Daiwa Goes Big on Tatula - Launches New 300 Size for Big
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 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
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
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
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
Looking for a more affordable Tatula? The new CT is an
aluminum framed reel with TWS and a quality drag for $139.99
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