New Tatula Elite Reel

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:26 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:29 pm
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:36 pm
Would these new reels be considered "better" than the tatula sv or just different?
Better imo. Aluminum gear-side plate, lighter spool with more line capacity than the SV. It is also smaller and more comfortable to palm.
How about as far as ease of casting for a beginner.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by sarcazmo » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:22 am

Trying to get an idea of how these compare size wise to current daiwa reels. I have 2 steez as, are these roughly the same size?

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by bronzefly » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:29 am

chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:26 pm
How about as far as ease of casting for a beginner.
The Tatula SV TW is about as easy as you will find for a beginner with a bait cast reel. I haven't found the new Tatula Elite to be terribly difficult to control however.
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Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:22 am
Trying to get an idea of how these compare size wise to current daiwa reels. I have 2 steez as, are these roughly the same size?
They are small, compact, the size of the Tatula 100... here are a few comparison shots with the new Coastal.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:14 am

bronzefly wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:29 am
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:26 pm
How about as far as ease of casting for a beginner.
The Tatula SV TW is about as easy as you will find for a beginner with a bait cast reel. I haven't found the new Tatula Elite to be terribly difficult to control however.
sarcazmo wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:22 am
Trying to get an idea of how these compare size wise to current daiwa reels. I have 2 steez as, are these roughly the same size?
They are small, compact, the size of the Tatula 100... here are a few comparison shots with the new Coastal.

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Thanks. My son really wants to start using a baitcast setup instead if his spinning (just because that's what I use). I'll probably pick up a tatula sv for him at some point.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by hoohoorjoo » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:18 am

These reels have the exact same form factor as the Steez SV TW and Steez A models. They feel identical in hand, except the steez is 1.5 oz lighter. That dial doesn't bother me, though.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by bronzefly » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:27 am

chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:14 am
Thanks. My son really wants to start using a baitcast setup instead if his spinning (just because that's what I use). I'll probably pick up a tatula sv for him at some point.
You're welcome. I highly recommend the Tatula SV TW for beginners. It is one of the most user friendly reels on the market and is a lot of fun to use for skipping baits.
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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by i_am_R2 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:58 pm

How does the finish feel in hand on the new elites? Hopefully the paint job is a bit smoother/nicer to the touch

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by bbates3 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:05 pm

that blue is growing on me....

looks like it might even match up to the winn blue swirl quite nice

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by poisonokie » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:45 pm

How long before this trickles up into a Zillion with a Zaion sideplate and drag star, free floating spool, nitride line guide, and a 9.1 ratio?
Still waters run deep.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by aqua71 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:26 pm

Can anyone confirm the gear material?

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:56 am

Bronzefly,

Can you confirm that the spools from the Elites and new Coastal SV interchange with each other and the new Tatula 100 on the same platform? Does Tackle Trap plan to sell the spools as upgrade parts?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:24 am

bronzefly wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:27 am
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:14 am
Thanks. My son really wants to start using a baitcast setup instead if his spinning (just because that's what I use). I'll probably pick up a tatula sv for him at some point.
You're welcome. I highly recommend the Tatula SV TW for beginners. It is one of the most user friendly reels on the market and is a lot of fun to use for skipping baits.
I've been passing it up for a while now but for $150 new it seems like a good choice. I mean I've been buying spools for almost that much lol.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by Slazmo » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:36 am

Now that I've seen a few angles of that Coastal I'm sold on it...

Wonder if it'll see Aussie shores?

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by johnD » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:14 am

aqua71 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Can anyone confirm the gear material?
Gears are brass.

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Re: New Tatula Elite Reel

Post by bronzefly » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:20 am

IlliniDawg01 wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:56 am
Bronzefly,
Can you confirm that the spools from the Elites and new Coastal SV interchange with each other and the new Tatula 100 on the same platform? Does Tackle Trap plan to sell the spools as upgrade parts?
Yes on all counts... ETA on the spools has yet to be determined, but they will be up on the site as soon as we get them.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:36 am
Now that I've seen a few angles of that Coastal I'm sold on it...

Wonder if it'll see Aussie shores?
I'm sure we could arrange to have one land on your shores :lol: Shoot me a PM if you're interested and we'll see what we can do.
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