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ICAST 2011 Coverage

Daiwa Introduces Advanced Saltwater Reels at ICAST including a New
Saltiga and Millionaire


Date: 7/13/11
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Admission: Buyers & Press only
Manufacturer: Daiwa
Reviewer: Zander

Introduction: Daiwa made a real mark in the saltwater fishing world when they introduced the original Saltiga and the line has since evolved into one of the most premium saltwater series of reels on the market. This ICAST Daiwa upped the ante in a major way with the new Saltiga spinning reels which make use of some very advanced new "space age" features to tackle the most extreme heavy-duty saltwater applications. This reel was very well received at ICAST and just minutes ago won Best Saltwater Reel!


One off the coolest new saltwater spinning reels at the show is the updated ultra premium Daiwa Saltiga



See the Magnetic Oil in action

A new spin on the Saltiga: The new Saltiga spinning reel is a major upgrade from what was already a very quality offering from Daiwa. From first glance at the show it was clear that this reel makes use of some very unique materials. The engineers at Daiwa wanted to build a reel that could really stand up to the elements and because traditional spinning reels are susceptible to saltwater intrusion they really had to design this reel from the inside out.


The Saltiga features a new look with carbon inserts


To better resist saltwater intrusion Daiwa borrowed a trick from NASA fuel delivery technology. Magnetic oil, one of a new generation of Nano Fluids, can change its shape when a magnetic field is applied. This fluid is controlled by magnets in the reelís rotor bearing area to form a seal between the reel body and the rotor to prevent saltwater, dust and grit from intruding into the rotor bearing and body. The result is a water-tight seal called Mag Seal with much lower friction than common rubber type seals.


But the coolest component is the "Magsealed" rotor bearing


The magnetic oil looks like normal oil...


...until you apply some magnetic force...


...at which time the magnetic force can get the oil to change shape immediately

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