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Shimano Curado K vs lews bb1 pro vs Daiwa tatula

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What is the best reel for frogging and flipping, the shimano curado k, lews bb1, the daiwa tatula or another option in the same price range

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I'd go Tatula if you're using it for both frogging and flipping. External brake dial is easier to dial in for those applications. I like the Curado K body way better though.

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I have both the curado k and the tatula Sv. Out of the 2 I prefer the feel and casting of the curado k! Nothing against the daiwa as my dad has been really pleased with the tatula’s but the curado just feels more refined, smoother, and casts a country mile. It’s on my flipping stick 

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11 minutes ago, Junger said:

I'd go Tatula if you're using it for both frogging and flipping. External brake dial is easier to dial in for those applications. I like the Curado K body way better though.

how good is the tatula braking because I have a curado k and don't have to adjust the brakes very often if ever

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1 minute ago, brandon buckler said:

how good is the tatula braking because I have a curado k and don't have to adjust the brakes very often if ever

I think Magforce Z is very user friendly. For frogging, I'd set it my braking differently than flipping a jig. I bomb cast frogs with very little spool tension, and use the magnetic brakes to do their thing. For pitching/flipping a jig, I want that lure to hit the water, and drop straight down as much as possible. Since the spool isn't rotating fast, I rely more on the spool tension, but just enough to minimum a pendulum effect because of the tension, that's where the external Magforce dial and tension knob are easier to adjust.

 

With the Curado, I find myself thumbing the spool when a lure hits the water, then taking out and feeding line when pitching a jig.

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18 minutes ago, Matt_3479 said:

I have both the curado k and the tatula Sv. Out of the 2 I prefer the feel and casting of the curado k! Nothing against the daiwa as my dad has been really pleased with the tatula’s but the curado just feels more refined, smoother, and casts a country mile. It’s on my flipping stick 

I think the “SV” is important to emphasize in the comparison between casting distances.  I also own a few SVs and I can easily outcast them with the Fuego CT on my frog rod.  I paid less than 1/3 of what an SV costs for my Fuego.

 

I believe the non-SV Tatulas would be more similar to the Fuego, which I imagine would be closer to the Curado K (in casting distance, not refinement).  The SVs are optimized for light baits, not so much for the casting distance.

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I would go with the Tatula. Easier to dial in. But to be all the way honest my frog reel is a Curado I. 

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2 hours ago, brandon buckler said:

how good is the tatula braking because I have a curado k and don't have to adjust the brakes very often if ever

I believe I have a finicky tatula or something’s not quite right with it. I find my tatula Sv more finicky then the curado. I have 1 at most 2 brakes on the curado and doesn’t matter if I switch between 3/8-3/4 t-rigs, jigs, 1/2oz-5/8oz frogs they just sore and never back lash. But my tatula if I remember correctly has to be set at 8-9 if I go below it goes out of control! My dads two are definately more forgiving then mine.

 

2 hours ago, PAbasser927 said:

I think the “SV” is important to emphasize in the comparison between casting distances.  I also own a few SVs and I can easily outcast them with the Fuego CT on my frog rod.  I paid less than 1/3 of what an SV costs for my Fuego.

 

I believe the non-SV Tatulas would be more similar to the Fuego, which I imagine would be closer to the Curado K (in casting distance, not refinement).  The SVs are optimized for light baits, not so much for the casting distance.

That’s interesting to know! I’ve fished the fuego ct once and was extremely impressed with the reel for the money! Actually made me regret my tatula. The tatula feels nicer but for the extra 100-150 in Canada the fuego is a steal of a deal! I only have the tatula Sv and have fished 3 different ones on multiple occasions. We can get those tatulas bombing baits as well, it just seems a bit more effortless and smoother with the curado 

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I'm partial to Daiwa and their Tatula reels. I recently picked up 3 Fuegos at a great price on Amazon to pair with some Furys and honestly there isn't much of a difference between the Tatula CT and the Fuego CT. It depends on how you rate the TWS. 

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Power fishing with 3/8 and up the K is hard to beat. I sold off my K's as I didn't prefer them for all around use.

 

I have a certain old dam that I often fish reaction baits parallel to. It's a very reliable bite. Theres an undercurrent that sucks under the concrete and bass come out from under it to attack lures. Its strong, and a hooked, pulling, river fish presents a challenge. Traditionally I've just thumbed the spool and leaned fish away with the rod. Its hard to describe, but it's very hairy. I purposely cranked a fish out with my K using just the reel essentially a couple times, Heavy action rod bowed over. No other reel I own, including my E series felt as stout as the K in that regard.

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The curado k is an excellent choice. My buddy has several and I've owned a cple. The braking system on the daiwas is far superior in my opinion. I honestly think the tatulas are a little bigger than I'd prefer but for some reason I just really like em. I honestly prefer the tatula ct over the sv as well and I know I'm in the minority.  Really cant go wrong with any of the choices as the lews bb1 is a fine reel as well! Good luck

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Tatula for me. Like mentioned before they are a lot easier to dial in than Shimano.

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I still don’t think I got my Curado dialed in correctly. I think braided line’s manageability is saving me. Flourocarbon would probably give me some fits. 

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I hear the word 'refined' all the time when describing a reel.  Pardon my ignorance but what do you guys mean?  Always wondered.

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15 hours ago, newyorktoiowa57 said:

Curado is much more refined IMO.

 

59 minutes ago, LionHeart said:

I hear the word 'refined' all the time when describing a reel.  Pardon my ignorance but what do you guys mean?  Always wondered.

If you want refined, get a Tatula 100 for about $100.00, then get some Abec 5 or 7 Bocas or similar and add 2 to the worm and 1 under the handle. Then completely flush the spool bearings and pinion bearing and oil them with quality oil. This reel will be very refined. Extremely refined. If you use Boca Ceramic Lightning’s on sale, or SmoothDrag bearings, you can do it for $25-30. You won’t be disappointed.

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12 minutes ago, CrankFate said:

 

If you want refined, get a Tatula 100 for about $100.00, then get some Abec 5 or 7 Bocas or similar and add 2 to the worm and 1 under the handle. Then completely flush the spool bearings and pinion bearing and oil them with quality oil. This reel will be very refined. Extremely refined. If you use Boca Ceramic Lightning’s on sale, or SmoothDrag bearings, you can do it for $25-30. You won’t be disappointed.

So refined means smooth bearings and worm gear?  Or basically that every moving part is smooth?  Seriously asking.

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I own 4 tatulas of different variations. All I can say is they are absolute winches, and bullet proof. I put them through 5 or 6 days of abuse a week, all summer long. They still feel like brand new. 

I cannot speak of the K as I do not own them, but when I've used my buddies it felt comfortable. 

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2 hours ago, LionHeart said:

I hear the word 'refined' all the time when describing a reel.  Pardon my ignorance but what do you guys mean?  Always wondered.

To me it means a very smooth feel when you turn the handle. 

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4 hours ago, LionHeart said:

I hear the word 'refined' all the time when describing a reel.  Pardon my ignorance but what do you guys mean?  Always wondered.

Smooth as in no gear mesh is felt.  No movement from the spool pin in the pinion yoke.  No play in the knobs or AR.  No noise from the reel at.  If it is tight, butter smooth and deathly silent then it will feel refined.  The Tatulas are smooth but not butter smooth, are a little sloppy in their tolerances and get noisy over time.  Fine workhorse reels with great performance but a refined reel they are not.  No amount of bearings will change that.

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1 hour ago, BaitFinesse said:

Smooth as in no gear mesh is felt.  No movement from the spool pin in the pinion yoke.  No play in the knobs or AR.  No noise from the reel at.  If it is tight, butter smooth and deathly silent then it will feel refined.  The Tatulas are smooth but not butter smooth, are a little sloppy in their tolerances and get noisy over time.  Fine workhorse reels with great performance but a refined reel they are not.  No amount of bearings will change that.

Cool.  Thanks dude

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6 hours ago, LionHeart said:

So refined means smooth bearings and worm gear?  Or basically that every moving part is smooth?  Seriously asking.

That is my take on it. Tight tolerances and solid smoothness.

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On 3/29/2019 at 3:31 PM, ratherbfishin1 said:

Have you considered a lews super duty? Might not be a bad option...

how do you like the super duty and how does it compare to other reels

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