Cypress, CA (April 8, 2020) – Anyone worth a salt has been “spooled”. For the uninitiated, it means the instantaneous convergence of the strike and spool spinning like a semiconductor, with line going in the opposite direction at unstoppable speed. Sure, it’s a badge of honor – great for barstool talk and social media posts – but it’s a loser’s commentary. Winning requires fish coming over the gunnels.
Aside from simple angler error, there are myriad reasons epic saltwater fish are lost. From line breakage to wimpy leaders, knot failure and corroded or underperforming terminal tackle…to, sadly, reel failure. In the latter case, Daiwa has a name for a reel that stands up to line-screaming runs and offers immunity to saltwater conditions. Daiwa calls it Saltiga, the latest technological marvel from the company that’s known for taming the Seven Seas.