Daiwa Saltiga SD 40HA Breakdown and pre-service

Discussion in 'Reel Repair' started by fishmad1, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Hoogan

    Hoogan Junior member

    Thank you for your tutorial. I performed a pre service breakdown on a SD40A and the SD50A (5 to 1 gear ratio) and once again was impressed with quality and rugged internals equal to the old Saltigas star drags. I would venture to say that the old Saltiga is a Chevy and the new one is a Ferrari. I was quite impressed with the innovative heat/moisture dissipating feature implemented in the main gear, personally this is the first reel I ever see with such devise. Once again Daiwa excelled with the new Saltiga star drag. And two gear choices: 6.4 to 1 and the highly seeked powerful 5 to 1.