Daiwa’s Saltist LD Lever Drag series reels are built tough, thanks to a rugged virtually all metal construction. Building on the reputation of the previous Saltist overhead reels the new LD’s are built to handle ultra-strong braided lines in addition to traditional monofilament.
To eliminate body flex the frame and side plates are all constructed of a single piece rigid aluminum alloy. Available in single or two speed the Saltist LD is capable of pulling in over a metre of line with every handle turn; winding power is up to 30 per cent greater than similar reels. Six CRBB (corrosion resistant ball bearings) ball bearings and a roller bearing add efficiency to the drive train support and provide smooth cranking power.
The Saltist main gears are machined from Daiwa’s exclusive high strength stainless steel stock. These gears have very tight tolerances for extra high strength and a smooth retrieve feel. With a powerful ratio and rigid frame support the Saltist should deliver exceptional winding power right out of the box. Backed up by the all new lever drag UTD – Ultimate Tournament Drag – a system that features stainless plates and a grease impregnated fibre washer to offer super-smooth drag pressure, claimed to be up to 22 per cent greater than the max drag of similar sized competitor reels.
There’s also a choice of single or two speed models.
Daiwa’s new Saltist range is covered by a 5 year warranty.
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