With a drag max in the 66 lb. range, the new Dog Fight is designed to withstand the pressures of
heavy braided lines for pure, all-out battle with large, strong-pulling
predators like Tuna, Amberjack and Marlin to name a few.
Technically the SA-Z6500HDF is in a
class by itself. Features are gimmick-free, designed for simplicity and
reliability of function, a true blessing when land is far out of sight. Sealed
inside the waterproof, precision metal body, ride stainless steel and bronze
alloy gears, digitally designed and cut for maximum strength and efficiency
while winding in over 50 inches of line with every turn of the handle.
Fourteen stainless steel ball bearings transmit energy smoothly and
efficiently. Even the main shaft of the reel is specially machined and
supported to eliminate the friction normally caused by the shaft flexing under
A key mechanism in any heavy-use reel
is the anti-reverse, the ratchet system that keeps the handle from
back-winding when you're setting the hook or playing a fish. It takes a
tremendous beating and is often a source of problems. Like other Saltiga
reels, the Dog Fight's anti-reverse is a dual system for reliability,
full-time so there's no on-off lever to accidentally trip and snarl line or
trap line in the heat of battle.
Further adding to the reliability
factor is Daiwa's hollow stainless Air Bail™. To eliminate small and often
troublesome moving parts, its operation is manual. A smooth flowing design
offers no sharp bends to trap line or weaken under stress.