First introduced to the world at the 2015 ICAST show, the new Daiwa Saltiga Star Drag Reels boast their most important upgrade to date, a Magsealed ball bearing. The years of anticipation are over, Daiwa's new Saltiga Star Drag will have anglers falling in love with the series all over again. Sporting a complete makeover, the Saltiga is constructed from a single piece, precision cut aluminum frame and sideplate delivering lightweight rigidity with exceptional strength. Daiwa reduced the size of the off-handle sideplate which reduced a lot of the weight and also improved the ergonomics of the reel. On that sideplate, there's also a spool lock mechanism that allows users to lock down their reel for pulling free of snags - this keeps the gearing safe and avoids the force of pulling against the bottom. Overall the reel is very compact in size and fits nicely in the hand, with weight distributed perfectly to pair up with your favorite big game saltwater rod.
Getting into the heart of the heart of the new Saltiga Star Drag Reels, the most prominent feature is the new Magsealed pinion bearing. Magsealed bearings use magnetic oil to bridge the gap between the inner and outer bearing races—keeping the elements out. This allows Daiwa's reels to be even more corrosion resistant under the constant grind of saltwater fishing environments. The main bearing is also sealed with Mag oil which too, is very resistant to corrosion. The Ultimate Tournament Drag system lays down the hammer when it counts boasting 17.6lbs of max drag. The star drag configuration allows users to apply the full force of the drag without restricting the free-spool functionality.
Saltwater anglers are really going to like the new Daiwa Saltiga Star Drag Reels. Some of the other features worth noting are the EVA cushioned handle knobs that enable users to crank down with their full force and really get the most out of the reel's rigidity without hurting their hands. The 6.4:1 gear ratio is another feature that keeps up with the modern trends, providing more speed in this big game salwater reel.
We offer the Daiwa Saltiga Star Drag Reels in four models: SASD10H (RH), SASD10HL (LH), SASD15H (RH) and SASD15HL (LH). Specs can be found in the chart below.