Probably one of the most anticipated jigging reels from Daiwa this year has to be the 2015 Daiwa Saltiga overhead. Launched at this year’s Japan Fishing Show in Yokohama, the Daiwa Saltiga comes in two sizes: 10 and 15 in 5.1 and 6.4 retrieve ratios.
DAIWA SALTIGA 10/15
The new Saltiga overhead is a very compact reel with an oversized gearbox. For greater longevity on the water, Daiwa placed its proprietary MAGSEAL ball bearing on its pinion, similar to the 2014 magsealed Ryoga Bay Jigging reels. It is also features ATD (Automatic Tournament Drag), Daiwa’s latest implementation of a new proprietary grease on their drag washers to enable a very smooth and consistent start up drag pressure right from the start.
The new 2015 Saltiga is available in 2 sizes – 10 and 15, in 2 retrieve ratios: 5.1 (retrieves 80cm per turn) and 6.4 (retrieves 100cm per turn). The size 10 takes in 300m of PE #2 line or 200m of PE #3 while the size 15 takes 500m of PE #2 line and 300m of PE #3. The reel also comes with a nifty neoprene reel pouch for protection against nicks during travel. Nice!
DAIWA SALTIGA SPECIFICATIONS
|Model||Handle||Weight(g)||Line Retrieval||Ratio||Drag(kg)||Line Cap.(PE./m)||Bearings|
|10||RIGHT||405||80 cm||5.1||9||2-300, 2.5-250, 3-200||8+1|
|10H||RIGHT||405||100 cm||6.4||8||2-300, 2.5-250, 3-200||8+1|
|10HL||LEFT||405||100 cm||6.4||8||2-300, 2.5-250, 3-200||8+1|
|15||RIGHT||405||80 cm||5.1||9||2-500, 2.5-400, 3-300||8+1|
|15H||RIGHT||405||100 cm||6.4||8||2-300, 2.5-250, 3-200||8+1|
|15HL||LEFT||405||100 cm||6.4||8||2-300, 2.5-250, 3-200||8+1|