Daiwa Expands Popular
Tatula Series With New Elite and Elite Pitch and Flip Baitcasters
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Introduction: The Daiwa Tatula has gotten good, like really good, and as
good as some previous generation Zillions. Last ICAST Daiwa introduced the
smaller more ergonomic new Tatula profile and the market responded. Today the
Tatula Series is a top seller for Daiwa and this ICAST the company further
expanded the line with the further refined Tatula Elite and Elite Pitch and Flip
Daiwa is launching two new Tatula reels at ICAST this
year, meet the Elite Series Reels
Going Elite: The Tatula Elite Series is designed to offer increased refinement
and performance to anglers that are fans of the compact footprint and excellent
ergonomics that the existing series offers, and mostly in the form of improved
casting distance. To achieved this the company is introducing a variety of
engineering technologies which combine to make this the best casting Tatula yet.
I've personally been fishing prototypes of the new reel for the last two months,
and the casting improvements are noticeable.
The Tatula Elite is optimized for long distance casting
To achieve these casting gains Daiwa redesigned the A7075 aluminum spool
making it lighter and allowing for increased casting distance with minimal
effort. The highly-tuned magnetic based Magforce braking system has also been
tweaked, further refining the Magforce system to maximize casting distance.
The combination of the
newly designed Tatula Elite spool and the fine tuned braking system allows for a
more effortless cast, as the startup inertia of the spool is much lower. The
intended result is better distance with less effort.
The spool and Magforce system had
to be tweaked to reduce startup inertia
The new Tatula reel is also equipped with Daiwa's popular T-Wing System, which
allows the line to cast off the spool with reduced friction, increasing casting
distance and accuracy. The Zero Adjustor sets the spool play at the peak
resistance for the reel out of the box, only needing adjustments from the
Magforce sideplate settings. While this system was a little controversial at
first it now has become quite popular among anglers that appreciate the set and
The new reels match up beautifully with the Tatula Elite
Series Rods. I like the new grey matte finish on the reels which looks and feels
The new Elite features the familiar 100 sized aluminum frame and sideplate with
a new Daiwa log engraved on top. The finish is a matte grey, and looks and feels
higher end than the original. Finally a 90mm Swept Handle is designed to provide
stability and leverage during the retrieve. There will be a total of six models
available in 6.3:1, 7.1:1, and 8.1:1 retrieve ratios in both right and left
handed retrieves, all weighing in at 6.7 ounces. The Tatula Elite Series reels will retail for
$239.99 each when they become available over the next few months.
The new reels continue to use the "Zero Adjustor" spool
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