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 Posted: Thu Mar 22nd, 2007 11:47 am
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Kingfish
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Hi Guys,

Anyone here know of has this reel ???

I have been offered one with a slight play on the handle.

 

Any comments please

Kingish

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 Posted: Fri Mar 23rd, 2007 12:23 pm
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Blade
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HI there

I have a shimano 20 / 40. To me its on of the most long lasting reels i know. it has good casting, good line capacity, a average drag system for edibles. One should line it with 20 to 25 pound line if using for shore angling. I have mine for 6 years, never opened, never serviced and its teh first reeli put out every trip. The body is made with hard durable plastic, very little scratches and cheap to service. Has a bush as well. (not only ball bearing)

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 Posted: Sun Mar 25th, 2007 04:21 pm
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kleintjie
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Hi there

I use a tld 20/40 when angling on the rocks. The play on the handle usually occur when the bush in the housing starts wearing out. On the newer versions it is easy to fix since the shaft is attached with a stainless steel bolt from the inside. This bolt then runs inside the brass bush, so the bush can just be replaced.

On the older version the drive shaft itself actually runs in the bush and is kept in place by a circlip. Since the driveshaft is also brass, the shaft actually wears out as well when running in the brass bush. To fix this the shaft mast be replaced at a cost of about R130.

Hope this helps

Cheers, Kleintjie

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 Posted: Mon Mar 26th, 2007 01:01 pm
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Kingfish
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Thanks Guys for the advice,

I have gone to bills and he says that i rather buy a new penn instead of trying to fix this which will cost me including the reel R600 .... better buy a new one for R650 from Fishermans.

What better ? daiwa sl50sh or shimano tld ??????????/ please

 

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 Posted: Tue Mar 27th, 2007 06:25 am
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kleintjie
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Hi there

Both reels are pretty good, but the SL50 is a bit more expensive. It can take about 50% more line though. A more fair comparison would be the Diawa SL40SH. It takes about the same amount of line than the Shimano 20/40 , but  in my opinion the Diawa is a better reel for casting.

Cheers, Kleintjie

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 Posted: Wed Apr 11th, 2007 01:27 pm
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Khani
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Hey Guys,

I have my tld 20/40 for about 15 years now and never had a single problem in all those years. The are better casting reels out there but if you want a reel that will last then my money is on the 20/40.

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