Dial In the Strike Zone With Daiwa

Cypress, Calif. – 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.

About Daiwa Corporation

Daiwa’s first spinning reel rolled off the assembly line in 1955. Since then, the company has grown into one of the largest and most influential tackle companies in the world today. To handle sales and distribution in the United States, Daiwa Corporation first opened its doors on September 26, 1966, operating from a small facility in Culver City, California. Today, based in Cypress, California, Daiwa Corporation sells tackle throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America. From the very beginning, Daiwa’s emphasis has been upon innovation and quality. The result is a long list of product features, design and materials that have become standards for the fishing tackle industry. Daiwa’s long-standing record of innovation has left a visible mark on the majority of tackle manufactured today and continues to advance the sport of fishing. Learn more at daiwa.us.