Product Spotlight:Daiwa Saltiga Saltwater Fishing ReelsEver since the first Saltiga saltwater fishing reel was released in 2002, the demand for heavy-duty saltwater spinning reels has constantly increased. When the first Saltiga was released, it set a new standard for saltwater reels, and has continually evolved throughout its eighteen year history. With a new release of the Saltiga reel 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, which is the most advanced list of features ever, to once again affirm itself as the ultimate saltwater spinning reel. This new reel starts and centers around brand new Monocoque body. This is a single piece body capable of holding much larger internal gearing components. It is machined from high strength aluminum to provide unbelievable strength and improved sealing. Housed within the Monocoque body, is a brand-new drive gear, providing gear strength more than double that of its predecessor. Yes, more than double than that of its predecessor. More than Double! The new Monocoque body also has 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. It also includes improved paint & finishing processes which increases the durability to the cosmetic side, delivering the much improved corrosion protection required for saltwater use. There is also a new drag stack where they increased the number of washers to deliver ten times the drag durability compared to the previous Saltiga model. Yes, ten times the drag durability compared to it’s predecessor. Ten Times! Another upgrade is the newly designed aluminum heat dissipating Drag Knob that delivers improved cooling & heat dissipation, adding to the durability and the longevity of the reel components. A newly designed ABS Longcast spool design offers improved casting performance and enhanced line management. The original Saltiga Saltwater Fishing Reel was amazing. This new version, with all of the upgrades and technology improvements is amazing. Give one a try today, and you will be amazed at the quality and workmanship that goes into every Saltiga model. Great Selection of Saltwater Fishing ReelsDisclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.