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by johnD
Wed May 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula SV TW103 inital thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

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: 3120

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: 1732

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: 1732

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: 3120

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: 3120

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: 3120

Re: Tatula Elite vs Steez A

If you're paying jdm prices , the steez is well worth it imo.
by johnD
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Deep Cranking reel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1948

Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Tatula 150 P works for me , love it.
by johnD
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What’s new from 13 fishing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: What’s new from 13 fishing?

Could be cutting back , could be getting ready for icast. I don't know anything about their financial well being.
by johnD
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 92
Views: 17913

Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

I read that Bantam1 said no replacement for the curado 70.
by johnD
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Uses for Copoly?
Replies: 25
Views: 4081

Re: Uses for Copoly?

I'm not a huge fan of fluorocarbon. I use copolymer for deep cranking , topwater and worm/jig.
Gamma Polyflex is a good one , so is McCoys.
I have a stockpile of Silver Thread AN40 and Silver Thread Super.
Pradco just recently discontinued Silver Thread , so I stocked up from a local tackle shop.
by johnD
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What’s on your Reel’s Foot
Replies: 15
Views: 2074

Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

3M helicopter tape , it comes in different thicknesses..look on ebay you can find it cheap , just make sure you are getting it from a seller that's not in China , I don't think anything is shipping from there right now.
You could also search , bicycle frame protection tape.
by johnD
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula SV TW
Replies: 28
Views: 4094

Re: Daiwa Tatula SV TW

On a separate note I did verify that for those like me that are using the Elite Long Cast for froggin' that you will be able to purchase the Elite p&F handle if you prefer the larger handle for power techniques. I will get pricing as soon as its released and post. Mark - we will have those handles ...
by johnD
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV
Replies: 25
Views: 3880

Re: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV

I opened up the reel tonight and it was bone dry. I can't believe Daiwa would let a reel leave the factory with no grease on the gears. I added medium ZPI grease to the gears and it's pretty smooth. I would be hard pressed to feel the difference between it and a Steez A if I were blindfolded. Mine ...
by johnD
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Tatula SV TW
Replies: 28
Views: 4094

Re: Daiwa Tatula SV TW

I'll end up getting one or two. Do you know of the side plate , gear side has the honeycomb design like the previous model ? My old Tat Sv y'all super tuned for me is still the smoothest reel I own, and it's has caught loads of fish , big and small. Glad to hear it is working well for you! You'll h...