New Tatula Elite Reel

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New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by evilcatfish » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:21 pm

Anybody else see the picture of the new Tatula Elite that copycat site posted on Instagram? Looks to be based off the current model Tat 100. I'll be interested to learn more about this one

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by LowRange » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:58 pm

Looks like it is based off the new 100 platform and has an aluminum handle sideplate. It also has a distance tuned Magforce Z spool. It looks better than the 100 but still could use a higher end looking thumbar. Thicker/squishier knobs to help make the reel more refined feeling would also have been a nice addition. Shimano seems to understand this. The knobs on the Tatula 100 are a little thin and hard although still nice.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:44 pm

Ohhhh thank goodness for another Tatula :sick:

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by LowRange » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:59 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Ohhhh thank goodness for another Tatula :sick:
They need something to bridge the gap between the Fuego and $300 Zillion reels. The Tatula 100 platform has some potential to make some nice variants. I like the direction this new Elite is going. I was expecting there to be a stiff inductor spring variant of the Tatula 100 in a new Type R but this will do. I want the SV version to also have the aluminum handle side plate and borrow the zero adjuster knobs and handle nut lock plate from the higher end Daiwa for a high end look.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by poisonokie » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:05 pm

If it has an aluminum side plate, it sounds like a winner to me. Still, I'm a sucker for a free floating spool.
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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by KP Duty » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:51 pm

Spool is '5 grams lighter', so that should put it at 13 grams.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by daiwafan » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:22 pm

Sources indicate that there will be two version of the Tatula Elite reel. The one pictured for normal use, and one with a shallower spool design for pitching. To be released at ICast.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by sarcazmo » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:35 pm

Is this going to be called an "SV" spool or something different?

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by daiwafan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:30 am

No one Ive heard mention this reel has used the term SV, thats what I actually hoped they would do so you could put a ZPI Tat SV spool in a 100.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by hookfynn » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:03 pm

look a ttu100 with an sv spool. shocker smh ](*,) daiwa is becoming overly transparent with there builds. saw this somein the moment i saw a ttu without a sv spool.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by basser100 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:17 am

Does this reel have a free spinning spool like the Zillion?

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by johnD » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:40 am

basser100 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:17 am
Does this reel have a free spinning spool like the Zillion?
no free floating spool.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:10 am

hookfynn wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:03 pm
look a ttu100 with an sv spool. shocker smh ](*,) daiwa is becoming overly transparent with there builds. saw this somein the moment i saw a ttu without a sv spool.
No SV spools in the Elites. You would have to get the new Coastal.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by sarcazmo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:18 pm

Hm, they're saying its a lighter spool than the normal 100, but not SV. And the P/F version seems to be shallower and ported so I'm assuming it's lighter still?

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by bronzefly » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:25 pm

sarcazmo wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:18 pm
Hm, they're saying its a lighter spool than the normal 100, but not SV. And the P/F version seems to be shallower and ported so I'm assuming it's lighter still?
The Tatula Elite P/F spool shows 15g on the pre-release literature. The Tatula Elite Long Cast shows 14g. Another important note about these two reels is the aluminum handle side plate. These reels are solid and in the brief time I've fished them, I think they will be well received.
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