New Product: Salty Hundo


Bates Fishing Co. Introduces the Salty Hundo—Revolutionizing Inshore Angling

June 10, 2024 — Bates Fishing Co. is proud to unveil the Salty Hundo, the latest advancement in precision engineering for saltwater anglers. While the original Hundo proved its capabilities in saline-rich waters, the Salty Hundo takes durability and performance to the next level, designed to thrive in the harshest marine environments. Combining rugged durability with unmatched performance, the Salty Hundo ensures anglers never miss a catch.

The Salty Hundo, crafted on the compact 100 frame, delivers a powerful punch with its gunmetal grey anodized aluminum body. Reinforced with an upgraded brass internal gear set and stainless steel components, this reel is engineered to withstand the corrosive effects of saltwater, guaranteeing longevity and reliability even under the toughest conditions.

Why Brass Gears and Stainless Steel Matter

Brass gears offer several distinct advantages in saltwater environments. Known for their excellent corrosion resistance, brass gears ensure smooth operation and extended lifespan, even when exposed to the constant onslaught of saltwater. This resistance to corrosion means that the gears maintain their integrity and performance over time,
reducing the need for frequent replacements and ensuring that your reel operates flawlessly for years.

Stainless steel components are another critical feature of the Salty Hundo, specifically chosen for parts of the reel that are more susceptible to corrosion. Stainless steel is renowned for its strength and durability, but most importantly, for its superior resistance to rust and corrosion. This makes it the ideal material for use in saltwater fishing reels, where exposure to harsh marine elements is a constant challenge. By incorporating stainless steel into the Salty Hundo, Bates Fishing Co. has ensured that all critical components remain robust and reliable, providing anglers with a reel they can depend on.

Inshore Versatility and More

Versatility is at the core of the Salty Hundo’s design. Featuring the dual Matrix braking system, it offers precise control, even over lighter lines and lures. Anglers can expect effortless casting and smooth retrieves, tailored to their exact preferences.

The enhancements don’t stop there. The Salty Hundo boasts a newly designed, CNC milled crank arm, ensuring silky-smooth operation with every turn of the handle, secured by our Torx titanium screw. Whether pursuing trophy fish or targeting delicate species, the Bates Salty Hundo delivers unparalleled performance and reliability. Elevate your saltwater game with the precision and craftsmanship of the Salty Hundo—because when it comes to fishing gear, nothing less
than perfection will do.

For more information about the Salty Hundo and other Bates Fishing Co. products, visit our website at

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Chris Cain
VP of Marketing & Brand Development
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