Daiwa Saltiga BJ has improved the use of traditional CRBB ball bearings by combining them with a fully contained external Magsealed membrane. Water intrusion via the Magsealed Ball Bearings is now a thing of the past. They are now placed into the gearbox system of the reel, preventing the invasion of water and dust and maintaining the bearings’ original light, ultra smooth performance. This also reduces the reel noise and corrosion, making the reel extremely durable.
Sensitivity is one of the strongest attributes of Air Rotor. The rotor is made from a highly sensitive, high-density carbon resin called Zaion. Zaion is a new material, composed of carbon resin and long carbon fibres. This high-density material is light, strong and resists corrosion. Used in many of Daiwa’s reels, it far exceeds the strength of magnesium in a strength per unit weight comparison.
Zaion transmits vibration through the reel more efficiently by hollowing out the rotor system. A lighter construction is created with more surface area, resulting in increased strength and greater transmission of vibration. With a decrease in weight, the balance has been fine-tuned. A lower centre of gravity and precise centre of axis allows the rotor to spin more efficiently with perfect balance.
Automatic Tournament Drag is a common feature on Daiwa spinning reels. Firstly, 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 washers and ultimately reduces pulsing of the drag when fighting the fish.
Secondly, ATD is an improved drag grease that exhibits a low viscosity at rest, yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag startup. This reduces initial drag start-up 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.
Daiwa Saltiga BJ utilises an asymmetrical, one-piece structure- the Monocoque Body. The gears of the new models are embedded in the Monocoque body. This design allows the BJ models to be more rigid, with a better sealing mechanism, heralding the arrival of the next generation in reel design.