Daiwa – BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

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  • 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: 53.3″
  • Manual Return Bail (4500 and Larger), 6BB+1RB, Gear Ratio: 5.6:1, Drag Max:33
  • Line Capacity (Lb. Test / Yards): 20/550, 25/440, 30/370 J-BRAID: 50/730, 65/590, 80/440
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse System (4000 and Smaller), Infinite Dual Anti-Reverse System (4500 and Larger)


SKU: BG8000 Categories: ,


The next generation of the ever popular BG spinning reel Series just Got leaner and meaner.

This complete Series ranges from ultralight freshwater actions to heavy big game saltwater models.

Specification: Daiwa – BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

Product Dimensions

6 x 5 x 4 inches, 1 pounds

Shipping Weight

2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

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11 reviews for Daiwa – BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

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  1. boknows

    I live in south FL on the water and fish year round – I started looking for new reels, when my brand new Penn Fierce 2 8000 series reel had drag issues while fighting a nice shark. The drag on this 8000 BG is twice as smooth, and doesn’t bind up like the Penn Fierce 2 drag. Ive already caught 2 nice sharks (5-6ft) on this BG with no issues, and the drag was extremely smooth.

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  2. Mark

    This thing is a beast! Hands down the best reel I ever purchased under $100. Daiwa could have easily priced this thing double and it still would be a bargain. Cranked a couple of 15+lb ling cod and a 20+lb wsb so far and it hasn’t even flinched I’m ready for a real test when the tuna come around. My only quip is that it’s a bit heavy to hold for an extended period of time but hey maybe I need to work out. Loaded it with kastking 80lb at first and kastking did NOT live up to it’s name. Reloaded with 80lb Daiwa j-braid x8 and now it’s smooth as eggs.

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  3. John Cappelli

    This reel is built like a tank! I got the 8000 series and I put 400 yards of reaction tackle 80lb braid on it and it casts very well. It is a bit heavy in hand indeed but the quality and size you get with this reel is completely unmatched at this class of reel. No Penn or shimano will come close to the spool size or drag pressure this has in the 100 dollar price range. Some 500 dollar reels don’t perform this well. I’m a sold Daiwa customer with this purchase.

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  4. Hanole N.

    I can’t say for a factor this reel is light weight since i got 8000 series. Compare to my daiwa emblem pro 6000 BG compared relatively almost the same. The only difference is the reverse mechanism which this does not have. So far i have use it in salt for crabbing, ray, and shark fishing with 65lb test, and its smooth reeling.Like the fact that it reels better than penn battle 2.Overall so far, loving it. Can’t wait to catch bigger fish with this reel.The only thing i did not like is having no line holder on the side of the reel, it would have been perfect for me if it had one since im use to having it on all my reels.

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  5. Tim Filev

    I bought this reel because I just got tired of how my old bg90 worked, how I could feel all the gears grinding when I’m reeling my rigs out so I decided to get the new series of the bg because my other older two lasted me and never gave up on me. I go sturgeon in the fall and spring basically at least once a week. I spooled it up with 150lb braid and it’s the smoothest combo I’ve ever held in my hands. TWO THUMBS UP! Diawa always has great products

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  6. Jay

    Excellent reel, used it for the first time yesterday, went fishing for triggerfish in Puerto Penasco, I fitted the reel with Berkeley trilene 40 lb test line. This is an awesome reel, very sturdy, where others reels have locked up while trying to reel in just one triggerfish (cochito)at a time, this reel allowed me at times to reel up 3 triggerfish at a time with no hesitation. And that is no easy task . I would definitely recommend this reel & give it5 stars & 2 thumbs up2nd fishing trip with my new reel . This reel is awesome . I reeled up 4 triggerfish & 2 Rock bass on a 6 hook rig at one time today. I included a picture of some of the fish I caught today.

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  7. Anthony R.

    Smooth retrieval and super smooth drag. Awesome line capacity. Overall a great buy for $100.

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  8. Santiago rodriguez

    as per review on other peoples the reel its not bad but what it kill this reel its the weight extremely heavy daiwa should use lighter material and they will have the perfect reel honesty i use tsunami rod that weight 1 pound i hope i can fish the whole day wit this reel or i will keep using other reel

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  9. Dwood

    Handles salt water splash with ease, smooth drag, feels great in the hands, well built and it has a ton of line capacity. I am very happy with this reel – only slight complaint is that it doesn’t have a line grip on the spool however, the smaller ones do. I would buy this over a Stradic any day based on the quality to price. Do your maintenance after each use and it will be good to you for years to come.

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  10. Cancun fishing adventures

    Muy buen carrete hace meses que los tengo si buscas un carrete que sea súper durable para jigging este no es, es muy bueno pero después de usarlo durante medio año en un promedio de dos salidas semanales los engranes aunque no se desgastan se quiebran del aciento del balero aún así siguen funcionando pero con juego en la manivela. Es súper cómodo muy rápido, muy suave, lleva mucha línea, el drag nunca se traba aunque un poco suave para mí gusto peces de talla mediana jalan mucha linea con una buena corrida se siente como si bajará el libraje del drag. En general lo recomiendo ampliamente para alguien que los use en menor intensidad la verdad en relación precio beneficio no hay muchos carretes que puedan competir con este

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  11. Santiago Moreno

    Lo único malo de esta compra fue que el envío tardó un poco más de lo acordado, pero el producto llegó y en excelente condiciones.La verdad, puedo decir que estoy enamorado de la serie Daiwa BG reel, hace poco adquirí un reel Daiwa BG 5000 y me he divertido mucho haciendo capturas de buen tamaño.La verdad, me he impresionado del carrete BG 8000, debido a que pesa menos de lo que yo esperaba, además la calidad de los materiales se mira excelente, ya se ha cargado con una línea braid de 100lb y 330yds, espero utilizarlo proximamente.

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