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- Great for beginners
- Smooth retrieve and good casting distance
- Mounted it on a Kistler rod and it's a fantastic outfit that fishes great
- Baitcast rookie here, and it is definitely possible to backlash this reel
- Still have both and still love both
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Very nice reel- super smooth retrieve and good casting distance. Baitcast rookie here, and it is definitely possible to backlash this reel, but the learning process is going well. Mounted it on a Kistler rod and it's a fantastic outfit that fishes great.
Daiwa Tatula CT Review | Salted Angler
In Conclusion. We find that the Daiwa Tatula CT is a nice update to the Daiwa Tatula 100 mainly due to the smaller frame, however this is a personal preference as the reviewer has smaller hands. Other than that this appears to be a new spin on an already excellent reel
Looking to buy my first bait caster.. Suggestions for a beginner?
The best reels for beginners are the Daiwa Fuego or Tatula CT and Shimano SLX XT. These reels greatly outperform lower-priced options for 20-35 more in cost. They have better brakes leading to fewer problems with backlashing as a beginner.
Daiwa Fuego CT. Better brakes and better bearings than the SLX. Honestly if you want an SLX you will want to spend the extra $20-$30 for the SLX XT. The extra cost for the extra bearings and better brakes of the XT model honestly makes the standard SLX obsolete unless you literally can not possibly spend the extra $25 or so.
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