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Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel Review

Dale Shetler
By Dale Shetler
Updated February 16, 2021
Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel
Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Digitally Optimized
  • Expensive
  • Does not hold a lot of line at once
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The Tatula LT offers sophisticated engineering and a unique design to match to make it superior for bass fishing. Comprised of durable yet lightweight materials, this spinning reel is the perfect combination between light and tough, making it ideal for the sophisticated bass fisherman.

Introducing the Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel

The Tatula LT is specifically designed for bass fishing. Made from a high-density carbon strain, the body is light yet strong. In fact, this spinning reel is one of the lightest on the market, making it much easier to wield, especially over long periods of time.

Despite its light frame, the Tatula LT is highly durable and efficient too. The air rotor disperses pressure evenly, while the Aluminum Alloy Digigear offers power with zero play. All the while, the seven ball bearing system lets the spinning reel move effortlessly during use.

All around, the Tatula LT offers both light and tough features, ideal for advanced bass fisherman. Being a part of the LT family, this reel is small and lightweight. At the same time, it comes with a large Digigear, ensuring that it doesn't skimp on the power even though it is lighter to hold.

Technical Specs:

  • Retrieve: Left/Right
  • Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
  • Model Number: TALT1000D-XH
  • Ball Bearings: 7
  • Max Drag: 11 Lbs.
  • Reel Weight (oz): 5.8
  • Line Capacity: 4/250, 6/160, 8/110
  • Braid Capacity: 6/320, 8/200

Features 

Daiwa Tatula LT

The Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel offers a variety of features that make it stand out for bass fishing. Let’s check a few out.

For starters, the Tatula LT is highly durable, complete with a Zaion Body. This body is made from high-density carbon, which is more durable than many other similar materials. The Air Rotor is also stronger than other models because it evenly disperses pressure over the part.

At the same time, this spinning reel is very lightweight. The carbon is much lighter than other materials. Most impressively, the Air Rotor is actually 15% lighter than other models. All around, this lightweight focus makes it easier to use than other ordinary rotor and spinning reel designs.

Another unique feature of the Tatula LT is the digitally machined Aluminum Alloy Digigear. Because of its flawless design, it offers enhanced features for maximum efficiency. In other words, the handle's power is delivered directly to your motor, with no play at all.

The parts then move seamlessly with one another, thanks to the 7 ball bearing system.

All Features: 

  • Durable design 
  • Lightweight features and materials  
  • Zazion Body
  • 15% lighter Air Rotor
  • Digitally Machined Aluminum Alloy Digigear 

Pros 

Given that the Tatula LT is specifically designed for sophisticated bass fisherman, the spinning reel is rather impressive, complete with many notable pros. Let's look at some of the most important.

Easily the most impressive feature of the Tatula LT is its weight. From both the body to the air rotor, every part of the Tatula LT is designed with lightweight materials and parts. This makes it easy to use this model for a long time since it fights user fatigue.

The durable materials are another pro of the Tatula LT. Many lightweight designs mean that you sacrifice the strength or durability, but this is not true of this spinning reel. The materials are optimized so that they give you the most durable materials at the lightest weight.

Additionally, the various parts work rather seamlessly with one another. In many spinning reels, the parts don't mesh or work together, making the fishing experience less smooth or enjoyable. In this model, the bearing system and air rotor offer maximum power, allowing the parts to work together seamlessly.

Finally, the last benefit of the Tatula LT is that it is computer optimized. More specifically, the Aluminum Alloy Digigear is digitally machined for enhanced use. This ensures that the parts are mathematically correct for optimal power and use.

All Pros: 

  • Lightweight
  • Durable 
  • Comfortable 
  • Superior bail system
  • Digitally optimized 

Cons 

Just like with anything else, the Tatula LT comes with a few notable cons too. Although there are definitely are more pros than cons, you definitely shouldn't neglect the downfalls of any product to ensure you get the right product for your needs. Here are some of the most notable cons for the Tatula LT.

The biggest drawback of the Tatula LT is its price. The reel certainly is durable and lightweight, but you could easily find another spinning reel with similar specs at a more affordable price. Other than its weight, it doesn't offer any incredible features. So, this reel is a bit overpriced for what it is offering. Luckily, the reel does last a long time, making the high price a bit more forgivable.

Another drawback of the Tatula LT fishing reel is that it cannot hold a lot of line at once. That is because the fishing reel is designed with lightweight use in mind. Though you should be able to hold enough line, you will have to replace it more frequently than you would another spinning reel.

All Cons: 

  • Expensive
  • Does not hold a lot of line at once

Conclusion 

The Tatula LT is a great fishing reel for more sophisticated bass fishing. Its lightweight, durable, and seamlessly working parts make it highly efficient at reeling in fish and fighting user fatigue in the process. You can rest assured that your fishing experience will be functional and comfortable with this spinning reel.

You do have to remember, however, that the Tatula LT comes with some negatives as well. Most notably, it is a bit expensive for its features, and it doesn't hold a lot of fishing line at one time. Still, we find that the pros outweigh the cons for this reel.

So, the Tatula LT is one of the best spinning reels for bass fishing. The lightweight and durable designs mean that you can maximize your fishing experience, all while feeling comfortable during the process.

ModelBB RB BRGSGear RatioLine Per Crank Wt. (Oz)Mono Line Capacity (Lb. Test/yards)J-Braid Line CapacityDrag Max
TALT1000D-XH6 (1CRBB+5BB)+16.2:130.55.8
4/250, 6/160, 8/110
6/320, 8/20011.0
TALT2000D-XH
6 (1CRBB+5BB)+1
6.2:132.0'5.8
4/340, 6/220, 8/160
8/280,10/21511.0
TALT2500D-XH
6 (1CRBB+5BB)+1
6.2:134.5'6.28/240, 10/210, 12/160
10/250, 15/185
22.0
TALT3000-CXH
6 (1CRBB+5BB)+1
6.2:136.8'6.3
8/160, 10/130, 12/110

8/220, 10/185
22.0
TALT3000D-CXH
6 (1CRBB+5BB)+1
6.2:136.8'6.2
10/280, 12/220, 16/160

15/250, 20/220
22.0
TALT4000-CXH6 (1CRBB+5BB)+16.2:139.1'7.4
10/210, 12/160, 14/140

10/220, 15/185
26.4