The new Tatula 300 deviates from the rest of the family of freshwater reels with a much larger and much more corrosion resistant design. This will be the first 300 size reel to feature Daiwa’s improved TWS level-wind guide system which greatly improves castability and how evenly the line is leveled on the reel. When in freespool the line guide is wide which allows the line to move side to side with little to no friction as opposed to a traditional design. When you put the reel back in gear the guide narrows down to a point which lets it wind the line on a lot more accurately. Just like the Lexa HD’s this reel comes with improved CRBB bearings which improve durability in saltwater by a huge margin. Speaking of the Lexa HD, the 300 size spool on the Tatula is actually the same height as the 400 size Lexa, which is quite different from all of the other 300 size reels Daiwa makes. Instead of being shorter and wider, the Tatula has a taller and narrower spool which makes everything from casting to cranking better. It allows you to get a higher retrieve and more line off the reel per turn of the spool when you cast meaning your spool doesn’t have to turn as fast to get the same distance.
Daiwa’s T-wing System solves an age old problem with baitcasting reel levelwind systems. The “T” aperture allows line to flow freely through the wide top section on the cast, reducing the normally sharp angles and friction that slow line flowing through a narrow aperture when exiting the reel. For retrieve, line drops into the narrow, lower channel of the T-wing for even distribution across the spool width.