Did some searching and came up with nothing on this. Anyone know the difference between the two if any? I know the Ishidai has a higher drag rating of 33lbs and Im sure there is a reason? Is it worth the additional money? Thanks.
You won't get Daiwa USA warranty on that Ishidai, whereas you get full Daiwa USA warranty on your USA Saltiga conventional reels. If you want 33 lbs of drag from the USA Saltigas, just upgrade to Carbontex drags, simple installation $15/$22 investment depending on your Saltiga. Here's a link: