Baitcaster Reels
Daiwa Tatula CT

Daiwa Tatula CT Review

Rated 87.5/100 overall based on feedback from 1 users
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The Daiwa Tatula CT is one of the best entry level baitcasting reels on the current market. An affordable option that offers immense smoothness and casting ability, as well as forgiveness when needed.

Estimated price: $120
  • Available in 6.3:1, 7.1:1, and 8.1:1 gear ratios
  • 8 ball bearings
  • Magnetic braking system
  • 13lb max drag

Summarized feedback from Bass Anglers

Reasons to buy

  • Another extremely smooth, light, and comfortable casting reel by Daiwa
  • Aluminum body provides a lightweight feel with the necessary rigidity
  • Size 100 reel that fits extremely comfortably in the palm of a hand
  • T-Wing System allows for greater casting, while reducing line resistance and combating backlashes
  • A more affordable option compared to others in the Tatula family
  • The Tatula CT has been compared with heavyweights such as the Revo X, the SLX DC, and the other members of the Tatula series
  • Exterior magnetic brakes makes it easy for adjustment when casting different lure weights
  • Suitable reel for flipping and pitching, as well as slightly heavier finesse presentations
  • A wide variety of gear ratios to specialize in numerous techniques
  • Anglers seem love to the handles on this reel
  • Comfortable reel to use for both freshwater and saltwater, provided the reel is washed afterwards (for saltwater use) 
  • Many users love the smoothness of the drag and compare it to reels worth well over $200
  • One of the best entry level casting reels on the market right now

Reasons not to buy

  • Casting lighter lure presentations such as weightless Senkos may be difficult in windy conditions
  • 7.4oz reel - some may consider on the heavy side for a 100 sized baitcasting reel

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Reviewed by: Kevin
Jan 27, 2023
Absolutely love this reel! Yet to see a bird's nest which is pretty impressive by my standards. Amazing price tag as well!

Bottom Line

The Daiwa Tatula CT has quickly become one of the highest rated entry level casting reels on the market. The reel can be used comfortably for many kinds of techniques when it comes to bass fishing, and is guaranteed to last you several years of enjoyable angling.

This reel is extremely comfortable in the hand and offers great casting distance making it absolutely ideal for fishing spinnerbaits, jerkbaits or any other applications where you will be making a lot of casts and covering water.

If you're on a reasonably tight budget, we highly recommend having a look at the Tatula CT. This reel combines very well with baitcasting rod members of the Tatula series, such as the Tatula XT.


About the brand

Daiwa played a key role in the development of new materials in fishing gear. Daiwa was the first manufacturer in the world to incorporate graphite to both reel bodies and rotors. They also began using densely packed carbon fibers for fishing rods, which created a whole new outlook on rod development.

Daiwa's innovative personality has changed the whole ideology of fishing gear development, and has led to them becoming arguably the biggest name in all fishing. Daiwa also became extremely big in the bass industry, and have some of the most premier reels and rods in their collection.

Some professionals who work with Daiwa:

  • Brandon Palaniuk
  • Brent Ehrler
  • Cody Meyer
  • Jared Lintner

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