Daiwa Saltist MQ Spinning Reels


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Daiwa Saltist MQ Spinning Reels - The Saltist you have come to know and love has been redesigned and upgraded. Still featuring a heavy duty aluminum frame for maximum durability, we have now added our Monocoque Body (MQ) for even more power and a more compact frame. An MQ frame design allows us to fit a larger gear inside of the reel, adding power and longevity to your gear set. A 360 degree screw-in sideplate removes to need for traditional sideplate screws, allowing for a more compact and more weather resistant housing. 

Utilizing a Zaion AIR ROTOR, the rotation is effortless allowing you to cast and retrieve all day with ease.

Complete with a Magsealed main shaft to maximize protection from the elements, you will be ready to take on the even the toughest of battles.

Available in a wide range of sizes from a compact 2500 perfect for inshore fishing, up to a heavy duty 20000 to take on the toughest offshore predators. The Saltist MQ is truly a prime example of what a spinning reel should be capable of.




MQ Body takes reel design to the next level. The MQ system does not require a body cover, instead using an engine plate to screw directly to the body. Eliminating the need for screws to hold a body cover in place. MQ body improves the strength of the reel, it also improves the water-resistance of the body and allows a larger diameter drive gear to be installed.




Daiwa’s innovative bail design features a hollow tubular stainless steel bail that delivers maximum rigidity and strength with minimum weight. Featuring a smooth protrusion-free design and construction line easily slides unencumbered along the Air Bail towards the line roller for trouble free line control.




Lighter, stronger and more balanced than any rotor system that’s come before, ‘Air Rotor’ delivers a great leap forward in rotor design and function and delivers the ultimate reel sensitivity and rotational balance.




A further evolution of its predecessor Digigear, Tough Digigear is our brand new digitally designed, machine cut gearing system that ensures ultimate gear precision, rotational smoothness, and strength.




Ball Bearings

Gear Ratio

Line Per Crank

Weight (oz)

Mono Line Capacity

J Braid Line Capacity

Drag Max

SALTISTMQ2500D-H 6BB+1RB 5.7:1 21.5 8.8 8/240, 10/210 10/250, 15/185 22
SALTISTMQ3000D-XH 6BB+1RB 6.2:1 36.8 9.5 10/280, 12/220 15/250, 20/220 22
SALTISTMQ4000D-XH 6BB+1RB 6.2:1 39.1 10.2 10/360, 14/250 20/280, 30/200 26.4
SALTISTMQ5000D-H 6BB+1RB 5.7:1 37.8 15.3 14/280, 20/180 30/230, 40/160 26.4
SALTISTMQ6000D-H 6BB+1RB 5.7:1 39.9 15.3 14/340, 20/270 30/320, 40/240 26.4
SALTISTMQ8000H 6BB+1RB 5.7:1 43.4 21.9 16/330, 20/280 40/330, 50/280 33.1
SALTISTMQ10000H 6BB+1RB 5.7:1 46.2 22.4 20/330, 25/280 50/330, 65/280 33.1
SALTISTMQ14000H 6BB+1RB 5.7:1 48.3 22.2 25/330, 30/290 65/330,80/280 33.1
SALTISTMQ18000 6BB+1RB 5.3:1 49.4 29.5 30/400, 40/280 65/440, 80/330 44.1
SALTISTMQ20000 6BB+1RB 5.3:1 52.9 29.6 40/330, 50/280 80/440, 100/330 44.1