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So on my pitching rod I currently have a Curado 70 reel. I was wanting to purchase another reel to use on the same rod for football jigs and ledge baits on KY lake. As the 70 doesn’t hold much line and throwing big jigs it’s easy to cast far etc. instead of having two reels for two different scenarios, I was thinking of getting a Tatula SV and selling the Curado. Using the SV for both pitching and throwing big jigs. Is this the model I should be looking at?  How big are the SV’s? Say compared to a Curado 70?

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I can spool myself with 17lb fluoro and a 3/4 ounce jig on a long cast with the wind at my back with my tat sv. I'd suggest the fuego ct or tatula ct. And since they can be had for 65 & 95 bucks maybe you won't have to sell your curado to get one. The fuego ct is a highly under estimated reel. Have a few of them in my line up and they are great. 

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I will second what CroakHunter said about the Tatula CT. If you find you throw baits around 3/8oz and under, go for the SV but if you're generally throwing 1/2oz+, the CT is a little cheaper and will actually cast further but won't brake as well, especially with lighter lures. You also might want to check out the brand new Tatula 150, which was designed for heavier applications like flipping, pitching, frogging etc.

 

The Tatula SV will be slightly larger than the Curado 70 in size and maybe an ounce heavier.

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What size line are you using? 20lb fluorocarbon? Changing to braided line might be easier and cheaper?

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1 hour ago, JustJames said:

What size line are you using? 20lb fluorocarbon? Changing to braided line might be easier and cheaper?

This is very true as well. Something like a 40-50lb braid with the reel filled all the way, you shouldn't be able to spool yourself. 

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I sold my 70's and bought a Zillion TWS SV. I like it so much more than I did the Shimanos. Looking to add a couple of the Tatula TWS SV reels when I get some extra money to drop on them. They can cast a mile and are tough to backlash. Excellent reels for skipping if you ever need to do it. 

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This is for your guide line if you are going to go Daiwa route

100 series 16 lb / 100yds

103 series 14 lb / 100yds

105 series 12 lb / 90yds

curado 70 10lb /105 yds

I don't use big line on my curado mostly in 12lb size(#8 copolymer line) and 30lb braid and I got plenty of line for bomb casting.

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I was planning to spool with 18 pound for flipping and pitching and then when I ledge fish drop down to 16. 

 

On my Curado 70 i used 20 pound fluro but was limited to flipping and slight roll casting. If I needed something for a full cast I had to use another setup. That’s why I was thinking about getting another reel or looking for a reel that would be good for both. The anti backlash has me intrigued for flipping and pitching and skipping. 

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Like others stated, get the Tatula SV or Use 30 lb braided line on the 70.  If you want to stay Shimano the Curado K would be able to get you the line capacity as well.

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If you are mainly interested in skipping then go with a Daiwa Tat sv tws. Otherwise to fish ledges I would go with Daiwa Tatula CT in a 6.3-1 or 7.3-1( to pick up line a little faster).  I used to fish with some green Curados and white Chronarch E7 reels till a friend put an original Tatula in my hand. I have fished deep in Dale Hollow and Center Hill Lakes and never been anything but happy with them. The entire Tatula family of reels does adjust very different than any reel you have ever fished before.  If you go with any of the Daiwa reels with Magforce Z braking then watch these two videos. The first explains how the internal (non adjustable part) brakes work and then how the outside dial actually affects the braking system.  In the second one Bret Ehler shows you how to correctly adjust any Magforce Z reel. He is specifically showing it on a Tatula CT SV TWS but it is the same with all of them. You will notice that you will not really adjust your reel much even when going from heavier to lighter baits. The internal system works like a governor on a lawn mower. It is automatic by design.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

If you are mainly interested in skipping then go with a Daiwa Tat sv tws. Otherwise to fish ledges I would go with Daiwa Tatula CT in a 6.3-1 or 7.3-1( to pick up line a little faster).  I used to fish with some green Curados and white Chronarch E7 reels till a friend put an original Tatula in my hand. I have fished deep in Dale Hollow and Center Hill Lakes and never been anything but happy with them. The entire Tatula family of reels does adjust very different than any reel you have ever fished before.  If you go with any of the Daiwa reels with Magforce Z braking then watch these two videos. The first explains how the internal (non adjustable part) brakes work and then how the outside dial actually affects the braking system.  In the second one Bret Ehler shows you how to correctly adjust any Magforce Z reel. He is specifically showing it on a Tatula CT SV TWS but it is the same with all of them. You will notice that you will not really adjust your reel much even when going from heavier to lighter baits. The internal system works like a governor on a lawn mower. It is automatic by design.

 

 

 

I've followed Carl on YouTube for sometime, he's VERY detailed in his reviews and opinion. Not a pro, no sponsorship.

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