23 SaltigaSaltwater spinning reel
- MQ® Monocoque aluminum reel body
- MagSealed® body construction
- 12 ball bearings (incl. 7 CRBB® & 2 MagSealed® BB)
- HARDBODYZ® AIR ROTOR®
- CNC-machined duralumin gear
- Infinite Anti-Reverse®
- ATD™ drag system
- 14 carbon drag discs
- Cross Wrap® system
- ABS® aluminum longcast spool
- One-piece AIR BAIL®
- MagSealed® line roller
- CNC-machined aluminum handle
- Manual bail return
Spare Spools for Saltiga
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MONOCOQUE® | Body
Light and strong like a Formula 1 racing car. Lighter and stronger through Monocoque Body technology.
Since the first 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.
MAGSEALED® | Sealing
MagSealed® Body Construction
The MagSealed principle is based on a special magnetic oil, which has been developed by the NASA to transport fuel to the starships based on the magnetic principle. Such an oil for reel production is not available in the super market. It has to be manufactured under most difficult circumstances. The embedded ferric oxide, which is necessary for the magnetic field has a diameter of 1/100.000mm and is that small, that the surface of a single particle has the tenth of the size of an influenza virus.
The molecules in this new "metal oil" are capable of changing. If they are exposed to a magnetic field, they change their shape and the oil forms a fluid seal. This magnetic oil is that strong, that it would stick to a magnetic bucket, even if the bottom was cut out.
Such a seal, based on the principle of liquid magnetic oil produces nearly no friction, isolates perfectly and prevents even penetrating of little dust particles. The big challenge for the DAIWA engineers was the development of a reel, which is designed for the principle of the magnetic oil to generate a kind of liquid membrane, that prevents water penetration. The MagSeal design is based on the purpose to keep water away from a spinning reel. First of all for sea anglers this is an amazing idea - since it promises a longer life span. No corrosion, better function. If salt water penetrates the reel and dries, it crystallizes, corrodes the gearing and affects the ball bearings.
The simplest solution for implementing a sealed mechanism, would have been the usage of a rubber seal. But this would cause such a strong friction, that an isolation of the rotor and axis would have been impossible. Only the use of a metallic oil in combination with a magnet provides the desired isolation effect without heavy friction. Years of research and development were required to develop such a reel isolation.
We call this liquid isolation MagSealed.
To prevent the penetration of water, dust particles or salt crystals between rotor and reel body, we have developed a nearly frictionless barrier based on magnetic oil, which cannot be overcome by neither water nor smallest particles. The result is a silky-smooth running.
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.
The magnetic MagSealed oil forms a barrier, which prevents the intrusion of water and therefore also of salt and dirt particles into the line roller, which could affect the free rotation.
MagSealed® Ball Bearings
Our DAIWA technology further on changes the fishing tackle market. Our engineers succeeded in further devolving the Mag Sealed invention to a new level. First we sealed the axis, 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!
ATD® | Drag System
ATD (Automatic Tournament Drag) stands for the further development of the UTD drag.
The ATD drag is excelled by an even more delicate drag transition and as a consequence thereof is perfectly suited for the use of braided lines.
Contrasting to the UTD drag, at the ATD already at the beginning of a strike the drag starts smoothly, then increases to its pre-set drag rating in a fraction of a second, thus eliminating line breakage at the strike.
AIR BAIL® | Reel Bail
DAIWA's innovative bail design featuring a hollow tubular stainless steel bail for maximium rigidity and strength with minimum weight. Due to the smooth, protrusion-free design of the Air Bail, even loose line common after a cast slides easily down the bail onto the line roller as the reel is turned, without snagging or hanging up.
The latest highlight is the seamless Air Bail, which was previously only used on some LT reels. The seamless design optimises the run of the line into the line roller, while at the same time being more compact and lighter.
CrossWrap® | Line Winding
Wraps the line precisely on the spool and reduces the threat of backlashes at the cast. The casting distance is markedly increased.
HardBodyZ® | Concept
We have the perfect metal alloy, we have a more precise processing and we have the knowledge for building precise, durable and very lightweight metal reels.
We call this technology the HardBodyZ Concept.
These reels have a technological advantage and they are not - compared to other synthetic reels - more expensive and in comparison to our traditional reels they have an economic price.
A weak part of many reels – the most reliable part of a DAIWA reel. Only high-quality parts made of steel with smallest tolerances are used.
ABS® | Anti-Backlash-System
The super system that allows long casts and prevents line twist reliably. DAIWA reels with ABS have spools, which are constructed in such way that they have a spool guide of a very large diameter which is getting bigger towards the spool's top. Like this the line unwinds in big loops and very evenly from the spool and thus prevents the twisting of the line.
Thanks to this system also longer casts are possible.