overhead reels


saltiga lever drag

Over the past decade Saltiga reels have built an enviable reputation as the strongest reels ever developed, reels that set a standard that can only be surpassed by developing new technology and introducing new models. In 2010 Daiwa introduced the finest lever drags they ever developed, the Saltiga LD series.

With the durability and performance expected from a Saltiga the new LD series is built upon a precisely machined aluminium fame and sideplate for unmatched strength. This super strong frame supports a massive stainless steel helical cut gear system that produces optimum power and ultra smooth winding power. Match this with Daiwa’s finest ever lever drag system – UTD (ultimate tournament drag) and you have incredible fish stopping power and when the going gets tough the one touch gear shift allows you to change gears fluently for low down power or ultra fast hyper speed cranking.

Built to handle the toughest fish that swim the new Saltiga LD series is the ultimate in compact lever drags.


  • Machined aluminium frame and side plates

  • Machined aluminium spool

  • Massive stainless steel gears, helical cut for optimal power and smoother cranking

  • Offset power handle with soft touch grip

  • UTD – Ultimate Tournament Drag

  • Six Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings

  • Centrifugal casting brake

  • Simple one touch gear shift

  • Precision anti reverse ratchet

  • Machined aluminium rod clamp

Model Gear Ratio #Ball Bearings Wt. Drag Spool Capacity

SALD20-2SP 6.3/3.1 6 + 1 520g 12kg 20kg/240m, 24kg/180m

SALD30-2SP 6.3/3.1 6 + 1 530g 12kg 20kg/350m, 24kg/260m

SALD35-2SP 6.3/3.1 6 + 1 715g 19kg 20kg/550m, 24kg/330m

SALD40-2SP 6.3/3.1 6 + 1 720g 19kg 20kg/600m, 24kg/450m

SALD50-2SP 6.3/3.1 6 + 1 750g 19kg 20kg/770m, 24kg/580m

SALD60-2SP 5.2/2.3 6 + 1 1020g 19kg 22.6kg/50lb/310m


saltiga overhead

The fine diameter and strength of today’s super braids lets you pack on a tremendous amount of fighting power into a compact reel. Few reels are built for this type of punishment, but one stands out from the crowd, the tough and narrow 2015 Saltiga overhead series.

Overheads can be difficult to jig with but with Saltiga’s narrow design it makes it a lot easier. Traditionally jigging with threadlines is easier because of the balance point below the rod. The new designed compact and narrow Saltiga overheads utilize a smaller side plate for ease of handling and a huge drop down gear box keeping the axis point lower for improved balance, virtually eliminating side overbalance.

Daiwa’s advanced gear design, Hyper Digigear, delivers it’s tell tale precision, to create a reel that has few peers when it comes to smoothness. Silky smooth on the crank and flawless under load the Saltiga is purity and precision in true Daiwa style. Combine this with the powerful, unyielding ATD drag system that gives you the power and poise to take control of whatever crosses your angling path. A new large clicking alloy star drag puts this control in easy reach, with its super light, ergonomic design making it easier than ever to crank the power up when needed.

The narrow spool design allows for line to lie evenly even without having to manually lay the line, a real bonus when you are hooked up on a fish of a lifetime. Added to the new design is spool lock, this is a function designed to allow anglers to break-off jigs or lures when snagged easily and avoiding any danger when placing thumb pressure on the spool. Located on the side plate, spool lock, simply locks the spool from turning so snagged lures can be broken off or pulled free.

Ultimate cranking control is available in the new Saltiga with a large Swept Handle bringing the balance point of the handle closer to the centre of the reel and combines with large, super grip EVA knobs for unmatched cranking power, balance and control. The handle can be adjusted from 75mm to 85mm to increase or decrease speed and power.

Saltiga continues Daiwa’s innovation trend by featuring Mag Seal technology. Delivering unrivaled protection in spin reels since it was first introduced in 2010. Mag Seal is a revolutionary system that involves magnetized oil that forms an impenetrable seal that prevents, dust, water and salt intrusion. The later being a major limiting factor and the Achilles heel of saltwater reels. That was until now, with the Saltiga reveling in the protection and the performance of Mag Seal Ball Bearing. Located on the pinion gear, the result is the elimination of water and salt intrusion, and increased protection and performance. Slamming the door shut on unwanted intruders, Saltiga with new Mag Seal technology is overhead protection and design advancement like you’ve never before.

Heralding a new dawn in overhead design, the new Saltiga uses the pedigree of its past with the innovation and technology of the future to deliver anglers a new age in performance, and a new age in excellence. The Saltiga overhead is the ultimate deepwater jigging reel, built to take the rigors of extreme saltwater use.


  • Aluminium frame

  • Real Four Technology

  • Hyper Digigear

  • ATD

  •  Magsealed bearing system

  • Swept crank handle

  • SJ models feature T bar handle

  • Spool Lock

Model Gear ratio #Ball Bearings Wt Drag Spool Capacity

10H 6.4 (100cm) 8 + 1 405 g 8 kg 2.5/250m, 3/200m

10HL 6.4 (100cm) 8 + 1 405 g 8 kg 2.5/250m,3/200m

15H 6.4 (100cm) 8 + 1 405 g 8 kg 2.5/400m,3/300m

15HL 6.4 (100cm) 8 + 1 405g 8 kg 2.5/400m, 3/300m

15H-SJ 6.4 (100cm) 8 + 1 460 g 8 kg 2.5/400m, 3/300m

15HL-SJ 6.4 (100cm) 8 + 1 460 g 8 kg 2.5/400m, 3/300m

35N 5.1 (96cm) 8 + 1 550 g 10 kg PE 3/400m, 4/300m,5/250m

35NH 6.4 (119cm) 8 + 1 550 g 10 kg PE 3/400m, 4/300m,5/250m

35N-SJ 5.1 (96cm) 8 + 1 600 g 10 kg PE 3/400m, 4/300m,5/250m


saltist lever drag

The Saltist LD Lever Drag series are built tough with a rugged “full metal jacket” construction with virtually all components being metal for maximum reliability while most competitor reels at this price point are full of graphite components.

Built to handle modern ultra-strong braided lines the frame and side plates are all constructed of a single piece rigid aluminium alloy. Available in single or two speed the Saltist LD is capable of pulling in well over a meter of line with every handle turn, winding power is actually up to 30% greater than similar reels.


  • Choice of single or two speed models

  • Fast one touch gear shift

  • 6 CRBB – corrosion resistant ball bearings

  • Precision stainless steel gears, helical cut for smooth powerful winding

  • UTD – Ultimate Tournament Drag

  • Offset power handle with round EVA speed knob

  • One piece aluminum frame and side plate

  • Dual infinite anti-reverse on single speed models

  • Precision ratchet anti-reverse on two speed models

  • Machined aluminum spool

Model Gear Ratio #Ball Bearings Wt. (g) Drag Spool Capacity

STT LD20-2SPD 6.3/3.1 6+1 420g 10kg 12lb/385m

STT LD30-2SPD 6.3/3.1 6+1 435g 10kg 14lb/450m

STT LD35-2SPD 6.3/3.1 6+1 635g 10kg 400m/25lb

STT LD40-2SPD 6.3/3.1 6+1 625g 12kg 25lb/370m

STT LD50-2SP 6.3/3.1 6+1 650g 12kg 30lb/320m

STT LD20H 6.3 6+1 380g 10kg 12lb/385m

STT LD30H 6.3 6+1 395g 10kg 14lb/450m

STT LD40H 6.3 6+1 570g 12kg 25lb/370m