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I'm curious on people's thoughts here, never have fished a Diawa casting rod.  I'm starting to like Diawas bait casters was wondering how the rods are thanks!

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Tatulas are my favorite bang for the buck rods. For $90-110 they truly are all you need.  The 7'2" MHR is my favorite Keitech swimbait, chatterbait rod ever.  

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Two Tatulas, two Steez, a Light&Tough, and a TD-X. 

Cant say anything bad, I like all of them.  

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I have two Daiwa rods - the Tatula 7'7" M - R and the Tatula 7'2" MH - R.  They are very nice rods with good build quality and sensitivity. As mentioned above, many consider them the best value in their price range (especially considering you can get them at a good discount at many on-line sellers).

The 7'7" M - R will launch a 5/8 oz lipless crank a LONG way out there...;)

Tatula Rod-Reel.JPG

And, here's the 7'2" MH - R:

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Edited by Goose52
Duh - forgot that I had TWO Tat rods, not just one!

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Almost all of my rods are Daiwa. I have Tatula, Tatula XT, Cronos and Zillion. The standard Tatula is the best bang for your buck rod out there. Especially being able to get them around  $100. They are all light, sensitive and strong.

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I like my Tatulas and Zillions.  My Light & Tough and S arrived broken so no comment on them.

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I have several Tatula rods and a couple of the older and the newer Zillion rods and love them all.  Hard to beat the Tatula rods at there price point in my opinion.

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The original tatula rod series (not the xt) are the best bang for the buck of any rod i own.  I have a 6'10" MHF tatula that is my favorite all around rod...  it is awesome.  I recently picked up a 7'2"HF tatula for frogs and heavy jigs, but haven't used it yet.  I wouldn't hesitate to snag another one either.

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I have the 7' MLR and MR casting rods and the 7'1" MLX spinning rod and they're all great, especially for the price. I love how light they are, I have a Pixy on the MLR and an Ito on the MR and both balance very well. I have an AIRD2000 on the MLX and balance is very good with that setup as well.

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I have Tatula MR and its a great square bill rod, and i agree with the others great rod for the price.

 

I would like to ask the folks who are using the Zillions is there a big enough difference in the zillion vs the TAT for the extra $100.00 or so cost for the Zillon

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1 hour ago, Rich in Co said:

I have Tatula MR and its a great square bill rod, and i agree with the others great rod for the price.

 

I would like to ask the folks who are using the Zillions is there a big enough difference in the zillion vs the TAT for the extra $100.00 or so cost for the Zillon

I bought my Zillion slightly used. Paid $140 for it. To be honest I don't think its worth the money compared to the Tatula rods. I got my Cronos new for about the same and while it feels a little lighter and better in hand im not sure it's worth it either. That's how good I thinkthe original Tatula line is considering you can get them for $100.

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7 hours ago, Rich in Co said:

I have Tatula MR and its a great square bill rod, and i agree with the others great rod for the price.

 

I would like to ask the folks who are using the Zillions is there a big enough difference in the zillion vs the TAT for the extra $100.00 or so cost for the Zillon

I have both though they are different uses. This is not a qualitative comparison but I really do like my Zillion rod better than Tatula. I found it about $50 off plus free shipping through Departure Outdoors in California. I've done a few transactions through them and they're good. 

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The Tatula is a phenomenal rod for its price point. I have 10 of them, switched over from the Shimano crucial line and haven't looked back

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On Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 4:21 PM, shawnmc said:

Almost all of my rods are Daiwa. I have Tatula, Tatula XT, Cronos and Zillion. The standard Tatula is the best bang for your buck rod out there. Especially being able to get them around  $100. They are all light, sensitive and strong.

How does the XT compare to the original tatula?

 

On Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 4:01 PM, Goose52 said:

I have two Daiwa rods - the Tatula 7'7" M - R and the Tatula 7'2" MH - R.  They are very nice rods with good build quality and sensitivity. As mentioned above, many consider them the best value in their price range (especially considering you can get them at a good discount at many on-line sellers).

The 7'7" M - R will launch a 5/8 oz lipless crank a LONG way out there...;)

Tatula Rod-Reel.JPG

And, here's the 7'2" MH - R:

DSC01185.JPG

I know that R stands for regular, but is that more towards a mod-fast kind of action?

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The Tatula XT I have is a spinning rod. The regular Tatulas are casting. That said the XT is just as well built. Plenty sensitive. As for the Regular action models they are more  of a mod-fast. My 7'1 mhrb is pretty fast actually, nowhere near a true moderate action. There really isn't anything you  cant use the regulars for.

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5 hours ago, dc5drewsky said:

I know that R stands for regular, but is that more towards a mod-fast kind of action?

Yes. When this has been discussed in the past, the general consensus by most folks is that they fish like mod-fast.

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I purchased the Team Daiwa Casting Rod TW had on sale 2 years ago and I really like the rod. I have also held the Tatula rod and another Daiwa rod that comes on a combo and they are all really nice. I would compare them to Lews and Abu rods, but the Team Daiwa rod is as Nice as my higher end Okuma Rods.

I wanted a short 6' Rod Medium Action but the Team Daiwa is listed as medium Heavy but is really Medium power which was Ok since that is what reviews had said. I needed it for Jerkbaits since long or heavy rods can kill your wrist after a few hours. I think I paid $60, Feels 3x as nice, has held up great, & it can handle up to an ounce so you can do almost anything with it.

I think it has 7 or 8 guides which is really good for a 6' Rod, They look really nice as well. I would trust any Daiwa, Shimano, main brand, but if you want a really nice specialty rod usually companies that make only rods have the best stuff. With Black Friday coming you can probably find great deals on rods that are overstocks that can fit exactly what you want to do.

I feel the rod is the most important piece of the combo, then the line and drag....Daiwa is quality and imo always has been top 2 with Shimano. Since they are a reel company the Rods are nothing special to people who really know their rods, but you get what you pay for when you buy name brands. At least I like the Team Daiwa & a few other Reel company rods but If I were to spend over $75 I need to hold the rod since Once brands Xtra Fast is fast, really not a standard.

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Daiwa Tatula Casting Rod 6'10" Med Hvy is my favorite all around rod.

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On 11/12/2016 at 11:37 PM, zell_pop1 said:

I like the old Team Daiwa s rods.

I have two of them. Outstanding rods. Really nice guides for Braid with a leader tied on. Super Light, Total Sleepers. 

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On 11/12/2016 at 4:21 PM, shawnmc said:

Almost all of my rods are Daiwa. I have Tatula, Tatula XT, Cronos and Zillion. The standard Tatula is the best bang for your buck rod out there. Especially being able to get them around  $100. They are all light, sensitive and strong.

Whats your though on the Cronos and Tatula? Which one is better if you would to buy it again?

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