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1 hour ago, TheUltimateAngler777 said:

I'm currently thinking about getting a new reel. In terms of versatility, should I get the Tatula SV or Curado 70 and why?

What kind of lures do you want to throw? It sounds like lighter ones, I don’t know a lot about Daiwa’s Tatula lineup but I’ve heard great things from both reels. If you want to throw lighter lures and have a lighter setup I’d go with the Curado 70. The Daiwa Tatula is around an ounce heavier. If it was me, I would probably get my hands on both and see which one felt better. They are really similar but the Tatula seems to have more “features”. 

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I bought a 7.3 tatula SV at the beginning of last season.  Since then I have picked up a 6.3 and 8.1 as well.  They are my go-to when I need a reel to outfit to a new rod.  They can be picked up brand new on eBay for $130, sometimes even as low as $115.

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52 minutes ago, TylerT123 said:

What kind of lures do you want to throw? It sounds like lighter ones, I don’t know a lot about Daiwa’s Tatula lineup but I’ve heard great things from both reels. If you want to throw lighter lures and have a lighter setup I’d go with the Curado 70. The Daiwa Tatula is around an ounce heavier. If it was me, I would probably get my hands on both and see which one felt better. They are really similar but the Tatula seems to have more “features”. 

Why lighter lures with these reels?   I was considering the 70 paired with a heavy rod for flipping/pitching, frogs and other top water.   Is that not the right type of combo?   

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I own two Tatula SVs. They are really great for throwing lures around 3/8oz and lighter as the SV spool really helps with the breaking although at a sacrifice to casting distance although it is well worth it -- at the end of the day, you will cast more yards from avoiding that one birds nest.

 

If you are looking for a reel and you know right away you will only be throwing lures 1/2oz and up on it (frogging or punching rod for example) then I would suggest saving some money and going with a Tatula CT, or perhaps a Curado or Pflueger Supreme XT for the extra casting distance.

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1 hour ago, I/MBasser said:

Why lighter lures with these reels?   I was considering the 70 paired with a heavy rod for flipping/pitching, frogs and other top water.   Is that not the right type of combo?   

It is, it casts light lures as well, it’s really versatile. 

 

I feel like casting lighter lures depends on your brakes and spool tension, while flipping/pitching is the rod and drag of the reel.

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24 minutes ago, TylerT123 said:

It is, it casts light lures as well, it’s really versatile. 

 

I feel like casting lighter lures depends on your brakes and spool tension, while flipping/pitching is the rod and drag of the reel.

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Thx for the info.   Much appreciated. Was that from shimanos website?

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2 minutes ago, I/MBasser said:

Thx for the info.   Much appreciated. Was that from shimanos website?

Tackle Tour, I just googled ‘Shimano Curado 70 Specs’, I’d look at the Curado K too.

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In terms of performance you really can't go wrong here.  I own both and lean towards the Tatula SV, but I use my Curado 70 as much as any other reel I own.  The feel might be what sets them apart for each individual, the most common complaints I read about these reels are personal preference issues - the small knobs on the Curado 70, the more squared off frame of the Tatula SV, etc.

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Can't go wrong with either. Buy both! Myself, I'm a Daiwa guy. Own a few SV's. Love them. Will be getting a few more. 

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The Shimano 70s are sweet as a pitching and flipping reel.  Easy on the wrist for me.  

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I have 3 tat sv's and 2 70's. They are both great reels. The 70's I have set up for pitching weeds and jig rods. The sv's, I have on my bottom contact rods and a frog rod. It all depends on what you are using them for!  The 70's do fit better in my hand, but the sv if set up right is almost impossible to backlash.

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