The fine diameter and strength of today’s super braids lets you pack on a tremendous amount of fighting power into a compact reel. Few reels are built for this type of punishment, but one stands out from the crowd, the tough and narrow Saltiga SD overhead series.
Overheads can be difficult to jig with but with Saltiga’s NEW narrow design it makes it a lot easier. Traditionally jigging with threadlines is easier because of the balance point below the rod but with the compact and narrow design of Saltiga overheads it keeps the axis point on the centre of the rod for easy balance, virtually eliminating side overbalance. With a narrow spool there is no need for a levelwind as line lies evenly even without having to manually lay the line letting, a real bonus when you are hooked up on a fish of a lifetime.
New to the Saltiga range is specific models like the 30HA and 40HA which are perfect for high speed long distance casting from the shore. Over run is controlled by Centriflex, this system only applies spool braking at top spool speed, where it is needed most. So there’s no friction from the brake blocks at the beginning or end of a cast to hamper casting performance. As you start your cast, brake blocks are retracted so there’s no braking friction. This lets the spool start faster and reach a higher speed. As spool approaches maximum speed, Centriflex levers automatically push brake blocks against the brake drum for the braking action needed to prevent overrun.
The Saltiga overhead is the ultimate deepwater and high speed casting reel, built to take the rigors of extreme saltwater use.
- Machined aluminium frame and side plates
- Machined aluminium spool
- Massive gears helical cut for optimal power and smoother cranking
- Offset power handle with soft touch grip
- CRBB – Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings