Topic: Daiwa Saltiga Dogfight vs Shimano? and matching rod  (Read 5480 times)

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Re: Daiwa Saltiga Dogfight vs Shimano? and matching rod
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2014, 08:30:04 pm »
I read Allans review on the Lethal I think he was mostly amazed that Fin Nor is still capable of producing a good reel than anything else. I'd be wary of getting one unless I knew for a fact that spares where readily livable in SA. The Saragosa will make for a good rock and surf reel its actually targeted at the American guys who swim into the ocean before casting and spares shouldn't be an issue. On a side note the Saltiga Expedition that Allan reviewed generally retails for 1500USD!

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Re: Daiwa Saltiga Dogfight vs Shimano? and matching rod
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2019, 02:36:38 pm »
As a current owner of both the Stella 20k and Dogfight 8000hjust my 2c

Purchasing a Shimano Stella SW the “King of Saltwater Spinning Reels” is   not something that most people jump into lightly.  Yes, it is an   excellent reel, Yes, it is smooth and durable, Yes, it is strong.  Yes,   it is as close to waterproof as you can get, but is it really worth the   difference in price when compared to other high-end Shimano reels or   reels from other manufacturers?

The Daiwa Saltiga Dogfight Spinning Reel is for the serious angler who   doesn’t mind investing in a high performance piece of equipment.   Fortunately, the technology used also works toward durability and   results in greatly increased longevity.

MY final verdict is that the   Dogfight is exceptional at fighting and landing large game fish on the   ocean. One I can highly recommend.Maybe im too much of a Daiwa fan
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Re: Daiwa Saltiga Dogfight vs Shimano? and matching rod
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2019, 03:12:09 pm »
A friend got told to look at buying a Daiwa Saltiga 7000H dogfight for our upcoming trip to Post St Johns and wanted my advice.
What better place to get it than on the forum...

So a few questions came to mind ... What would be the Shimano equivalent?
What would be a good matching rod for this?
What species would target using this outfit?

The only shimano that can compare with a saltiga is the Stella range, yet Saltiga is a far better and stronger reel. The 7000 Dogfight is slightly smaller than the 8000 just in spool size, and a 8000 spool does fit on a 7000 body so if you do need that extra capacity switch to the 8000. The 7000 will hold more than enough about 750m of 50lb braid.
Assassin Horizon XH or XXH or even saltist grinder elite or Daiwa Tournoment.
Anything in Port st Jhones a dogfight will be an over kill for most edible species, but for The Grey's and bronzies which frequent that area, dogfight will handle almost anything.
Including all throw baits and swim baits