A size 4000 (40) spinning reel is generally the best choice when fishing for salmon. Such reels have a powerful drag system, enough durability, and a sufficient line capacity to battle large salmon in any river.
Daiwa still produces a limited number of their fishing reels in their Tokyo facilities in Japan. These include high-end reel models such as the Certate and Steez. Most other Daiwa reels are manufactured in various Asian countries.