Daiwa Saltist Levelwind STTLW50LCHA details:
Daiwa Saltist Levelwind STTLW50LCHA – Saltwater or heavy Great Lakes applications, Saltist offers the perfect match of line capacity, durability and performance for fishing braid or mono. Plus the consistent line measurement accuracy required by today’s controlled depth and jigging techniques.
Daiwa’s Line Counter
Measures line out in feet to make setting of trolling patterns a snap. And once you’ve hooked up, you can repeatedly drop right back into the strike zone without guessing.
Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings
Last up to 12 times longer than standard stainless steel ball bearings.
Model Number: STTLW50LCHA
Action FW / SW: – / MH
Bearings: 4CRBB, 1RB
Gear Ratio: 6.4:1
Line Per Handle Turn: 47.2″
Weight: 24.3 oz
Drag Max: 20
Line Capacity (Lb. Test / Yards)
MONO: 12/420, 14/350, 20/210
BRAID: 40/840, 50/630
CRBB = Super Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearing
BB = Stainless Steel Ball Bearing
RB = Roller Bearing
STTLW50LCHA High Speed Levelwind Line Counter Reel
- Direct-Drive line counter measures in feet
- Rugged, aluminum frame and sideplate
- Daiwa CRBB Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings
- New CarbonU.T. drag, smooth and fade resistant
- Dual-system Infinite Anti-Reverse
- Machined aluminum spool
- Levelwind system lays line evenly on spool
- Spool click
Daiwa Saltist Levelwind STTLW50LCHA FAQ’s:
Daiwa Saltist Levelwind STTLW50LCHA Video:httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Daiwa Saltist Levelwind STTLW50LCHA Reviews:
Great Line Counter and High Speed Salt Water Reel
Great and reliable reel. Line counter and high speed are superb. Got many big one on the reel. Most of friends have it and they all love it! High speed made it faster, easy on your hand, to bring fish up, especially from 300-600 ft deep sea, and yellow fin tuna! Line counter mark the dept or free line distance.
Great line counter reel.
I have a pair of Shimano Tekota 800LC which are super-solid. I also have a pair of Okuma Catalina LWLC’s and this Daiwa feels like a toy compared to them!
1) Toy-like overall feel.
2) The depth numbers “font” on the line counter are “weird” and the protective, convex lens provides an unwanted glare that makes it harder to see than the numbers on my Shimano Tekota and Okuma (not an issue except for these 57-year old fisherman’s eyes). Also, the angle-of-sight of the line counter as you hold the pole is not at an optimum viewing angle, forcing the fisherman to tilt the reel forward slightly to make out the depth numbers. Lastly, the LC assembly sticks out from the left side reel plate and I don’t know if this will hinder winding during the fight or be bumped/damaged during transport?
3) The stock knob is not “huge” as advertised and feels like cheap plastic in your hand. But I also ordered and installed an after market, rubber T-Handle that fixed that issue.
1) This appears to be the fastest high speed LWLC reel of the bunch at 6:2/1 and a feature that I’ll value for high-speed jigging at the FADs.
2) The free-spool lever is as large and solid as it gets and pops back into the retrieve setting automatically as you make the 1st couple of cranks of the handle.
3) The star drag is click-metered and feels as solid as the Shimano Tekota’s.
4) The dual stainless locking bolts (that lock the reel to your fishing pole) are the easiest (in the industry) to install as compared to the equivalent Penns, Shimanos and Okumas. These simply thread into the reel seat. Installation before or after spooling in a breeze…..absolutely wonderful!
Summary – If you want a high speed LWLC, this may be the one for you. Perhaps the Daiwa’s performance will change my initial impressions. Stay tuned for an updated review after I’ve had a chance to hook into some big fish!