Daiwa announced the release of their new Tatula SV TW reels as well as their new Tatula Elite Series rods at the 2017 Bassmaster Classic Expo. The new Tatula SV TW reels incorporate their industry-leading SV technology that actually prevents backlash with lighter lures on long casts. It’s one of the better technologies introduced to bass fishing reels in some time and now it’s down in a sub-$200 price point. See more here: daiwa.com/us/contents/reels/tatula_sv_tw/index.html.
The new Daiwa Elite Series rods feature 28 actions designed to the specs of the Daiwa prostaff. Each professional angler was allowed to design a few rods to their specifications for the techniques they use the most in competition. They had options of using different SVF™ Nanoplus Super Volume Fiber blanks Daiwa exclusive Air Guide System (AGS) or Fuji Alconite guide technologies to change the the sensitivity and actions of the rods based on technique and because of that, the series of new rods have price points that range from $179 to $289. The rods were designed by Randy Howell, Brent Ehrler, Ish Monroe, Takahiro Omori, Andy Montgomery, Seth Feider and Cody Meyer. See more here: daiwa.com/us/contents/rods/tatula_elite/index.html
They also announced the release of a new Fuego CT $99 baitcasting reel as well as a new tougher and more durable Steez A baitcasting reel. See more at these two links:
You can find information on all the new reels and rods at http://www.daiwa.com/us/.