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by daiwafan
Sat May 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: light side of 7' m/mh tatula elite?
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: light side of 7' m/mh tatula elite?

I have two of them and love them. I throw 3 inch tubes with 1/8 ounce heads a lot, and also 1/8 ounce of 3/16 jigs with trailers for winter river smallmouth. I've also fished 4 inch worms with 1/16 ounce shakey heads for spots with them and it's also good with heavier baits like a weightless 5 inch ...
by daiwafan
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Alphas Appreciation Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3017

Re: Alphas Appreciation Thread

ISA 03

Third Finesse Custom with a T3 Air spool built by Ian Shields.
by daiwafan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV
Replies: 27
Views: 3651

Re: Tat Elite vs Zillion SV

If you like the Tatula 100 give the Elite long cast a try. I know it's more money but the lighter spool and aluminum sideplate are worth the price of admission. I put a couple bearings on the levelwind and I swear that thing is smooth as silk and will definitely outcast a 100.
by daiwafan
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa tatula sv / tatula costal sv spool?
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Daiwa tatula sv / tatula costal sv spool?

Any rays studio spool that will fit any of the Tatula variants that use the 34 mm spool will also fit the new coastal 150. There are several variations of the Rays Studio spools so posting one link is impractical, however the spool that is pictured a couple posts above may be one of those. I would a...
by daiwafan
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa tatula sv / tatula costal sv spool?
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Daiwa tatula sv / tatula costal sv spool?

I literally just received a Rays Studio Spool for a Tatula CT/100/elite today. To fit the 34 mm spool that would include the new blue coastal SV 150. It measures 33.84 mm so it conforms to the desired spec with little gap and mirrors the measurement of the stock spool it will replace. It does have t...
by daiwafan
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa tatula sv / tatula costal sv spool?
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Daiwa tatula sv / tatula costal sv spool?

Be careful if you go to a spool made in China. I ordered one off of an auction site that was cheap at like 16.00 shipped but it is 33.3 mm and there is still enough gap for fine braid to get through. From what I have seen on youtube Rays Studio spools tend to follow the Daiwa tolerance of 0.3 mm or ...
by daiwafan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa tatula sv / tatula costal sv spool?
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Daiwa tatula sv / tatula costal sv spool?

The new blue coastal sv has the same frame as the tatula 100 and tatula elite. Any spool that will fit a Tatula CT, 2019 Tatula 100 or a Tatula Elite will fit that reel. The opening for the spool is 34 mm and daiwa typically undersizes the spools about 0.2 mm to allow for proper clearance. The origi...
by daiwafan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 20720

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

It certainly appears that the new 2020 Tatula SV 103 is coming to the USA. A new video out on Youtube today with Brent Ehrler and Cody Meyer promoting the new reel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4nKSmKrqKY Edit I see now that Gary at the Tackletrap has posted accepting Pre-orders for February del...
by daiwafan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 20720

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

PX type R which was basically identical to the PX-R except for color, was sold in the US. I think in general the US market has yet to see the benefit of going smaller and lighter. Most US anglers want to throw larger baits with heavier line than the anglers in Japan.
by daiwafan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 20720

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

I have a couple of ZPI spools in the OG Tatula SV reels and I will tell you that the ZPI spools are great in the CT SV Platform. So much so that I have been trying to source spacers to allow the SV 33mm spools to be used in the current 100/Elite frame which accepts a 34mm spool. The main reason is I...
by daiwafan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 18694

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

No one Ive heard mention this reel has used the term SV, thats what I actually hoped they would do so you could put a ZPI Tat SV spool in a 100.
by daiwafan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula Elite Reel
Replies: 66
Views: 18694

Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Sources indicate that there will be two version of the Tatula Elite reel. The one pictured for normal use, and one with a shallower spool design for pitching. To be released at ICast.
by daiwafan
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ZPi spool for the Tat SV TW, who has used one?
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: ZPi spool for the Tat SV TW, who has used one?

The real deal with the lighter spools is the ease with which they can pitch smaller baits. I fish the New river from the bank a lot in winter and the more I think about it, that's what really makes theses spools work for me. It's not so much about the distance of a regular cast, it's about pitching ...
by daiwafan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: ZPi spool for the Tat SV TW, who has used one?
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: ZPi spool for the Tat SV TW, who has used one?

I have both the M and PG versions of the spool. A red M in a 7.1 and a purple PG in a 8.1. The SV spool is great for all around fishing but I typically prefer the lightest possible spool for my style of fishing, which is throwing relatively light baits using small diameter braid for river small mout...
by daiwafan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula100
Replies: 46
Views: 9797

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.