Product Key Features
Model16 CATALINA 4000
Max Drag (lbs.)22
Line Capacity (lb-yds.)PE (No.-m): 3-300 / 4-220
Country/Region of ManufactureJapan
Fishing TypeSaltwater Fishing
Fish SpeciesAll Saltwater
Line Retrieve/Crank (in.)34.25
Hand RetrieveRight or Left-Handed
Classical and reserved in looks, yet bold in performance, few heavy-duty
spin reels can match the new 16 Catalina for power, precision and price.
Hi-end performance blended with quintessential Daiwa class and value 16
Catalina draws its design cues and inspiration from Daiwa’s flagship
heavy-duty super reel, 15 Saltiga, to deliver anglers a reel that’s
feature loaded, performance packed and value laden.
Hi-end quality and class at an affordable price, few reels stand and
deliver with the authority and integrity of this super reel.
Daiwa’s newest heavy-duty super reel starts with Daiwa’s legendary Real
Four design formula. An amalgamation of Real Engine, Real Control, Real
Endurance, Real Custom, Real Four gives rise to spin excellence that is
unrivalled in design, performance and quality.
The Catalina’s Super Metal body and side plate forms a reel body that is
four times more precise than a machined magnesium body. The super
aluminium alloy material is highly corrosion resistant, making it the
ultimate body for the offshore environment.
Rigid, strong and highly durable the Catalina’s unyielding body allows
for seamless gear function and prevents twisting when the reel is under
load and results in greater cranking force.
Reaping the full protection and strength benefits of the Super Metal
body is Catalina’s technologically advanced Hyper Digigear system. A
highly evolved drive system, Hyper Digigear features a high precision
cutting technique that achieves perfect gear meshing and ultra smooth
Made from a new age alloy, Hyper Digigear is ultra strong, corrosion
resistant, and lighter and stronger than any gear that Daiwa have
developed before. This reduction in weight allows larger gears to be
used, in-turn achieving greater gear and reel durability, making the
Catalina superior in gear performance, strength and precision.
The finest reel body and gears calls for only the best and most advanced
protection and there’s no better protection than Daiwa’s innovative game
changing Magsealed. A revolutionary new system that changed reel design
forever when it was introduced in 2010, Magsealed involves
scientifically designed magnetized oil that forms a seal that reduces,
dust, water and salt intrusion, and eliminates oil spray associated with
traditional non-magnetized seals. Magsealed delivers unprecedented
protection and improves the performance and extends the life of reels
A quality reel needs a quality rotor, and Air Rotor is exactly that.
Lighter, stronger and more balanced than any rotor system that’s come
before, ‘Air Rotor’ features a Zaion made, precision engineered arch
that provides exceptional line roller support and disperses pressure to
the lower section of the rotor to reduce stressing and flexing.
Air Rotor design is further enhanced with a hollowed out construction
reducing weight, while increasing reel sensitivity and rotational
balance. Providing unrivalled strength, balance, and lightness, Air
Rotor is the ultimate rotor for the ultimate heavy-duty spin reel.
Daiwa’s innovative Tough Airbail provides trouble free line control and
features a hollow tubular stainless steel, protrusion-free, bail arm
design that allows line to slide unencumbered along the Airbail towards
the line roller. Featuring maximum rigidity and strength, yet minimum
weight, Tough Airbail eliminates post-cast loose line snagging and
hanging up on the reel for improved casting performance.
A Manual Bail Return and Daiwa’s Rotor Brake system delivers ultimate
bail arm and rotor control. The manual bail arm allows for fingertip
control of the bail arm, while the rotor brake locks the rotor in place
when the bail arm is open for complete casting control.
The Catalina’s line roller system is tailor made for heavy tackle and
the demands of offshore angling, with a water tight, wide open line
roller made to accommodate heavy leader, while a rubber sealed ball
bearing line roller ensures ultimate line roller protection and
longevity. Twistbuster II delivers line taming and twist reducing
benefits on the retrieve, while Daiwa’s famous ABS II spool technology
eliminates unwanted loop issues on the cast.
The biggest issue with many drag systems is that they are not smooth at
the beginning of the drag. ATD or Automatic Tournament Drag is the
newest introduction into Daiwa spinning reels. On one level ATD
implements structural changes to the spool metal of the reel that
provides greater support of the spool across the entire length of the
main shaft. This additional support of the spool reduces spool twist
under load, promotes more even pressure on the drag and ultimately
reduces “pulsing” of the drag when fighting the fish.
The second aspect of ATD, is an improved drag grease that exhibits a low
viscosity at rest, yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start
up. This reduces initial drag startup inertia and combined with the
structural changes of the ATD Drag System results in a smoother drag
from the initial hook up, allowing you to concentrate on the fight.
With 8 ball bearings, a tonne of line capacity and a lightweight EVA
handle knob that allows you to reap the full power of the reel with
unrivalled ease and comfort the Catalina is a reel that’s designed to
perform, and built to excel.
Saltwater spin reel excellence has a new name 16 Catalina.