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I was at a fishing store today and was impressed with a Daiwa Tatula (LT 2000D-XH) reel a rep was showing me. But he didn't have any in stock to sell. I don't even see them listed on Daiwa's website. Is this new? Is it old? I'd like to know the different reel sizes it comes in but the Daiwa website doesn't list them. Hard to spend the money that way.

OK, guess they had different pages for casting and spinning. Finally found them, and had to add "Tatula LT" to find folks selling the spinning models. Holy crap - $189. No wonder I liked it. I'm thinking I'll just go back to my usual Shimano Sahara 1000 for around $79. Dang, had an itch to go back and try a Daiwa as my next reel.

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Try a BG! For 100 bucks there is no better spinning reel on the market imo.

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My recommendation is look at the Fuego LT for $99 or the Exceler LT for $79. Both are at 7.2oz and will be excellent reels with good new tech. Shimano's are good, but are d**n near 1.5-2oz heavier in all models until you spend $200.

 

http://www.daiwa.com/us/image/top/LT_Reels.pdf

 

Honestly though, either brand you won't be disappointed. 

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I've read good things about the BG.  I bought an RG as a birthday gift for a brother-in-law.  He has been using it for almost a year now and likes it a lot.  Seems to me Diawa has really been stepping up to the plate in recent years with both baitcasting and spinning reels in the range most of us can afford.

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Exceler is nothing to sneez at if that’s your budget. The entire LT line is excellent! If your fishing salt and/or brackish water the Fuego might be worth it. 

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End of February I will be buying either the 2500 tatula or 2500xh ballistic. The weight,smoothness and d**n near 22lb of drag which is almost if not smoother then my stradic. It will pair nicely with my AGS tatula rod

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8 hours ago, kroberts9 said:

End of February I will be buying either the 2500 tatula or 2500xh ballistic. The weight,smoothness and d**n near 22lb of drag which is almost if not smoother then my stradic. It will pair nicely with my AGS tatula rod

Had the Tatula spinner been out last year I wouldn't own a Stradic. Under $350 Daiwa is kicking Shimanos butt.

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Now Daiwa is kicking shimano butt, but the latest ci4+ is impressive I wouldn't look past it. I'm a big fan of Daiwa as a whole, I own 7 rods and 2 baitcaster currently. 

 

I'm really looking forward to the LT reel though 

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I am looking for a new finesse setup for this year. I decided to go with a BG, size 2000. I just got it and haven't got to use it yet bit it does have a larger diameter spool for a smaller reel and it is definitely a very smooth cranking reel. The main difference between some of the more expensive reels is that it weights a bit more, but I can honestly say I won't even notice. If weight is an issue, you might want to spend more for the Tatula LT or Plueger Patriarch. The Shimano Stradic CI4+ would do if you have small hands (the bail hits my finger).

 

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If LT is Daiwa's newest technology I kinda want one of those reels over the BG. The BG does have stellar reviews though. My go-to reel has been a Shimano Sahara but feeling the urge to try a Daiwa.

 

shopping sucks here though. Only one or two big box stores with mostly clamshell products. 

 

Who has good reels reels at good prices? Everbody tends to sit right at MSRP.

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On 1/20/2018 at 6:02 PM, wasabi_VA said:

I was at a fishing store today and was impressed with a Daiwa Tatula (LT 2000D-XH) reel a rep was showing me. But he didn't have any in stock to sell. I don't even see them listed on Daiwa's website. Is this new? Is it old? I'd like to know the different reel sizes it comes in but the Daiwa website doesn't list them. Hard to spend the money that way.

OK, guess they had different pages for casting and spinning. Finally found them, and had to add "Tatula LT" to find folks selling the spinning models. Holy crap - $189. No wonder I liked it. I'm thinking I'll just go back to my usual Shimano Sahara 1000 for around $79. Dang, had an itch to go back and try a Daiwa as my next reel.

Here ya go: http://www.daiwa.com/us/contents/reels/tatulalt/index.html

 

I love Stradics, but put Daiwa and Shimano mostly side-by-side

in quality. The problem I have with some of the higher-end 

Daiwa's is with Magseal. And this is not based on my own use but

on reading reviews from the likes of Alan Hawk, et al. The idea is

great, but if you need service, good luck.

 

Magseal, though, is only in Ballistics on up in price, so not in the

equation with the LT and below.

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13 hours ago, wasabi_VA said:

If LT is Daiwa's newest technology I kinda want one of those reels over the BG. The BG does have stellar reviews though. My go-to reel has been a Shimano Sahara but feeling the urge to try a Daiwa.

 

shopping sucks here though. Only one or two big box stores with mostly clamshell products. 

 

Who has good reels reels at good prices? Everbody tends to sit right at MSRP.

The biggest thing you will notice is Tatula LT is super light, on paper it's in the ballpark with reels like the Shimano Stradic CI4+ or the Pflueger Patriarch in weight. In the store, I thought it felt heavier than either of those reels however.

 

I had to go out of town to get my hands on all of these nice reels too.

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Saw the new Tatula spinning reel in my BPS catalog. Beautiful looking reel.  

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