Daiwa’s Tatula MQ LT is an engineering masterpiece. The new Tatula MQ LT embodies a rich features set, which starts with its one-piece MONOCOQUE ZAION V body. This design framework yields more space for larger gears, thus promoting increased torque and power from the get-go — and at the same gear ratios (5.8:1 and 6.2:1) of competitive spinning reels.
“What makes this reel special is the new Tatula MQ LT family features a MONOCOQUE frame and body. And there’s been no price increase over the standard, ever-popular DAIWA Tatula LT. From the 1000 through 4000 sizes, the all new Tatula MQ LT has an MSRP of $199.99. There’s simply no better-spinning reel on the market at this price,” says DAIWA Marketing Manager, Marc Mills.
“The ZAION V MONOCOQUE body carbon fiber body and frame are lightweight and corrosion resistant, yet still very rigid. The technology has allowed us to put a much larger main gear and pinion gear in the reel and still create the same amount of gear ratio. You’re still getting the usual gear ratio; but with more power, more torque, and better leverage—plus, it’ll give you longer gear life,” adds Mills.
In terms of construction, the inventive ZAION V MONOCOQUE body also offers 360 degrees of stability and improved waterproofing over standard spinning reels with conventional, screw-in side plates. 360 degrees of stability means the gearing is held firmly and in precise alignment; the less gears shift side to side, the less binding and wear take place, and longer your new reel will feel fresh out-of-the-box. Engineering-wise, when you introduce screw holes to a reel body, the holes must be built up with metal or plastic. That adds weight and decreases the amount of space inside the reel body for large gearing.
In short, with MONOCOQUE, DAIWA can increase interior space to facilitate larger gearing and reduce overall weight, simultaneously. Lighter and more corrosion resistant than aluminum, ZAION V is an exceptionally light but rigid material, which minimizes flex in the handle stem and gear box.
The Tatula MQ LT also boasts an AIRDRIVE ROTOR engineered to be incredibly rigid and with minimal flex, especially at high drag pressures. Critically designed cut-outs reduce the weight of the rotor, itself. The lighter the rotor, the less force it takes to spin around the reel, making it easier to turn the handle. As mentioned, the screw-less rotor is super light in weight (15% lighter than the Tatula LT rotor) and with a drag inertia point that’s been reduced by 15%. The rotor weight reduction at the front of the reel also improves balance when paired with your favorite spinning rod.
The Tatula MQ LT also features a solid AIRDRIVE BAIL, which further reduces weight and offers more rigidity than standard wire, minimizing concerns over flex, bending, or breaking. The thicker material feels better to the fingers when flipping the bail as well. Other benefits include excellent line entanglement prevention performance and a 31% weight reduction from the standard Tatula LT’s wire bail.
Anglers fishing Tatula MQ LT reels will appreciate DAIWA’s brilliant ball bearing-supported ADVANCED TOURNAMENT DRAG (ATD™) when setting the hook and fighting fish. The smart system applies an increased, instantaneous, and calculated resistance during the hookset. After the hook drives home and the fish starts pulling, ATD™ automatically returns to the selected drag setting.
Where reel meets angler, the new Tatula MQ LT features a machined screw-in handle that connects directly to the main drive gear.
TATULA MQ LT Features:
• One-piece MONOCOQUE ZAION V body
• AIRDRIVE ROTOR
• SOLID AIRDRIVE BAIL
• TOUGH DIGIGEAR®
• Ball Bearing-Supported Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD™)
• Machined aluminum screw-in handle
• 8BB + 1
• Gear ratios between 5.8:1 and 6.2:1 for effectively playing fish
• Line-Per-Turn: 28.8-inches (1000 size) to 39.1-inches (4000 size)
For anglers seeking their next premium, precision spinning reel, look no further than the Tatula MQ LT, a reel engineered with advanced technology and constructed of the finest and most durable materials available and at a realistic, real-world price.