Tatula CT CS Type R

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Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby uljersey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:51 pm

Just posting a continuation of this thread - viewtopic.php?f=47&t=75246

I received mine today, which was day 20 from the order/confirmation of shipping date of Jan 24. Aliexpress's shipping time frame was 19 to 39 days, so no problem there. It was packaged well and arrived with no dents, dings or other signs of abuse. Feels fine out of the box, not geary or anything out of order as far as I can tell. I'll likely open it up and clean/lube it to my liking. I may even get it out on the water this weekend if the weather cooperates.

No, it's NOT a clicking cast control knob, just a larger one.
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Original box shipped within a larger box with plenty of bubble wrap.
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The irony wasn't lost on me :lol:
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Not sure why, may be the cork handle paddles but it comes in lighter than a USDM Type R by 2/10 of an ounce.
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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby down4ttown » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:09 pm

Thing looks outstanding. I have the original type R and it has never let me down.

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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby Slazmo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:04 pm

Heaps better looking than the gawdy red and black rype r.

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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby johnD » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:25 am

That is a fine looking specimen...I wish they sold them here in the states.

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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby LgMouthGambler » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:35 am

johnD wrote:That is a fine looking specimen...I wish they sold them here in the states.


http://tackletrap.com/index.php?main_pa ... ab667881fe
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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby uljersey » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:12 am

LgMouthGambler wrote:
johnD wrote:That is a fine looking specimen...I wish they sold them here in the states.


http://tackletrap.com/index.php?main_pa ... ab667881fe


They've all been sold out on TTT for a while now.

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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby LgMouthGambler » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:23 pm

uljersey wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:
johnD wrote:That is a fine looking specimen...I wish they sold them here in the states.


http://tackletrap.com/index.php?main_pa ... ab667881fe


They've all been sold out on TTT for a while now.


Im sure you can call and get one ordered.
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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby j10jordan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:18 pm

Wish i would have seen those before i picked up my sv

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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby uljersey » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:21 pm

Tore it down to the frame as they had the level wind greased up - I prefer the dry film of TSI 321 on that. Exactly the same internally as my gaudy red/black Type R Image

Now I'm REALLY gonna be blasphemous and order a set of Reel grips for it ... go ahead and flame me, but I like them and they'll protect the cork. I wonder if they come in cork color ? Image

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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby hoohoorjoo » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:06 pm

uljersey wrote:Tore it down to the frame as they had the level wind greased up - I prefer the dry film of TSI 321 on that. Exactly the same internally as my gaudy red/black Type R Image

Now I'm REALLY gonna be blasphemous and order a set of Reel grips for it ... go ahead and flame me, but I like them and they'll protect the cork. I wonder if they come in cork color ? Image
I dont think the cork is bare, it is coated with clear urethane. No need to protect it.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby hoohoorjoo » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:09 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:
uljersey wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:
johnD wrote:That is a fine looking specimen...I wish they sold them here in the states.


http://tackletrap.com/index.php?main_pa ... ab667881fe


They've all been sold out on TTT for a while now.


Im sure you can call and get one ordered.

Gary says no more are available, but back in this post, another member said he ordered from Aliexpress. They still show as in-stock from a couple of the sellers there.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby uljersey » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:04 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
uljersey wrote:Tore it down to the frame as they had the level wind greased up - I prefer the dry film of TSI 321 on that. Exactly the same internally as my gaudy red/black Type R Image

Now I'm REALLY gonna be blasphemous and order a set of Reel grips for it ... go ahead and flame me, but I like them and they'll protect the cork. I wonder if they come in cork color ? Image
I dont think the cork is bare, it is coated with clear urethane. No need to protect it.


Yeah, but in spite of the urethane, it's gonna get grips anyhow. All of my reels have them, ugly looks aside they do their job very well. Think of them as ugly slipcovers on fine furniture :lol:

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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby johnD » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:14 am

I knew you could get it in the US. Just wishing it was a staple in the Daiwa's US market.

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Re: Tatula CT CS Type R

Postby hoohoorjoo » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:41 am

johnD wrote:I knew you could get it in the US. Just wishing it was a staple in the Daiwa's US market.

The reel is actually intended specifically for the Chinese domestic market. But I agree, the reel should be widely available here, even if Daiwa only released it as a special/limited edition. We can only hope....are you listening, Daiwa?
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