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I'm going to be picking up a used Daiwa Tatula Elite 7 foot MLF. Anyone have one? Have any input on the series? I'm a St Croix guy and have never used a different brand other than a Pfleuger combo.

 

Any input is appreciated! It's a good deal, so I'm just curious what I'm getting out of it! Thanks all.

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I have one season on these spinners and do like them as much or perhaps a little better, than my St Croix sticks.

These Diawas are indeed, lighter.

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A-Jay

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Love the Elite Rods.

 

I picked up a few on clearance that were discontinued and am not disappointed.

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3 hours ago, A-Jay said:

I have one season on these spinners and do like them as much or perhaps a little better, than my St Croix sticks.

These Diawas are indeed, lighter.

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A-Jay

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A-Jay can I ask which reels and what size those are? They look like the silver Tatula LTs. I need to get a couple new spinning reels for my wife and I’m leaning towards Fuego LTs or Tatula LTs in the 2500 5 gear ratio. If I go Fuego I’ll add a bearing under the line roller. 

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46 minutes ago, kschultz76 said:

A-Jay can I ask which reels and what size those are? They look like the silver Tatula LTs. I need to get a couple new spinning reels for my wife and I’m leaning towards Fuego LTs or Tatula LTs in the 2500 5 gear ratio. If I go Fuego I’ll add a bearing under the line roller. 

There are ~  it's a specifically  

Daiwa Tatula LT SS 3000-CXH Spinning Reel - Limited Edition
TATULASS3000CXH

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A-Jay

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Thanks for the  input @A-Jay!! I'm getting excited for spring haha

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2 hours ago, A-Jay said:

If you ever have one of those reels handy and think of it I would love a picture of one next to a dollar bill or something like that to get a sense of scale.  It's so hard to judge the size of most spinning reels from pictures and without a clear shot of the empty spool it's hard to even use published line capacity to make a guess.  

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2 hours ago, kschultz76 said:

Happy with them so far? How’s the line management?

Yes - very happy ~ 

2 hours ago, fishwizzard said:

If you ever have one of those reels handy and think of it I would love a picture of one next to a dollar bill or something like that to get a sense of scale.  It's so hard to judge the size of most spinning reels from pictures and without a clear shot of the empty spool it's hard to even use published line capacity to make a guess.  

I use 8-10lb braid & leader on these rigs.

Line capacity is perfect.

I'll post up a size comparison friendly pic in this thread for you tomorrow.  

 

@kschultz76 and @fishwizzard  IMO - as a guy who has been fishing many different types, sizes & brands of spinning reels for 50 years - (wow, I'm old) For the money - this Silver Diawa is one of Best.

 Here's a nice look at the internals and the actual reason I purchased these in the first place. 

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A-Jay

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15 hours ago, fishwizzard said:

If you ever have one of those reels handy and think of it I would love a picture of one next to a dollar bill or something like that to get a sense of scale.  It's so hard to judge the size of most spinning reels from pictures and without a clear shot of the empty spool it's hard to even use published line capacity to make a guess.  

  Not to hi-jack this rod thread but ~ Here ya go ~ 

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These 'silvers' are a little tricky to find - so my bill choice could be a reflection of what may be required over & above MSRP.

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A-Jay

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22 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

  Not to hi-jack this rod thread but ~ Here ya go ~ 

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These 'silvers' are a little tricky to find - so my bill choice could be a reflection of what may be required over & above MSRP.

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A-Jay

Thanks! Most of my spinners are Shimanos and I was wondering how the newer Daiwas compare in terms of size.

 

Also, man, the new $100 is just awful looking.  I get that it's mostly anti-counterfeit driven, but there has to be a way to make it look less garbage.  Even Mr. Franklin looks less then pleased with his new surroundings.   

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1 hour ago, fishwizzard said:

Thanks! Most of my spinners are Shimanos and I was wondering how the newer Daiwas compare in terms of size.

 

Also, man, the new $100 is just awful looking.  I get that it's mostly anti-counterfeit driven, but there has to be a way to make it look less garbage.  Even Mr. Franklin looks less then pleased with his new surroundings.   

Ok - and I hear you about the bills -

So any you have lying around that you Just Hate,  can totally be mailed directly to TW for me -

just write "Towards A-Jay's Bill" on the envelope - they'll know what to do.

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A-Jay

 

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5 hours ago, A-Jay said:

  Not to hi-jack this rod thread but ~ Here ya go ~ 

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These 'silvers' are a little tricky to find - so my bill choice could be a reflection of what may be required over & above MSRP.

:smiley:

A-Jay

Hi-jack away! My question has been hit on plenty. Plus, I always value getting your opinion as well @A-Jay, so that alone is a win! Thank you Sir :D

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10 hours ago, A-Jay said:

  Not to hi-jack this rod thread but ~ Here ya go ~ 

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These 'silvers' are a little tricky to find - so my bill choice could be a reflection of what may be required over & above MSRP.

:smiley:

A-Jay

Thanks A-Jay! Appreciate the great info, you went above and beyond. Thanks everyone for tolerating the three hijack. 

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The Tatula LT's are killer reels. I have 5 of them. The 3000 in the shallow spool version is a perfect bass reel.

The 2000 has the same line capacity as the shallow spool 3000 but is overall a little smaller. I use them on my light setups fo stream smallmouth and finesse stuff. They are my favorite spinning reels for sure. Check Ebay to save yourself plenty of $.

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We made the 2 hour drive up and got the rod/reel combo that this thread was initially about. It's as awesome as I hoped it would be after hearing all your positive feedback! Thanks again guys, and also for the extra hi-jack input on the reels too hahaha.

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5 minutes ago, Columbia Craw said:

I wonder if Benjamin Franklin spoke any Japanese ?   

It's been written that he got his kite string from Japan off E-Bay.

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A-Jay

 

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1 hour ago, WI_Angler1989 said:

We made the 2 hour drive up and got the rod/reel combo that this thread was initially about. It's as awesome as I hoped it would be after hearing all your positive feedback! Thanks again guys, and also for the extra hi-jack input on the reels too hahaha.

Glad the rod went into good hands! 

 

Speaking of Daiwa products.. Ballistic LT's seem to be multiplying in my house. 

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6 minutes ago, punch said:

Glad the rod went into good hands! 

 

Speaking of Daiwa products.. Ballistic LT's seem to be multiplying in my house. 

 

I'll take good care of it, Man! Hearing you talk about the awesome fishing in your area really made me want to tag along with you some day! 

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1 minute ago, WI_Angler1989 said:

 

I'll take good care of it, Man! Hearing you talk about the awesome fishing in your area really made me want to tag along with you some day! 

If you want to come back into town this summer, you got my #.  There's this little lake called Mille Lacs that we could go hit. :) 

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7 minutes ago, punch said:

If you want to come back into town this summer, you got my #.  There's this little lake called Mille Lacs that we could go hit. :) 

 

That would be INCREDIBLE!! I could definitley learn a lot about big water from you.

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How has the rod been working? Is it strong enough to handle senkos? I'm looking at the 7ml but I'm not sure if its strong enough to be an all around rod.

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@Joshua van Wyk, I haven't had a chance to use it. I live job in Wisconsin and even my rivers are frozen over completely. -37 without windchill will do that 😂

 

I can say that it feels awesome in hand! Very balanced and sensitive. I've thrown a couple of my go to setups (1/4 oz tube, wacky 4" yum dinger, 3/32 oz Ned rig) around in my house for fun, and it felt really nice: loads well, accurate, comfortable grip. Can't speak on backbone or power with feeling a fish.

 

I'm afraid I won't be much help with any advice until spring at this pace. The weather has been nasty!

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On 1/20/2019 at 11:46 AM, punch said:

If you want to come back into town this summer, you got my #.  There's this little lake called Mille Lacs that we could go hit. :) 

I have never been on Mille Lacs. 

But I don't think I can do Quetico canoe trips any longer to get my smallmouth fix. Bad bad back.

If you have room in the boat. I would love to learn the lake a little. I hear there are a few smallmouth there.

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