The 2017 Saltiga BJ is a series of spinning reels that start from size 3500 to 4000 that is designed for the serious in shore bay jigger. Equipped with a monocoque body, the reels in this series are not only light but rigid, giving it the ability to exert 10kg of drag against the most stubborn of fish. Each Saltiga BJ reel come packed with Daiwa’s latest technological advancements and features that translates into a fishing reel that not only exudes quality in design appearance, but feels precisely engineered, light in weight and silky smooth in movement.

Incorporating Daiwa’s state-of-the-art reel technology, the 2017 Saltiga BJ comprises the following features:

Monocoque Body - A one piece super metal precision machined body construction for added rigidity and strength to tackle larger game fish.

Magsealed, Magsealed Bearings, and Magsealed Line Roller - a magnetic seal formed from the use of a membrane of magnetic lubrication and magnets to create a saltwater barrier to reduce water penetration into the moving parts (shaft housing, bearings and line roller) of the reel. Being magnetized this lubrication system reduces any friction, minimise dust intrusion whilst eliminates oil spray and improving the life expectancy of the reel.

ATD (Automatic Tournament Drag) - A redesigned spool support that increases the support of the spool across the entire length of the main shaft that helps to dissipate drag washer pressure more efficiently to reduce pulsing of the drag when fighting fish.  

Zaion - A high density carbon composite material that is uses for the rotor construction, that has the same strength as magnesium, is 20% stronger than Nylon/ABS material and is 50% lighter than Aluminium.

Air Bail - A one piece construction hollow tubular stainless steel bail arm for maximum rigidity and strength with minimum weight. With no protrusions, slack line from a cast, falls effortlessly, down the bail onto the line roller as the rotor is turned, without snagging or hanging up.

Hyper Digiear - A perfectly milled gearing system made of super tough C6191 marine bronze, whose gear teeth design and finish, enable extraordinary smooth running, with the least resistance with a long life span and durability.  

Air Rotor - A redesigned rotor system that is 15% lighter in weight with a lower centre of gravity to improve the dissipation of line pressure on the rotor.

ABS II - An anti-backlash system that comprises a re-designed feature of the spool that allows line to peel away in larger loops when casting to prevent backlash, which translates to improved casting distance.

Rotor Brake - A braking system that keeps the rotor stationary when the bail is open.