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Daiwa Tatula Bait Cast Reel

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I won this reel in a drawing a couple weeks ago

Anybody know what it would be best used for (jigging / cranking / etc)

And what would be a good rod match up

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Depends on the gear ratio for me really. Is it the 6:3:1 or 7:3:1? I like a higher ratio for techniques that require you to take up slack line quicker.

As for a rod. What's your budget? The tatula rod is a great match for it.

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Lucky you. So far, I am really like the tatula. I like the reel for any bait that's moving. it does pitch effortlessly as well.

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That's a great budget for a rod. 6:3:1 would be a good worm and jig reel. Dobyns has a good reputation for awesome rods.

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That is a really nice reel to win. congrats. The Tatula pitches very well with the TWS and it is very smooth reeling too so moving baits would be a breeze. As far as a rod there are a lot of good choices at $200.00. My first choices would be Duckett White Ice, Kistler KLX, Powell Endurance and Denali Rosewood.

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Why not match it with a Tatula rod? They match and balance perfectly and it is under your budget. They are really nice rods.

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I'd look at the KLX or the Tatula rod. I've used a little bit of everything and those are the best I've found under $200, by a pretty good margin.

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On my powell endurance 723 it balances right at the reel seat nut with a tatula. The rod feels like nothing when in your hand. It's so neutrally balanced. Perfect for tip up techniques like worms and jigs. Best advice is to take your new reel and mount it on the rods you are debating on buying. See which one feels the best in your hand. Also that ratio is good for an all purpose setup. Not optimal for some but will do them just fine.

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I would save up $75 bucks and get the Megabass Orrochi.

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That's a pretty good all around gear ratio. What you use it for just depends on the rod you choose to put it on. I'd look at the St. Croix Avid line. They make some amazing rods, and you can get them for any technique you want. A good all around rod would be anything in the 6'6" to 7' medium power with a fast action.

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I pair my Tatula with a *** *** Black 7'1" MH. I like it quite a bit.

 

Take the money you save and buy some bait.

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On my powell endurance 723 it balances right at the reel seat nut with a tatula. The rod feels like nothing when in your hand. It's so neutrally balanced. Perfect for tip up techniques like worms and jigs. Best advice is to take your new reel and mount it on the rods you are debating on buying. See which one feels the best in your hand. Also that ratio is good for an all purpose setup. Not optimal for some but will do them just fine.

Totally agree with Adam.

I don't have the Tatula, but I do have 2 Powell 723s and there is a reason I have two of them. It is a darn good rod! Its no NRX. But it is light and sensitive and has a really soft tip. I use those rods for a lot of techniques ie softplsstics, t rigs, hollow body swimmers, swimmin jigs, chatter baits, flukes, jigs, spinner baits, weightless plastics, rage frogs, I have even used it as a back up for topwater and small crankbaits... And it does fine.

Can't really say about the other rods, but I know you won't be disappointed with the Endurance

Congrats on the new reel.

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*** feels slightly more sensitive to me. Avid is a cleaner build. Much prefer the full cork and reel seat on the Avid. For the money, the *** is a better performing rod; the Avid is better overall.

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