Daiwa Bg Spinning Reel
- Black Anodized Machined Aluminum Housing ("Hard Bodyz" Body & Side Cover), Over-sized Digigear (Digigear System)
- Solid Screw-In Handle, Air Rotor, Dynamic Cut Aluminum ABS Spool
- Braided Line Ready Spool, Waterproof Drag System, Carbon ATD, Line Per Handle Turn: 33.2"
- Manual Return Bail (4500 and Larger), 6BB+1RB, Gear Ratio: 5.6:1, Drag Max:13.2
- Line Capacity (Lb. Test / Yards): 6/210, 8/170, 10/140 J-BRAID: 15/190, 20/170, 30/120
- Infinite Anti-Reverse System (4000 and Smaller), Infinite Dual Anti-Reverse System (4500 and Larger)
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The Daiwa BG Spinning Reel sports high-quality components and industry-leading ingenuity, making this one lean, mean, fish-fighting machine. The BG is equipped with a "Hard Bodyz" machined aluminum body and side cover for strength and internal part stability. To increase the strength in the form of corrosion and scratch resistance, Daiwa has Black Anodized the body and body cover.
Air Rotor weighs 15% less than ordinary rotors, because its unique shape cuts out the fat while distributing stress more evenly for maximum strength in a lightweight design. The ABS spool's maximized core diameter and reversed taper means no dead line buried deep in the core, and it causes less casting friction for longer and easier casting. It's also braid-ready. Daiwa's machined aluminum Screw-in-Handle design provides zero movement or play between the main gear and handle arm, offering the angler both confidence and control when rotating the handle.
Inside, the BG features a seven-bearing drive system that consists of six ball bearings and a single roller bearing. Infinite Anti-Reverse can be found in 4000 model reels or smaller, while Infinite Dual Anti-Reverse is in 4500 models and larger. The Carbon ATD (Automatic Tournament Drag) is waterproof and allows for super-smooth performance. The oversized Digigear System increases gear-tooth contact points and provides smoother, extended gear life and more power with increased torque. 4500 models are larger also feature a manual return bail.
• Gear ratio: 5.6:1; LPT: 29.5"; reel weight: 8.5 oz.; max drag: 4.4 lbs.
• Gear ratio: 5.6:1; LPT: 33.2"; reel weight: 9.3 oz.; max drag: 13.2 lbs.
• Gear ratio: 5.6:1; LPT: 37.4"; reel weight: 10.8 oz.; max drag: 15.4 lbs.
• Gear ratio: 5.7:1; LPT: 38.5"; reel weight: 14.1 oz.; max drag: 17.6
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3 Months Update
I really enjoy and recommend this reel, I will buy multiple sizes for different rod setups. I fish on mostly on jetties and I have fallen and banged this reel up, it still runs like a champ. I try my best to take care of my tackle, but accidents do happen. :/
I paired mine with a Shakespeare Elite:
Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod 7' - Medium - 2pc
Update 9 months:
I pair it now with a UglyStik Elite Spinning Fishing Rod (Salmon/Steelhead) with is a much better pairing for this reel size.
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Fishing Rod (Salmon/Steelhead)
Still no problems fishing saltwater with it. I just do a simple rinse with tap water and everything function flawlessly. No squeaking, just dings, and scratches from fishing off the jetty and resting my reel/rod on the rocks. Caught 23inch lings and halibut with relative ease. I fish twice a week so I am extremely happy with the purchase. If any other reels I have fail I will replace it with this one again.
Update (18 months) 1.5 years
Still going strong, accumulated more dings to the reel from falls and such, fishing once a week at least I still haven't serviced it yet (I should) and it is still working as it should. Only thing I did to the reel is to sand the top of the spool since it became rough due to me falling and banging the reel on the jetty rocks but the reel is still surviving and works as it should. This is my only rod and reel I bring since going to the jetties and having reliable gear means a lot to me. My father just broke his Penn reel that I bought for him I will be replacing it with this one since my experience with it is such an excellent one.
2 Years without a hiccup.
Great reel, I fish with it once a week in saltwater, if you rinse it off every time after you fish and do maintenance yearly (I did my first one after 2 years) I believe it will last a very long time.
Update: I purchased 8 bg6500 and 4 bg4500 reels Nov 2016 and have absolutely thrown everything at them. Good: Drag system, infinite anti reverse, metal construction. Bad: bail roller corrodes easily, getting seized in the process. Costs $25 to replace...
This reel fits everything I look for in a good spinning reel, it’s one of the smoothest spinning reels I’ve ever felt there is literally no resistance. Partly do to the reel is not sealed but I’m ok with that I don’t plan on going swimming in the ocean with this. Let’s be realistic I would not do that with any reel under $600 sealed or not.
I opened this reel up to see this “digi gear” aka big a$$ gear. Everyone is raving about and yeah it’s ginormous for the size reel. I also found ample amounts of grease saw no need to have to add extra they even coat the inside of the body housing with grease for a extra touch of corrosion resistance. I like little touches like that and it show Daiwas attention to detail.
The reel spooled 30 braided line on perfectly right out the box but dose include 3 shims if needed.
The drag is smooth as silk and is sealed probably one of the best drags I’ve felt.
Casting is beautiful, no wind knots at all and I have this thing filled right up to the lip of the spool.
Reeling in fish and or the weight of your rig this thing feels like a winch it’s so effortless do to the giant gear. It almost feels like cheating.
Cons (I have to find something)
The 4000 and smaller models have a reverse switch that I wish they would do away with I’ve never used them and don’t care for a auto trip bale.
I also wish they would do away with the chrome wire bale wire, The entire reel is black and gold and don’t get me wrong it’s a beautiful but it would have looked killer with a thick black aluminum bale. That being said I don’t think them cons are enough to take a star away and this reel is Probably the best reel available right now in this price range and rivals reels that cost 2x the price even there own saltist.
*Update: The only thing I found better then the BG 4000 is two BG 4000’s That’s right I now have Twins!! And I think I might as well get the BG 3000 next.
Update: DO NOT BUY THIS REEL. IT WILL SPOIL YOUR FISHING EXPERIENCE. GET A ZEBCO AT WALMART...YOU'LL BE HAPPIER.
Top international reviews
Since Daiwa announced the updated versions of the classic Black-Gold reels, I've been itching to pick up one and take it on the water. I finally got my chance when Amazon stocked it, so I didn't hesitate. Price was fair and came in cheaper than the larger outdoors stores, so that's a positive.
At the moment, I've got this reel paired with a Fenwick HMX 6'6" XF rod and using Sufix 832 Braid. The combination is well balanced and lightweight. The only tip I can provide is to NOT overload this reel. For my purposes, I know I can't cast 200 yards, so I'm not going to unnecessarily overload the reel. If you do, you'll enjoy a lot of tangles, and that's just not a lot of fun.
Build quality feels solid all-around and after 100+ hours on the water so far, doesn't show any weak points or signs of wear. I've checked the reel arm, the spool and all moving joints - I'm pleased to say it still looks brand new.
Casting is very smooth with the only faults being the occasional user-error where I've overshot my target - but that has nothing to do with the reel. The retrieve is also silky-smooth with a very confident crank when you're bringing your lure in. There's no wobble or noise reeling in. When you get the reel, just spin the crank to evaluate the smoothness, if there's any play, double check the fastening of the handle. The drag system is a real gem on this reel, handling much more than similar reels of this size and very durable.
I've had great luck this season with Bass, Pike and Walleye - this reel handled them all without choking. For the price compared to other reels in this size, you're getting a lot of the features which are on reels priced at $300+. Happy hunting.
Je n'arrive pas à contacter le service à la clientèle malgré plusieurs essais pour trouver la façon d'y avoir accès.
Les infos pour les garanties que je trouve sont pour les délais de moins d'un mois après achat ou pour les items "amazon"...
Je suis très insatisfaite, je songe à cesser mon abonnement "PRIME" et même boycotter complètement amazon...
Quelques petites choses qui m'agace un peu, le manche du moulinet est assez difficile a dévisser surtout dans mon cas ou je le retire a chaque fois que je ranger ma canne. Aussi, je trouve qu'il y a un petit jeu entre la branche du manche et l'embout mais vraiment rien d'énorme.