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Daiwa Saltiga Expedition Big Game Reel - 8000 H

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  • Regular price $1,449.00

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  • $1,249.00

Daiwa Saltiga introduce unrivalled ground breaking technology to the world, Digigear II, Magseal and Zaion Air Rotor setting the standard in high performance design and innovation.   Daiwa now take it even further with the introduction of “magsealed bearings” into the new Saltiga Expedition range.

The Saltiga heralded a giant leap forward in design, revolving around magnetic fluid. Developed by NASA to magnetically deliver fuel to space ships, this revolutionary innovation was introduced to the fishing industry in the 2010 Saltiga. Mixing a liquid with iron isn’t easy, but Daiwa has mastered it in the Saltiga range. When dispersed evenly through liquid, the iron oxide (magnetite) has a diameter of 1/100,000mm, so small that the surface area of the ferromagnetic particle is around 1/10th of a single influenza virus.

Other introductions in the new Expedition series includes a new body design standard, with super metal super precision machine cut technology Daiwa has achieved its finest design ever, with a precision of 4 times better compared to that of the original model. Ther new drag system called “UTD Hyper Tune” uses an all new carbon and metal washer system combined with a specifically designed grease that provides ultra smooth performance especially when the drag pressure exceeds 10 kilograms. Zaion Air Rotor, this super strong light rotor is like no other – a new revolution in strength and sensitivity. This design disperses pressure to the entire lower section of the rotor, dramatically decreasing stress and flexing. Working in conjunction with the Mag Seal the Air Rotor has been hollowed out to create airflow through the whole rotor system. This prevents foreign material such as water, salt, sand and dust collecting inside the reel, the added air flow eliminates moist build up in the reel preventing corrosion issues.

With other designs innovations like Real Four, Hyper Digigear , Airbail and CRBB are also utilized, the new Saltiga Expedition sets the standard as the best heavy duty reel available.


  • Real Four
  • Mag Sealed
  • Magseal bearings
  • Zaion Air Rotor
  • UTD Hyper Tune
  • Hyper Digigear
  • Twistbuster II
  • Tough Air Bail
  • Minimum Offset Gearing
  • ABS II
  • Super Metal Housing (body and sideplate)
  • CRBB system
  • Hybrid carbon/forged aluminium spool
  • Silent Oscillation
  • Rotor Break
  • Manual Bail Return
  • Wide Open roller for heavy shock leader
  • Magseal Line roller
  • 2BB oscillating slider
  • Linear Rotation
  • Metal drag knob cap
  • 2 piece light weight aluminium round knob
Model Gear Ratio #Ball Bearings Wt. (g) Drag Pressure (kg) Spool Capacity
SA EX 5500H 5.7 (124cm) 13+1 635 15 PE 5/350m, 6/270m
SA EX 8000H 5.7 (144cm) 13+1 875 30 PE 6/540m, 8/400m, 10/300m