The new Saltist LD Lever Drag series are built tough with a rugged full metal jacket construction with virtually all components being metal for maximum reliability while most competitor reels at this price point are full of graphite components. Building on the reputation of the previous Saltist overhead reels the new LDs are built to handle ultra-strong braided lines in addition to traditional monofilament. To eliminate body flex the frame and side plates are all constructed of a single piece rigid aluminum alloy. Available in single or two speed the Saltist LD is capable of pulling in over a meter of line with every handle turn, winding power is actually up to 30% greater than similar reels. Six CRBB (corrosion resistant ball bearings) ball bearings and a roller bearing add efficiency to the drive train support and provide smooth cranking power.
The Saltist main gears are machined from Daiwas exclusive high strength stainless steel stock. These gears have very tight tolerances for extra high strength and a smooth retrieve feel.With a powerful ratio and rigid frame support the Saltist should deliver exceptional winding power right out of the box. Backed up by the all new lever drag UTD Ultimate Tournament Drag, a system that features stainless plates and a grease impregnated fibre washer, offering super-smooth drag pressure up to 22% greater than the max drag of competitor reels of the same size. The secret rests in the wet drag system which effectively combats performance robbing heat while maintaining maximum contact with the discs surface.