CERRITOS, Calif., June 5, 2009 – It's a name that draws a visceral response, topped only by the feeling you get as you turn the handle of this new top-of-the-line addition to Daiwa's Saltiga saltwater spinning reels. The "Dog Fight" is here.
With a drag max in the 66 lb. range, the new Dog Fight is designed to withstand the pressures of heavy braided lines for pure, all-out battle with large, strong-pulling predators like Tuna, Amberjack and Marlin to name a few.
Technically the SA-Z6500HDF is in a class by itself. Features are gimmick-free, designed for simplicity and reliability of function, a true blessing when land is far out of sight. Sealed inside the waterproof, precision metal body, ride stainless steel and bronze alloy gears, digitally designed and cut for maximum strength and efficiency while winding in over 50 inches of line with every turn of the handle. Fourteen stainless steel ball bearings transmit energy smoothly and efficiently. Even the main shaft of the reel is specially machined and supported to eliminate the friction normally caused by the shaft flexing under heavy loads.
A key mechanism in any heavy-use reel is the anti-reverse, the ratchet system that keeps the handle from back-winding when you're setting the hook or playing a fish. It takes a tremendous beating and is often a source of problems. Like other Saltiga reels, the Dog Fight's anti-reverse is a dual system for reliability, full-time so there's no on-off lever to accidentally trip and snarl line or trap line in the heat of battle.
Further adding to the reliability factor is Daiwa's hollow stainless Air Bail™. To eliminate small and often troublesome moving parts, its operation is manual. A smooth flowing design offers no sharp bends to trap line or weaken under stress.
It is attention to even the smallest, often overlooked details that sets the Dog Fight apart from other reels. With a price tag of $1,099.95, the Dog Fight is not for everyone. But for those who want the best and can afford it, there isn't another reel in its class.
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