Daiwa Saltist Overhead Reel


Combing Daiwa’s latest designs with the integrity and strength that has made the Saltist name famous the Saltist SD (Star Drag) delivers on all levels. Loaded with many of Daiwa newest and most advanced design technologies this is a reel that’s rock solid in strength yet light enough to use all day and is designed to perfectly balance with your chosen rod for unmatched in-hand comfort and performance.

Continuing on from the famed Daiwa Saltiga Star Drag, the Saltist Star Drag is based on the same bulletproof body but die-cast instead of forged. Constructed of aluminium and anodised for maximum corrosion resistance, the Saltist Star Drag is designed to handle whatever treatment the corrosive marine environment has to throw at it.

Product Specs

18 SALTIST 15H O/H4 CRBB + 1RB8kg6.4PE3/500m; PE4/300m430g
18 SALTIST 20H O/H4 CRBB + 1RB8kg6.4PE4/240m; PE5/180m445g
18 SALTIST 30H O/H4 CRBB + 1RB8kg6.4PE4/350m; PE5/320m450g
18 SALTIST 35H O/H4 CRBB + 1RB10kg6.4PE4/540m; PE5/320m570g
18 SALTIST 40H O/H4 CRBB + 1RB10kg6.4PE4/600m; PE5/450m585g
18 SALTIST 50H O/H4 CRBB + 1RB10kg6.4PE4/750m; PE5/550m600g

The Saltist Star Drag’s internals are equally made to last and perform thanks to Daiwa’s famous Digigear gear technology. Digigear features a digitised, high precision cutting technique that achieves perfect gear meshing and ultra smooth performance. Made from a new-age alloy, Digigear is ultra strong, corrosion resistant, and lighter than any gear that Daiwa have developed before. This reduction in weight allows larger gears to be used, in-turn achieving greater gear and reel durability and providing superior gear performance, strength and precision.

Featuring stainless steel ball bearings for maximum corrosion resistance, and a centrifugal braking system for effortless, user-friendly casting adjustment and control, the Saltist Star Drag’s casting performance is stunning to say the least with its true freespool feature allowing long effortless casts regardless of the conditions or the angler.

This uninhibited spool design allows for effortless line payout, making the Saltist Star Drag perfect for techniques and fishing styles such as live baiting and float lining.

A 6.4:1 gear ratio makes the Saltist Star Drag the perfect all-rounder whether you’re jigging the depths for Samson fish, floating lining for snapper or trying to muscle kingfish from cover.

The Saltist Star Drag doesn’t lack muscle either with plenty of pulling power at your fingertips thanks to its powerful and smooth drag.

With a maximum drag ranging from 8-12kg depending on the model in the range, and a deep spool made to house a tonne of line, the Saltist Star Drag is a reel designed to tame whatever is thrown at it.

Available in six sizes, from the baby in the range the 15H to the big dog, the 50H, and with a price tag that’s sure to impress, the Saltist Star Drag is a reel that punches well above its weight yet doesn’t break the bank.


  • Machined aluminium frame
  • Anodised frame for maximum corrosion resistance
  • Digigear
  • Centrifugal braking system
  • Available in six sizes
  • Stainless steel bearings (4 +1)
  • Ultra smooth free spool
  • Large neoprene handle knob