New Daiwa Saltiga 2020

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The new Daiwa Saltiga 20 series of reels released in 2020 will make many anglers dreams come true. In 2020 Daiwa Saltiga will return to the market with the introduction of a MQ body and brand-new cosmetics. The larger diameter radiation drag knob with heat sink system coupled with a newly designed drive gear brings strength and smoothness to the reel whilst the latest technology spool creates troubles free casts. By adding every element of newly developed Daiwa Technology, we are certain by far that the new 20 Saltiga is the toughest reel produced throughout the long history of Saltiga.

Ever since the first Daiwa Saltiga was released in 2002, the demand for heavy-duty saltwater spinning reels has constantly increased. The original Daiwa Saltiga set a new standard for this category and has continually evolved throughout its eighteen-year history.

Now, in 2020 the new Daiwa Saltiga is re-imagined delivering anglers the most technologically advanced Daiwa Saltiga ever produced. Original Daiwa Saltiga field-tester Mr Murakoshi says, “the original Daiwa Saltiga was all about the angler and field tester, 10 Daiwa Saltiga was all about the engineer and their creations. Now, 20 Daiwa Saltiga is the perfect mixture of both”.

Extensively redesigned and engineered from drag knob to handle the 20 Daiwa Saltiga features the most advanced list of features ever, to once again affirm itself as the ultimate saltwater spinning reel.

new daiwa saltiga 2020

New Daiwa Saltiga 2020 saltiga is equipped with a newly developed machine cut tough drive gear made of G1 gerolament the drive gear is one of the key elements which brings unmatched cranking power to the reel.

The material properties of G1 gerolamine delivers perfect meshing of the gear teeth, which creates a gear design, which is smoother under rotation to produce the feel of smooth and effortless winding. By adding thickness to the gear design it reduces deflection of the gear set by more than 50%.

In comparison to the previous model in the new Daiwa Saltiga the drive gear diameter has increased 112% with the added thickness the durability of the drive gear has increased 225% combining these two elements creates power, nobody has ever seen. Daiwas unique creation and technology monocoque body allows a larger size gear which provides extra strength to the drive gear.

The durability of the body comes from the use of high-strength aluminum. The monocoque body creates more space for a larger diameter drive gear while improving the performance of the water-resistant system even more.

Daiwa Saltiga – Light and strong like a Formula 1 racing car. Lighter and stronger through MONOCOQUE Body technology.

Since the first saltwater spinning reels it was common sense that the body is made up of two parts: The reel body and the body lid. With its introduction 2016 the MONOCOQUE body design simply crushed this long-standing paradigm. At the MONOCOQUE design, the reel body serves as a stiff and distortion-proof frame, which is handy and compact at the same time. Thus the body lid has no longer to be secured with a screw and the resulting free space can be used for a larger driving wheel. By this design, the reel body can house a driving wheel, which diameter is about 85% of the body surface. To put it simple: This design allows the use of larger and thus stronger driving wheels at the same body size.

MagSeal water-resistance to the next level. The newly developed finishing technique has elevated the adhesion of protective coatings and resulted in higher corrosion resistance to the reel.

Extra strength has been added to the real foot and bearings to accommodate the increased power of the internal construction. The newly developed aluminum rotor has an increased strength of more than two hundred percent in comparison to the models in the past. It works in conjunction with the increased strength brought to the real by the larger diameter drive gear installed in the monocoque body.

The perfectly balanced rotor has an increased retrieve ratio along with reducing the retrieve load creating the feel of effortless winding under pressure. Well-designed heat dissipation technology is critical as built up heat has a large impact on the drag performance and weakens the system the original plastic drag knob has been replaced with an aluminum radiation drag knob which functions as a heat sink to remove heat from inside the drag stack increasing the diameter of the drag knob by 42 percent further improve the functionality and volume of heat dissipation the new heat dissipation drag system reduces the chance for line damage and allows the angular to fight the fish longer and harder without stress.

By increasing the amount of carbon drag washers in each dry system it allows 2020 Daiwa Saltiga to get to achieve a higher max drag pressure it also increased smooth performance of the drag system by 75% since installing the new drag washer system by identifying the line troubles encountered with the older ABS2 system a redesigned long cast ABS spool has created the perfectly balanced line flow while casting and gives smoother feel and more effortless casting performance.

Introducing the latest technology wilt implementing the latest construction techniques with high grade aluminum material has created a truly durable and high strength reel.

Break your record with the new Daiwa Saltiga 2020!

new daiwa saltiga 2020

Re-engineered for 2020, the latest generation of Daiwa Saltiga Spinning Reels feature Daiwa’s single piece Monocoque Body and a 12% larger G1 Duralumin drive gear. Since the first Daiwa Saltiga was released in 2002, the demand for heavy duty saltwater spinning reels has constantly increased. The original Daiwa Saltiga set a new standard for this category and has continually evolved throughout its eighteen-year history.

Now, in 2020 Daiwa Saltiga is re-imagined delivering anglers the most technologically advanced Daiwa Saltiga ever produced. Extensively redesigned and engineered from drag knob to handle the 20 Daiwa Saltiga features the most advanced list of features ever, to once again affirm itself as the ultimate saltwater spinning reel. At the heart of the re-design is the brand new Monocoque body. A single piece body capable of holding much larger internal gearing components is machined from high-strength aluminum to provide unheralded strength and improved sealing.

Housed within the MQ body, is a brand-new drive gear, providing gear strength more than double that of its predecessor. The new MQ body also boasts a new rear cover design, eliminating screws from the underside of the reel to improve against intrusion, the cover is also produced from reinforced ABS to eliminate potential electrolysis with the aluminum body. Improved paint and finishing processes also extend the durability to the cosmetic side, delivering much improved corrosion protection.

Our engineers created a new drag stack, increasing the number of washers to deliver ten times the drag durability compared to the previous model Daiwa Saltiga. A newly designed aluminum heat dissipating Drag Knob delivers improved cooling & heat dissipation. A newly designed ABS Longcast spool design offers improved casting performance and enhanced line management.

Being able to trust your reel while in use becomes a major advantage for an angler. The larger diameter and the added thickness will reduce the amount of wear including twist and deformation to the drive and also to the pinion gears. In comparison to 15 Daiwa Saltiga, it is more than double the strength.

Up until 20 Daiwa Saltiga, reel bodies consisted of two key elements known as a body and body cover. The MQ System does not require a body cover, it allows an Engine plate to screw on direct to the body. Therefore, the body no longer has a need for body cover screws, this development allows a larger diameter drive gear to be fitted providing the reel with more power.

From the first Daiwa Saltiga, a water resistance system has been a must have technology. Starting off with rubber sealing, evolving to the way of Magseal system then the addition of Magseal bearings. Now with the MQ Body system, 20 Daiwa Saltiga has finally obtained perfect a water resistance system.

new daiwa saltiga 2020

The aluminum air rotor is more than double the strength compared to the 15 Daiwa Saltiga. It is also 1.5 times more durable compared the original Daiwa Saltiga (2002 Model).

Air Rotor – The magnetic oil barrier does not only prevent the intrusion of water, it also increases the ease of motion and the delicacy of feeling of the reel. You feel better connected to the lure, detect softer bites and experience more sensitivity during the fight with the fish. Especially for this new feeling we developed the “Air rotor”.

First, the enormous strains, which affect the rotor via the line and the line roller are better distributed. This causes less pressure on the single parts of the rotor. Second, the new rotor is 15% more light weighted than usual rotors of the same material – this reduces vibrations and enhances the rotational balance thanks to a very low center of gravity.

In comparison to 15 Daiwa Saltiga Drag washer, it is more than 10 times stronger and less likely to burn out quick. We have added more drag washers, which means workload gets spread evenly across the drag stack. By designing the washers with a slightly smaller diameter, it runs a lot smoother. Smaller means the per drag washer Max Drag Kg will decrease but we have solved that issues by adding more washers.

After a great success of Magseal, Daiwa has decided to install the Magseal system into a ball bearing. By adding the fluid, it creates a magnetic seal within the bearings to support and reduce the amount of saltwater intrusion. Instead of the use of rubber seals, its far more effective and creates smoother spin of the reel. In 20 Daiwa Saltiga, Daiwa has installed the Magseal bearings on each side of drive gear just like 15 Daiwa Saltiga. This structure will protect the internals of the reels and eliminate intrusion of saltwater.

Magsealed reels utilize Daiwa’s patented technology to apply magnetic oil that can change density and shape when a magnetic field is added. When Magseal technology is applied to the main shaft and/or line roller of a spinning reel, it produces a low-friction seal that keeps water, dust and grit from encountering the internal components of the reel. The result is a watertight seal with much lower resistance than rubber type seals.

Magsealed – To prevent the penetration of water, dust particles or salt crystals between rotor and reel body as far as possible, we have developed a nearly frictionless barrier based on magnetic oil, which hardly can be overcome by neither water nor smallest particles. The result is a silky-smooth running.

Magsealed Body Design – In most cases, salt crystals and other solid particles are in charge for unpleasant winding noises as well as the loss of smooth running. Of course also „accidents“ can lead to a similar result. Despite these special cases, the cases with unpleasant winding noises are significantly decreased at reels with MagSealed, as depicted in the right figure.

Magsealed Line Roller – The smoother a line roller turns, the less friction emerges between line and roller. If delicate salt or dirt particles penetrate the line roller, it is continuously dragged and the friction is considerably increased. Our Exist was the first reel featuring the MagSealed line roller. The magnetic Mag Seal oil forms a barrier, which prevents the intrusion of water and therefore also of salt and dirt particles into the line roller almost entirely, which could affect the free rotation.

Magsealed Ball Bearing – Our DAIWA technology further on changes the fishing tackle market. Our engineers succeeded in further devolving the MagSealed invention to a new level. First we sealed the axis to the greatest possible extent, then the line roller and now the ball bearing! MagSealed is a new chapter in the history of the fishing reel. Thanks to our targeted research and development, we succeeded in integrating MagSealed into a ball bearing. For a long lifespan and a silky-smooth running over a long period. A revolution!

Out of all the components within the reel, the Line Roller takes the most damage from the salt, sand and other elements your line picks up whilst fishing. By adding the Magseal bearing into the line roller assembly, it makes the roller remain smooth and extends its life. The long life of the Magseal line roller bearing system will decrease the amount of line troubles whilst fishing.

ATD (Advanced Tournament Drag) is the latest drag technology introduced to drag systems. ATD implements structural changes to the spool metal of the reel that provides greater support of the spool across the entire length of the main shaft. This additional support of the spool reduces spool twist under load, promotes more even pressure on the drag washers and ultimately reduces “pulsing” of the drag when fighting the fish. Implementing a high density woven carbon, impregnated with specially designed grease, the combination creates a smooth and fluid drag across all levels of pressure.

A maximized core diameter and reversed taper mean 100% usable line, with no more “dead” line buried in a deep core. You can fill it with line right up to the edge of the spool lip without fear of tangles. The ABS reverse tapered design causes less casting friction for longer and easier casting.

new daiwa saltiga 2020

The new Daiwa Saltiga 20 is designed to ‘Break Your Record’ with every piece and point carefully selected to help anglers achieve their fishing dreams. Made in Japan and bulging at the seams with technology, Daiwa Saltiga is design excellence like only Daiwa can deliver, and strength and power that only Daiwa Saltiga can offer.

New Daiwa Saltiga 2020 models:

Daiwa Saltiga 8000-P – The specialty of this reel is PE3-4 Jigging. It will accommodate all types of jigging techniques.

Daiwa Saltiga 8000-H – High gear with powerful crank. Mainly suitable for PE3-4, perfect for casting or jigging inshore and offshore.

Daiwa Saltiga 10000-P – PE4-5 and can spool up to 300m of PE5. This little powerhouse is perfect for jigging deeper water for bigger pelagics.

Daiwa Saltiga 10000-H – Minimum PE5, built to suit Kingfish or Tuna SW Casting Game.

Daiwa Saltiga 14000-P – Ideal for PE5-6 with deep jigging. If you are chasing Kingfish or Amberjack, this is the reel for you.

Daiwa Saltiga 14000-XH – Minimum PE6, can take up to PE8. Great cast-ability, speed and also torque. This reel has it all. Perfect for someone targeting GT, Tuna and Kingfish.

Daiwa Saltiga 18000-P – Ideal for PE6-8 deep jigging with slow pitch or power jerk motion involved. Suitable for targeting truly giant fish in all areas of the globe.

Daiwa Saltiga 18000-H – Designed for someone who would like to use heavy line yet would like to gain the distance casting. PE8 300m on LC ABS is definitely for the angler who is chasing giants.

Daiwa Saltiga 20000-H – Made for anglers to target the biggest Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. Line capacity, torque and speed, this reel has it all. The largest one of the series. Perfectly balanced specs will blow your mind.


New Daiwa Saltiga 2020 model specifications:

Model Number:
Bearings:
Gear Ratio:
Line Per Handle Turn:
Weight oz:
Mono Line Capacity:
Braid Line Capacity:
Max Drag:
Model Number:
SALTIGAG8000H
Bearings:
2MBB,4CRBB,6BB, 1RB
Gear Ratio:
5.8:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
43.7"
Weight oz:
23.1
Mono Line Capacity:
16/330, 20/280
Braid Line Capacity:
40/330, 50/280
Max Drag:
55
Model Number:
SALTIGAG10000H
Bearings:
2MBB,4CRBB,6BB, 1RB
Gear Ratio:
5.8:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
46.6"
Weight oz:
23.1
Mono Line Capacity:
20/330, 25/280
Braid Line Capacity:
50/330. 65/280
Max Drag:
55
Model Number:
SALTIGAG14000XH
Bearings:
2MBB,4CRBB,6BB, 1RB
Gear Ratio:
6.2:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
52.9"
Weight oz:
23.5
Mono Line Capacity:
25/330, 35/280
Braid Line Capacity:
65/330, 80/280
Max Drag:
55
Model Number:
SALTIGAG18000H
Bearings:
2MBB,4CRBB,6BB, 1RB
Gear Ratio:
5.8:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
50.2"
Weight oz:
31.2
Mono Line Capacity:
35/330, 40/280
Braid Line Capacity:
65/330, 80/280
Max Drag:
66
Model Number:
SALTIGAG20000H
Bearings:
2MBB,4CRBB,6BB, 1RB
Gear Ratio:
5.8:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
56.6"
Weight oz:
31.4
Mono Line Capacity:
40/330, 50/280
Braid Line Capacity:
80/440, 100/330
Max Drag:
66

New Daiwa Saltiga 2020 Frequently Asked Questions:

Is the daiwa saltiga made in Japan?

Yes, the country of origin for the Saltiga is Japan.

Is the Daiwa saltiga reel fully sealed?

The Saltiga spinning reels have three magsealed bearings using Daiwa's magnetic oil system. The drive gear is also sealed on both sides using this system. The rotor bearing and line roller are both sealed as well. This reel is not designed to be fully submerged while fishing with it, however it can certainly handle an accidental dunk or significant spray while sitting on the gunnel without affecting performance.

Whats the retrieval of the line of the model saltiga 8000 per turn?

According to the Daiwa website the line retrieval is 43.7


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New Daiwa Saltiga 2020 Reviews:

Pure joy

5.0 rating

I’ve been looking at the Daiwa Saltiga series for many years. Once the redesign in 2020, it was time to get one and I was not disappointed. I have fished extensively with my buddy’s 2 new Shimano Stellas. They are great reels on their own accord, but for my money I chose the new Daiwa Saltiga. I enjoy jigging and plugging offshore, especially landing big fish on light tackle with artificials. These reels well paired with a high-end rod not only are very capable, they are a dream to fish with.

Better than Shimano Stella

5.0 rating

Best spinners on the market. Outperforms the Shimano Stellas in my opinion… it holds more line, more drag, and feels smoother than any Shimano Stella of comparable size. No loose parts or play on these reels unlike the Shimano Stellas.


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