Any feedback on the new saltiga?

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by tmd, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. tmd

    tmd Large Member

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    Has any one used this new reel yet? how is it? what's good or bad about it? any feedback is appreciated. can't seem to find any good info other than ads
     
  2. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    Feels more powerful than my older saltigas but not as smooth reeling (by a small margin), clicker is loud, drag is definitely stronger. I have the 14000XH.

    Let me put it this way, if I find the last gen saltiga at a discount price I'd buy that, but I'm going to save up and buy more 2020 saltigas for my arsenal. By discount I'm saying I'd be willing to pay $300 more to get a new one from digitaka. Still waiting for Alan Hawk's review to come out on these.
     
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  3. tmd

    tmd Large Member

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    Stronger drag is crazy. didn't the old one have like a million pounds drag? lol

    will look forward to any more feedback. thanks bnz
     
  4. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    New drag ratings are 55 lbs and 66 lbs on the reels. Old reels had 33 lbs and 66 lbs of drag (depending on size of course). Drag on the new reels is definitely updated.
     
  5. Ryan Dezwarte

    Ryan Dezwarte New Member

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    spinning or conventional?
     
  6. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    The latest news by Alan Hawk on the 2020 Saltigas:

    "I have no feedback on the new Saltiga except that turning the handle gives me an instant stiffy"
     
  7. Nayef246

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    i have some videos with my new saltiga 14000 -2020 you cam find it in my page on instagram (nayef_246)
     
  8. Lilmie28

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    Nice videos. Reel looks solid!!
     
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  9. Teflondon

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    I would imagine holding 66lbs of drag for more a minute or 2 is daunting. I would surely look at other attributes of the reel over drag amount to justify the new stuff. Is the operation smoother? Are there features you can live without to spare some $$? Wait for the reviews. Good Hunting
     
  10. schred86

    schred86 New Member

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    I have the 14000H and the reel is a beast. Matched with a chiron rod and it Handles fish beautifully on the jig
     
  11. mandaragat

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    Stella feels more fluid when turning the handle. Haven't caught a fish on my Saltiga 14000P yet.
     
  12. Geebz42

    Geebz42 Active Member

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    Would u guys trade a Stella for a saltiga dogfight
     
  13. schred86

    schred86 New Member

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    I held the stella and saltiga in the shop and the saltiga just felt more solid. Stella was nice but just didn’t feel like a $1,000 reel to me.
     
  14. Geebz42

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    I got offered a 2020 stella sw8000pgc for 800 brand new what do u think I have currently a Stella 10000swpg the 2013 model should I get rid of the 10k for the newer one ?
     
  15. semipro

    semipro Senior Member

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    13 Stella is excellent reel,why will you change it
     
  16. Geebz42

    Geebz42 Active Member

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    Yea I was reading in keeping it do to the fact that I can change spools and it’s in mint condition
     
  17. Lilmie28

    Lilmie28 Member

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    I would just get it. Keep for a rainy day. Or add to collection
     
  18. Nayef246

    Nayef246 Member

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    Check out my video using new saltiga 14000
     
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