Daiwa 2020 Saltiga Spinning Reel
The Daiwa 2020 Saltiga Spinning Reels is the new pinnacle in spinning reel innovation. Featuring a monocoque body, the 2020 Saltiga allows for a much larger main gear than competitors and helps keeps gears inline with one another reducing wear on the teeth and adding reliability to the reel. The monocoque body also decreases the amount of parts used in the reel, and eliminates body screws adding increased water resistance and decreasing the possibility of corrosion. The main gear is now 12% bigger than the previous generations, but comes in 10g lighter. The 2020 Saltiga also incorporates Daiwa’s proprietary Magseal technology on both sides of the drive gear as well as in the line roller creating a highly effective seal against both water and other elements while not inhibiting any of the reels free-spinning. Daiwa has now incorporated an aluminium rotor into the reel which gives the reel 2x more rigidity than the Zaion rotor incorporated in the previous generation. New drag washers were also added to the reel giving 10x more durability against wear than the previous generation. The 2020 Saltiga adds more drag washers to the stack than the previous generation but are also smaller in diameter, decreasing overall weight, and spreads the load more evenly across them. This gives powerful drag outputs ranging from 55 to 66 pounds of drag, depending on the model, while remaining silky smooth and responsive to fish pulls. The spool also features a newly designed ABS spool for long distance, tangle free casting with braided line. The reel is easily switched between left and right hand retrieve.
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.
MQ Body will take the reel to the next level. 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.
The aim is to create perfect water resistance 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.
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.