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by daiwafan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula100
Replies: 46
Views: 5083

Re: New Tatula100

This new version was released at the Classic today. I was told only a couple 1000 of these to be made. Guys at the Tackle Trap have them for sale at Expo.
by daiwafan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 152
Views: 7079

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

That is absolutely, positively, the most ridiculous thing I've have ever seen from Daiwa USA. How in the Wide World of Sports do they think they can market this reel in the US at that price when it's basically the same price point as a Steez SV TW in Japan. The US SV TW went up $50 for tariffs, OK b...
by daiwafan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 27819

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

by daiwafan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 27819

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

The JDM version has the Vector D on the palm plate same as the US
by daiwafan
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 152
Views: 7079

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

The Steez CT will be released at the Expo at the Bassmaster Classic according to my sources. I did not ask about the Alphas CT or if there would be any other new additions. I would hope that they come out with a Tatula 100 with a SV spool at some point. I like the ergonomics better and already have ...
by daiwafan
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass levante
Replies: 131
Views: 13697

Re: Megabass levante

Well I ended up catching a few 1 pounders and the rod performed well. I would say the sensitivity is about what one would expect for a rod in this price point. The balance point is about 3/4 inch in front of the reel locking nut with a tatula sv reel and it does not feel tip heavy. Overall I think t...
by daiwafan
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass levante
Replies: 131
Views: 13697

Re: Megabass levante

Just picked up a Diablo Spec R to try out. Gonna see if I can catch something on it this evening. Overall I would say that it looks like a much more expensive rod given the nice reel seat and appointments. The first couple of guides are a little on the large size for my tastes but that is a small de...
by daiwafan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Wanting to customize Tat SV
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Wanting to customize Tat SV

Just be aware that the hedgehog and zpi purple is a shade different than daiwa purple on the tat already. If the two colors aren't right against one another it's not as noticeable but if side by side it is very noticeable. For that reason I just did the screws and levelwind cap to go along with the ...
by daiwafan
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Wanting to customize Tat SV
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Wanting to customize Tat SV

Agree with the suggestions about Hedgehog studios.....they even have the zpi spools for the sv and I have a 8.1 decked out in purple and a 7.1 decked out in red both with zpi spools.
by daiwafan
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Nanobraid, Gliss opinions
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Re: Nanobraid, Gliss opinions

I have been using Gliss almost exclusively for the last several winter smallmouth seasons. It is absolutely true that it has poor abrasion resistance so the use of a leader is mandatory. I normally use 24 lb with a 10 lb sniper leader about 7 feet long secured with a FG knot. Even though the line ha...
by daiwafan
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 152
Views: 7079

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

At one point in this YouTube video from plat they produce a Steez A SV TWS and hold it up to compare the difference in size.

The Steez CT is considerably smaller in size.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h5RiiOklB2U
by daiwafan
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 27819

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Another video by Daiwa is up on YouTube its episode 5 of Project T 2019.

Confirms there is a new frame for the Steez
by daiwafan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 27819

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

They do appear to be narrower. You can see that the spacers in the Alphas that kind of stick a bit from the frame. They appear to be tapered to make the difference stand out less.

The Steez is an entirely new frame and it is narrower for sure....
by daiwafan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 27819

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Plat has a video up on it as well and it certainly appears to be the same frame. Just large orange spacers to adapt the 30mm spool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djoQHKMoEdg
by daiwafan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 27819

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

There is a new video up on YouTube from Plat with the Steez CT and a Steez TW in 5.3 ratio.

At one point the two are side by side and one can see how much smaller the CT truly is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5RiiOklB2U

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