Daiwa Saltiga Lever Drag Bait Casting Reel

$529.99 - $759.99
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  • Automatic Tournament Drag
  • Corrosion resistant ball bearings
  • Digitally engineered gear design
  • Saltiga Executive 5 Year Warranty & Service
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Daiwa's completely redesigned Saltiga LD series features the smoothest, most powerful and dependable lever-drag reels available today. Six single-speed models, Seven 2-speed models, plus Two special-purpose tournament style sailfish single speed designs cover all the bases for saltwater anglers from inshore and near shore to offshore and the canyons. 

All Saltiga LD reels feature a one-piece machined aluminum frame and side plate to assure precise alignment of bearings and gears for amazingly smooth performance, less flex, more power and reduced binding even during the fiercest battles. Oversized, super-hard, polished and meshed stainless steel main and pinion gears fit together perfectly to drive the kicking gear with extra strength and nearly silent precision while large spool bearings reduce side load so anglers can concentrate on fighting fish rather than the reel.  

Daiwa's acclaimed Advanced Tournament Drag System (ATD) keeps each Saltiga LD cool during the heat of battle while providing consistent maximum pressure through the end game. A machined aluminum spool won't bend under high drag pressure or outwardly expand as you tightly wind on line. A machined aluminum rod clamp always keeps your reel tightly secured.

Single and smaller two-speed models, along with the high-speed tournament sailfish reels, boast soft-touch rubber handles for fast, comfortable retrieves. The larger size 50, 55 and 60 2-speed models, as well as the 35JH single speed jigging model, feature a long T style offset aluminum power handle to improve leverage and comfort without blistering your hand when the fight is on. The Saltiga LD series also incorporates all CRBB ball bearings for a longer reel life and more consistent performance. 

Max drag ranges from 22 to 45 pounds for most models while line retrieve per handle turn runs from 39.90 to 47.0 The tournament style sailfish models have a max drag setting of 22 pounds and line pick-ups of 54.30 to 56.0 Backed by Executive Saltiga Five Year Warranty and Service. The best warranty in the market. The Saltiga LD line provides top shelf performance. 

Saltiga Executive 5 Year Warranty & Service

Daiwa protects your investment with an exceptional plan for our Saltiga reel owners. When purchasing a Saltiga reel you will receive the finest service warranty and experience in the industry. Listed below are the service/warranty incentives exclusive to your Saltiga purchase.

Your Saltiga purchase includes a 5-year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects and a FREE 5 Year Clean and Service! 

  • Executive Saltiga 5 Year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects with proof of purchase.
    • Reels being repaired will receive expedited service pending parts availability
    • FREE expedited return shipping (2nd Day Air or Priority Mail)
    • If the damage is determined to not be warranty eligible (missing parts, accidental damage, misuse, inadequate care, wear and tear) we will contact you with a price estimate before starting any work.
  • FREE 5 Year Clean and Service for original owner with proof of purchase
    • Reels being cleaned and serviced will be shipped back in a special Saltiga signature bag within 1 Business Day upon arrival to our Daiwa Service Department
    • FREE expedited return shipping (2nd Day Air or Priority Mail)
    • If the damage is determined to be excessive upon inspection, (missing parts, accidental damage, misuse, inadequate care) we will contact you with a price estimate before starting any work.

*This applies to all US model Saltiga reels with valid proof of purchase (2020 Saltiga Spinning, 2020 Saltiga LD and all previous models of Saltiga spinning and Star Drag reels with valid proof of purchase)


ATD Drag

Daiwa’s Automatic Tournament Drag uses an improved drag grease that exhibits a low viscosity at rest, yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start up. This reduces initial drag start-up inertia and combined with the structural changes of the ATD Drag System results in a smoother drag from the initial hook up.


Lasting 12 times longer than standard stainless steel bearings Daiwa’s corrosion resistant ball bearings feature specially treated stainless steel, and a protective shield on the bearing race that seals out sand, fine grit, salt crystals and other abrasives. The result is a longer lasting bearing that’s protected from the corrosive elements that destroy traditional bearings.


Daiwa’s first generation of digitally engineered gear design ensures a perfect mesh between ultra-tough drive gear and pinion gears for optimized speed, power, durability and smoothness.


Model Bearings Ratio Ratio Low Retrieve Retrieve Low Weight Mone Line Cap Braid Cap Max Drag
SAGLD15-2SPD 6CRBB 6.3 3.1 39.9 19.1 18.2 12/310, 14/270 30/330, 40/260 15.5/26
SAGLD20-2SPD 6CRBB 6.3 3.1 39.9 19.1 18.8 14/350,20/210 40/330, 50/260 15.5/26
SAGLD35-2SPD 6CRBB 5.8 3.1 42.8 22.6 24.7 20/300, 25/240 65/330,80/230 28.6/40
SAGLD40-2SPD 6CRBB 5.8 3.1 42.8 22.6 26.3 25/400,30/270 65/480,80/350 28.6/40
SAGLD50-2SPD 6CRBB 5.8 3.1 45.6 24.1 29.8 20/640, 30/440 65/610, 80/460 28.6/40
SAGLD60-2SPD 6CRBB 5.2 2.3 46.3 20.6 38.4 30/550, 40/420 80/660, 100/550 33.1/45

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DHEP) and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov