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ICAST 2020 Coverage


Daiwa Goes Big on Tatula - Launches New 300 Size for Big Bass Baits


Date: 7/9/20
Location: Virtual Event
Admission: Industry Only
Manufacturer: Daiwa
Reviewer: Zander

Introduction: It is no secret that Daiwa's Tatula Series has become a top seller for the company, and this ICAST the company doubled down once again on the spider themed line with two new reels. Leading the charge is the first 300 sized Tatula, designed specifically for throwing big bass baits.


The new Tatula 300 reels feature a slightly larger form factor but the same overall look and feel as the rest of the series. These reels weigh in at 11.5oz. and boast a line capacity of 12/260, 14/215


The 300 - the biggest Tatula yet: At this point I'm starting to lose track of all the different Tatula reels but this is one that will be easily recognizable with the larger form factor. Daiwa’s product development team redesigned this new bigger Tatula to bring anglers a slightly larger option perfect for a variety of applications including larger deep-diving crankbaits, swimbaits, A rigs, and more.


The 300 size Tatula is available in Standard (6.3:1), High Speed (7.1:1) and Hyper Speed (8.1:1). And all gear ratios come in both left- and right-hand models. Like other Tatula reels the 300 reels will be equipped with the company's T-Wing system level-wind which is designed so that when you take the reel out of gear it allows for less resistance on the line, allowing for further casts. The new reel is designed with smooth feel in mind and comes loaded with two corrosion-resistant ball bearings, five regular shielded ball bearings, and one anti-reverse bearing.


Tatula 300 reels will be available in 6.3:1, 7.1:1, and 8.1:1 gear ratios

The reel also features a 43mm aluminum deep spool that easily accommodates a full spool of heavy monofilament or braid and also features Daiwa’s proven externally adjustable Magforce Z magnetic casting system which should handle casting big baits without issue.


Internally, the new Tatula 300 reel has been given much larger gears for handing big baits and fish, necessitated by the aluminum frame which allows space for the larger gears in precise alignment, and subsequently, much more power and torque.


The Daiwa Tatula 300 features a 110mm heavy cranking power handle and oversized grips


As you might expect with a reel dedicated to big bait applications Daiwa wanted to include a beefier drag and turned to their Ultimate Tournament Drag (UTD™), which delivers a maximum drag at 28.7 lbs.

Ergonomically the new reel is still designed to be palmable, with a form factor just a bit larger than traditional Tatula reels. Comfort is enhanced with Soft Touch handle knobs and a large 110mm heavy cranking power handle which provides a steady grip for all fishing scenarios. The new Tatula 300 reels will retail fro $269.99 and will be available in early September. Tackle Warehouse already has the new Tatula 300 reels available for pre-order.


Looking for a more affordable Tatula? The new CT is an aluminum framed reel with TWS and a quality drag for $139.99


Tatula CT: In addition to the new 300 size reels Daiwa is unveiling a new and improved Tatula CT baitcaster. The CT stands for "Compact" and this reel features the familiar smaller Tatula form factor that is comfortable to palm. This new reel will weigh in at 7.2oz. and is designed for fishing everything from plastics to reaction baits.

Like the other higher priced reels in the Tatula family the Tatula CT makes use of the T-Wing System level-wind and Magforce Z braking. On the drag side of things, anglers will find a version of the Ultimate Tournament Drag (UTD™), which offers a maximum drag of 13.2 lbs at full spool line capacity.

Each reel comes loaded with seven regular shielded ball bearings and one anti-reverse bearing, and the Tatula CT Series will consist of a Standard (6.3:1), High Speed (7.1:1) and Hyper Speed (8.1:1) models. All gear ratios come in both left and right hand models at time of availability in September and retail price of $139.99 each, and similarly to the larger 300 reel is already starting to become available for pre-order from e-tailers including Tackle Warehouse.









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