Daiwa Saltiga Spinning Fishing Reels 2020

Ever since the first Saltiga was released in 2002, the demand for heavy-duty saltwater spinning reels has constantly increased. The original Saltiga set a new standard for this category and has continually evolved throughout its eighteen-year history.

Now, in 2020 Saltiga is re-imagined delivering anglers the most technologically advanced Saltiga ever produced. Original Saltiga field-tester Mr Murakoshi says, “the original Saltiga was all about the angler and field tester, 10 Saltiga was all about the engineer and their creations. Now, 20 Saltiga is the perfect mixture of both”

Extensively redesigned and engineered from drag knob to handle the 20 Saltiga features the most advanced list of features ever, to once again affirm itself as the ultimate saltwater spinning reel. 

At the heart of the re-design is the brand new Monocoque body. A single piece body capable of holding much larger internal gearing components is machined from high-strength aluminium to provide unheralded strength and improved sealing. Housed within the MQ body, is a brand-new drive gear, providing gear strength more than double that of its predecessor. Diameter has increased 12% against 15 Saltiga, whilst the new G1 Drive Gear is also thicker with a newly designed Tough Digigear concept of larger and deeper cut teeth.

The new MQ body in itself improves upon 15 Saltiga again. The single-piece construction improves the rigidity of the body assembly. Which when used under heavy loads against the ocean’s toughest predators, means 20 Saltiga delivers ultimate strength. The new MQ body also boasts a new rear cover design, eliminating screws from the underside of the reel to improve against intrusion, the cover is also produced from reinforced ABS to eliminate potential electrolysis with the aluminium body. Improved paint & finishing processes also extend the durability to the cosmetic side, delivering much improved corrosion protection.

The improvements just keep on coming, with a brand-new aluminium Air Rotor delivering more than double the rigidity against 15 Saltiga. The change to an aluminium construction rotor, which comes with increased weight, was enabled by clever engineering of the newly designed shape keeping the weight increase to a minimum.

Improvements have also been made to the spool & drag assembly, where drag pressures have been increased to an astounding 25/30kg. Limited by the spool capacity, Daiwa engineers created a new drag stack, increasing the number of washers to deliver ten times the drag durability compared to 15 Saltiga. A newly designed aluminium Radiation Drag Knob delivers improved cooling & heat dissipation compared to 15 Saltiga thanks to its aluminium construction and increased size compared to 14 Expedition. A newly designed ABS Longcast lip design offers improved casting performance and enhanced line management. A noticeable lack of porting and a unique under-side lip in the spool design is another deliberate strategy to minimise water intrusion under the spool.

20 Saltiga is designed to ‘Break Your Record’ with every piece and point carefully selected to help anglers achieve their fishing dreams. Made in Japan and bulging at the seams with technology, 20 Saltiga is design excellence like only Daiwa can deliver, and strength and power that only Saltiga can offer.


Daiwa Saltiga 2020


MQ Body will take Saltiga to the next level. The MQ system does not require a body cover, instead using an engine plate to screw directly to the body. Eliminating the need for screws to hold a body cover in place. MQ body improves the strength of the reel, it also improves the water-resistance of the body and allows a larger diameter drive gear to be installed.


The larger diameter drive gear. Increasing the diameter by 12% and also increasing thickness reduces the amount of wear, including twist and deformation to both the drive & pinion gears. In comparison to 15 Saltiga, it is more than double the strength. New gear design combined with MQ body makes 20 Saltiga the pinnacle of saltwater spinning reels.


More than twice as rigid. The newly designed aluminium air rotor is more than double the rigidity compared to 15 Saltiga. It is also 50% more durable than the famous original Z series Saltiga of 2002.


Drag durability more than 10 times that of 15 Saltiga. In comparison to 15 Saltiga drag washers it is more than 10 times more durable with significantly increased drag longevity. Adding drag washers means the workload is spread evenly across the drag stack. By designing the drag with smaller washers, the maximum pressure per washer is decreased, but by adding more washers increased pressure is created.

Daiwa Saltiga 8000-P

The specialty of this reel is PE3-4 Jigging. It will accommodate all types of jigging techniques.

Daiwa Saltiga 8000-H

High gear with powerful crank. Mainly suitable for PE3-4, perfect for casting or jigging inshore and offshore.

Daiwa Saltiga 10000-P

PE4-5 and can spool up to 300m of PE5. This little powerhouse is perfect for jigging deeper water for bigger pelagics.

Daiwa Saltiga 10000-H

Minimum PE5, built to suit Kingfish or Tuna SW Casting Game.

Daiwa Saltiga 14000-P

Ideal for PE5-6 with deep jigging. If you are chasing Kingfish or Amberjack, this is the reel for you.

Daiwa Saltiga 14000-XH

Minimum PE6, can take up to PE8. Great cast-ability, speed and also torque. This reel has it all. Perfect for someone targeting GT, Tuna and Kingfish.

Daiwa Saltiga 18000-P

Ideal for PE6-8 deep jigging with slow pitch or power jerk motion involved. Suitable for targeting truly giant fish in all areas of the globe.

Daiwa Saltiga  18000-H

Designed for someone who would like to use heavy line yet would like to gain the distance casting. PE8 300m on LC ABS is definitely for the angler who is chasing giants.

Daiwa Saltiga 20000-H

Made for anglers to target the biggest Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. Line capacity, torque and speed, this reel has it all. The largest one of the series. Perfectly balanced specs will blow your mind.


Daiwa Saltiga 2020 Reel

20 SALTIGA (G) 8000-P 12BB (6CRBB-2MSBB) PE4 - 300m 25kg 4.8 92cm Spin 645g 20910
20 SALTIGA (G) 8000-H 12BB (6CRBB-2MSBB) PE4 - 300m 25kg 5.8 111cm Spin 655g 20911
20 SALTIGA (G) 10000-P 12BB (6CRBB-2MSBB) PE5 - 300m 25kg 4.8 98cm Spin 645g 20912
20 SALTIGA (G) 10000-H 12BB (6CRBB-2MSBB) PE5 - 300m 25kg 5.8 118cm Spin 655g 20913
20 SALTIGA (G) 14000-P 12BB (6CRBB-2MSBB) PE6 - 300m 25kg 4.8 104cm Spin 655g 20914
20 SALTIGA (G) 14000-XH 2BB (6CRBB-2MSBB) PE6 - 300m 25kg 6.2 134cm Spin 665g 20915
20 SALTIGA (G) 18000-P 12BB (6CRBB-2MSBB) PE8 - 300m 30kg 4.5 98cm Spin 875g 20916
20 SALTIGA (G) 18000-H 12BB (6CRBB-2MSBB) PE8 - 300m 30kg 5.8 127cm Spin 885g 20917
20 SALTIGA (G) 20000-H 12BB (6CRBB-2MSBB) PE10 - 300m 30kg 5.8 143cm Spin 890g 20918