Daiwa Catalina

Jigging for deepwater fish demands strong tackle and the latest incarnation from Daiwa, sees the introduction of the new size Catalina 6500 spinning reel. The Catalina 6500 is built from the ground up to handle the strong braided lines that are commonly used for jigging. The Super metal main frame eliminates body flex and supports the world famous Digigear drive system which is the heart of this unbelievably strong reel. The perfectly meshed Digigear drive system is claimed to provide up to 15 per cent more cranking power than any other reel on the market.

Designed to be virtually failsafe the Catalina 6500 doesn’t include two very common features that exist in nearly all other reels, a bail trip mechanism and two way anti-reverse. These two mechanisms are the first to break down under extreme fishing conditions. Instead Daiwa employs a dual full time infinite anti reverse system and a manual bail trip that prevents the handle and bail from turning when open or during a cast. Thus making a virtually failsafe reel suitable for long fishing trips.

The Daiwa Catalina is the perfect reel for heavy duty saltwater applications whether it be jigging offshore on the deepwater reefs or casting for popper crunching pelagics. More at


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