Angling Addict, an old friend from the Fishingkaki forum days dropped by my place with this reel that can’t freespool. I took a look at the box and immediately decided […]
￼ The package for this reel came exactly 3 years ago, 22 October 2013. I remembered being disappointed by it’s cheap plasticky exterior, rough fit and finish while I was […]
The Saltiga Z reel was so smooth that it rivalled ABU’s Ambassadeurs which were legends in smoothness in their time. Cranking a Saltiga Z gave one a pleasurable feeling of silkiness similar to stroking the coat of a kitten. And who could forget the attention to detail Daiwa engineers gave to that reel, with O-rings for weatherproofing almost everywhere, including the screws that held the reel together.
Sadly, after the success of Saltiga’s overhead reels, Daiwa seem to have changed tack and favoured the egg-beater style of reels for the Saltiga range and it had been so for well over a decade. So it was to the delight of fans for conventional reels that Daiwa launched the Saltiga 10 and Saltiga 15 conventional star drag reels during the Japan Fishing Festival, at Yokohama in January 2015.
I’ve heard so much about this reel in the latter half of the preceding decade from friends who dislike eating fried bird’s nest. They speak of this reel with a sort of reverence and awe that’s reserved for something extraordinarily great, and the first thing they mention would be the Hyper Digi Gears from the Saltiga Z reel, that’s also driving this reel. Those gears are made of tougher C6191 alloys which will make this reel last much longer than a regular Certate, which — I understand from hearsay, is already legendary. So, as a consequence, my interest is piqued enough despite my trepidation, to want to crack this reel open to see what is the big deal about.
Have you heard of 13-Fishing? Well, I don’t know about you, but other than the ‘sport’ of Gambling, I think Fishing is the most superstitious sport I’ve encountered. My late daddy told me never to step over a fishing rod, but to walk around it as stepping over will jinx it. Others believe that if you do not wash your bum (take note all you toilet paper users) and then go fishing, you’re gonna catch nothing. Many believe that one should abstain from sex before a fishing trip or risk getting no bites.
Here’s a quick note on the effectiveness of Salt-X and Quicksilver 2-4-C Marine grease when used in combination to prevent rust and corrosion. I had bought a pair of yellow-coloured […]
SERVICING – ABU Revo BigShooter WM60L I simply couldn’t offer any reason why I keep making pre-order reservations for ABU Garcia Revo reels. The marketing material posted on Purefishing.jp website […]
This reel was launched hot on the heels of the successful 2014 Shimano Calcutta Conquest and it looked like other than a longer handle with an oversized EVA knob and a higher gear ratio, this reel must have been borrowing heavily from the 2014 Conquest’s parts bin… Or is it?
After a night’s efforts, fishing on the East Johor Straits, sleepy and red-eyed before my shot of caffeine, I was disappointed to find I’ve used up all my pre diluted Salt-X. Oh well, I thought, now is as good a time to prove/disprove the theory that if I rinsed my gear thoroughly enough, the salt will be displaced and all would be well. So instead of taking out the syringe to mix up a batch of Salt-X, I rinsed my used lures in warm running tap water. Drained the bucket, rinsed them a second time. Drained the bucket again, and refilled with warm water, left them aside and tended to my bath.
The result put my thoughts to rest.
All things considered, I’m so glad to have bought this reel. It has an incredibly smooth and powerful drag, and great cranking power in spite of its high gearing and small size. Push into low gear, and the most stubborn shark simply gets winched from below the boat into submission — the torque from this little machine is incredible despite having only a short handle.