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Daiwa Tatula CT VS Daiwa Tatula CT Type-R

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I'm looking into getting one of these as my first baitcaster and wanted to know what one is better? I found the Type-R for $118 and the CT for $79.95 is there any big difference between the two? I'm willing to spend the money on either one so I'm not worried about the prices.

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If you think the color scheme and zaion star drag on the Type R is worth the extra $40 then go with that. If not, get the regular CT.

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My regular CT came a few weeks ago in the mail (bought on amazon) I noticed my local academy has sense put them on sale, can't speak for the type-R edition but the regular CT casts like butter, super smooth and FAR. I'm comparing this to my Bass Pro Pro Qualifier and Lew's Super Duty SD1H.

 

Regular CT for $79 is a heck of a deal!

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JC I own a bunch of original Tatula Type Rs and  2 CTs. I chose most of the Type Rs over the standard Tatulas ( CT were not available yet) because they had 2 corrosion resistant bearings instead of one and they offered an 8-1 in a left handed reel.  I caught them on sale so I paid the little extra. I also fish tidal water so I thought perhaps the corrosion resistant bearings would be an advantage. I can assure you they casts no further than any of my other Daiwas.

 

The CTs are no different.  The CT vs the CT type R.  With an R you get a little more colorful reel, 2 corrosion resistant bearings + 5 other bearings plus 1 roller bearing.  In a CT you get 7 plus 1 RB.  You also get the fancier looking drag star too.

In the CT Type R they offered a 6.3, 7.3 and an 8-1 in both left and right hand reels.

In the CT they offer a 6.3-1 and 7.3-1 in both left hand and right hand reels. They also offer a right hand reel in both 5.5 -1 and 8-1.

I doubt I would decide on looks, however if the reel I wanted was an 8-1 leftie my decision would be an easy one.  If you decide on a standard CT you will not be disappointed,  My two CTs are 6.3-1.  Half of my Daiwa reels are lefties and half are righties.  I hope that helps explains a little about the difference between them.

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I bought the original Type R for about the same reason as fishnkamp....the 8.1:1 ratio....but I also like the finish on the original Type R better than on the standard.  For me it was worth the extra $30-$35 I paid.  I'm not good enough to notice any difference in casting between them.  The originals.  I did have both.  Never used a CT.  From what I have read there is no difference in casting performance when going from an original to the new CT.  Just a slightly smaller profile.

 

I think your choice of a Tatula as your first is a good one.  :teeth:

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13 hours ago, DenhamBruce said:

If you think the color scheme and zaion star drag on the Type R is worth the extra $40 then go with that. If not, get the regular CT.

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Thanks everybody for your responses I greatly appreciate it! I decided to go with the regular CT I didn't see the need for the different color or drag lol "so tempting!" and I should have it here on or before the 24th. Thanks so much for all the help!

 

Jack

 

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5 minutes ago, J.C said:

Thanks everybody for your responses I greatly appreciate it! I decided to go with the regular CT I didn't see the need for the different color or drag lol "so tempting!" and I should have it here on or before the 24th. Thanks so much for all the help!

 

Jack

 

Congrats on the new gear, you're going to love the reel, I really like mine. Good luck!

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J.C. make sure you watch these two videos. The first one will explain how Mag Force Z brakes work much better than I can.  The second explains how to properly adjust it. I understand Bret is actually talking about the special version of a Tatul aCT called a SV TWS.  All of the Tatulas adjust the same way to perform to their potential.  It is VERY different than any other baitcasting reel just because of the Mag Force Z brake system.

 

Since we both have Tatula CTs and not the Tatula SV TWS reels you will have to use a touch of thumb to controll your cast, but you will be pleasantly surprised how well the reel will work for yyou

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Thanks a lot @fishnkamp, I watched both videos and once I get the reel in I will go back and check them out again so I can adjust the reel. Thanks for your help I greatly appreciate it! If I ever have any troubles with the reel would it be okay if I massage you?

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Fell Free and on other topics as well.  What were you thinking of spooling it with?

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@fishnkamp I was thinking something like 40lb braid but I'm unsure sense I'm new to this. What do you think would be a good line for the reel?

 

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19 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

J.C. make sure you watch these two videos. The first one will explain how Mag Force Z brakes work much better than I can.  The second explains how to properly adjust it. I understand Bret is actually talking about the special version of a Tatul aCT called a SV TWS.  All of the Tatulas adjust the same way to perform to their potential.  It is VERY different than any other baitcasting reel just because of the Mag Force Z brake system.

 

Since we both have Tatula CTs and not the Tatula SV TWS reels you will have to use a touch of thumb to controll your cast, but you will be pleasantly surprised how well the reel will work for yyou

 

I've been eyeing the Tatula SV hard but I'm not convinced by their SV claims. Both the CT and SV use 7075 Aluminum spools while their higher end Daiwa's use the G1 Duraluminum. Not to mention it's not exactly a true free floating spool like the Zillions and Steez. Is the inductor material different? 

 

I just purchased another KLX MF for weightless plastics and the Tatula SV seems like a very competent reel for this outfit but I'm just unsure of what I'm actually getting beyond the standard CT. I've used mag/centrifugal Lews reel these last few years and can't decide if the move to the Tatula SV would be an upgrade or a sideways move. 

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you will not be disappointed with either one

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