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Old 03-09-2015, 11:28 AM
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Default Daiwa Saltist 40 or ............

I am looking at picking up either 2 Daiwa Saltist 40's OR 2 Shimano Torium 20's. I know there's a new Torium going to be released.

Anyone care to compare these OR I'd take some good solid input on the Saltist 40

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Old 03-09-2015, 11:37 AM
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I use Daiwa Saltist 50's and 40's love them only reel I will ever own now!!!
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Thanks capt. I hear lots of good things about them. The new Torium also looks great on paper anyway!
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I cant speak for the saltist reels but I have heard great things.

I can say however that I own 4 Toriums that are 3 years old. They get used and abused daily by my clients! They have been dropped on the deck a hundred times, caught countless sharks and probably a thousand snapper a piece. The only issue I have ever had is one time the anti reverse pawl went out on one.

This year I had them overhauled and upgraded to carbontex drags and offshore handles by Ricks Reel Service. They are still ticking away and I have 100% confidence in them. Great reel for the money.

Another perk to owning Shimano, is that just about anybody works on them and carries spare parts - kinda like yamaha
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The Saltist LD has a known issue with the clicker. We fished 10 of them and there was always one or two in the repair shop with broken clickers. Sometimes all it took was one good run by a fish and the clicker would fail. Had to get rid of them. If you need a clicker go wit the Fin-Nor Marquesa which is the dame price point but a much better reel. You've been warned! if you do buy them buy lots of spare part # H54-7801.
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I use both....

I have Saltist star drag 40's and torium 30's on some trevalas that we bottom fish with.

The wife and ladies love them for the lighter weight...and they have both held up well. I did modify my Toriums to have a different anti-reverse.

The Saltist used to have a pretty crummy finish, but the newer black ones are better. I have not experienced the clicker issue with mine as it is seldom used. I have had a couple cross the bench with that problem with LD's....
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Saltists with 4.9 are sweet. Hard to find. Didn't like the 6.? Retrieve, no power.
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After going round and round decided to stick with the Torium and Preston thanks for your input! Rick your thoughts are greatly appreciated and I know I bug the hell out of you lol. I'll go with the. New version of the Torium 20 and pickup 2 of those and a couple of Tyrnos 20's. All of my gear is Shimano except for a couple of Penn Battle spinning reels which so far have held up for a couple of seasons pretty nicely.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
I use both....

I have Saltist star drag 40's and torium 30's on some trevalas that we bottom fish with.

The wife and ladies love them for the lighter weight...and they have both held up well. I did modify my Toriums to have a different anti-reverse.

The Saltist used to have a pretty crummy finish, but the newer black ones are better. I have not experienced the clicker issue with mine as it is seldom used. I have had a couple cross the bench with that problem with LD's....
Rick, old thread I know but would like to get your opinion comparing Saltist Black Gold 35H Vs Torium 16HG fishing 30 braid for light bottom fishing, live bait and light trolling...which one would say it’s a better reel overall, easier cranking, etc?

Thanks in advance triumphrick
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I like the Saltist 40BG. I fish them for Striped Marlin on 16 pound. The reel has a fast retrieve ratio, good drag and is easy to maintain. Just be careful with the star drag shield. it has an index pin that allows a click sound when increasing or deceasing the drag. I prefer over Torium because it is easier to service and won't corrode.
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Rick, old thread I know but would like to get your opinion comparing Saltist Black Gold 35H Vs Torium 16HG fishing 30 braid for light bottom fishing, live bait and light trolling...which one would say it’s a better reel overall, easier cranking, etc?

Thanks in advance triumphrick
Sorry I missed this one...

The BG's I own have held up well, and the NHG Torium has a better finish than the old ones, but one thing with these high speed reels is getting the spool to move with a big load on. At least for my wife and some others who fish with us.......So went looking for something different. The new Torium PG has a lower 4.6:1 gear and comes in a 16, 20 and 30. series.

We started fishing two of the 20's spooled with 65# braid and a mono topshot. They are the two rigs that now get used the most.

We fish from 40' 130', mostly in 40-80, and find the lower gear reels are very capable.
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What reel did you end up getting and how do you like them?
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