Saltiga Z6500H Dogfight

Saltiga Z6500H Dogfight

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dan south's picture

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Now that looks like a awsome

Wed, 2007-03-21 17:02

Now that looks like a awsome reel i want one.

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RH?

Wed, 2007-03-21 17:43

Can ya swap the handle over to the right side of them?
They look expensive!!!

Kasey L.'s picture

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yes and yes. Pump iron to

Wed, 2007-03-21 17:58

yes and yes.

Pump iron to drop iron!

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hehe.....yes you can change

Wed, 2007-03-21 18:44

hehe.....yes you can change it over to right hand wind and yes it is expensive.......just a tad over $1200....

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jimbo1's picture

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At that price

Wed, 2007-03-21 22:11

At that price wouldnt a Van Staal be the better go?

THE LAZY FISHERMAN

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I was just playing with a

Wed, 2007-03-21 22:20

I was just playing with a Van Staal. Click click reel. Different from the smooth Jap reels. It's like you can feel each gear lock together as you wind. I dont doubt that it is well built though, just different from the Jap reels. Oh forgot to mention - heavy.

Very Bling in it's own way.

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James you'd be looking at

Thu, 2007-03-22 06:55

James you'd be looking at $1500 for a Van staal reel
Iv'e got the dogfight and the expedition both in the 6500 personnel preference is for the exp just me
I have a problem I'm a tackle junkie

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i always thought van staals

Thu, 2007-03-22 07:59

i always thought van staals were cheaper around 900 bucks?

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Dogfight only has ONE

Thu, 2007-03-22 08:38

Dogfight only has ONE purpose.
GTs. maybe two.... tuna AND GTs.

jig with it and people will give you shifty eyes.... a few fish in and you'll get it. well msotly anyway.

Pump iron to drop iron!

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Naa $1400 for em all i think

Thu, 2007-03-22 08:38

Naa $1400 for em all i think give or take, accurate twin spins are around the same price too

Tackle Dangler

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yeh the van staals are

Thu, 2007-03-22 12:03

yeh the van staals are around $1200- $1400 depending which model. FYI the large saltigas and stellas has upto 30kg of drag.....as quoted on their manufacturer's website but you and I know that its impossible to get 20kg, let alone 30!!

And yes horses for courses.....this is a deep spool high speed reel. The 6500 Expedition is a deep spool low geared reel. Like wise the Stella 10000 and 20000. The Van Staals are all low geared reel and the Accurate Twinspin 30 is a high speed reel....at this stage.

The Van Staal and Accurates are built American tough and you will feel the gears working. The Van Staal has a direct drive system so its more noticeable. The Japanese reels are all about smoothness with plenty of bearings to support all moving parts. Therfore you wont notice the gear meshing as much.

All mentioned are top range reels and are the best that each company produces. And of coz, all comes with BLING!!

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jimbo1's picture

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One below cost

Thu, 2007-03-22 14:44
Nealez's picture

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isn't it strange that they

Thu, 2007-03-22 15:47

isn't it strange that they call the higher speed ratio reel 'dog fight' when fishing for a doggie id think quite alot of hurt would be put back onto you with such a high speed? just a thaught

Tackle Dangler

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I don't think the name has

Thu, 2007-03-22 16:55

I don't think the name has any reference to dogtooth tuna Nealez. The way I interpret it is the term 'dog fight' in the aviation sense which I think means to battle at close quarters... or something similar (you've all seen top gun :P ) I guess this is similar to the way you'd fight GT's. Afterall, it is the next high speed model up from the Saltiga GT.

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They look bluddy impressive!

Fri, 2007-03-23 07:43

They look bluddy impressive! Custom rod with black and gold binding would make anyone cream i reacon.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!