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Captain
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How would a Saltist 50 stack up against a Baja Special under identical conditions?


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Not an easy call, don't own both to compare but my meager opinion would be that the Daiwa might be a better caster and the Penn a more robust and heavier drag capable reel (that's not taking anything away from the Daiwa - but the Penn benefits from the Versa-Drag).

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I guess for the best of both worlds go with Daiwa's Saltiga SA50. I own a couple of SA30Ls and am amazed at the ultra smooth wet drags they have how overbuilt and strong these beautifully machined reels are. They aren't cheap but they'll last you a lifetime.
 
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Apples & oranges.

The HN takes the old "Yellowtail Special" idea a step further but it's still a tall narrow reel designed for ripping a yoyo iron. It gets it's speed primarily from the tall spool. It's width makes for easier line leveling.

The Saltist 50 would be better suited to bait.

Looks like yer gonna need both! Big Grin

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money talks and they don't grow on trees !!! I would rather have a penn and then you can abuse the heck out of it and when it comes to the DIAWA, you wonder why don't I get a 20 or 40 instead ?


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"I guess for the best of both worlds go with Daiwa's Saltiga SA50"
Trouble is, you can have both for the price of a Saltiga.
 
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Though, if that were the case , then the ultimate solution would be to get all 3, then there would always be every pro/con situation resolved. So, buy all 3 that's my final answer !!!


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the baja special has a disengaging spool to give you the best possible freespool. it is a design that is also seen in the ggraphie daiwa sealines and grandwaves. the baja special also has a spring loaded double dog anti-reverse system. i consider this to be much more reliable that the roller bearing and ambassaduer-style dog found in the saltist. the baja gears are larger, it generates more reliable drag and it should freespool better.

get the penn.
 
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After living with one (Borrowed) for two days, I agree-get the Penn while you still can!
 
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