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by lifeofRiley
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Pre service reels and question for Slaz
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Pre service reels and question for Slaz

Thanks for the heads up!! I think I've got 8 CU E's and 3 CH E's. Now I'll be prepared if this ever happens.
by lifeofRiley
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Pre service reels and question for Slaz
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Pre service reels and question for Slaz

The Curado E and Chronarch E is the reel I've spent the most time with. I was never aware of a defect. What exactly is the clutch leg? The post that the anti-reverse pawl is seated on? One of the tabs on the inner tube? I once fixed a budy's reel(CH100A) where a screw backed out of the clutch cam re...
by lifeofRiley
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Pre service reels and question for Slaz
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Pre service reels and question for Slaz

Thanks a lot for the detailed reply, it makes a lot more sense to me now. I'll break down the next new reel I buy and give it a clean and relube. I've got no clue what Holden is by the way :? must be an Australian thing
by lifeofRiley
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Pre service reels and question for Slaz
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Pre service reels and question for Slaz

Hey Slazmo, this was a quote of yours from the "bang for your buck" post. "Most if not all reels are damn good out of the box these days. But more importantly is to pre service the reel out of the box which'll add years to its life. That first few initial uses with factory grease is what decides the...
by lifeofRiley
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Offseason Changes Continue!
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: The Offseason Changes Continue!

Who knows, maybe Jared got cut. I don't think he's ever won anything has he? Who is on Shimanos pro staff other than a mart?
by lifeofRiley
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned Rod
Replies: 49
Views: 4092

Re: Ned Rod

Cristo wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:41 pm
after finally giving this post look see :P

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by lifeofRiley
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool width vs. length effect on casting and line management
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Spool width vs. length effect on casting and line management

I'm wondering about the stated question after seeing the flooger arbor reel. It's gotten some favorable reviews on TW. It's got a very short but wide spool. I was wondering what people think of this reel and also about casting difference with a spool that is wider/narrower vs. longer/shorter.
by lifeofRiley
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: replacement hooks for original floaters
Replies: 3
Views: 239

replacement hooks for original floaters

I'm wondering what the favorite replacement hooks are for original floating rapalas. The sizes I throw are F11s, 9s, and 7s. Mainly for trout, and between snags and removing hooks I have the factory hooks bend, or dull up a lot.
by lifeofRiley
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Roller clutch issues?
Replies: 67
Views: 5406

Re: Roller clutch issues?

The squeaking w/casting reel clutches I have run into is either on some of my old dirty curados that were never maintained. This was several years ago before I got into maintenance. I broke the reels down and there was water/rust in the clutches and on the surface of the inner tube. Cleaning and/or ...
by lifeofRiley
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best bang for the buck spinning reel
Replies: 12
Views: 973

Best bang for the buck spinning reel

I've been talking to some fellow fishermen about what the best spinning reel is in a midrange price point, maybe 75-120 dollars. A lot of these guys don't maintain their equipment, so longevity/durability are important too.
by lifeofRiley
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Roller clutch issues?
Replies: 67
Views: 5406

Re: Roller clutch issues?

Hold my beer... Because let's be honest I doubt they're even oiled from factory... Haha, I figured you'd have a pic of a rusted out spinning reel clutch. I'm guessing it had use in the salt. For my shimano spinning reels I usually only clean once every two years although if a reel starts feeling of...
by lifeofRiley
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Roller clutch issues?
Replies: 67
Views: 5406

Re: Roller clutch issues?

Roller clutches, especially the newer ones, have been one of the trickiest aspects of reel service for me. I know the answer is usually to place oil on q tip and then swab the rollers with a really light coat. I've done this before and put the reel back together and there can be a squeaking noise wh...
by lifeofRiley
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Spinning Reel Drag tuning
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Spinning Reel Drag tuning

Bantam had a reply on the Shimano board explaining why felt is better as a drag material in spinning reels than carbontex at lower tensions(read most freshwater applications). I sanded the metal washers in the drag stack with plumbers tape(a very fine sandpaper) and then polished with silichrome pas...
by lifeofRiley
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Best lipless crankbait in da business
Replies: 24
Views: 1223

Re: Best lipless crankbait in da business

This post is solid gold, and you can put it in the bank. 100% hands down yo zuri rattlin' vibe. The original 9/16oz. version (not the 3DB).
by lifeofRiley
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Roller clutch issues?
Replies: 67
Views: 5406

Re: Roller clutch issues?

What model of reel is it?