Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

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Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby dtacker » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:33 pm

Hi all,

Couldn't think of a better place to answer this question than here on Tackle Tour. I currently own 2 Tatula CT (as well as multiple other standard sized) and love them. I use them mainly for frogs and flipping with heavy braid into heavy cover and they've done the job flawlessly.

I was wondering if anyone has used the Fuego CT and can compare it to either the Tatula CT or standard Tatula... (for me, the Tatula and Tatula Type-R feel the same as far as use).

Really I'm wondering if the t-wing system is worth the extra 30 bucks or not. I've been extremely happy with the Tatula CT so I wouldn't be upset at all if someone told me it is much better and worth the extra cost. Just don't want to be shelling out cash that isn't necessary. Most importantly if I were to get the Fuego CT it would be used for heavy flipping/punching exclusively. 65-80lb line and a 1oz-1.5oz weight. The lowest I would ever go with the combo would be 3/4oz. I fish with a locked drag so my main concern would be, does the t-wing system help with pitching at all in the real world?

Thanks all!

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Re: Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:46 pm

Same reel, minus the T wing. I personally prefer the Fuego CT. I dont care for the TWS.
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Re: Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby Slazmo » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:55 pm

If I'd know the Feugo was coming out after the Tatula CT i would've gone the Fuego also...

Nothing fun about abrasives getting into the pivot point between levelwind shaft and body...

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Re: Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby Finnz922 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:15 pm

Fuego CT gets my vote
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Re: Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby dtacker » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:21 pm

Just wanted to take a moment already and tell you all thank you for sharing your opinions, you guys are awesome. That's good news to my bank account by the way...

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Re: Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby johnD » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:33 pm

I have couple tat ct's..I see the fuego has two less bearings , where are they missing from , the knobs ?
not a big deal , I buy bearings off ebay cheap...fuego ct on ebay for $69 , that's cheap ! might try a couple.

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Re: Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby frogpond11 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:39 am

$69 for a Fuego CT seems like a steal. Good to know they stack up close to the CTs. I love my CTs.


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Re: Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby johnD » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:42 am

Does anybody know if the Fuego ct has a metal worm gear ?

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Re: Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby LgMouthGambler » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:20 pm

johnD wrote:Does anybody know if the Fuego ct has a metal worm gear ?


Wormshaft and pawl are both metal. Come on, it aint no Shimano. :lol:
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Re: Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby hoohoorjoo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:38 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:
johnD wrote:Does anybody know if the Fuego ct has a metal worm gear ?


Wormshaft and pawl are both metal. Come on, it aint no Shimano. :lol:

lol! I have a Fuego CT also, only mine has a Ray's shallow spool. It is a finesse machine! 1/8 spinnerbaits just fly off the reel. Planning to upgrade soon with extra bearings in levelwind and knobs, but it is already smooth.
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Re: Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby johnD » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:44 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:
johnD wrote:Does anybody know if the Fuego ct has a metal worm gear ?


Wormshaft and pawl are both metal. Come on, it aint no Shimano. :lol:


I thought about that after I posted , lol..

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Re: Daiwa Fuego CT compared to Tatula CT

Postby LgMouthGambler » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:30 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:
johnD wrote:Does anybody know if the Fuego ct has a metal worm gear ?


Wormshaft and pawl are both metal. Come on, it aint no Shimano. :lol:

lol! I have a Fuego CT also, only mine has a Ray's shallow spool. It is a finesse machine! 1/8 spinnerbaits just fly off the reel. Planning to upgrade soon with extra bearings in levelwind and knobs soon, but it is already smooth.


I have done a few where I have added 2 bearings to the wormshaft, and it's rather nice. I opted to get the Abu Revo X as a flipping reel on the budget to see how it compares to the Daiwa offering. So far, the tolerance of the Fuego is nicer, but the palmability of the Revo X is better for me. My issue with the X s tolerance is the driveshaft "in and out" play. But I can fix that. Lol
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