Help me decide! Daiwa Tatula, fuego or Curado k or??

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Help me decide! Daiwa Tatula, fuego or Curado k or??

Postby rockappalla » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:52 pm

Hi folks,
I'm on the market for a new reel, can't decide what to get though, local shops (here in Italy) have a very limited choice,

I'd like a versatile reel which can throw light lures (the lightest being around 5 grams which I can easily throw with my curado 71HG and piscifun phantom) and my most used lure weight range is about 7-10 grams,

I'd like to try a Daiwa this time (never tried a magnetic only reel), but I can't try one in person in local shops here,
is the tatula that much bigger than the average shimano? does it palm good (CT)?

Thanks for your help!
ciao from Italy!

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Re: Help me decide! Daiwa Tatula, fuego or Curado k or??

Postby LgMouthGambler » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:13 am

If you are looking for versatility, and ability to throw light lures, you may wanna try the Tatula SV.
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Re: Help me decide! Daiwa Tatula, fuego or Curado k or??

Postby PikeRoadBassn » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:12 am

The Tatula will handle those weights. I am assuming you're meaning weight plus plastic. But as LgMouthGambler stated, the Tatula SV is right up your alley.

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Re: Help me decide! Daiwa Tatula, fuego or Curado k or??

Postby rockappalla » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:23 am

The tatula SV is quite more pricey (150 Euros), what about the Tatula CT type R or regular one? and the curado k?
I can have the CT type R for 100 Euros and the curado K for 120,

thanks for your help!

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Re: Help me decide! Daiwa Tatula, fuego or Curado k or??

Postby LgMouthGambler » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:28 am

rockappalla wrote:The tatula SV is quite more pricey (150 Euros), what about the Tatula CT type R or regular one? and the curado k?
I can have the CT type R for 100 Euros and the curado K for 120,

thanks for your help!


If thats the case, I would opt for the Fuego, and have at it. Same spool/gears/internals as the Tat.
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Re: Help me decide! Daiwa Tatula, fuego or Curado k or??

Postby rockappalla » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:31 am

I just ordered a Tatula CT type R, we'll see how I like it...I paid 103 Euros while the fuego was 88, so I chose the Tatula...thanks guys!

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Postby DirtyD64 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:31 pm

rockappalla wrote:I just ordered a Tatula CT type R, we'll see how I like it...I paid 103 Euros while the fuego was 88, so I chose the Tatula...thanks guys!


If it doesn't cast light enough you can always try an Aliexpress spool.

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Re: Help me decide! Daiwa Tatula, fuego or Curado k or??

Postby johnD » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:15 am

Add a drop of high speed oil to each spool bearing , tg's yellow rocket fuel does wonders.

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Re: Help me decide! Daiwa Tatula, fuego or Curado k or??

Postby rockappalla » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:22 am

I have some sewing machine oil, it's pretty thin, is that ok?
do the bearings need a good flush in lighter fluid out of the box or they come already lubed?
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Re: Help me decide! Daiwa Tatula, fuego or Curado k or??

Postby johnD » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:08 pm

I have no idea about sewing machine oil..you can find Rem Oil in the sporting goods section of most walmarts. Just take the spool tension knob off and you can get a drop in the race that way. Of course just loosen the side plate to get to the other bearing. I'd suggest applying with a needle tip oil bottle.


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