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hey guys, assuming that falcon and daiwa are participating in the rod trade in at the BPS classic sale i'm looking at getting a tatula ,lowrider or bucoo. i got to get my hands on a st.croix rage &I didn't like the grip, guides or reel seat so I ruled st. Croix out.for those who own the tatula rod I've noticed they have an action labeled regular or reaction is that more of a crankbait rod action? I ask because they also have fast and ex-fast action rods too. i'm going to use this rod for worms, lighter jigs, chatterbaits& occasional frogging so I want a fast to med.fast action.would you choose the daiwa over both falcons or are they about the same in terms of sensitivity?   thanks.

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i cant really comment on the action but i put my hands on one yesterday at bass pro and thought, wow this rod is heavy as lead. i had just handled some of the new carbon lites so maybe they were just really light in compairison.

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Regular is a moderate action

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I have a Tatula 6'10" MH Fast. It is stiffer than the Bucoo. Very light rod. It is possible my favorite rod, but I feel rod choice is simply preference

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i cant really comment on the action but i put my hands on one yesterday at bass pro and thought, wow this rod is heavy as lead. i had just handled some of the new carbon lites so maybe they were just really light in compairison.

 

You may have picked up one of the E-Glass rods as the Tatula has 2 glass cranking rods which will be heavy compared to graphite. I know the Tatula rods I've handled were nice and light and not as you described, or perhaps they had one of those anti-theft devises attached which would make the rod heavy.

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I have two Tatula rods - the 7'2" MH-regular and the 7'7" M-regular. They both fish as moderate-fast.

 

Weight?  The 7'2" MH weighs 124 grams (4.4 oz) and the 7'7" M weighs 130 grams (4.6 oz).  While they are not uber-light...IMO they couldn't be considered "heavy"...

 

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I have the 7'L-R, which I would rate as a mod-fast action, and closer to medium power. Also have a 6'10" MH-F, which I would rate as fast action, and a bit more than MH power. Both are very light and sensitive.

 

I have two Steez rods as well. The Tatula rods are about 80% of what the Steez rods are for about 30% the price. And, they are better rods than either of the Falcons you listed.

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Also have a 6'10" MH-F, which I would rate as fast action, and a bit more than MH power. Both are very light and sensitive.

And, they are better rods than either of the Falcons you listed.

 

this is exactly right.  i have two of the same 6'10" rod and they are nice, light, and a little stiffer than other MH.  they are far better than the falcons, i was not impressed with a bucoo i had.  i love my 6'10" for throwing spinnerbaits and the other one for tossing some jigs.

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I have two Tatula rods - the 7'2" MH-regular and the 7'7" M-regular. They both fish as moderate-fast.

 

Weight?  The 7'2" MH weighs 124 grams (4.4 oz) and the 7'7" M weighs 130 grams (4.6 oz).  While they are not uber-light...IMO they couldn't be considered "heavy"...

 

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thanks for the replies.btw those are some SWEET set ups Goose52.

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Just ordered the 771 for cranks. Hope the action is similar to my okuma tcs apc rod.

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I agree with the reaction rods fishing as mod-fast. I have the 711mhrb and I use it for t-rigs, jigs, swim jigs, etc. I always use 50lb braid with a short 15lb fluoro leader, so I prefer that action. It's very sensitive and I always get positive hook sets. It wouldn't be bad for deep cranks, but I think the 721mhrb is geared more toward that, especially the glass model. I also have the glass 771mrb for cranks and it is an ounce heavier that the straight carbon rod, but you can't beat the action or feel. It's for tip down presentations, anyway, so I don't see why weight matters that much.

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I also have the 761hfb for flipping, pitching, Carolina rigs, jigs, and deep cranks and its excellent for all those uses. It doesn't feel heavy pr fatiguing at all to me and balances well with a tatula type r. It's ridiculously sensitive on a short line and stupid powerful, too.

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I've been chatting with a guy on here about this and he has the 721mhrb while I have the 711mhrb and it sounds like they are pretty much identical in the way they fish, which begs the question as to why they would make two identical rods that have a one inch difference in length.

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This is a bit off topic, but may be beneficial to some. I never recommend purchasing a rod without first mounting the reel you intend to use on it . That beauty you fell in love with can turn into a beast and discovering that after you've driven to and from your favorite tackle dealer is a big bummer. (I wanted to use a different expression, but this IS a family site)

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