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Daiwa Tatula Elite Takahiro Omori Texas Rig Rod

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Pete has the details on exactly how a rod bends when it's loaded up with a fish. Here he's testing Takahiro Omori's (7'3" / Heavy / Fast) Texas Rig rod in the Daiwa Tatula Elite family.

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Takahiro Omori, he's back with another Tatula Elite rod and this one's the 7'3" heavy, not extra heavy, heavy, fast action, Texas rig rod. Texas rig and finesse jig is exactly what he indicates the rod for. He has another rod in this lineup that also is a 7'3", but it's an extra-heavy and that one's for really big line and really big weights and pitching into heavy cover. Heavy cover, this one here is a little bit toned down model. It's a little bit more versatile for fishing, a whole bunch of different baits, maybe a little bit more off shore to it's a little bit more forgiving with the, with the backbone being powered down just a half a power down to a heavy instead of extra-heavy. So still plenty of meat on the bones here to fish straight fluorocarbon and get a hard hook set and stuff. I know Tak does a lot of that sufficient heavy, straight fluorocarbon to his baits, where a lot of us, at least where I'm at, we're doing a lot of braid to a leader these days, even on casting equipment. I know that's weird for a lot of people. If you're still straight fluoro all the way, this is a great rod and that seven foot, seven three extra-heavy version. He's got an a pitching stick in this, are great rods for straight fluorocarbon.

Fluorocarbon does have a little stretch. So it helps you to have a rod with lots of backbone, lots of power to get that hook driven home right away on those hook sets, when you're Texas rigging or pitching, or even throwing finesse jigs like Takahiro indicates for this rod here. Check out Takahiro Omori's 7'3" heavy, fast action Texas rig rod. Just like before, except that they're different power ratings, the 7'3" extra-heavy definitely shut off a lot faster and was right into the backbone, like it was almost an extra-fast. This one's more traditional, fast heavy, where you get into the backbone pretty dang quick. If I lower the rod tip down and get that line there, it's still pretty fast still. So you get into that backbone really, really quick with both the Tak rods. This one obviously being a little half power down, you can feel that difference. (upbeat music)