DAIWA Launches TATULA MQ LT Spinning Reel

March 24, 2023
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Cypress, CA (March 24, 2023) – Behold the new standard in spinning reels, DAIWA’s brilliantly-designed Tatula MQ LT.

The new Tatula MQ LT embodies several features, which starts with its one-piece MONOCOQUE ZAION V body. This design framework yields more space for larger gears, thus promoting increased torque and power from the get-go… and at the same gear ratios (5.8:1 and 6.2:1) of competitive spinning reels. 

The ZAION V MONOCOQUE body also offers 360 degrees of stability and improved waterproofing over standard spinning reels with conventional, screw-in side plates. 360 degrees of stability means the gearing is held firmly and in precise alignment; the less gears shift side to side, the less binding and wear take place, and longer your new reel will last. Engineering-wise, when introducing screw holes to a reel body, the holes must be built up with metal or plastic. That adds weight and decreases the space inside the reel body for large gearing.

With MONOCOQUE, DAIWA can increase interior space to facilitate larger gearing and reduce overall weight, simultaneously. Lighter and more corrosion resistant than aluminum, ZAION V is a light but rigid material, which minimizes flex in the handle stem and gear box.

The Tatula MQ LT also boasts an AIRDRIVE ROTOR engineered to be rigid and with minimal flex, especially at high drag pressures. Cut-outs reduce the weight of the rotor, itself. The lighter the rotor, the less force it takes to spin around the reel, making it easier to turn the handle. As mentioned, the screw-less rotor is lightweight (15% lighter than the Tatula LT rotor) with a drag inertia point reduced by 15%. The rotor weight reduction at the front of the reel also improves balance when paired with your favorite spinning rod.

The Tatula MQ LT also features a solid AIRDRIVE BAIL, which reduces weight and offers more rigidity than standard wire, minimizing concerns over flex, bending, or breaking. The thicker material also feels better to the fingers when flipping the bail. Other benefits include excellent line entanglement prevention performance and a 31% weight reduction from the standard Tatula LT’s wire bail. 

Tatula MQ LT reels feature DAIWA’s ball bearing-supported ADVANCED TOURNAMENT DRAG (ATD™) for setting the hook and fighting fish. The smart system applies an increased, instantaneous, and calculated resistance during the hookset. After the hook drives home and the fish starts pulling, ATD™ automatically returns to the selected drag setting.

Where reel meets angler, the new Tatula MQ LT features a machined screw-in handle that connects directly to the main drive gear. 

TATULA MQ LT Features:

  • One-piece MONOCOQUE ZAION V body
  • Ball Bearing-Supported Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD™)
  • Machined aluminum screw-in handle
  • 8BB + 1
  • Gear ratios between 5.8:1 and 6.2:1 for effectively playing fish
  • Line-Per-Turn: 28.8-inches (1000 size) to 39.1-inches (4000 size)
  • MSRP $199.99