Daiwa Tatula Elite Brent Ehrler Small/Medium Crankin' Rod
Nov 17, 2023
Pete has the details on exactly how a rod bends when it's loaded up with a fish. Here he's testing Brent Ehrler's (7'2" / Medium / Regular) Small/Medium Cranking rod in the Daiwa Tatula Elite family.
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This one right here is Brent Ehrler's 7'2" Mid Crankbait rod. He actually calls it his medium cranking rod. So not very many medium power glass rods these days. Most of the glass rods are up in that medium, heavy, to heavy power. Since they've been kind of found to be ideal for fishing even single hook moving baits, I think they've upped the power a lot in a lot of these glass rods. Brent Ehrler addressed that and made one that's really, really moderate or regular bend as Daiwa would call it, in his medium-heavy regular bend Tatula Elite rod here. Because there's a lot of smaller hooked crankbaits out there, and I mean by that is smaller profile, crankbaits have smaller treble hooks on them. And that even a heavier powered glass rod can pull those hooks away, especially if you only got one treble hook in them. So he addressed that, makes it a really, really easy rod to roll cast or throw far with a lighter crankbait because the rod is so wippy it loads up really well.
So if you're losing fish too much, you're fishing for money and you're losing some treble hooked fish, check out Brent Ehrler's new 7'2" medium regular bend glass Tatula Elite rod. Super moderate as you see, it's hard to show without the other rods up there, but this medium power glass rod bends a lot more than the other ones do. I'm putting the same amount of power, kind of like an axis here in my arms, as I am with the other rods, and trying to line them up exactly the same. And this one's bending a lot more than even the previous glass rods I bent. With ease, it's bending that way. So really, really lighter powered, it's a medium power, but lighter powered than any of the other glass rods we've bent. This one's definitely gonna keep small treble hooks pinned inside those fish. (upbeat music)