One of the best reels out there saltists are machines they pulling in power is emence the b/g are much better looking than the old silver saltists and don't scratch as much the drag is smooth and ratchet is spot on and can hear it a mile away if you want to bully fish through ruff ground then this is the reel to use
Posted by Dominic Patch2015-12-30 22:45:25
Little tank of a reel, casts great right out the box and silky smooth strong retrieve makes it the best general mixed to rough ground multiplier for my fishing
Posted by Ross2015-12-19 11:53:40
My go-to Bristol Channel reel when fishing the upper reaches and big line capacity is not a requirement.
Compared to similar reels, the Saltist oozes torque and you can keep on winching under load when other reels have given up the ghost. Mine are two years old and there is very little sign of any corrosion. Goes without saying that they cast beautifully with a single red block in place too.
Posted by Jansen Teakle2015-12-14 18:39:13
I have been using the Daiwa Saltist BG20 for 12 months now. When I first got my Saltist's, the first thing that struck me was the build quality. It's a stunning black annodised cage for corrosion resistance and gold spool. Everything about this reel says quality, it feels solid and well engineered. The retrieve is a 6.1:1 which is nice and fast for the snaggiest of places where a quick retrieve can make a difference of getting your gear back. The drag system is amazing, nice and smooth with a lovely clicking action and sets easy not unlike the lower end reels. The ratchet/ clicker is the best I have used and is still working like new 12 months later. Unlike like some reels the clicker becomes useless after a while, the saltist still indicates a good fish take and very audible, ideal when you have a noisey surf running and your busy baiting up. Comes fitted with centrifugal brakes, I only use one currently which is fine for my style of casting, and so far I have had very few overruns, and the ones I have are down to me. Casting is smooth as it gets with the saltist and is very useable, where even new multiplier casters could easily tame this reel. Its not an out right casting reel for competitions this is a reel for fishing and this is where it shines.
I have used this on clean ground where it handles everything with ease. The retrieve is so smooth I tend to use this for all my fishing now clean or rough ground. There is no roll back on the spool like on the Sloshes, you wind in and it sets where you want it. Rough ground though is where the this reel comes in to its own. A lovely strong drag for setting hooks or trying to get free from snags. The torque that this reel produces is simply impressive it is like a mini tractor. The quick retrieve and the torque does not spoil the experience of fishing at all, the smoothness though adds to the pleasure. Being able to adjust the drag when playing a big fish is easy and precise. I have used a lot of reels of the last 10 years, and the Saltist are by far my favourite. Expensive, well they cost more than the other manufacturers equivalent, but in comparision to those it's easy there is none. You get what you pay and with this you get a stunning reel that will last and is a fantastic all round fishing reel. 10 out of 10
Posted by Ian Phillips2015-12-07 09:24:01
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