The Daiwa Tatula 80 features an aluminum frame, aluminum handle side plate, and is extremely palmable. It contains Daiwa’s esteemed Magforce casting system on the non-handle side. With regards to gearing, it also contains Daiwa’s Hyperdrive gearing system for very smooth cranking and fluid-like rotation.
Daiwa's T-Wing System level-wind opens up line feed and it also features a 32mm 7075 aircraft-grade aluminum spool. The overall weight of the spool is very light because it’s smaller but allows better inertia and start-up for casting lighter lures. It performs extremely well with lures that have poor aerodynamics. The reel also features a 90mm swept handle, which is pretty much the same handle used on most of the Tatula lineup. While the reel is smaller and more palmable, utilizing this handle size allows to have the same feel of handle rotation.
Tatula 80 also features 9.9 pounds of drag while most of the Tatula lineup features 11 pounds of drag. The Tatula 80 does feature slightly less drag because it’s a finesse reel. It’s designed ideally for 10 or 12 pound fluorocarbon or monofilament and 8 to 20 pound test braid.
90MM BC HANDLE Suited for a variety of applications from finesse to mid to heavy-duty angling
TWS Daiwa’s revolutionary T-Wing System addresses the issue of traditional line guide/level wind systems constricting line flow by delivering a T-shaped line guide that is larger, wider and less restrictive. TWS allows line to exit freely from the spool with minimal line angle and minimal friction, thereby reducing line noise and backlash, and delivering more accurate and longer casts.
SWEPT HANDLE Daiwa's exclusive swept handle moves the paddles closer to the rod's centerline. The result is less wobble of the rod and reel in your hand as you crank. That means less wasted energy - a more powerful retrieve.