weight (oz.) Max. Drag Type


14/300, 17/220;Braid: 40/440,55/330 

6.2 : 1 





17/310,20/240;Braid: 55/440,70/330

6.2 : 1 





25/250,30/210;Braid: 70/440,80/330

6.2 : 1 





25/300,30/250;Braid: 70/550,80/440

6.2 : 1 





12/260, 14/210;Braid: 40/320 

6.2 : 1 




* All Saltist Spinning Reels specifications from the official Daiwa catalog. Daiwa reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


Fishermen's opinions about Daiwa Saltist Spinning

Daiwa Saltist Spinning

Best reels for under $1000


1/20/2013 11:30:10 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I went threw a lot of reels in the trash trying to find the best. I fish for bottom fish and top fish and wanted a reel that worked well for both. I destroyed 4 penn reels in 5 short trips they where 320I the poorest quality reels on the market. Then I went to Shimano speed masters which worked very well for top water but due to week drag could not hold up to AJ's and Grouper. Then a friend suggested the Saltist 6000. This reel is the strongest smoothest reel I have put in my hands for under a $1000.00. I feel you would have to buy the Shimano Stella to come close. I have caught Cobia 50 lbs, Grouper 18-20 lbs, AJ 40-50 lbs, Blacktip sharks up to 150 lbs. You will be happy if you buy these.
I also have the 4000 model I uses for flounder and bonita.
Reviewed by: Cofman (Tampa, Florida)

Daiwa Saltist Spinning

Amazing reel


1/11/2013 12:38:42 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

This reel was amazing, it held up great under heavy use! I used it blue fishing for the first time and caught seven 15-20 pound blues, more then any one else by far. The high gear ratio with 51" per reel helped keep my jig at the right speed, very fast! You must have strong hands and arms for big fighting fish because the high gear leaves you with very little torque to get the fish in. I have only used this reel once and can not tell you about reliability. Overall I am super satisfied with this reel, really smooth and fast retrieve, it can take a beating and keep working perfectly, can't wait to put it to the test again!
Reviewed by: Ashley (La. USA)

Daiwa Saltist Spinning

Very good saltwater spinning reel


12/25/2012 11:26:23 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I bought the reel to put on a 12.5 foot surf rod (not the advertised purpose). As the reel retrieves over 50 inches of line per revolution of the handle is what I wanted. As the bail does not automatically close it took a ;little getting used to but not that much of a problem.
I fished it every day for a week and it preformed very well, in fact in intend to replace another reel with an additional one of these
Reviewed by: Catchum (Florida)

Daiwa Saltist Spinning

top reel


11/25/2012 11:25:06 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

used this reel on Washington beaches sand and salt.
this reel stood up to rough treatment and sand and salt water, for two straight days and it worked great with only a little bit of cleaning
Reviewed by: saltydog (washington state)

Daiwa Saltist Spinning

STT4500H Saltist. Best spinning reels ever


11/24/2012 2:01:39 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I have been a guide for over 20 years in the gulf of Alaska and have tried just about every brand out there of the top end and have never been so impressed with a reel. I'm changing over to nothing but this reel for all my spinning rods. I have used and abused it as hard as I and my guests can by catching 150+Lb halibut, 60+Lb Ling Cod, all sorts of rock fish and all species of salmon for the last 3 years. It's the only spinning reel I will recommend from now on.
Thanks Daiwa for a great reel.
Reviewed by: Luke J. Randall (Kodiak, AK)

Daiwa Saltist Spinning

STT5000H . Very disappointed


11/8/2012 2:38:37 PM 1 of 5 stars 1 out of 5 stars

don't get sucked in by the 53" retrieve-that is the only thing that i liked about this is very poorly engineered-the bearings on the handle shaft are totally exposed to the outside(sand,water,etc.)and if you try to remedy this with o-rings you just create another problem...the handle will back out when you reel in(the threads should be opposite for right handed people)-the brake that keeps the spool from turning when the bail is open has totally quit working after very light use-this reel is a total waste of money...i won't buy any daiwa products in the future-very disappointing.
Reviewed by: miguel

Daiwa Saltist Spinning

Saltist 5000H


11/4/2012 11:29:06 AM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

Used on tuna, A J's so far, and has done a fantastic job, very smooth in all aspects. I wanted a jigging set up, got this reel and a recommended "jigging" ugly stick 50-100#,awesome rod too. BUT, the main gear shaft that the handle slides into broke, BUT, did not effect the performance at all, it just fell out when I took handle off to swap sides. Could be a fluke, I took it back to shop and they replaced it with no problems and no questions, they let me upgrade to the 6500H," I paid the diff". FYI,,5000H, 6000H, 6500H,,all the same reel,,different spool, line capacity.
I still feel this reel kicks butt
Reviewed by: Dabrom (NY)

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