With its revolutionary HARDBODYZ design, Magsealed main shaft, and DigiGear gearing, the Saltist Back Bay LT provides technical inshore anglers with one of the strongest and lightest reels on the market.
The Daiwa Saltist Back Bay LT Spinning Reel is set to become the new standard for inshore light tackle spinning reels. With its revolutionary HARDBODYZ design, Magsealed main shaft, and DigiGear gearing, the Saltist Back Bay LT provides technical inshore anglers with one of the strongest and lightest reels on the market. Perfect for use with 8-10lb mono and equivalent braided lines for striped bass, weakfish, speckled trout, redfish, and more!
Up to 15.4 lbs. of Max Drag
DigiGear - Digital Gear Design
Lightweight AIR ROTOR
LT CONCEPT - light and ridged aluminum construction
When I find something new or not available locally they alway come through no matter where I live. That why I have been coming back for almost 15 years whether Im on the east west gulf coast or smack dab in the middle. Thanks again Gents.
Now to the reel. Man what a beast! I replaced a Diawa Procyon 3500 with a 4000 Back Bay lt. Line capacity is supposed to be 300 of 6lb and I run 10lb pp which is supposed to have 2 lb diameter i got about 225 yds. That will be more than enough with drag and braid breaking at double usualy. Its paired on a Diawa Harrier 7'6 mh rod. Another TD special. It is very light, perfectly balanced and ready to smash Redfish, Speck trout, Snook and Flounder.
Thanks again Tackle Direct! I would not have this killer inshore setup to smash all these Florida fish without you guys!
ProsLight weight Water proof Drag
East Islip, NY
January 17, 2020
Great reel. Feels great in hand and looks great too. Can't wait to fish with this in the spring. Have both the 3000 and 4000
May 18, 2019
I love these reels! I have both the saltist backbay & regular saltist in the 3000 size. Perfect for inshore fishing. Excellent drag pressure to keep feisty reds out of the jetty rocks and for solid hooksets. Super smooth operation & lightweight.
Beautiful light reel
January 19, 2019
I bought this reel for its light and water tight build, it seemed perfect except for the clacking sound at the same point on every rotation. I believe that there is too much room in either the main gear and handle or the main shaft and spool. I recently bought a Daiwa conventional reel that had the same irritating banging sound on every spool rotation, I love my Van Staal and Penn Spinfisher VI from Tackle Direct.
ProsLightweight, comfortable and water tight
ConsUseless anti reverse switch and noisy operation
North Captiva Island
Inshore slammin' - love this reel.
November 13, 2018
Black Betty BAM A LAM! I had a couple of older saltists and picked this up earlier this Summer. Snooks, Reds, Specks - this feels great in your hand, casts a mile and reels them in smoother than hot butter.
ProsStill has a bit of weight to it - could be pro or con - depending on what you like.
ConsI wish they would have kept some of the blue appearance for the Saltist line. I like my blues in my rods (custom Key Largo rods) and reels.
Perfect reel for all applications
October 11, 2018
Bought my Reel and never regret it. I will buy another soon.
Is this reel in the 300 and 4000 like a BG size or an LT size a ballistic or fuego 3000 or 4000? I assume its the BG frame and from what ive seen and heard its more a BG than a Saltist. I need a new reel and somewhat fast 2 of my battles failed in the past couple weeks, Its down to a VI 3500 or a back bay. I would be using it on the beach sometimes, normally I would go with the VI for the durability but I think im careful enough with my gear to get a few years out of the Diawa.
The bg's are bigger heavier reels the saltist are more comparable to a fuego