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Need Advice on New Daiwa Tatula XT Rod

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So my wife gave me the go ahead to order some new gear as my Christmas present, and I'm hoping someone who has some experience using the Daiwa Tatula XT rods can help me out with a little bit more in depth info about the specs of the rod. I'm looking at the 7'3" medium-heavy power fast action. I'll be using it for jigs, C-rigs, T-rigs, and because I bank fish and don't carry a lot of rigs with me, it will be my frogging rod as well. I was hoping someone could help me out with where the MH sits on the power scale. I've used MH rods that were much closer to M power, and MH rods that felt more like H power. Would the Tatula XT in a MH be a good fit for what I'm going to use it for? Or should I look into a H power? Any advice or opinions are greatly appreciated guys. 

 

Side note: I'll be pairing this rod with a Daiwa Tatula CT reel. For these applications, should I go with the 7.3:1 or 8.1:1 gear ratio? 

 

Thanks in advance

Big Easy

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Either ratio will work, but I'm liking my 8.1:1 Type R.  Don't have an XT, but the originals seem to be pretty true to their ratings.

EDIT:  BTW, Walmart Online has that rod for $72.07 right now.

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I'd go 7'3" Heavy for those techniques.

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1 hour ago, new2BC4bass said:

Either ratio will work, but I'm liking my 8.1:1 Type R.  Don't have an XT, but the originals seem to be pretty true to their ratings.

EDIT:  BTW, Walmart Online has that rod for $72.07 right now.

I saw that. Gonna get a deal on the reels and the rods. 

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1 hour ago, Big_Easy_Bassin said:

@new2BC4bass sadly I just went to check online and Walmart doesn't have that price on that particular model

Says 5 left

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Daiwa-Tatula-XT-Bass-Casting-Rod-7-3-Length-1-Piece-Rod-Medium-Heavy-Power-Fast-Action/49693403

 

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9 hours ago, new2BC4bass said:

When you go to choose an option the only option to choose is 7' medium fast. 

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34 minutes ago, Big_Easy_Bassin said:

When you go to choose an option the only option to choose is 7' medium fast. 

That sucks.  :gun2:I didn't try selecting because the rod you wanted was the one displayed.

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9 hours ago, new2BC4bass said:

That sucks.  :gun2:I didn't try selecting because the rod you wanted was the one displayed.

Yeah when I first saw it I was excited, but I went to select it and the 7'3" MH isn't an option. Boooooo. How do you feel about that rod as a jig/frog rod? Most of the time I'm throwing either 1/4 or 3/8oz jigs.... might throw a 1/2oz every now and then, and I only throw a frog on occasion (I'd like to change that lol) simply bc where I fish has lots of trees and casting from the bank isn't always easy. I'm flipping or pitching 90% of the time bc an overhand cast is out of the question 

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I've got 4 Tatula rods, but none are the XT model.  Looking at the specs, I'd go with the MH.  Rods normally perform best with weights near the middle of their rating.  You would be right on the low end with the H.  One of mine is the 7'4" Heavy Frogging rated 1/2-2 oz.  I tried it with a 3/4 oz. frog.  Distance was okay, but nothing to get excited about.  The same frog on my Zillion 7'6" HF rated 3/8-1 1/2 oz. slings it a lot further.

EDIT:  Never dealt with this company.  No idea if shipping is free, but asking price is $62.97.  Won't be a deal if they charge shipping.

https://www.bigsupplyshop.com/Daiwa-Tatula-XT-73-MH-1pc-TXT731MHFS_p_64090.html?gclid=CLyv_uzvzNACFY5LDQod0AgOFg

This one is $79.97 and says shipping is free in US.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Daiwa-Tatula-XT-73-Med-Heavy-Casting-Rod-TXT731MHFB-/351562242663

 

 

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14 hours ago, new2BC4bass said:

I've got 4 Tatula rods, but none are the XT model.  Looking at the specs, I'd go with the MH.  Rods normally perform best with weights near the middle of their rating.  You would be right on the low end with the H.  One of mine is the 7'4" Heavy Frogging rated 1/2-2 oz.  I tried it with a 3/4 oz. frog.  Distance was okay, but nothing to get excited about.  The same frog on my Zillion 7'6" HF rated 3/8-1 1/2 oz. slings it a lot further.

EDIT:  Never dealt with this company.  No idea if shipping is free, but asking price is $62.97.  Won't be a deal if they charge shipping.

https://www.bigsupplyshop.com/Daiwa-Tatula-XT-73-MH-1pc-TXT731MHFS_p_64090.html?gclid=CLyv_uzvzNACFY5LDQod0AgOFg

This one is $79.97 and says shipping is free in US.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Daiwa-Tatula-XT-73-Med-Heavy-Casting-Rod-TXT731MHFB-/351562242663

 

 

I've looked at both of those. Never dealt with big supply shop but a buddy of mine has and he said everything went pretty smoothly. I'll have to check into if they charge for shipping. You have any experience with the Tatula CT reels. I have a Tatula 100 6.3:1 right now. Got it on huge discount about 5 months ago bc it was last years model and I'm very happy with it. Just wish I had gotten the 7.3:1 or 8.1:1 but for $75 I couldn't pass it up

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38 minutes ago, Big_Easy_Bassin said:

I've looked at both of those. Never dealt with big supply shop but a buddy of mine has and he said everything went pretty smoothly. I'll have to check into if they charge for shipping. You have any experience with the Tatula CT reels. I have a Tatula 100 6.3:1 right now. Got it on huge discount about 5 months ago bc it was last years model and I'm very happy with it. Just wish I had gotten the 7.3:1 or 8.1:1 but for $75 I couldn't pass it up

My Tatulas are the original Type R.  Had a standard Tat for a short time.  Everything I read points to the fact they are the same reel except on a slightly smaller frame.

I wouldn't pass up a new (old model) Tatula for $75 that's for sure.  You got a good deal.  BTW, you would have had to get the 7.3 as the 8.1 is only available in the Type R.  Nice thing about the CTs is all ratios except the 5.5 are available in either model.

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