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by johnD
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Daiwa reel?
Replies: 102
Views: 3260

Re: New Daiwa reel?

LowRange wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:24 pm


The "new" Tatula CT is not based on the 100 platoform. It is the old Tatula from 2016. Tatulas don't go away. They just keep making more and renaming the old ones and releasing them as new (Tatula 150, 200 and Tatula CT)

Thanks for pointing that out , I see it now ,the handle threw me off.
by johnD
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Daiwa reel?
Replies: 102
Views: 3260

Re: New Daiwa reel?

When I saw the announcement videos of the new tackle start with the walking spider logo, I knew it was going to be TatulaFest 2020. They just can’t seem to shake the Tatula from the lineup. I know it’s popular with the masses but they need to cater to the enthusiasts too 8-) It's not even a good Ta...
by johnD
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 65
Views: 2395

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

Thanks Bantam ! 8-)
by johnD
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic FL (Smootheness)?
Replies: 27
Views: 1066

Re: Shimano Stradic FL (Smootheness)?

I'm actually surprised that TT hasn't made a jig to measure jouls of energy used to rotate a spin or baitcaster reel. And a jig that holds a reel again spin or baitcaster and measures its actual rotational noise via either noise or sensor via a worm style graph tracker? How it would correlate into ...
by johnD
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?
Replies: 28
Views: 2100

Re: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?

Daiwa says July 1st , maybe Shimano will do the same.
by johnD
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic FL (Smootheness)?
Replies: 27
Views: 1066

Re: Shimano Stradic FL (Smootheness)?

I bought a 3000 FL two weeks ago. It's liquid smooth , the FK 3000 I had before wasn't that smooth right out of the box but , it never got any worse. I used it inshore for a few years , snook , reds , trout , etc. btw , I had a heck of a time finding a place that had one in stock. Finally found one....
by johnD
Tue May 26, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: new gears for a rough reel
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: new gears for a rough reel

Thanks for the info fellas. I'll make sure and check all of the bearings.
by johnD
Mon May 25, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: new gears for a rough reel
Replies: 4
Views: 346

new gears for a rough reel

Typically what else do you swap out besides the main gear and pinion after a reel gets geary feeling ? Yoke , ar bearing and sleeve , etc ? I'm gonna order some parts but , don't wanna leave anything that's necessary out. Thanks
by johnD
Wed May 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula SV TW103 inital thoughts
Replies: 16
Views: 1484

Re: Tatula SV TW103 inital thoughts

I'd exchange it for another one.
by johnD
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2777

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

Don't the tatula elites also have brass gears but also aluminum side plates? The side plates of the zillion sv tw are zaion right? Wouldn't aluminum frame and side plates with brass gears be preferable for heavier lures? (Kind of like how the new Zillion 10 went with metal side plates and the og zi...
by johnD
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait Reel
Replies: 17
Views: 1508

Re: Crankbait Reel

Ryoga 5.4:1 , is another round reel option.
by johnD
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait Reel
Replies: 17
Views: 1508

Re: Crankbait Reel

Tatula Elite 6:3:1.

Tackle Trap facebook code will save you some money.
by johnD
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2777

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

If it's been run for 1 year and still smooth , I'd say it had some factory grease in it. Keep us posted.
by johnD
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2777

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

I am super impressed with my Daiwa Coastal SV TW as well so far! Smootheness is def on the same level as my Steez A and Steez SV TW. Of course the later are already a couple of years old. So one would need to see how the new Tatula's behave over time. Looking forward to get my other Tatulas now and...
by johnD
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula Elite vs Steez A
Replies: 28
Views: 2777

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

If you're paying jdm prices , the steez is well worth it imo.