Daiwa Tatula 100 TWS Baitcasting Reels

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  • The Daiwa Tatula 100 TWS Baitcasting Reel is a new, innovative compact baitcasting reel from Daiwa.
  • Aluminum frame for strength and smooth performance.
  • Zero Adjust spool and T-Wing System level wind.
  • Weighs only 6.9 ounces.
  • Available in 6.3:1, 7.1:1, and 8.1:1 gear ratios with a Left or Right Hand retrieve (8.1:1 Right Hand only).

The Daiwa Tatula 100 TWS Baitcasting Reel is one of the newest members of Daiwa's Tatula Baitcasting Series of fishing reels. All in all, this series of reels strikes a really good balance between size, features, component quality, and price point. For example, while this thing's got a MSRP of $159.99, it casts and operates like a $400 reel. How is that possible? Daiwa ingenuity, plain and simple.

Now, you may be asking yourself: "Okay, what the heck does that mean?" "Everyone's always talkin' about how 'smart' and 'ingenious' their designs are, but I'm no engineer, how do I know it isn't a bunch of marketing BS?" And you'd be right to wonder; reel makers like to talk a big game, and unless you're an engineer, mechanic, or a well-seasoned angler, it can be hard to tell if a reel can really "cash" the proverbial "checks" the marketing team is writing.

Thankfully, the fine folks at Daiwa don't play like that. The beauty and ingenuity of their designs is so self-evident that you don't need to be a rocket scientist to appreciate, enjoy, and most importantly, understand them.

Take this reel's size for example, when you first pick it up it's immediately obvious just how compact and "palmable" it is. That's because the engineers at Daiwa specifically designed this reel to be the smallest, lightest (weighs only 6.9 ounces) Tatula baitcaster ever put on the market. The purpose of that is two-fold: 1) the small size makes it easier for younger anglers (such as those on high school or collegiate fishing teams) to palm and handle the reel effectively. And 2) according to Elite Series Tour Pro Brent Ehrler, this reel's small size, in conjunction with its clutch and gearing, make it extremely sensitive. Its light, compact design and ultra-smooth gearing allow you to feel exactly what's going on with your line and lure, something any angler can appreciate. This sensitivity also opens this baitcaster up to more light line/finesse applications, a role often reserved for spinning gear.

It's small size isn't its only selling point though. The new Tatula 100 series was developed over years of design and testing and employs many of Daiwa's innovative technologies, such as a rigid aluminum frame and side plate for reliable, squeaky smooth performance. The time-tested "T-Wing System" level wind allows you to make longer, more accurate casts and prevents backlash and built-in "Zero Adjust" technology also means this reel is ready-to-rock right out of the package, no drag or brake adjustment required (nonetheless, these can still be tuned to your own custom specifications). The handle also utilizes comfortable new soft-touch knobs.

The Tatula 100 Baitcasting reel is available in 6.3:1 and 7.1:1 gear ratios in both Left and Right Hand retrieve models and a blazing fast 8.1:1 gear ratio in a Right Hand retrieve only. She's a reel nice lookin' baitcaster too, finished with a dapper-looking matte black finish and emblazoned with laser-etched custom Tatula Spider graphics. Grab one ASAP and see what all the fuss is about!

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Based on 6 reviews
Bobby Miracle
Great reel

Love it great casting strong drag comfortable to fish all day

David Entwhistle
daiwa tatula

ill be honest out of the box i was not impressed with this reel . i have had high end diawa reels be for i bought this one and i was a little let down at first. the reel was very tight and casting performance was lagging. After watching a few youtube tuning videos i purchased a speed spool performance kit and the reel was butter smooth after installing. than i bought a new sp spool and casting was a little better as well. in all i would still recommend this reel to someone and explain the importance of the upgrades if they wanted to goet the most out of the reel down the road

Great reel

Daiwa Tatula reels are light and high quality. I have two of them. It's worth the money to go ahead and purchase a nice reel (usually around $150) and rod (starting at $100, mine is an Abu Garcia Verocity). The light weight of this combo is unreel (pun intended)

Dig it

Love the smaller size, super easy to palm

Mid-range tatula

Really fills the gap between the CT and the SV. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a baitcaster for light applications. Brake system is suberb - one complaint would be the zero adjuster feature - it just seems like a poorly executed after thought and not really a feature

# Part Numbers

Product VariantManufacturer Part #UPC
Right Hand / 6.3:1TTU100H043178928394
Right Hand / 7.1:1TTU100HS043178928400
Right Hand / 8.1:1TTU100XS043178928417
Left Hand / 6.3:1TTU100HL043178928424
Left Hand / 7.1:1TTU100HSL043178928431