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Daiwa 23 Saltiga

ARGUABLY the most sought after and long-awaited release in recent Daiwa history, a small-size Saltiga is now available. 23 Saltiga represents the pinnacle of Daiwa engineering progress over the past decade and features every bit of technology to make the new Saltiga the best mid-size saltwater spin reel Daiwa has ever produced.

For the first time in a true heavy-duty saltwater reel Airdrive Design is debuted. As was the case with the introduction of Airdrive Design with 22 Exist, lower start-up inertia was the goal. By redeveloping the shape of the rotor assembly, Daiwa engineers were able to both reduce the weight and maintain the strength, a key consideration for a reel with the pedigree of Saltiga.

Airdrive Design doesn’t stop there, Daiwa also totally re-engineered the bail assembly of 23 Saltiga, with a distinct new shape, the bail arm maintains its hollow tubular stainless steel structure but is now thinner and lighter than before. The new shape guides the line perfectly into the roller, which has also been redesigned with the implementation of Twistbuster III to reduce line twist even more.

All of these features are built upon Daiwa ‘s renowned Monocoque (MQ) body, a solid one-piece aluminium body which enables the fitment of a much larger drive gear, increasing torque & power. It also makes the reel much more impervious to the elements, further sealing the gearcase from saltwater ingress.

Daiwa ‘s Magseal technology in both forms are also equipped, with a Magseal above the pinion gear to stop water ingress from above, and Magseal Bearings installed each side of the drive gear to prevent ingress from the handle or handle screw cap.

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