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Hey guys I sent the tatula to get fixed and they sent it back after looking through it and not finding anything, but it still has the clicking sound and scratches. I need to try and fix it on my own. I know how to take it apart. So I just need to know where the problem might be. If anyone has had this problem or has an idea on what it might be. I need it this weekend so I need to try and fix it. All it is is very loud scratchy casts. It's really bad. Any help is appreciated. Thanks guys!

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Can't help other than to suggest sending it to Mike at DVT.

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That's where I sent it. He offered to do another run down for free exept shipping cost so I guess that's my best bet.

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That's where I sent it. He offered to do another run down for free exept shipping cost so I guess that's my best bet.

 

Ass-u-me-ed you had sent it back to the factory.  Mike is a good guy.  He will take care of you.  Mike has cleaned and/or tuned several reels for me.  Only one reel needed repairing.  Straightened out a pin on the side cover of a reel for me.  Still hard to get off, but at least I can get it off.  Couldn't before.  He didn't want to have to charge me $5 shipping on a 50 cent part, but offered to order it the next time he sent in an order to Shimano.

 

Hope Mike is able to get it straightened out for you.  I know how disappointing it is to have a problem with a reel.  I bought a new reel that the cast control had no affect on spool tension.

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really interested in knowing what the problem ends up being

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Judging from the video I was sent the pinion is not fully disengaging from the spool. The cause can't be determined remotely. Intermittent problems are the hardest to diagnose.

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I agree with Delaware. when  you push the cast switch the pinion retracts further into the gear side housing to "free float" the spool, and if the mechanism that controls that action isnt fully engaging then the spool pin my be clanking on the tip of the pinion gear. As far as the scratching  goes, It could be the lip of the spool rubbing against the frame maybe from being knocked out of alignment by the spool shaft/pin clanking against the pinion gear.

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For anyone with a Tatula or just curious: After lengthy bench tests and actual casting, it turns out the sound coming from this reel is braid zipping off the reel. As best as I could tell by eye, it looks as though at high speed the braid flutters back and forth across the gap in the T-wing guide. It doesn't appear to have any negative effect performance wise. In fact I was rather impressed with the feel easy casting of the Tat.

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Yes. There is nothing mechanically wrong. It performed flawlessly for over 100 casts. If the noise of the braid bothers you, running a less than full spool may alleviate the sound but will likely reduce casting distance and to some degree retrieve rate. 

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Yeah, I have a Tatula and it is a fantastic reel and I love it but it does seem alittle noisier than normal when using braid.

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It took me a while to come to my conclusion. I didn't mind though because I was having fun playing with the reel. 

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Those Tatulas grow on you, don't they?  I picked up a new one off the big auction site for $92.  I did a thorough clean/flush/relube, then fished with it a few times.  I immediately ordered another one.  :-)

 

If they were an ounce or two lighter, I don't think I'd feel the need to buy any other reel.  I don't have any experience with other reels in that price range, but it's hard for me to image you could do any better.

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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Fished if today. Everything is good. It's going on my flipping pitching frog rod

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Those Tatulas grow on you, don't they?  I picked up a new one off the big auction site for $92.  I did a thorough clean/flush/relube, then fished with it a few times.  I immediately ordered another one.  :-)

 

If they were an ounce or two lighter, I don't think I'd feel the need to buy any other reel.  I don't have any experience with other reels in that price range, but it's hard for me to image you could do any better.

 

Tight lines,

Bob

If it was an ounce or 2 lighter, I don't think you'd get one for $150 and especially $92.  

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I loved my first Type R 8.1:1 tatula so much i just got a second 6.3:1 type R tatula. I never used baitcasters a whole lot and I'm able to cast 1/4oz rapala xraps a good ways even into the wind. I've pulled in a couple of 15-18lb striped bass in strong current at a dam while generating. The drag is pretty solid as well.

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If it was an ounce or 2 lighter, I don't think you'd get one for $150 and especially $92.  

I would be totally fine with paying less for reels just cause they weighed more. Tatulas weigh the same as a Tourney Speed Spool and those are the reels I have most. I kinda of actually like them to be a little heavier and have that solid feeling to them. It doesn't bother me at all and it actually weird when I use a really light rod and a light graphite/carbon fiber reel. They have there advantages though when using light rods and lures though. I heard if you eat some spinach you instantly become super strong and get massive forearms. That should help when using heavy equipment :)

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A tatula on an *** feels almost weightless from the balance.I wish my other combos had that particular feel. Many cost more, many perform better but those 2 components matched together just feel incredible to me.

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I would be totally fine with paying less for reels just cause they weighed more. Tatulas weigh the same as a Tourney Speed Spool and those are the reels I have most. I kinda of actually like them to be a little heavier and have that solid feeling to them. It doesn't bother me at all and it actually weird when I use a really light rod and a light graphite/carbon fiber reel. They have there advantages though when using light rods and lures though. I heard if you eat some spinach you instantly become super strong and get massive forearms. That should help when using heavy equipment :)

 

I feel the same way about the heavier reels having a more "solid" and bomb-proof feel.

 

I'm a big, healthy guy, so an extra ounce of reel weight won't have me running for the spinach.  On the other hand, I've had two operations on my right (casting) shoulder, so lightening up my rod-and-reel combo is a good thing.

 

A tatula on an *** feels almost weightless from the balance.I wish my other combos had that particular feel. Many cost more, many perform better but those 2 components matched together just feel incredible to me.

 

^  This is the real deal.  On my Kistler KLX rods, the Lew's TPs feel great; the rig feels like a laser pointer.  The little bit of extra weight of the Tatulas takes away the magic.

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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I feel the same way about the heavier reels having a more "solid" and bomb-proof feel.

I'm a big, healthy guy, so an extra ounce of reel weight won't have me running for the spinach. On the other hand, I've had two operations on my right (casting) shoulder, so lightening up my rod-and-reel combo is a good thing.

^ This is the real deal. On my Kistler KLX rods, the Lew's TPs feel great; the rig feels like a laser pointer. The little bit of extra weight of the Tatulas takes away the magic.

Tight lines,

Bob

Ya I dislocated my right shoulder getting silly on a 3 wheeler when I was younger. Joining the military and do physical work my whole life doesn't help either. I have neve had any surgery on it but I figure I probably will have to eventually. Once you dislocate it the chances of it popping back out again sometime are pretty much guaranteed. It sucks and I have had it pop out really quick in my sleep from rolling over of whatever. That will wake you up really quick!!

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I think that Daiwa now has a terrible reputation for customer service. I have talked to several tackle shops in my area and many will not deal with them anymore. They like Quantum, Lews and Shimano.

 

That being said I am getting a tatula in the mail from ebay today and am having buyers remorse after hearing about the grooving issues.

 

Hopefully I will be lucky and nothing will happen.

 

I am mostly a shimano guy but I recently bought a Lexa and am luke warm about it and now the tatula.

 

Lews may be next choice.

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I have no first-hand experience with Daiwa 

customer service, but when I went to a couple

rod builders/reel repair shops in my area and

asked about getting a part/repair, each said 

they prefer not to deal with Daiwa due to length

of time in getting parts, etc.

 

Both of these shops were all about Shimano, 

Penn, and a few other brands. Said Shimano was

best in backing up their products.

 

I like the Lexa spinning reel better than the casting.

For future purchases I'm pretty much going with 

Shimano, mostly because I've had best experiences

with the brand. That's not a slam of Daiwa, just my 

experience and preference.

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