DAIWA Saltiga Spinning Reel 18000H
DAIWA Saltiga Spinning Reel 18000H
Since the first Saltiga was released in 2002, the demand for heavy-duty saltwater spinning reels has constantly increased. The original Saltiga set a new standard for this category and has continually evolved throughout its eighteen-year history. Now, in 2020 Saltiga is re-imagined delivering anglers the most technologically advanced Saltiga ever produced. Extensively redesigned and engineered from drag knob to handle the 20 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 & 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 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.
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.
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.
LONG CAST ABS SPOOL
A maximized core diameter and reversed taper mean 100% useable 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.
BIG GAME READY
Saltiga 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, Saltiga is design excellence like only Daiwa can deliver, and strength and power that only Saltiga can offer.
- Bearings: 2MBB,4CRBB,6BB,1RB
- Gear Ratio: 5.8:1
- Line Per Handle Turn: 50.2"
- Weight (oz/lbs): 31.2/1.9
- Line Capacity (lb. test/yds): MONO: 35/330, 40/280, J-BRAID: 65/330, 80/280
- Drag Max: 66
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.