Product Comparison: Daiwa Tatula (TTU100HL) vs Shimano Curado K (CU200HGK)

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Daiwa Tatula 100 is the smallest and lightest Tatula ever built. This compact baitcaster fits perfectly into small hands but is very comfortable for larger hands as well.
Built tournament tough, Curado is the benchmark for reliability and durability. Generations of anglers have looked to Curado as their trusted partner. Shimano gives you more than ever with the new Curado K series reels. Now featuring the latest in Shimano technology, such as super smooth, efficient, durable MicroModule gearing, and offered in multiple gear ratios up to 8.5:1, Curado builds on its legacy as the 'go to' baitcasting reel for both fresh and saltwater action.
Tatula (TTU100HL)
Curado K (CU200HGK)
Key Specs
Braid Line Capacity
140/30, 110/40, 80/50
190/30, 120/50, 80/65
7 + 1
6 + 1
Mono Line Capacity
150/12, 125/14, 110/16
180/8, 155/10, 110/14
Reel Size
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Daiwa Tatula (TTU100HL) Baitcasting Reels
  • I like the casting adjustments. Once you get it dialed in can cast all day without a backlash.
  • I have several reels and this is my go to reel. Very smooth, casts a country mile, easy to tune in.
  • Solid reel. It's smooth and can cast a mile with no backlash.
  • By far my favorite reel. Spooled it with 20# Suffix 832 Ghost and paired it with a 7' MH fast action Temple Fork Outfitters rod.
  • Very pleased with how smooth and well this reel works. It allows for great casting ability and can reel extremely quick.
Shimano Curado K (CU200HGK) LowProfile Baitcasting Freshwater Fishing Reel
  • I was fighting a sheepshead and it was pulling some line off the reel. The line did not jerk and put unnecessary strain on my leader.
  • It casted very smoothly and it’s easy to adjust.
  • I have 2 Curado reels and they are Awesome. I fish a lot and they are quality reels.
  • Love this Reel for the price, little heavy at 7.5oz but makes up for it with all of the other great features big time!
  • If your spool is tightened and you unclasp the plate it will not clasp back unless you untighten the spool.
Size & Weight
5.4 in.
5.2 in.
6.9 oz.
7.6 oz.
4.2 in.
6 in.
2.8 in.
4.5 in.
Max Drag
11 lb.
11 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Drag Material
What customers say about "Drag"
Daiwa Tatula (TTU100HL) Baitcasting Reels
  • Everything about this reel is top notch, it casts great has a terrific drag and is easy to use.
  • Smooth drag and casts very nice. I have lots of bigger more expensive reels but I was amazed by this Daiwa!
  • I also got hooked up on a 8lb bass and the drag/reel handled it no problem.
  • Caught a 29 inch salmon today with this reel with no problem. The drag does very well.
  • Smooth, cast well, good distance, & drag works well. Good value.
Shimano Curado K (CU200HGK) LowProfile Baitcasting Freshwater Fishing Reel
  • Very smooth drag, easily the thing that stood out the most.
  • Very smooth drag, easily the thing that stood out the most.
  • I was fishing with barbless hooks, so a smooth drag was a necessity. The reel was flawless to the point that my guide said as we departed "Are you going to take that reel with you".
  • It's a good reel, it can cast far and feel nice in my hand.
  • Worst reel I’ve ever owned. Lasted a few months, bearings rusted and now useless.
Gear Ratio
6.3 : 1
7.4 : 1
Retrieve Rate
26.3 in.
31 in.
Type Of Crank
Reel Handle Position
T-Wing Line Guide System, Magforce Z, U.T.Drag, Swept Handle
Super Stopper Anti Reverse roller bearing, MicroModule gearing, Stainless steel bearings, X-Ship and HGN Gearing, Stable Spool, CI4+
Anti-Reverse Feature
What customers say about "Features"
Daiwa Tatula (TTU100HL) Baitcasting Reels
  • Not sure if the T-Wing helps or if it’s more gimmicky than anything but either way love this reel and I like that the t-Wing is there.
  • 6.3:1 retrieve ratio works well for a variety of lures and presentations.
  • The backlash control along with the Magforce-Z cast control, and TWS make this easy to adjust and make micro adjustments to cast into the wind.
  • Epic reel. Smooth, durable, beautiful and that TWS casting system is awesome!
  • Flipping with this thing is amazing. The brakes are really easy to adjust. I can go from flipping to skipping under docks with a small brake adjustment.
Shimano Curado K (CU200HGK) LowProfile Baitcasting Freshwater Fishing Reel
  • Smooth casting easy to adjust.
  • Just what I wanted. Works great! Excellent price!
  • Casts like a champ and incredibly smooth. The only downside is adjusting the magnet brakes.
  • Love this reel! Best curado yet been using them since 1998.
  • Micro module gears does make for a smoother retrieve but ended up returning mines because there was alot of play in the handle which ruined it for me.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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