2020 saltiga opinions

 What are your opinions on the 2020 Saltiga?

Feral's picture

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Date Joined: 01/11/06

 I'm thinking of upgrading

Mon, 2020-10-26 19:24

 I'm thinking of upgrading all my z series and '08 Stella's to the new saltiga.. I'd like to see a few reports from guys that have used them in anger for a while 

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Date Joined: 15/03/13

 I dont reckon you should

Mon, 2020-10-26 20:38

 I dont reckon you should trade in the 08 stellas just for a 2020 reel. Those stellas are the best ones they ever made in my opinion and will one day become a bit of a collectors item. I wouldn't trade mine for a new reel.

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alan hawk review called them perfect

Tue, 2020-10-27 11:27

check out the review ,he said he has never called a reel perfection till now

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I’m with new age

Tue, 2020-10-27 19:24

 Those 2008 stellas (silver and gold) were probably the best Shimano spin reel made

the best saltiga in my opinion were the saltiga s extreme's. 
both were built tough but smooth





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 I have two saltiga 20 -

Fri, 2020-10-30 09:47


I have two saltiga 20 - 14,000's (one for jigging/livebait and one rigged with stickbait ready to go)- little use to date (hopefully soon to change) but they are a cracker reel. great drag, no water entry points and cranking power aplenty

Diawa certainly lifted their game with the design of this one - previously prefered the stella (stella previously pipped saltiga with the better drag system).  

Love the fact someone has finally done away with spool cutouts that only serve to let water in under the spool all to save a few grams IMO




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