Gear Review: Daiwa Tatula Elite P/F

What is it?

Daiwa Tatula Elite P/F

What sets it apart?

The P/F stands for Pitch/Flip and anglers know these techniques rely on maximizing distance and accuracy, along with stealthy bait entry. Daiwa has tweaked its magnetic based Magforce braking system to decrease the magnetic pressure as the spool starts to slow. This ensures maximum distance and keeps the bait on its low trajectory and lets it fall into the water with minimal disturbance. Essential here is Daiwa’s unique thumbar feature, which allows the user to engage/disengage the reel with their thumb for a more efficient option than engaging the reel by turning the handle.

How do I use it?

The Tatula Elite P/F’s 100 sized aluminum frame and sideplate blend durability and power in a compact, lightweight profile. The reel’s low mass A7075 Aluminum spool allows for a quicker startup inertia, which maximizes braking efficiency. Available in right and left hand models, both with 7.1:1 and 8.1:1 gear ratios, the Tatula Elite P/F also includes Daiwa’s T-Wing System, which allows the line to cast off the spool with reduced friction, increasing casting distance and accuracy.

How much?


More Information:

Angler’s insight:

Daiwa has addressed a very useful concept, as maximizing your opportunity is essential to overall productivity. The more flips/pitches you can make in a day, the more likely you are to get a bait in front of a cooperative fish. Attractive features include the Zero Adjustor, which sets the spool play at the peak resistance and makes this reel particularly user-friendly, as it’s ready to go right out of the box. If you need more fine tuning, the Magforce sideplate settings offer more control. Also, a 100mm swept handle with oversized EVA knobs ensure maximum torque.