DAIWA: Dial-In the Strike Zone

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 Aug 27th, 2021 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Aug 27th, 2021 at 10:15 AM

Dial In the Strike Zone

Combining Saltist levelwind performance with line-counter precision, the Saltist® Levelwind Line Counter reel zeroes in trolling depth for increased efficiency and more hook ups.

Cypress, CA (August 27, 2021) – Daiwa’s redesigned Saltist Levelwind Line Counter reels team the top-shelf features, power, and efficiency of the company’s renown Saltist baitcasting reel design with the precision of a direct-drive line counter, all bundled in a smart, lightweight configuration. Perfect for trolling pelagic saltwater species like mahi-mahi, kingfish, wahoo and more, as well as huge Great Lakes salmon and trout, big-water musky and pike, or even stripers in large impoundments and saltwater environments, the new design positions the line counter on the handle side, reducing overall reel size so it fits easily into most rod holders and rests comfortably in the hand.

Specifically designed for Great Lakes, big-water, and marine applications, Daiwa Saltist Levelwind Line Counter reels offer the perfect combination of line capacity, durability and performance for fishing braid or mono. Precision line measurement provides the accuracy required by today’s controlled-depth trolling and jigging techniques while a rigid aluminum frame and side plate keeps everything in precise alignment, so the gears feel smoother, have a much quieter rotation, and last longer. Built to break the will of trophy fish yet lightweight for their size, these reels provide the solid base required to crank down on serious lunkers. They also feature Daiwa’s silky smooth and powerful Ultimate Tournament Carbon Drag system (U.T.D.) for fade-resistant reliability, a machined aluminum spool with a loud clicker to signal strikes while trolling, a sturdy handle with a soft-touch rubber knob for extra power, grip, and comfort, plus a redesigned star adjustment that easily increases or decreases drag pressure.

“Simply put, these reels are the class of the field when it comes to trolling,” says Daiwa Field Marketing Manager, Marc Mills. “They leave nothing to chance. With proven Saltist reel performance, plenty of cranking power and a super-smooth Ultimate Tournament multi-disc carbon drag that delivers 15.4 pounds of maximum pressure, they are more than up to the challenge of any fish that dares to strike. Further, a shielded, corrosion-resistant five-bearing system (4CRBB + 1RB) that lasts up to 12 times longer than standard stainless-steel bearings, plus a Dual-System Infinite Anti-Reverse, machined-aluminum spool and loud clicker, allow them to tackle a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater applications. There’s even a cast-control spool-friction adjustment to help prevent overruns. Ultra-high-speed 6.1:1 and 6.4:1 gear ratios further sweeten the pot.”

No matter where you troll or jig, Saltist Levelwind Line Counter reels will provide the upper hand. Simply get your rig or bait down to the desired depth using the line counter, wait for the strike, and crank up your catch as the levelwind stacks line smoothly and evenly across the spool. With your prize safely in the cooler, livewell or gently released, all you need do is repeat the process – which is a lot easier when you can quickly and easily return your offering to the exact depth as your last strike time and again.

Saltist Levelwind Line Counter reels are available in sizes W20 to W50 with an MSRP starting at $229.99 For Daiwa’s latest color catalog and/or information on Daiwa products, call Daiwa’s Customer Service Department at 562-375-6800 or e-mail inquiries to: [email protected]. The URL for Daiwa’s web site is Daiwa.us

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