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They’re very sensitive and very light weight so you can go out there and fish all day. So it’s tournament driven, but on the budget that you need. So you can have a lot of rods and so you can afford the high gas prices that we have.
So let’s go ahead and get into it within a review. I’m going to give basically the specs of the rod and then I’m going to go into my review, my thoughts and why I think this rod really is spectacular and all the pros and cons.
The Daiwa Tatula – one seriously bad to the bone looking rod. It features a zero G design. Basically this is for feather light feel. It basically makes the graphite really sensitive and it also makes the graphite very dense. So you have a thinner rod compared to other brands and allows for much better feel, especially for people who have a little bit smaller hands but overall this is going to be great for anyone. It also has ideal actions in a bunch of different sizes for different techniques and different things like that.
It also is incredibly strong and sensitive with the exclusive X45 SVF super high volume fiber, that’s what that stands for ‘SVF.’ Super high volume fiber and that’s what I just got into. It’s the graphite technology that these Daiwa engineers put into their rods and it literally makes a big difference in how the rod feels and where the back bone is and the overall design and feel with the actions.
One of the things I really love with Daiwa rods in general is that they’re thinner which is great for feel and sensitivity and allows for me better accuracy and the back bone of these Daiwa rods, because of this technology, allows for a lot of back bone and then you have the tip at the beginning of the rod and even with a lot of the different varying actions that’s the general consensus of these rods. A lot of back bone, it’s very powerful, basically it’s something you can whip round big bates but you also have the tip necessary to be accurate and pass around different objects and stuff like that. So these Daiwa rods are on point and the Tatula with the price point and the look and everything about is absolutely on point.
It also has EVA foam split grips, which these grips are a little bit smaller than other brands, so it’s going to be really good, like I said, for those guys that have a little bit smaller hands. They like a low profile rear reel, the smaller reel so they can grip in their hand and have a lot of feel with, that’s going to be absolutely perfect for you. And they have a Daiwa custom reel seat and it allows for your hand to be on the blank.
The Daiwa this is part of my review. The reel seats for Daiwa are the most comfortable and the most light weight and sensitive, just absolutely performing reel seats that I’ve ever had. The Fuji’s are great but these ones that they have in the Daiwa they look slick. They feel great and they absolutely help with casting accuracy and just having an overall smaller profile to reels in. And it really is a big, big deal.
Moving on to the guides that these rods feature, they feature Fuji aconite ring guides. And these guides are super, super tough. And these are guides that I’ve had on other rods, with Daiwa and they are extremely good with braid. Daiwa rods are the only rod that I’ve actually had for years and years and years and never had any problems. These Fuji aconite guides I promise you they’re not going to let you down and they’re fairly small for the size of the rods. They are almost like a cross between macro guides and regular guides but not quite as big as regular guides, but not really anywhere close to macro guides per se; they’re kind of in-between which once again goes right along with the design of these rods is to be light weight, small profile, sensitive and comfortable and very, very powerful and these are all going to last you a long time.
But that’s enough for the specs of the rod and actual in-depth on it. Let’s go ahead and continue on with my review, my thoughts and what I think about this rod. And you’ve heard a lot about it. It’s definitely a thumbs up, it’s a great rod. I’ve already had a few fish catches with it and I know just with the Daiwa brand it’s going to last a long time. If feels specular. And this 7 foot 2 medium heavy action rod is going to be just money for some finesse jigs and also even big jigs. It’s going to be great for pitching around docks. And one thing I actually did not mention is this awesome little knob here. I showed it around a little bit, but it’s aluminum. And it’s really light weight and it set to last a long time and not break on you or anything like that. It feels cool, looks awesome and it definitely matches this reel, really, really great.
Beyond that this rod is sensitive. I keep talking about how good it looks, just because every time I look at it I’m just really impressed. And the sleek profile of it. It’s money and if you’re considering a rod in that mid-price point you definitely should check this out and once again the links are going to be in the description when you check this out and get some awesome discounts from Vesper shops.
Beyond that, it’s a rod. If you’re wanting to get out there and step in that little bit higher level rod, this is the money, this is where it’s at. It’s not going to let you down. Daiwa is not going to let you down. I love their rods, I wish I could have more Daiwa rods. So since they’ve come out with this Tatula in that awesome price point, you should definitely take advantage of it.
This has been Johnny Jenkins, I hope you enjoyed this video.