16 Catalina

Classical and reserved in looks, yet bold in performance, few heavy-duty spin reels can match the new 16 Catalina for power, precision and price.

Hi-end performance blended with quintessential Daiwa class and value 16 Catalina draws its design cues and inspiration from Daiwa’s flagship heavy-duty super reel, 15 Saltiga, to deliver anglers a reel that’s feature loaded, performance packed and value laden.

Hi-end quality and class at an affordable price, few reels stand and deliver with the authority and integrity of this super reel.

Daiwa’s newest heavy-duty super reel starts with Daiwa’s legendary Real Four design formula. An amalgamation of Real Engine, Real Control, Real Endurance, Real Custom, Real Four gives rise to spin excellence that is unrivalled in design, performance and quality.

The Catalina’s Super Metal body and side plate forms a reel body that is four times more precise than a machined magnesium body. The super aluminium alloy material is highly corrosion resistant, making it the ultimate body for the offshore environment.

Rigid, strong and highly durable the Catalina’s unyielding body allows for seamless gear function and prevents twisting when the reel is under load and results in greater cranking force.

Reaping the full protection and strength benefits of the Super Metal body is Catalina’s technologically advanced Hyper Digigear system. A highly evolved drive system, Hyper Digigear features a high precision cutting technique that achieves perfect gear meshing and ultra smooth performance.

Made from a new age alloy, Hyper Digigear is ultra strong, corrosion resistant, and lighter and stronger than any gear that Daiwa have developed before. This reduction in weight allows larger gears to be used, in-turn achieving greater gear and reel durability, making the Catalina superior in gear performance, strength and precision.

The finest reel body and gears calls for only the best and most advanced protection and there’s no better protection than Daiwa’s innovative game changing Magsealed. A revolutionary new system that changed reel design forever when it was introduced in 2010, Magsealed involves scientifically designed magnetized oil that forms a seal that reduces, dust, water and salt intrusion, and eliminates oil spray associated with traditional non-magnetized seals. Magsealed delivers unprecedented protection and improves the performance and extends the life of reels

16 Catalina

A quality reel needs a quality rotor, and Air Rotor is exactly that. Lighter, stronger and more balanced than any rotor system that’s come before, ‘Air Rotor’ features a Zaion made, precision engineered arch that provides exceptional line roller support and disperses pressure to the lower section of the rotor to reduce stressing and flexing.

Air Rotor design is further enhanced with a hollowed out construction reducing weight, while increasing reel sensitivity and rotational balance. Providing unrivalled strength, balance, and lightness, Air Rotor is the ultimate rotor for the ultimate heavy-duty spin reel.

Daiwa’s innovative Tough Airbail provides trouble free line control and features a hollow tubular stainless steel, protrusion-free, bail arm design that allows line to slide unencumbered along the Airbail towards the line roller. Featuring maximum rigidity and strength, yet minimum weight, Tough Airbail eliminates post-cast loose line snagging and hanging up on the reel for improved casting performance.

A Manual Bail Return and Daiwa’s Rotor Brake system delivers ultimate bail arm and rotor control. The manual bail arm allows for fingertip control of the bail arm, while the rotor brake locks the rotor in place when the bail arm is open for complete casting control.

The Catalina’s line roller system is tailor made for heavy tackle and the demands of offshore angling, with a water tight, wide open line roller made to accommodate heavy leader, while a rubber sealed ball bearing line roller ensures ultimate line roller protection and longevity. Twistbuster II delivers line taming and twist reducing benefits on the retrieve, while Daiwa’s famous ABS II spool technology eliminates unwanted loop issues on the cast.

The biggest issue with many drag systems is that they are not smooth at the beginning of the drag. ATD or Automatic Tournament Drag is the newest introduction into Daiwa spinning reels. On one level ATD implements structural changes to the spool metal of the reel that provides greater support of the spool across the entire length of the main shaft. This additional support of the spool reduces spool twist under load, promotes more even pressure on the drag and ultimately reduces “pulsing” of the drag when fighting the fish.

The second aspect of ATD, is an improved drag grease that exhibits a low viscosity at rest, yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start up. This reduces initial drag startup inertia and combined with the structural changes of the ATD Drag System results in a smoother drag from the initial hook up, allowing you to concentrate on the fight.

With 8 ball bearings, a tonne of line capacity and a lightweight EVA handle knob that allows you to reap the full power of the reel with unrivalled ease and comfort the Catalina is a reel that’s designed to perform, and built to excel.

Saltwater spin reel excellence has a new name 16 Catalina.

Features

  • Real Four
  • Mag Sealed
  • Zaion Air Rotor
  • ATD
  • Hyper Digigear
  • Twistbuster II
  • Tough Air Bail
  • ABS II
  • Super Metal Housing (body and sideplate)
  • Silent Oscillation
  • Rotor Break
  • Manual Bail Return
  • Water tight wide open roller for heavy shock leader
  • BB line roller with rubber seal
  • Lightweight EVA handle Knob
Model Gear Ratio #Ball Bearings Wt. (g) Drag (Kg) Spool Capacity
3500H 5.7 (98cm) 8 + 1 445 gm 10 PE 2/300m, 3/200m
4000 4.9 (87cm) 8 + 1 435 gm 10 PE 3/300m, 4/220m
4000H 5.7 (102cm) 8 + 1 435 gm 10 PE 3/300m, 4/220m
4500 4.9 (94cm) 8 + 1 590 gm 15 PE 4/300m, 5/240m
4500H 5.7 (110m) 8 + 1 590 gm 15 PE 4/300m, 5/240m
5000 4.9 (104cm) 8 + 1 605 gm 15 PE 4/400m, 5/300m
5000H 5.7 (121cm) 8 + 1 605 gm 15 PE 4/400m, 5/300m
6500H 5.7 (131cm) 8 + 1 815 gm 30 PE 6/400m, 8/300m