View Full Version : Saltiga rod and reel

15-07-2008, 09:19 PM
Just about to put in a order for the Daiwa Saltiga Hiramasa 63s rod paired up with the z4500 h saltiga reel, so a great combo, anyone using ?, any pros and cons, a lot of money would be really upset to get it wrong.

16-07-2008, 08:52 PM
I'm not familiar with the rod but you wont go wrong with that reel. What are you chasing and what lb line? I would assume around 50lb?

17-07-2008, 07:00 AM
Daiwa sensor 8 braid line 40 lb go for dolphin fish, cobia and later gt and red emperor. Cheers.

17-07-2008, 12:51 PM
With 40lb you could consider going down to the 3500 saltiga game. I run 35lb saltiga on a 3000 hyper with no worries. Is 40lb enough to chase reds with? I've never caught one.

I like to fish light but my outfit had no trouble with 1m trevors and 15kg spaniards. If you are considering doing some vertical jigging I would probably stick with the 4500 though

17-07-2008, 04:53 PM
hi, i currently have the z4500h matched with the 56s rod. For my fishing the 63s was just way too long soft and slopy, i do alot of reef jigging, deep plastics, metal and live baiting for trout, fingermak, emperor, mackeral, kings etc. And if you can afford it the best line i have ever use hands down is the Saltiga Hyper 50Lb braid, its the next step up from sensor braid and is just unreal to use.
I also have the same combo in the over head mith a saltiga z30, on the 56b rod and the same line and i love both of them. i know mates who brought the longer 63s rod only to stop using them for heavy bottem stuff only for poppers etc and buy the 56s.
Hope this helps

17-07-2008, 06:49 PM
Sounds good how does it go throwing out poppers and slugs ?

17-07-2008, 09:50 PM
the 56s is good for throwing slugs and larger pieces of metal around. i quite comfortably throw poppers on it probably not as easy as the longer rod, for obvious reasons, but for the balls my rod has i wouldn't consider doing a swap particularly if your fishing high structure like the lucinda sugar jetty/shallow reefs. In my opnion if you were to do nothing but fish light line for bottem dwellers (sportsfishing i think they call that) ie reds on shoals or just throw large poppers in the open then i would get the 63s but if you plan on doing any similar work to what i have mentioned then i wouldn't consider anything but the 56s, sometimes i wish i had the saltiga deep stick, the next heavier but that would really limit the use to very heavy bottem bouncing.
where you from what you planning to fish for

18-07-2008, 06:46 PM
Went to order the outfit and dicided to completely go the upgrade ended up with a shimano jigwrex s605 spin with a shimano stella 20000 with a 50lb braid. But which braid to use ? Thinking the PE jigger 8 hg by sunline

19-07-2008, 11:16 PM
The Saltiga 4500 would have handled 50lbs no worries at all, the Stella 20000 is a class above, more like 80lbs and can take a lot more drag pressure too.

What species are you targeting and where are you based?

20-07-2008, 07:46 AM
Sydney. Dolphin fish, cobia, gts and tuna of coarse some when i travel.

20-07-2008, 11:10 AM
Hate to be the one to break it to you but GT's are going to be a little bit scarce around sydney.
The yellowfin are on around sydney at the moment, they'd be great fun on spin!

20-07-2008, 03:38 PM
thats why I said when I travel