The fine diameter and strength of today's super braids lets you pack on a tremendous amount of fighting power into a compact reel. Few reels are built for this type of punishment, but one stands out from the crowd, the tough and narrow 2015 Saltiga overhead series.
Overheads can be difficult to jig with but with Saltiga's narrow design it makes it a lot easier. Traditionally jigging with threadlines is easier because of the balance point below the rod. The new designed compact and narrow Saltiga overheads utilize a smaller side plate for ease of handling and a huge drop down gearbox keeping the axis point lower for improved balance, virtually eliminating side overbalance.
Daiwa's advanced gear design, Hyper Digigear, delivers it's telltale precision, to create a reel that has few peers when it comes to smoothness. Silky smooth on the crank and flawless under load the Saltiga is purity and precision in true Daiwa style. Combine this with the powerful, unyielding ATD drag system that gives you the power and poise to take control of whatever crosses your angling path. A new large clicking alloy star drag puts this control in easy reach, with its super light, ergonomic design making it easier than ever to crank the power up when needed.
The narrow spool design allows for line to lie evenly even without having to manually lay the line, a real bonus when you are hooked up on a fish of a lifetime. Added to the new design is spool lock, this is a function designed to allow anglers to break-off jigs or lures when snagged easily and avoiding any danger when placing thumb pressure on the spool. Located on the side plate, spool lock simply locks the spool from turning so snagged lures can be broken off or pulled free.
Ultimate cranking control is available in the new Saltiga with a large Swept Handle bringing the balance point of the handle closer to the centre of the reel and combines with large, super grip EVA knobs for unmatched cranking power, balance and control. The handle can be adjusted from 75mm to 85mm to increase or decrease speed and power.
Saltiga continues Daiwa's innovation trend by featuring Mag Seal technology. Delivering unrivalled protection in spin reels since it was first introduced in 2010. Mag Seal is a revolutionary system that involves magnetized oil that forms an impenetrable seal that prevents, dust, water and salt intrusion. The latter being a major limiting factor and the Achilles heel of saltwater reels. That was until now, with the Saltiga revelling in the protection and the performance of Mag Seal Ball Bearing. Located on the pinion gear, the result is the elimination of water and salt intrusion, and increased protection and performance. Slamming the door shut on unwanted intruders, Saltiga with new Mag Seal technology is overhead protection and design advancement like you've never before.
Heralding a new dawn in overhead design, the new Saltiga uses the pedigree of its past with the innovation and technology of the future to deliver anglers a new age in performance, and a new age in excellence. The Saltiga overhead is the ultimate deepwater jigging reel, built to take the rigours of extreme saltwater use.