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Old 08-10-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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Does anybody have any experience with this reel? I'm looking to buy a moderalty priced halbicore reel and that Daiwa Saltist STT-50H reel looks nice. Would this reel work for both Halibut and trolling for Tuna?

Is it my imagination, or does this reel come in a left hand retrieve as well?

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Old 08-10-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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I have the 40 and it's more than enough for the fish we most commonly catch and you can top shot it and cast with it.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:38 PM   #3
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I would say yes it will work for both Halibut and tuna. its a great reel for the money and I am very happy with the one I have. Feel free to PM me for more info
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That reel will work fine for both Halibut and Tuna. I fish with Cougman and he has two of the 40 size reels that he uses for halbicore and we have never had a problem with them. I also have a stt30t on a travela rod that I use for tuna and think it's a great setup. Works for both trolling and casting.
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I'm a little confused about the 40 and the 40H designation. Is the H designation mean it's a left hand retrieve model?
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H means high speed.
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so does that mean it's a 2 speed or is it just a single speed but has a higher gear ratio?
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The straight number (30 40 50) are geared 4.1:1 or something in that range...

The numbered ones followed by an H (30H 40H 50H)designated high speed retrieve, and is geared 6.4:1 or something near that...

NOT "2 speed" those are reels that allow you to switch between various retrieval speeds with the same reel.

Generally, for torque, you want lower gear ratio, and for speed retrieve applications (butterfly jigging) you'd look for higher, faster retrieve.

I have a 40, and like it. I think I will be getting one of the new 40 lever drag 2 speeds when they are released this fall.
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so does that mean it's a 2 speed or is it just a single speed but has a higher gear ratio?


A saltist SST 50 H is a 6.4:1 ratio

Saltist SST 50 is 4.9:1 ratio

a Saltist single speed lever drag would be SSTLD50 is 6.3:1 ratio

a Saltist 2 speed lever drag would be a SSTLD 50 2SPD wich has a ratio of

6.3 :1 / 3.1 : 1
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I re-rigged with a Saltist 40 with some backing of nylon and 330 yards 65 toughline. I matched it with a 15-50 lb 7' rod. The retrieval was good and fast at the pile. Pretty quick for the shaker butts and really fun for the 50"er. I can do the ranch if I have to. Tuna if I get to go again. . It was a little too much for silvers but it worked.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:58 PM   #11
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The straight number (30 40 50) are geared 4.1:1 or something in that range...

The numbered ones followed by an H (30H 40H 50H)designated high speed retrieve, and is geared 6.4:1 or something near that...

NOT "2 speed" those are reels that allow you to switch between various retrieval speeds with the same reel.

Generally, for torque, you want lower gear ratio, and for speed retrieve applications (butterfly jigging) you'd look for higher, faster retrieve.

I have a 40, and like it. I think I will be getting one of the new 40 lever drag 2 speeds when they are released this fall.
do they have any in two speed?
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Daiwa makes real nice reels. I owned one for a day, exchanged it next day for Avet.
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do they have any in two speed?
Yes, in sizes 20 & 30 at the moment. Larger sizes are scheduled for release this fall. Ranging from $249-$300, Here is one:
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I have bought 4 of these reels for tuna for this year. I have had them out twice and love them so far. I have them rigged with tough line and so far am very pleased with them.
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Yes, in sizes 20 & 30 at the moment. Larger sizes are scheduled for release this fall. Ranging from $249-$300, Here is one:
Is the STT-30TH version the left handed model then???
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Bought 2 levelwind Saltist 50's this year, so far so good, really like the drags, & smooth operation.
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Is the STT-30TH version the left handed model then???
I've never seen a left handed version of the saltist reels. They place I buy from only has right handed models. If you find them please let us know where. The STT-30TH is the 30 size reel with 6.4 gears built on the larger of the frame sizes. It's the same as the 40 but a narrower spool. The regular 20 and 30 sizes are built on a smaller frame.
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Is the STT-30TH version the left handed model then???


Currently not available in left hand
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:48 PM   #19
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Been usin Daiwa 50s since early 80s they are better now and will catch any of our normal fish. Many halis in the 80-120 class have come 2 my boat via Daiwa 50s.
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What size of line did you put on your reels and how much were you able to get on? I love the two Saltist 40s that I have but I need one with a levelwind for my wife. She has a hard time trying to reel in fish and use her thumb to guide on the line.

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What size of line did you put on your reels and how much were you able to get on? I love the two Saltist 40s that I have but I need one with a levelwind for my wife. She has a hard time trying to reel in fish and use her thumb to guide on the line.
Heres the difference between the 40 and the 50

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STTLW40A - / M 4CRBB, 1RB 4.9 : 1 36.2" 22.60 25/400, 30/270, 40/240
BRAID: 40/660, 50/490 Drag 22.0

STTLW50A - / MH 4CRBB, 1RB 4.9 : 1 36.2" 23.50

30/350, 40/310, 50/220
BRAID: 40/840, 50/630
Drag 22.0
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Heres the difference between the 40 and the 50

Levelwind Reels
STTLW40A - / M 4CRBB, 1RB 4.9 : 1 36.2" 22.60 25/400, 30/270, 40/240
BRAID: 40/660, 50/490 Drag 22.0

STTLW50A - / MH 4CRBB, 1RB 4.9 : 1 36.2" 23.50

30/350, 40/310, 50/220
BRAID: 40/840, 50/630
Drag 22.0
I saw this info. from Daiwa's website but I was wondering what line he had put on and how much it held. I was thinking of using 80 lb tough line but not sure how much the the reel could hold. On my 40s I have 65lb and I was able to get about 425 yrds on them.
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What size of line did you put on your reels and how much were you able to get on? I love the two Saltist 40s that I have but I need one with a levelwind for my wife. She has a hard time trying to reel in fish and use her thumb to guide on the line.

#65 Tuf line xp, aprox 600yrds, mainly cause it's the better value in Spectra, & I had a 2500yrd spool. Yep! I can't amagine my Wife fighting a Tuna or Halibut, & having to thumb the line on level either, I can do it, but would rather not as well, I like levelwinds.
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[QUOTE=retaliate;2673146]#65 Tuf line xp, aprox 600yrdsQUOTE]

Thanks for the info I will probable spool #80 whne I get one.
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I would go with 65lb test line since the reel will max out at 22 lb of drag.
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