SEALINE - South African Angling and Boating Community > General Angling Topics > Reel Servicing and Maintenance Guides > Daiwa saltist BG & Shimano Torium HG shootout!!!!
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willem wikkel spies
|So.....It is about time we have a new discussion regarding the 2 rivals.
Since the BiG fights, back in the ice age a lot has changed
Honestly I do not think that there is much difference between the 2 reels.
They are really very close to each other.
So what will you choose, the shimano or the daiwa?
And, lets keep it Civil!!!
personally.... i think both are very good.
real good value for money on both reels.
after sales service is good on both.
honestly i think the Daiwa Saltist BG range is ahead in the market sales wise.
feedback on the reels are good and no common known problems.
the high gear ratio 6.4:1 and drag system might just be the deciding factor here.
the Black gold has a nice look to it, and also a tank like gearbox. "it just stands so proud" and the frame is a bit bulkier compared to the Torium.
the only down side/ possible is the free spool pin, which is quite big and could possible get stuck on clothing.
Basil Manning price R 3549-00
on the other hand
The Shimano Torium HG is a real compact reel.
when it is compared with the old Torium one would agrue that the reel is smaller.
it does look nice too.
the one aspect which also stood out was how lekka you could adjust the star drag, it just sat better in ones finger.
also known problems are not common...or are there any?
if i was to stand with rod in hand all day, i might just choose the torium over the Saltist.
the free spool lever is smaller.
Basil Manning R 2900-00
So lets get your views on the 2 rivals!!
Last edited on Tue Jul 10th, 2018 08:15 pm by willem wikkel spies
|Not sure if its a common problem but a friend I fish often with had his Torium 30 HG frame start corroding terribly and actually spread after about 6 months of normal use. He assured me that the reel was washed after use.
I on the other hand own a Daiwa Saltist BG 40 and since 2011 or so and had nothing but awesome performance from it. I service it maybe once in 2 years and wash thoroughly after every use. After installing an adjustable mono mag and it casts extremely smoothly even for someone new at multipliers.
willem wikkel spies
Not sure if its a common problem but a friend I fish often with had his Torium 30 HG frame start corroding terribly and actually spread after about 6 months of normal use. He assured me that the reel was washed after use.
leave your wife alone for two weeks and see if she also did not start to corrode.
salt water is a bastard!!!
back to teh point:
I think Daiwa, in sales is past shimano, in this range, nearly teh distance between the moon and earth.
Daiwa had some good marketing done, and sales went well.
i did contact Kingfisher last month, just to enquire the sales. they did not want to tell.....
but i will get some more information on teh sales...word of mouth is always better.
|How can you draw any conclusion about sales whatsoever, considering also the massive difference in price between the two reels and the reduction in interest in multiplier reels sales in both must be low.
|My saltist bg 40 verruil ek vir niks....hyt als gevang van galjoene en krakers tot haaie....diens hom nie...maak nooit skoon behalwe om met vars water af te spoel...hy hou en hou....gooi soos n droom....my torium 20 ook lekker maar travel oral saam as spaar katrol....ek het reeds vir krismis nog n bg 40 bestel......het wel n handle breek langs see gekry....toe moes die torium oorvat....