Another Saltiga vs Stella thread.

Discussion in 'Reels' started by Nagrom, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Joda

    Joda Well-Known Member

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    great review!!
     
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  2. semipro

    semipro Senior Member

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    Topper,what size Saltiga do you use 14000 ? and when you have fish on
    What reel feels better,great read.
    I know you have only couple reels but I have to ask:p
     

  3. toppuntawong

    toppuntawong -- Tackle Ho --

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    I have the 10000H, like I said in my post I love the 5.7 ratio and not the 6.2 so I always get the H ratio.

    When I have fish on, the Saltiga feels better imo, it is much smoother and tighter.
     
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  4. semipro

    semipro Senior Member

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    Thank You Bud , I will get 14000H than,great information from "Tackle Ho"
    No need to check anymore.
     
  5. tugasangler

    tugasangler Fishing Guru

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    I thought the H was the high gear
     
  6. Joda

    Joda Well-Known Member

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    didn’t know they make 14000H? Just XH. That would be good.
     
  7. toppuntawong

    toppuntawong -- Tackle Ho --

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    No, XH stands for XtraHigh and its 6.2 while H stands for High and ratio of 5.7.

    14000 only comes in XH, I have the 10000H with 14000 Spool.
     
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  8. toppuntawong

    toppuntawong -- Tackle Ho --

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    Just real time info from me, I really enjoy this reel, as much as I love Stella, I would never thought I would say it but Saltiga is better for sure for this year anyways.
     
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  9. Joda

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    That is a good idea, I have the 14xh and I want just a tad slower for more torque, the 10k is a good idea to swap.
     
  10. camwalsh7

    camwalsh7 New Member

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    I read and read forums and reviews on both trying to make a decision. Went into a tackle store & handled both. The saltiga was smooth as butter & felt bombproof. The Stella was clanking (gear lash) as I rotated the handle and felt somewhat cheap. To be honest, My twin power felt better. Shimano has better service but even the guys in the store agreed- they seem to be constantly lowering their quality in the stellas. I’m a shimano guy but the Saltiga felt superior enough that l bought it without hesitation- hence the longer and pricier service. 18000H for Northeast BFT / YFT and it’s a beast.
     
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  11. schred86

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    I agree with camwalsh. I put a hurting on my gosa 10k a few weeks ago with a 63” bluefin and a 2hr fight. That made me look in saltiga and stella. After playing with both, the saltiga just felt like a $1,000 reel when the stella just felt cheaper. I wound up getting the 14000xh. Cant wait to put it to good use
     
  12. camwalsh7

    camwalsh7 New Member

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    Don’t mean to bump this thread- just adding something for a prospective buyer.

    it appears the service may not be an issue under normal circumstances.

    just stumbled across this on Daiwa’a website:


    FREE 5 Year Clean and Service for original owner with proof of purchase

    o 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

    o FREE expedited return shipping (2nd Day Air or Priority Mail)

    o 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.”
     
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