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Rod Review


The Tatula Web Continues to Grow : E-Glass Cranking Stick (continued)

Design/Ergonomics: Ergonomically, the TAT721MHRB-G is relatively light, but unbalanced with a balancing torque of 0.35ftlbs. The colors and graphics are all very subdued and the grip together with the reelseat are very comfortable to grasp and fish with all day long. The only downside to this stick in this category is its tip heavy nature.

Lab Results for Daiwa Tatula TAT-721-MHRB-G

Model
Avg RoD (2-32 oz)
Taper
Measured Weight (oz)
Balance Point (inches)
Balancing Torque (ftlbs)
Daiwa Tatula TAT-721-MHRB-G
1.66
Moderate
5.3
11.5
0.35
Shallow Crank Avg
3.00
--
4.8
5
0.17
Medium Crank Avg
2.30
--
5.2
8.5
0.21
Deep Crank Avg
1.90
--
4.9
8.75
0.23


Daiwa makes a habit of sculpting attractive aluminum forenuts for their reel seats.

Design & Ergonomics Ratings for Daiwa Tatula TAT-721-MHRB-G

Grip (1-5)
Colors / Graphics (1-5)
Balance (1-5)
Weight (1-5)
Total
Possible
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)
5
4
2
4
15
20
7.5


This stick features stainless steel framed Fuji Alconite guides.

Application: Off the rack, the TAT721MHRB-G feels like a general purpose cranking stick - and this is true. It will handle the smaller cranks as well as the deep divers. The difference with this stick and most general cranking rods is you can go bigger than the ratings suggest - of course, this may void your warranty, but just know this stick is capable of so much more. I'd even use it for some small big bait action in a pinch.

Bass Rod Application Ratings for Daiwa Tatula TAT-721-MHRB-G

Rip/Jerk (1-5)
Steady (1-5)
Lift & Drop (1-5)
Drag (1-5)
Twitch (1-5)
Total
Possible
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)
4
5
3
2
3
17
25
6.8

Ratings:

Daiwa Tatula TAT-721-MHRB-G Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Another super clean build 9.47
Performance The Tatula line of rods continues to surprise 8.4
Price A really good price for a stick of this quality and versatility 8
Features The E-Glass blank feels like low modulus graphite not glass 7.2
Design (Ergonomics) Only thing bringing it down is the tip heavy nature of the build 7.5
Application Still mostly a moving bait stick 6.8

Total Score

7.89
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
For More Details of the updated rating system visit our explanation here

 

Pluses and Minuses:

Plus

Minus
+ Glass that feels like Graphite - Tip Heavy
+ More powerful than it feels  
+ Surprisingly sensitive for glass  

  


Were it not for the previously reviewed TAT721MHFB, this stick would have also won an award. The Tatula line of fishing rods by Daiwa are the real deal.

 

Conclusion: Daiwa has done a really nice job blending materials with this stick demonstrating just how far graphite and glass composite blanks have come. With the TAT721MHRB-G, you get the buttery soft feel of glass at the top with the sensitivity and backbone of graphite at the bottom. Were it not for the success of the previously reviewed TAT721MHFB, this stick would have certainly won an award, but suffice it to say, Daiwa's line of Tatula bass rods are the real deal.

 

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