The Tsunami SaltX reel made its public debut at ICAST 2018. This was not the grand unveiling of the official reel to hit the public’s hands, but it was pretty close. Since that time last July, Tsunami has put the reel into the hands of a select group of surf and boat anglers to beat it up and fine-tune the product with some real-world abuse so that when it hits the market, fishermen have the best reel possible.
The new Tsunami SaltX fully sealed spinning reel is, from the first sketches on blank paper, designed to keep working reliably in those worst conditions—season after season, trophy after big fish trophy. The totally unique, fully sealed Tsunami SaltX series of Salt Water Proof spinning reels feature 14 precision internal seals in all of the key, strategic locations to shield critical components from harmful contaminants and any saltwater intrusion. These internal seals assure both long term protection and super smooth operation. The strong HAMMER carbon fiber drag system controls heavy lines and big fish with both smooth operation and plenty of power from its 50-pound max drag rating. Seven sealed stainless steel bearings are wrapped in a forged and CNC machined 6016 high performance aluminum alloy body delivering light weight, strength, protection, precision and toughness. A heavy-duty, rotor brake controlled, fully manual bail system is found on each SaltX model for complete reliability. The precision machined aluminum spool is fully sealed and braid-ready with a built-in arbor band to assure the best control of super strong super-braids cast after smooth, long cast.
The 14 strategically located internal seals can be relied upon for years of use with minimal maintenance. The precision seals are placed at all of the locations where saltwater and contaminants could be expected to penetrate the reel for extraordinary protection in all models. The precision all metal construction wraps an incredibly strong, digitally optimized S-DRIVE stainless steel main face gear and precision machined stainless steel pinon gear. Even the SaltX main shaft and oscillation cam are constructed of stainless steel alloy. The strong and reliable clutch bearing anti reverse mechanism is also stainless steel for longer life and greater precision. The combination of these high tech design features and precisely constructed components are what make the Tsunami SaltX spinning reels THE contender for your favorite go-to reel for years to come.