Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel 6.2:1
- Zaion lt housing
- Machined A7075 aircraft grade aluminum
- Seven bearing System
The Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel packs the power required to reel in big bass and the durability to keep you casting no matter the conditions. The Zaion Body is composed of a high-density carbon strain material that is lighter and stronger than conventional materials. The Tatula LT Reel is one of the lightest spinning reels available. The state-of-the-art Air Rotor design is 15% lighter yet stronger by dispersing the pressure evenly over the part. The digitally Machined Aluminum Alloy Digigear is smooth and flawless, delivering the power of the handle directly to the rotor with no play. The 7 ball bearing system allows the parts to move effortlessly.
• ZAION LT (Light and Tough) Housing
• Precision-cut aluminum alloy DIGIGEAR for maximum efficiency
• Air Rotor weighs up to 15% less than ordinary rotor designs
• 7-Bearing System (1 CRBB + 5 BB + 1 RB)
• 6.2:1 Gear Ratio
• Line per turn: 39.1″
Specification: Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel 6.2:1
6 x 5 x 4 inches, 7.4 ounces
11.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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I took a shot on this reel because of Tackle Advisor’s review of the 2000 sized model. I chose this specific model for the slightly larger and especially because of the shallow spool. I fish freshwater. There’s less line capacity, but there’s not a chance the fish I target will spool me. Also, I prefer a 3000 sized reel for bass fishing.This reel is super lightweight. Lots of reels are these days. This reel is super smooth. Lots of reels are these days. However, this is certainly in the upper end of smoothness. I’ve caught plenty of fish on older clunky reels and newer less smooth reels. It’s always a blast. I don’t contemplate the pedigree of a reel while I’m fighting a fish. However, after having used this reel plenty I do find myself aware of the lack of pedigree of other reels I use. The LT is so good its hard not to. Coupled with a Tatula 7′ medium fast, the combo weighs in just a click over 10 ounces. It feels like nothing in the hand. Line lay is fantastic with Power Pro super slick 15lb. I haven’t gotten a wind knot yet. Casting distance is awesome. I wade, so distance matters to me. The retrieve rate is very fast. A huge plus. The drag is smooth. Not jerky in the least.I have several baitcasting setups and was strongly considering a BFS rig. This was mostly due to the line management issues associated with spinning reels. This reel has changed my mind about making that choice.
This reel is as smooth as butter! The drag is amazingly smooth and it is light as a feather. I got the 3000 because it is smaller than my shimano 2500 cI4+ and happy that I did. I love this reel. It was recommended by TackleAdvisors on youtube and he is always dead on. I paired it with a fast action medium 6’6″ rod and it is perfect for Bass and catfish or even bigger trout. Spooled it with hi-viz super pro braid #15 lb and using 6 to 8lb. flourocarbon leader. It is all black and super sexy too. It also has anti-reverse which my Shmiano doesn’t. Buy this reel, but make sure you pick one up at a shop to get an idea of the size because it is smaller than the series would suggest.
Spooled with 10# Power Pro Super Slick 8 and paired this reel with a Fenwick Elite Walleye 5′ 9″ rod and could not be more pleased with the set up. Balance is perfect and light as a feather! With reel mounted rod balances out level at the very tip of the fore grip. Drag is butter slick. Reel feels good in the hand and is quite sturdy for it’s size. Intended use will be finesse jigging for saugeye with jigs ranging from 1/8 to 3/4 ounces and from my point of view this set up should handle the job quite well. Would like to add that if you spool up with 10# braid and use 6# mono to start for anti line slip purposes you will only get about 110 yards on the reel. This is fine for what I will be using the reel for but if you require more capacity get the 2000 series.
Trevor Jean –
Superb performance from this 3000 size spinner. I’ve caught everything from pike to walleye to bass to panfish and it hasn’t given me any trouble. Super smooth and lightweight, nothing I can find to critique it on. Overall and excellent design and very well performing.
Reel is fairly nice,but looks and feels cheap and I do not like the non lack of an audible bail clicker. Reel feels like something is missing for this price range. Stradic ci4 is a nicer reel.
R L –
So far I’m really loving this spinning reel. I’ve fished with this reel for a couple of outings and have some 15 pound PowerPro line spooled up on it. Drag is very smooth, retrieve is smooth, casts well, and this thing is feathery light; definitely lighter than my 2500 Stradic Ci4. This reel has handled some nice 3-5 pound bass with ease. Only time will tell how “tough” these reels are since it does feel light to the point it almost feels plasticy, but so far it has treated me well. I’m mainly using the 2500 size as my drop shot reel on a ML rod.
Extremely lightweight and smooth. Definitely one of my favorite reels, I love using this for trout fishing.
Julian Curetti –
Very smooth, has a strong handle, very nice appearance.Load less braid than expected. Strong drag and I like that has the anti-reverse switch (Shimano is removing it on new reels)I bought a Shimano Ultegra at the same time and is more robust, the Tatula looks fragile with some flexibilty on the foot.Nice reel, I hope it lasts for long years.
Amazon Customer –
Super light reel and the drag in it is really smooth to help control strong fish, i also have a shimano stradic CI4+ and this reel is on par for quality and weight
Amazon Customer –
No complaints. Great reel. Pretty hard to go wrong with this little unit.
Very nice smooth reel with excellent drag
Quality product from Daiwa, light and smooth.
Cody. 1 –
So far I love it(6hours on the water fishing smallmouth). Super smooth and extremely light
Amazon Customer –
Very nice reel, very light and smooth on the retrieve as well.