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Hi eanted to know which was better between the lews speed spool mb vs Tutula  ct plus if there are better reels in the same price range tell me !!!! 

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No comparison, the Lews is a much better reel. The first thing is it is almost a full ounce lighter in weight, I don't know how much of a factor that is to you but it is a big issue with me since I started using lighter weight casting reels. The drag is stronger on the Lews and the brakes are easier to adjust, to be fair the Tatula CT is an improvement over the original and it will perform but for $10 more you'll get more reel from the Lews.

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5 minutes ago, smalljaw67 said:

No comparison, the Lews is a much better reel. The first thing is it is almost a full ounce lighter in weight, I don't know how much of a factor that is to you but it is a big issue with me since I started using lighter weight casting reels. The drag is stronger on the Lews and the brakes are easier to adjust, to be fair the Tatula CT is an improvement over the original and it will perform but for $10 more you'll get more reel from the Lews.

Good to see you up and around this morning, Dan.  :hello:  I didn't know how to answer the OP.  Never held a CT, but everyone says it is a smaller version of the original.  I had an original for a short time, but sold it at a ridiculously low price to a college student wanting his first baitcast set-up.  Haven't replaced it yet.  My Tournament MB is new to me so I haven't gotten to use it much yet.  I like both reels.  Drag is probably the last thing I look at and the only time I am concerned is when it is down around 3 pounds like on a Pixy or Scorpion 4x4 SVS.

A heavier reel doesn't bother me, but I have to admit light is good.  I do like the dual brakes on the Lew's.  I personally feel it is also a better looking reel.  Not that that will catch me more fish.  :rolleyes:

OP I don't know of a better reel in this price range....unless you buy used.  Even then I feel these reels can hold their own.

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The CT is all i need. I had a lews, and sold it immediately after i picked up my first Tatula CT. Feels better in my hand, its all personal preference though, go hold both in store before you buy!

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I have owned several Daiwa's. None of them were baitcasters. They were spin and saltwater conventionals. The drag on all of them never made it through a whole season. I'm sure may folks have had plenty of good luck with Daiwa's, but I personally will never buy another one. 

I recently bought two new Lews Pro G's, and they are awesome! They cast great, and the drag is smooth as a baby's bottom.

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I own both.  I have the CT and CT type R as well as the MB and a handful of other Lews and Diawas.  These are both great everyday work horse reels that cast and pitch well.  If you have small hands the Lews may be more comfortable.  The differences are very subtle.  The Diawas have a different feel when reeling a bait. It's the cut of the gears I think. I feel more attached but that's just me.  When the T wing clicks back in place, it's a bit harsh but not bad.  You can't go wrong with either reel.  The stuff out there right now is impressive. 

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I can share this about the Diawas the are workhorses. I have sold off all but one Shimano Chronarch, all of my BPS Extremes and so far I have a total of 7 Diawas. These get run hard as I fish a lot of tidal bss, large catfish , and big stripers. I run 1 Exceller, and the rest are either Tatulas, or Tatulas Type Rs. They are fantastic reels and I can not understand why someone said they had trouble adjusting the brakes on a Tatula any model. Maybe it was less about the brakes and more about their thumb.  Anyway the Tatula CT is going to be my next eel after I sell my 1 remaining Chronarch 200E7.  I would never hesitate to run a Diawa.  In fairness I have only cast 2 modern Lews so I will not say anything bad about one I have not fished one. But I do have 4 years of experience with Diawas.  Along with fishing tidal water here at home each year i go to some big lakes in Tennessee and Kentucky so I fish all types of lures in different conditions from deep to shallow. 

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18 hours ago, smalljaw67 said:

No comparison, the Lews is a much better reel. The first thing is it is almost a full ounce lighter in weight, I don't know how much of a factor that is to you but it is a big issue with me since I started using lighter weight casting reels. The drag is stronger on the Lews and the brakes are easier to adjust, to be fair the Tatula CT is an improvement over the original and it will perform but for $10 more you'll get more reel from the Lews.

I agree ^^^ By the stats Lew's is hands down better. For the subjective things like feel in your hand, if you really like a heavier reel, like a heavier clunk when first starting to reel, less bearings, less drag, or less adjustments is up to the individual. I actually am waiting on a tatula I picked up off eBay just for this reason. I wanted to fish one to know for myself what I thought. It's going to have to give my one BPQ company because the rest of my arsenal is all Lew's. I'm most likely biased. ?

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15 hours ago, IgotWood said:

I have owned several Daiwa's. None of them were baitcasters. They were spin and saltwater conventionals. The drag on all of them never made it through a whole season. I'm sure may folks have had plenty of good luck with Daiwa's, but I personally will never buy another one. 

I recently bought two new Lews Pro G's, and they are awesome! They cast great, and the drag is smooth as a baby's bottom.

I own a few Daiwa spinning reels, but seldom take a spinning rod with me.  A couple reels have only been out for a trial run.  Therefore none have been sent out for cleaning and/or upgrades.  However, I have several Daiwa baitcasting reels...among several other brands.  Any time a reel goes to a professional, I almost always have the drags upgraded to Carbontex.  Normal cost...$8.  However, I'm positive I can guarantee my reels don't see the use yours do.  A used Fuego that sat for a couple years got a sticky drag.  A used Scorpion 4x4 SVS currently has a sticky drag as well.  I attribute the sticky drags from not getting regular use.  I always back off the drags before storing although I have to admit there has been a time or two when I forgot until the next outing.  That is rare.

 

7 hours ago, S. Sass said:

I agree ^^^ By the stats Lew's is hands down better. For the subjective things like feel in your hand, if you really like a heavier reel, like a heavier clunk when first starting to reel, less bearings, less drag, or less adjustments is up to the individual. I actually am waiting on a tatula I picked up off eBay just for this reason. I wanted to fish one to know for myself what I thought. It's going to have to give my one BPQ company because the rest of my arsenal is all Lew's. I'm most likely biased. ?

Ya think?   :lol:

 

8 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

I can share this about the Diawas the are workhorses. I have sold off all but one Shimano Chronarch, all of my BPS Extremes and so far I have a total of 7 Diawas. These get run hard as I fish a lot of tidal bss, large catfish , and big stripers. I run 1 Exceller, and the rest are either Tatulas, or Tatulas Type Rs. They are fantastic reels and I can not understand why someone said they had trouble adjusting the brakes on a Tatula any model. Maybe it was less about the brakes and more about their thumb.  Anyway the Tatula CT is going to be my next eel after I sell my 1 remaining Chronarch 200E7.  I would never hesitate to run a Diawa.  In fairness I have only cast 2 modern Lews so I will not say anything bad about one I have not fished one. But I do have 4 years of experience with Diawas.  Along with fishing tidal water here at home each year i go to some big lakes in Tennessee and Kentucky so I fish all types of lures in different conditions from deep to shallow. 

After a lot of researching, my first reel was going to be a Curado 201E7 back in early '09.  Then TW closed out the Fuego.  I wound up getting two before they sold out.  Picked up another used one a couple years later.  It is the one mentioned above.  The other two went out first thing for upgrades and haven't been sent out since.  Some Daiwas are among my favorite reels, but the Curado 201E7 I finally bought a couple years ago isn't going anywhere.  Nor are my Lew's.  You should try an Alphas F and an older Zillion....preferably a 50th Anniversary model.  Absolutely love mine.  Like a Shimano is suppose to be, it is a set and forget reel.

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I guess I evaluate products, like reels a bit differently than some people. I let the overall performance speak for the product. The MB is lighter, that's a fact, It's seven tenths of an ounce lighter. The MB has two more bearings than a CT.  They are found in the reel handle knobs. The MB has more cast control options.  The technology each reel's cast control system provides is apples and oranges. They are not in any way similar in design.  The frame platforms are very different.  Each reel sits very differently on the rod's reel seat. The CT employs a level wind system that is not fixed and changes positions as it engages after the free spool and that is a very different feel when you have fished a fixed free spool system reel for the last 40 years. Each model has it's own engineering and design features. Different does not mean better.  Stats alone don't assure performance.  I have a sentimental attachment to Lews products.  I still have the first five Lews reels I bought..... 36 years ago.  But I;m getting to liking those heavy clunking, whimpy dragged Diawas.;)

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Lol all I fish with is the reels he both mentioned. I love both. I can't tell a difference big enough in them to find a reason to choose. Lews is slightly lighter but it doesn't affect much 

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I can't comment on the Diawa, but my dad just purchased a Lew's Tournament MB and absolutely loves it. I love it too. The thing casts so smooth and reels in buttery smooth too.

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