Daiwa Saltiga 2020
The Saltiga series of reels has made many anglers dreams come true. In 2020 Saltiga has returned and is all about technology – MAG SEALED bearings, bronze alloy gears, monocoque body, a superior drag and lightweight Zaion Air Rotor. They are designed in the field to succeed – two words sum them up TOUGH and POWERFUL!
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 Saltiga is the toughest reel produced throughout the long history of Saltiga.
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 Saltiga, it is more than double the strength.
Up until 20 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 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 Saltiga has finally obtained perfect a water resistance system.
Magsealed Ball Bearing – 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 Saltiga, Daiwa has installed the Magseal bearings on each side of drive gear just like 15 Saltiga. This structure will protect the internals of the reels and eliminate intrusion of saltwater.
Magsealed Line Roller – 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.
The aluminium air rotor is more than double the strength compared to the 15 Saltiga. It is also 1.5 times more durable compared the original Saltiga (2002 Model).
In comparison to 15 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.
Also, corrosion-resistance of other outer components has been improved further. Each was examined and evaluated with improvements applied. Outer aluminium parts are precision machine cut delivering an amazing look and providing great ownership satisfaction.