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I am in the market for a stealthy looking reel to match my Daiwa Cronos 7'6" M/ML spinning rod and the Tatula LT seems to be where I am at. However, I am up-in-the-air between the models. The 2500 seems to have a deep spool and holds the same capacity as the 4000. The 2500 weighs 6.2oz. and the 4000 is 7.4oz (still super light for a reel this size). The IPT of the 4000 is something like 39" which is awesome but I figured I would ask you guys to give comparisons for either. Will the 2500 size/weight make the the rod seem a little tip heavy? It seems like many guys are going with the larger arbor spools on their spinning reels and I do see the benefit as I do use larger arbor reels. For instance, on my other Cronos 7'6" rod, I have a Luvias 3012H. Not sure where the 3000 size Tatula LT reels fall into place here (both deep and standard spool) but it seems like the new 4000 size is closer to Daiwa's older 3000 size reels. Right now, TW is the only place I see with 4000 size reels in stock. Any help and/or input would be appreciated. Thanks and best wishes on the water!
If you hold your hand completely above the reels stem the 2500 is alright. I tried a 3000 on it for you and it is a tad tip heavy, if you split your fingers at all on the reel stem. The 4000 is perfect on that rod. Seth is all about the 4000 for that rod. That being said I am trying the 2500's this year. I like the extreme weight savings, and hold my hand high on the reel seat.
Awesome! I am starting to like the T shaped knobs again...many years ago I had an old Daiwa with a wooden one (90s). What is the line capacity on the 3000 shallow? Thanks! Do you know Seth is that why you mentioned the 4000 before?
Kurt L wrote:What do you think of the new Tat. spinning reels? I can't wait to get my hands on one.
I have only fished with the 4000's. They are surprisingly smooth for a high gearing carbon framed reel. The frame feels way stiffer than previous Zaion frames. They are going to surprise a lot of people at that price point. I admit I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to spinning reels especially. I usually only buy Japanese manufactured reels. I have a 2500 Tatula LT waiting for me to get my ass in a boat.
I ordered a 4000 for the 7'6" rod. I hope it ends up being a nice reel. I am looking forward to it. Then I may also have to get a 2500 or shallow 3000 for my 7' medium Legend Xtreme.
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