It all starts with the precisely machined one-piece aluminium body and side plates. This rigid housing holds what sets Saltiga LD apart from the competition – a meticulously crafted drive gear & pinion gear made from insanely durable Stainless Steel. Stainless Steel gears are harder than brass and much more resistant to the harsh saltwater fields in which this reel will be used. Stainless Steel gearing is often criticised for lacking smoothness, but Daiwa engineers have overcome this, producing a gear set that is refined and smooth, yet more powerful & durable than anything else on the market.
Saltiga LD has had improvements in all areas of the reel, addressing areas of concern that top anglers identified with lever drag reels of the past. A drag cam design that is smooth and capable of handling both braid and monofilament lines is one of the obvious improvements. The lever itself has been totally redesigned to allow finite and precise drag control even at very low settings, a feature loved by livebait anglers especially. 20 Saltiga LD was designed to be beautifully simple, and incredibly strong. Available in single- and two-speed designs from size 10-60.
ATD DRAG – Daiwa’s Automatic Tournament Drag uses an improved drag grease that exhibits a low viscosity at rest, yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start up. This reduces initial drag start-up inertia and combined with the structural changes of the ATD Drag System results in a smoother drag from the initial hook up.
LEVER DRAG – A lever control system that allows drag pressure to be easily applied by pushing the lever forward. Allows for increased pressure to applied, and is ideal for jigging and deep water angling.
MACHINE CUT ALLOY BODY – Lightweight and incredibly strong, Machine Cut Alloy provides body strength and reduced weight to be achieved without the cost and corrosion issues of other metals.
STAINLESS STEEL GEARING – Harder & stronger than any other material, Stainless Steel significantly increases gear longevity. Unmatched against corrosion, Stainless Steel gears will help fight against pitting and premature wear which can lead to increased feedback.
INFINITE ANTI REVERSE – Daiwa’s advanced system that limits rearward backplay handle movement to almost zero for solid hooksets with less shock to the reel. The result is the elimination of handle slap-back and the unwanted release of line.
METAL BALL KNOB – Providing maximum contact between handle knob and hand, ball knobs are designed for optimal rotation balance, rotation, and functionality.
CRBB – Lasting 12 times longer than standard stainless steel bearings Daiwa’s CRBBs feature specially treated stainless steel, and a protective shield on the bearing race that seals out sand, fine grit, salt crystals and other abrasives. The result is a longer lasting bearing that’s protected from the corrosive elements that destroy traditional bearings.
|MODEL||RATIO||WEIGHT||BALL BEARINGS||DRAG||BRAID CAPACITY||MONO CAPACITY||HANDLE TYPE|
|LD10H||6.3||445g||6 CRBB; 1RB||12kg||20lb-330m||12/270, 14/220||Soft Touch|
|LD15H||6.3||480g||6 CRBB; 1RB||12kg||30lb-330m||12/310, 14/270||Soft Touch|
|LD20H||6.3||495g||6 CRBB; 1RB||12kg||40lb-300m||14/350, 20/210||Soft Touch|
|LD35-2SPD||5.8/3.1||700g||6 CRBB||18kg||65lb-330m||20/300, 25/240||Soft Touch|
|LD35JH||6.3||590g||6 CRBB; 1RB||18kg||40lb-330m||–||Aluminum T-Bar|
|LD35JP||5.1||590g||6 CRBB; 1RB||18kg||40lb-330m||–||Aluminum T-Bar|
|LD40-2SPD||5.8/3.1||745g||6 CRBB||18kg||65lb-480m||25/400, 30/270||Soft Touch|
|LD50-2SPD||5.8/3.1||845g||6 CRBB||18kg||80lb-460m||20/660, 30/440||Aluminum T-Bar|
|LD55-2SPD||5.2/2.3||1050g||6 CRBB||20kg||80lb-550m||30/440, 40/340||Aluminum T-Bar|
|LD55JP||5.2||890g||6 CRBB; 1RB||20kg||65lb-440m||–||Aluminum T-Bar|
|LD60-2SPD||5.2/2.3||1090g||6 CRBB||20kg||100lb-550m||30/550, 40/420||Aluminum T-Bar|