CYPRESS, Calif. – ICAST Show 2022 Introduction (Available late July ‘22) – With more and more bass anglers relying on technique-specific rods to quickly grab the needed set-up with a different lure or jig for changing situations, Daiwa offers an affordable way to have an array of rods rigged and ready with the new Tatula XT bass rod series. Available at select tackle shops for $99.99 (USD) in early August, the Tatula XT rods – designed for both savvy anglers and those just discovering the added thrill of tournament bass fishing – include nine casting and six spinning models for everything from using finesse baits in clear water to casting frogs with heavy braided line in thick cover.
“While we realize many have that one go-to rod for use with their go-to lure, the new Tatula XT rods will enable bass anglers to expand their bass rod arsenal with a series loaded with proven Daiwa rod construction,” said Daiwa’s Marc Mills. “At its $99.99 price, there’s the right Tatula XT rod for those just discovering the thrill of tournament bass fishing, and also for those savvy anglers expanding their tackle assortment so their ready to grab and cast the right lure when their forward-facing sonar shows them a nice fish to entice.”
The model lineup ranges from the Tatula XT731MHFB, a versatile 7-foot-3-inch casting rod, to the 7-foot-6-inch extra-heavy power Tatula XT76XHFB casting rod for flipping and pitching and for use with a heavy Carolina-rig. On the spinning side, “we’re thinking the 7-foot-1 Tatula XT711MLXS will find a home on many boat decks so you’re ready with a drop-shot rig or to work a Neko bait,” Mills said. “If the need calls for a bigger soft plastic or a wacky rig, check out the Tatula 7-foot XT701MHFS.”
With design features showcased on its proven Tatula Elite bass rods, the Tatula XT rods include lightweight and powerful HVF (High Volume Fiber) graphite blank technology, X45 Bias and Braiding-X blank construction to prevent rod twist for longer casts, added sensitivity, and more hook-setting power. The series also includes two glass blank casting rods designed ideally for medium to larger size crankbaits and bladed jigs.
Both the Tatula XT casting and spinning rods feature ‘JDM’ EVA-style split grips and Daiwa’s exclusive light and sensitive Tatula carbon nut reel seat. A two-piece spinning rod is offered for travel/storage convenience.
“Everything in the bass fishing world is seeing growth – the major professional bass fishing circuits are seeing success from anglers from nearly every state and from a large influx of contenders from Canada, Japan and other countries, and the number of anglers competing in the high school and college bass tournaments continues to amaze,” notes Mills. “And while recent economic challenges find us being prudent with the available funds for the fun things in our lives, the fact we’re able to rely on Daiwa’s global abilities to bring both performance and value to these new Tatula XT rods is a bonus to bass anglers everywhere.”
About Daiwa Corporation
Daiwa’s first spinning reel rolled off the assembly line in 1955. Since then, the company has grown into one of the largest and most influential tackle companies in the world today. To handle sales and distribution in the United States, Daiwa Corporation first opened its doors on September 26, 1966, operating from a small facility in Culver City, California. Today, based in Cypress, California, Daiwa Corporation sells tackle throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America. From the very beginning, Daiwa’s emphasis has been upon innovation and quality. The result is a long list of product features, design and materials that have become standards for the fishing tackle industry. Daiwa’s long-standing record of innovation has left a visible mark on the majority of tackle manufactured today and continues to advance the sport of fishing.