Gear Review: Daiwa Tatula BF70


Daiwa Tatula BF70


Daiwa once again answers the call for a casting reel designed for finesse applications, and the Tatula BF70 takes it to the next level with features that only Daiwa can deliver. 

Hyper Drive Design

The Hyper Drive Design consists of four new elements: Hyper Armed Housing, Hyper Drive Digigear, Hyper Double Support and Hyper Tough Clutch.

T-Wing System (TWS)

The revolutionary system addresses the issue of traditional line guide/level-wind structures that constrict line flow by utilizing a T-shaped line guide that is larger, wider and less restricted. TWS allows line to exit freely from the spool with minimal line angle and friction to reduce line noise and backlash and deliver more accurate and longer casts.

Ultimate Tournament Drag (UTD)

UTD is a drag system that combines low inertia with maximum fish stopping power. UTD utilizes advanced carbon washers, alloy and stainless-steel drag plates with specially designed grease for supreme smoothness.

Zero Adjuster 

Fine-tuning the factory setting is a breeze with the Zero Adjuster, which provides precise control over spool tension, accommodating various lure weights and fishing conditions with a simple dial on the non-handle side.

Available in left and right retrieve with 8.1:1 gear ratio. Weight: 6.5 ounces. Line per crank: 30 inches. 


In recent years, reel manufacturers have responded to the growing angler trend of downsizing lures and fishing small for pressured fish. Daiwa has responded with what it calls a “ninja fishing” approach with the new Tatula BF70. 

The baseline for BF, or bait finesse, is presenting smaller and more natural baits with the same authority achieved via their larger counterparts. To do so requires the downsizing of gear without sacrificing performance. Spool it up with 4- to 10-pound superline and with a fluorocarbon leader in 2- to 8-pound test range. 





As an alternative to spinning gear, trout anglers like the feel, control and distance the BF baitcasters provide. That alone should give bass anglers a good indicator of how light they can go with a Daiwa quality baitcaster for the ultimate in control, power and performance.