Tatula SV TW for light cranking

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Tatula SV TW for light cranking

Postby Craiger12 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:39 pm

It's been a few years since I have picked up any new reels. I'm partial to Daiwa and have pretty much been using my OG Zillions exclusively over that time period. Anyway, I'm looking to pick up a new reel for lighter cranking duty. It will be paired with a Dobyns 735CB Glass and used for throwing shallow to medium cranks and some topwater, mostly squarebills and lipless cranks ranging from 3/8-5/8 oz. I'm looking primarily at the Tatula because I don't think the Zillion SV is worth the price difference for me. I really want the reel to be able to handle the smaller 3/8 oz squarebills well. What do you guys think?

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Re: Tatula SV TW for light cranking

Postby Cal » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:43 pm

The Tatula SV TW will handle anything you throw at it! Absolutely go for it. =D>
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Re: Tatula SV TW for light cranking

Postby jwfflipper14 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:34 pm

Cal wrote:The Tatula SV TW will handle anything you throw at it! Absolutely go for it. =D>

EXACTLY what Cal said!! Couldn't be happier with my 4 Tatula SV TWS =D> =D>

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Re: Tatula SV TW for light cranking

Postby jjbassnforfun » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:35 pm

More spool options for the ZLN SV IMHO. Rumor is they may be going on close out prices soon. \:D/
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Re: Tatula SV TW for light cranking

Postby Craiger12 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:51 pm

jjbassnforfun wrote:More spool options for the ZLN SV IMHO. Rumor is they may be going on close out prices soon. \:D/

I usually don't trick out any of my reels other than swapping components for comfort and similarity. I will most likely be fishing this reel stock just a simple knob and bearing change. I would love a Zillion SV TW on close out, but I don't really want to wait and see. Again, not sure it will really matter for my needs anyway.

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Re: Tatula SV TW for light cranking

Postby jjbassnforfun » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:37 pm

Tat sv doing OK with 1/4 and 3/8 oz. spinnerbaits for me. Doesn't chuck em as far as the ZLN SV and not as smooth. Only other bait Ive tossed was a rattle trap. No issues with them either!! Besides limited spool options and hating the non click CCC Its a solid reel. You should like it and it should handle your needs with ease.

I'm a bit north of you and would let you try my lefty. I've tricked mine out a bit with ZLN sv side plates to add the click CCC. :big grin:
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Re: Tatula SV TW for light cranking

Postby Craiger12 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:44 pm

jjbassnforfun wrote:Tat sv doing OK with 1/4 and 3/8 oz. spinnerbaits for me. Doesn't chuck em as far as the ZLN SV and not as smooth. Only other bait Ive tossed was a rattle trap. No issues with them either!! Besides limited spool options and hating the non click CCC Its a solid reel. You should like it and it should handle your needs with ease.

I'm a bit north of you and would let you try my lefty. I've tricked mine out a bit with ZLN sv side plates to add the click CCC. :big grin:

Damn! I hate non-clicking components. No way to upgrade the cast control to a clicker? This will actually make me consider the Zillion more.

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Re: Tatula SV TW for light cranking

Postby Craiger12 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:45 pm

I have a Daiwa Luna 253L that I use for inshore fishing and would really love it a lot more if it had a clicking drag star.

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Re: Tatula SV TW for light cranking

Postby jjbassnforfun » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:52 pm

Craiger12 wrote:
jjbassnforfun wrote:Tat sv doing OK with 1/4 and 3/8 oz. spinnerbaits for me. Doesn't chuck em as far as the ZLN SV and not as smooth. Only other bait Ive tossed was a rattle trap. No issues with them either!! Besides limited spool options and hating the non click CCC Its a solid reel. You should like it and it should handle your needs with ease.

I'm a bit north of you and would let you try my lefty. I've tricked mine out a bit with ZLN sv side plates to add the click CCC. :big grin:

Damn! I hate non-clicking components. No way to upgrade the cast control to a clicker? This will actually make me consider the Zillion more.


Only way I know to make the tat sv click is replace both the side plates and front cover(doesn't look right otherwise). Expensive!! I did mine as a just see if it will work. Also had make a few custom parts. Not sure its worth it otherwise!! Too much $$.......
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Re: Tatula SV TW for light cranking

Postby Craiger12 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:58 pm

jjbassnforfun wrote:
Craiger12 wrote:
jjbassnforfun wrote:Tat sv doing OK with 1/4 and 3/8 oz. spinnerbaits for me. Doesn't chuck em as far as the ZLN SV and not as smooth. Only other bait Ive tossed was a rattle trap. No issues with them either!! Besides limited spool options and hating the non click CCC Its a solid reel. You should like it and it should handle your needs with ease.

I'm a bit north of you and would let you try my lefty. I've tricked mine out a bit with ZLN sv side plates to add the click CCC. :big grin:

Damn! I hate non-clicking components. No way to upgrade the cast control to a clicker? This will actually make me consider the Zillion more.


Only way I know to make the tat sv click is replace both the side plates and front cover(doesn't look right otherwise). Expensive!! I did mine as a just see if it will work. Also had make a few custom parts. Not sure its worth it otherwise!! Too much $$.......

Certainly sounds like I'm just better off going with the Zillion at ~$250

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Re: Tatula SV TW for light cranking

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:30 am

I am a big Zillion SV TW supporter, but still... go with the Zillion. I have tried a few Tatula SV's, they aren't bad reels, but I think the Zillions are definitely more smooth and noticeably cast further and lighter. The brake inductor on the Tatula SV is massive.


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