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Understanding the Diawa Reel line-up - when is a Tatula SV a bad idea?

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I could use some help understanding the diawa lineup. In particular, assuming I'd like to be in the 175ish range on reels, it seems like the SV spool isn't always a good choice.

 

So when is a Tatula SV not an ideal choice, and which reel would be in that case?

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SV is like Samuel Adams: always a good decision.

 

Certain SV spools/reels are "over braked" and don't excel at long distance casting. Heavier spools may give you better distance and control when casting a heavy and aerodynamic lure such as a 3/4 oz lipless. I do not know if the Tatula SV has this issue.

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At 7.2oz, its a bad idea if you want to go ultralight or to pair with a 3-4.5oz rod.

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23 minutes ago, newyorktoiowa57 said:

Bad for distance casting IMO.

I must be doing something wrong.... My SV’s are my best casting reels... 🙃

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Distance is fine if you set them up correctly. 

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1 hour ago, newyorktoiowa57 said:

Bad for distance casting IMO.

I have a Tat Sv on my lipless crankbait rod. It will bomb a trap just as far as my CT’s and my Shimano Chronarch Ci4 and Mgl. 

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I don’t have any issues with distance with my Tatula SV. Just take note that the SV has a shallow spool. I use 16# flouro and there is plenty of room for great casting distance. If u don’t like the shallow spool you can always get the Fuego CT, Tatula CT, or Tatula CT Type R.

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Overall one of the best mid-prices reels on the market IMO.  Great value, versatile, SV skips, etc. 

 

Only negatives can be spool capacity is less, and it’s not as sleek/palmable  as some other reels similarly priced (Curado 70, Lew’s).  

 

Hard to find any any significant negatives on it...

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I agree with the casting distance concerns.  They cast a long ways with minimal effort but for me I don’t think they are great for bombing heavy lures.  Still good but not great.

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I've got a couple, and I don't get the distance I did with say my Abu or Lews reels.  The spool doesn't hold a lot of line, so it all works out - don't use it for heavy crankbaits or something like that.  

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Tat SV holds 230feet of 16# Sniper FC for its lack of great distance that is plenty of line to spare. The stock spool bearings arent the greatest either durability wise. So being disappointed with the TatSV and SV105 no more SV reels for me.

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1 hour ago, QUAKEnSHAKE said:

Tat SV holds 230feet of 16# Sniper FC for its lack of great distance that is plenty of line to spare. The stock spool bearings arent the greatest either durability wise. So being disappointed with the TatSV and SV105 no more SV reels for me.

What are you going to use instead?

 

All - thanks for the comments; doesn't seem like I'm digging a bad hole except in a few specific circumstances. I have a Fuego too, but I'm wondering if I were going to upgrade that the right stop would be a Tat CT, or somewhere higher in the line. Not sure I'm good enough with a baitcaster to notice the difference, but I'm all ears. 

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Tat SV

I can bomb 1/2 oz all day long and it will easily stop a 10# hot steel head in a fast moving river with line to spare. Not as smooth or solid feeling as the Bantam MGL but better casting and more comfortable in my hands.

If you guys are needing 200' for bass fishing maybe I need to try bass fishing!

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For me the equation is the same - if I need to use it to skip lures then it’s Tat SV... if I don’t then it’s Curado 70.  Simple as that... close to the same price but different uses..

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1 hour ago, txchaser said:

What are you going to use instead?

 

All - thanks for the comments; doesn't seem like I'm digging a bad hole except in a few specific circumstances. I have a Fuego too, but I'm wondering if I were going to upgrade that the right stop would be a Tat CT, or somewhere higher in the line. Not sure I'm good enough with a baitcaster to notice the difference, but I'm all ears. 

In the Daiwa brand have an original Tatula and T3 that I prefer over the my SV models. TatSV isnt a bad reel, quite good, but just doesnt hang on the top end. For other brand I would definitely choose another curado 70 over the TatSV. If I could get a good BB1 Pro I would choose that over the TatSV. Bad thing with the Lews was durability refinement but it could cast extremely well, just loudly. 

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