Casting Rods
Daiwa Tatula XT Casting Rod

Daiwa Tatula XT Casting Rod Review

Rated 77.5/100 overall based on feedback from 1 users
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The Tatula XT offers all purpose performance at a friendly price. The XT is the most affordable within the Tatula series, but still offers elite performance which every bass angler is looking for. Modern features combined with a lightweight design makes this a dream to fish with. This rod enters one of the more competitive price regions, and Daiwa's reliable quality definitely makes this one of the better contenders.

Estimated price: $99
  • X45 bias Graphite fiber constructed blanks with Daiwa's exclusive HVF carbon blank technology for sensitivity
  • Fuji Aluminum-oxide guides
  • Split EVA foam grip for comfort and durability
  • Fuji ACS reel seat

Summarized feedback from Bass Anglers

Reasons to buy

  • Tough and durable X45 graphite blank with strong backbone
  • Anglers have commended how well balanced this rod is
  • Suitable casting rod to cover numerous techniques
  • Smooth guide system featuring Fuji components - a fan favorite
  • Dense EVA foam grip that aids sensitivity and comfort
  • Wide variety of options covering all kinds of techniques
  • Flipping options available for those shore-based cover seekers
  • Budget-friendly rod that features some of Daiwa's most popular components/features
  • One of the more affordable options in the Tatula series

Reasons not to buy

  • A slightly heavier casting rod - there are lighter options in the Tatula series
  • Won't be as sensitive as other, more expensive Daiwa rods

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Reviewed by: James
Dec 14, 2022
No complaints with this rod - solid performance for $100. Not the most sensitive, but feels like a rod that'll last me years.

Bottom Line

The Tatula XT is a great option if you're looking to get a modern casting rod on a pretty tight budget. This rod is tough and is slightly heavier than others - but still offers solid sensitivity and definitely has the required backbone to pin down big bass.

Without a doubt worth a look if you're lurking around the $100 region.


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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