Daiwa re-designs Saltiga saltwater spinning reels, adds new technology
Who would have ever thought it possible to top Daiwa’s top-line Saltiga spinning reels for heavy-duty saltwater fishing, but here they are, a complete new lineup of Saltiga Spinning reels with some very cool new features.
Because one of the points most susceptible to saltwater intrusion on spinning reels is at the rotor bearing, Daiwa borrowed a trick from NASA fuel delivery technology. Magnetic oil, one of a new generation of Nano Fluids, can change its shape when a magnetic field is applied. Controlled by magnets in the reel’s rotor bearing area, it forms a seal to prevent saltwater, dust and grit from intruding into the rotor bearing and body. The result is a water-tight seal called Mag Seal with much lower friction than common rubber type seals.
Another key adaptation of technology is the new Air Rotor™ design featuring corrosion-proof “Zaion” carbon construction. The re-engineered design spreads stress more evenly throughout the rotor eliminating high-stress points while eliminating excess material not required for strength. The result is a strong, lightweight and corrosion-proof rotor. Its reduced weight not only adds to sensitivity, it slightly shifts the reels balance point rearward for a more balanced feel as well.
The five new sizes of Saltiga spinning reels cover just about any saltwater spinning need.
— Mag Sealed to keep saltwater out
— Air Rotor™ of corrosion-proof Zaion carbon material for lightweight strength and sensitivity – shifts balance rearward for comfort
— Automatic rotor break keeps rotor stationary when bail is open
— Lightweight Aluminum spool with carbon accents. Hard stainless lip is Titanium Nitrided to be virtually cut proof.
— Waterproof UT Carbon Drag, ultra smooth and fade free with up to 66 pounds of drag max
— Smooth, 14 ball bearing drive including 4 CRBB corrosion resistant ball bearings
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