saltist for jigging

hi gut i know it has probly been conered be for but but

wat is everyones opinion on the saltist spin 6500 for sambo jigging

or is there anything else in that price range that would be better suited

thanks for the help


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Thu, 2010-10-21 21:20

I have 1 and have used it spinning for mackies at quobba went really well. I can't say I have jigged with it but the high speed retrieve is great for spinning fast metals.
If you want s high speed reel you won't find better value. A saltiga power knob is a worthwhile addition.
If you decide to get it a few places advertise $289 free delivery

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good for the price...

Thu, 2010-10-21 21:24

You may find it hard work to crank weight up with the high ratio.

Also I would suggest getting a power knob... I broke mine when bottom bashing after a couple of sessions. But it's handled lots of pinkys, sambos (no huge horses), BIG rays, sharks, macks. Probably better suited to spinning heavy metals off rocks, but yeah loaded mine with 300m of 50lb daiwa tournament braid and it's never let me down apart from the handle issue.

Hope that helps.




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daiwa have just released a

Thu, 2010-10-21 21:37

daiwa have just released a range called the exceler da 4500-6500  pretty much the same reel as the saltist just a low speed. We just got these in the shop yesterday and they look the goods. Saltist is too fast for jigging in my opinion




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Would be getting a lower

Thu, 2010-10-21 21:38

Would be getting a lower gear ratio reel if jigging is the primary use. The other side of the fence is the Saragosa. I think it's 4.9 to 1.

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Just got back from Montes

Fri, 2010-10-22 08:44

No problem for jigging, pulled everything up no adjust your retrieve to suit....

Took a 35kg GT no problems with PE8.

Great reel for the money when you don't have a Stella budget.






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thanks for the info guysw

Fri, 2010-10-22 17:39

thanks for the info guysw jigging wont be the only thing i use it for so i think its the go for me

plus they look sweet


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Saltist 6500H

Fri, 2010-10-22 17:51

If you're not high speed spinning for mackies, tunas or popping for GTs....I cant see myself using it for anything else. Gear ratio too high for any sort of fishing we do in Perth, boat or landbased. Tried jigging with a Saltiga 6000GT....done it for one drop and never used it again.

Its like driving off in 3rd gear instead of 1st. So you wouldnt do it with a spinning reel.

Why do you think 10-20yrs ago, Penn Spinfishers were the best value reel for all-round work. Low gear ratio, large diameter spools and still winds in nearly a metre a turn.

Trust me you'll regret buying it later. If you want looks, save up and get a Catalina and you can bling it to the max.




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Where wuold someone acquire

Fri, 2010-10-22 17:52

Where wuold someone acquire the saltiga power knob?

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thanks honsu for the save i

Fri, 2010-10-22 19:21

thanks honsu for the save i have never jigged before so any feedback is appreciated

i would like to stay in the 350 price range any suggestions


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Fri, 2010-10-22 22:17

Exceller 6500DA under $300

Spheros 18000FB under $300

Saragosa 18000F around $400

They are all big reels. Are you planning to use 50lb+ braid or 50lb max??

Have you considered smaller reels??

Shimano 8000 or Daiwa 4500??

or even overheads?? more choices here....




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probly 50+ honsu had a look

Sat, 2010-10-23 10:36

probly 50+ honsu had a look at the exceller 6500da probley be the best for me dont know why but i dont like the saragosa or the speros


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Power knob

Sun, 2010-10-24 15:42

I got mine online at ray and anns tackle but any shop should be able to get it for you