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Curado G Baitcast Reel Vs Tatula

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I would like to know the opinions of you guys fishing any of these reels. I am looking for an extra jig reel or two add to my  Revo Premier collection and also to have a couple extra. So here are the parameters and I would like to know what your thoughts are since I've never had a Shimano or Daiwa reel. The Curado G is on sale for $99.00, money here isn't an issue but let's stick to the two reels mentioned. Also if I go with the Tatula is it worth the extra $50 to go with the Tatula Type R?

 

... All have to be L.H. crank

... All will be put on a 6'10 mh rod, currently Johnny Morris sig series.

...All will be spooled with 10 or 12 lb mono

... All will be used for  jig fishing 1/4 oz jigs with a paca chunk trailer.

....Gear ratio not important.

 

Don't think I missed anything. Thanks for any and all help

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It would be my opinion that of the two reels mentioned that the Tatula easily out performs the G series Curado. Build quality, innovation, smoothness and casting would all be owned by the Tatula. While I understand the 50 dollar retail difference in price between the base and Type R, the gap in price is closer in actual. The type R offers a lighter spool, better bearings, better dragstar and enhanced astetics, only you can decide if the price difference is justified. In my fishing the difference in price was a no brainer, I went with the Type R.

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< grabs popcorn lol ... Once I fish the tatula I will be able to tell for myself. Honestly they are 2 totally different animals and both quality.

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If you look around, you can find the Type R for about $150 and the standard for $105-$115. At those prices, I like the Type R better. Both of them are better than the Curado G, in my opinion. The G is a fine reel for the price point, the Tatula is a GREAT reel at the price point. I would maybe consider the new Curado, when it's more widely available. Kind of scary jumping in on a reel that has very little feedback thus far. We should know more about it in the near future.

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If you look around, you can find the Type R for about $150 and the standard for $105-$115. At those prices, I like the Type R better. Both of them are better than the Curado G, in my opinion. The G is a fine reel for the price point, the Tatula is a GREAT reel at the price point. I would maybe consider the new Curado, when it's more widely available. Kind of scary jumping in on a reel that has very little feedback thus far. We should know more about it in the near future.

From the feedback here I will probably get the Tatula R. Thanks for all the help.

 

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Cadman, being you are use to the Revo Premier I'd say if you are going with the Tatula, go with the type R, Daiwa still hasn't figured out how to make a mid tier reel that isn't under 8oz and the frames are wider, to bulky for me and I was hoping to get one but too heavy for my liking. I have a Premier, 2nd generation along with 2 Smoke reels and a Lews tournament pro, after using all of them and liking them, 8oz reels now feel like tanks, it doesn't bother me with spinning reels as the grip and the reel hanging down doesn't seem to bother me but casting reels, that is another story. So if you are used to those I would think the Curado would be a better choice, BTW, where are these $99 Curado Gs at?

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Cadman, being you are use to the Revo Premier I'd say if you are going with the Tatula, go with the type R, Daiwa still hasn't figured out how to make a mid tier reel that isn't under 8oz and the frames are wider, to bulky for me and I was hoping to get one but too heavy for my liking. I have a Premier, 2nd generation along with 2 Smoke reels and a Lews tournament pro, after using all of them and liking them, 8oz reels now feel like tanks, it doesn't bother me with spinning reels as the grip and the reel hanging down doesn't seem to bother me but casting reels, that is another story. So if you are used to those I would think the Curado would be a better choice, BTW, where are these $99 Curado Gs at?

 Small jaw,

      Thanks fore the info, that's one thing I didn't look at is weight. The Curado G's are in the BPS Spring Classic flyer. (2) limit. March 15th only. $99.97 each

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.7 oz is about the same as 3 Quarters. It really isn't that much of a difference.

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Also depends on the rod it's mounted on. A lighter reel isn't always the best in terms of balancing it out.

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Also depends on the rod it's mounted on. A lighter reel isn't always the best in terms of balancing it out.

This is 100% true based on my experiences. I paired my Dobyns Savvy with my Lews Tournament Pro and they didn't balance out at all. The Lews was super light and that made my Dobyns feel tip heavy. After that, I got a Daiwa Tatula to put onto the Dobyns and now its balanced better than before. The best part about this was putitng my Lews onto my Shimano Cumara which made it EXTREMELY light.

 

Also, when you buy it go on eBay. I bought my Tatula off eBay for 20% off the original price and I was able to find the Type-R on sale for the same amount. If you already bought the reel, then just ignore this part.

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I got my type r for 138 shipped to my door. I can honestly say it's the smoothest best Casting reel I've owned. I don't own a Curado g so I can't compare. I don't know if it helps but I do own a lews speed spool tournament, gen 3 revo s and gen 2 revo s and it's better then those imo.

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Also depends on the rod it's mounted on. A lighter reel isn't always the best in terms of balancing it out.

I'm no expert, but it seems to me that a rod that requires a heavier reel to balance properly is a poorly balanced rod. I like my rods balanced an inch or two in front of the reel seat. The closer the rod is to balancing at that point before a reel is put on, the less impact a reel is going to have on the balance of it

It seems the better the rod balances before a reel, the better it balances with a reel, even with my heavy PQs.

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Curado I is better than the Tatula by a slim margin, but the Tatula blows the d**n G series out of the water.

How about the handle on the I, any bearings or the ability to add them?

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I'm no expert, but it seems to me that a rod that requires a heavier reel to balance properly is a poorly balanced rod. I like my rods balanced an inch or two in front of the reel seat. The closer the rod is to balancing at that point before a reel is put on, the less impact a reel is going to have on the balance of it

It seems the better the rod balances before a reel, the better it balances with a reel, even with my heavy PQs.

Not always the case. I have 2 of the same exact rod made by a company that's pretty well known for making balanced rods.

The heavier reel will balance out on the reel seat nut but a lighter reel is a bit in front of the nut.

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