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Old 02-01-2011, 05:57 PM
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Anyone using the Daiwa Saltist Lever Drag Big Game reels? I was going to pick up a pair of Tyrnos 20s or 30s but these look just as good and cost less. You can get the single speed Daiwa for around $220 and just under $300 for the 2 speed. I have never used Daiwa and was wondering if they are any good? Plan on using them to troll for medium bluefin, wahoo and maybe for some shark trips.
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See my thread about their customer service. I'm really impressed by their products too. I now have a Saltist 6500 spinner and a Saltiga LD 35 2 speed. Well built reels.
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Buy 'em and don't look back. Great reels. Wife took this grouper on a brand new SLD30 2-speed with 80 lb. red PowerPro. Grouper was pulling drag at full lock-down, reel performed like a champ!
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I'd agee as well, love Daiwa stuff these days from reels to braid...
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:16 AM
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Where'd you get them for those prices.
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Daiwa has doen their homework on their latest releases and make some great products, from price point to high end equipment. Please feel free to contact me with any questions as I am an authorized Daiwa dealer and have a fair amount of their products in stock.

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I've got a pair of the 30's. Nice reels. I did replace the round reel handles, though, with t bars.
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I am in the process of switching from shimano/accurate to all daiwa. Some of the best out there at the moment.
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The Hyper Speed reels are frickin AMAZING.......on a side note the new Penn Fathom level wind 25N fits the bill and has Versa Drag....a very very good reel !!
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Originally Posted by BoatlessInNY View Post
The Hyper Speed reels are frickin AMAZING.......on a side note the new Penn Fathom level wind 25N fits the bill and has Versa Drag....a very very good reel !!
Level wind is a big no-no when it comes to offshore fishing.
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Originally Posted by BoatlessInNY View Post
The Hyper Speed reels are frickin AMAZING.......on a side note the new Penn Fathom level wind 25N fits the bill and has Versa Drag....a very very good reel !!


Just to clarify, the Penn Fathom "25N" is NOT a level wind.
It is a [relatively speaking] tall/narrow size, just a touch wider than the Classic Penn Jigmaster JUNIOR size 501.
The level-wind model is in the "25" size, [again relatively speaking], lower and wider in configuration, very similar to the Classic Penn Squidder 140 size.
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Originally Posted by Tunanorth View Post
Just to clarify, the Penn Fathom "25N" is NOT a level wind.
It is a [relatively speaking] tall/narrow size, just a touch wider than the Classic Penn Jigmaster JUNIOR size 501.
The level-wind model is in the "25" size, [again relatively speaking], lower and wider in configuration, very similar to the Classic Penn Squidder 140 size.
thanks for the correction, didn't mean to stick "level wind" in there
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