Is Daiwa’s Tatula LT the Lightest Spinning Reel Yet?

CYPRESS, Calif.— When Daiwa’s Tatula line launched in 2014, it ushered in a new era of high-performance reels for the storied rod and reel manufacturer. Bass anglers fell fast and hard for the Tatula line’s sleek looks and exceptional performance on the water. Fast forward to 2017, and Daiwa is bolstering the batting order with the new, super lightweight Tatula LT spinning reel.

Retailing from $189.99, Daiwa says the new Tatula LT weighs between 5.8 and 7.4-ounces, depending on the size of the reel. And thanks to the latest innovations in reel technology—Tatula LT features a strong machined A7075 Aircraft Grade Aluminum Digigear™ and a high density carbon “Zaion” body—the reel is stronger than ever.

Combined with a 7 bearing system, 6.2:1 gear ratio, and sizes that range from 1000 to 4000, Daiwa says the upgrades are specifically geared to help finesse fishermen make more casts, have less fatigue, catch more fish, and spend more time having an enjoyable day on the water.

Bass guru and Daiwa Pro Mark Zona breaks it down in this special, sneak peek video:

So is the new Daiwa Tatula LT the lightest spinning reel yet? It’s certainly in contention. The 1000 size model weighs in at just 5.8 ounces. That’s a half-ounce less than the weight of the new iPhone X, and almost two ounces less than the weight of an iPhone 8 Plus. For many anglers, that means they’ll be carrying more heft in their pocket than on their reel seat.

To see more information on the new Daiwa Tatula LT, including full spec sheets, visit Daiwa’s U.S. website or contact your Daiwa rep.