Work horse, battle wagon, bull dog and bullet proof are all words that the guides here at Dream Catcher Charters use to describe the DAIWA Saltist LD (lever drag) 50 HSH.
The chosen fishing reel for the flats and backcountry fishing we do for sharks here out of Key West.
Besides the fact DAIWA makes the best fishing reels on the planet, this reel just looks like business. Extra large and durable reel handle, super strong lever drag and very resistant to corrosion.
All of our shark fishing trips use this reel with 30lb mono line on them. More than enough to stop a 500lb shark freight train from getting too far away. We Love this reel.