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 Posted: Tue Apr 17th, 2007 10:57 am
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Ive got 3 shimano torium reels.All their drags have packed up at least twice as well as various problems with their clutch mechanisms.Is this just me or has anyone else had problems and if so any recommendations?

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 Posted: Tue Apr 17th, 2007 11:07 am
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hi. have u put in leather washers.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 17th, 2007 02:43 pm
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Have you put leather washers in your rell Brendon?

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 09:12 am
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No,just keep sending them back to the suppliers. Where can I get them?

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 10:16 am
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Where abouts do you stay, in CT there are two guys who service reels who make them.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 11:20 am
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not yet. my Reel will be going to Keith Murison for the leather washers and modified shaft.

quite a number of guys in our club take our reels to Keith to be serviced and repaired/modified

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 12:59 pm
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I have actually just sent my reel in today to get it modified/upgraded. Do the guys say that this makes a big diference to casting etc?

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 01:22 pm
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Personally i think the difference is all in the mind....have you seen the difference between a modified shaft and the origional..................not a hell of alot!!!

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 01:59 pm
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i guess its all about having that little bit of an edge on the next guy

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well Said

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 02:31 pm
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that is what it eventually boils down to. having that extra fresh bait, having a much better knot than the next oke. small things that make a big difference in the end

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Modifying the shaft will have absolutely no effect on casting performance.How can it when the spool and drive train sub assemblies are seperate entities?

The mod referred to here is basically replacing the bush at the base of the shaft with a bearing as per the Trinidad series.All this really does is cut down wear at the base of the shaft.It also seems to have an effect on smoothness.Anyway my wife seems satisfied.....Ag hell!My mind wandered off there for a minute.We were speaking about reels were'nt we?Sorry!

Seriously though,I still maintain that most of the problems encountered with reel performance are due to lack of maintenance.A well maintained reel should not need any weird modifications.After all,its the angler who catches the fish.

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That is true, but it isnt always possible to compete with the big boys unless you can match them in tackle tactics. Fight fire with fire.

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i nearly choked :shock:

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Why?

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 03:51 pm
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jy getting confused here, talking about shafts. focus::H

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 08:33 pm
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I stay in Mossel Bay so Cape Town good if u can give me their details. Ive also got 2 diawa reels (sl30 &sl50) that have given me years of trouble free service doing the same job,so not to impressed with shimano at this stage.Many thanks

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 09:22 pm
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howzit brendon

can you find out if your guy that services you reels,can have a reel magnetised,[meaning remove the centrofugal braking system] and have a magnetic system:?

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 Posted: Thu Apr 19th, 2007 11:06 am
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u planning an entire operation on your reel.:shock:

when i started angling i had a problem casting.with practice it became easier and easier. is your spool tension set correctly accoroding to the weight you casting

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 Posted: Thu Apr 19th, 2007 12:05 pm
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Guys i fish a lot...........my reels get hammered but i need them to operate flawlessly. This means that in season i get them serviced almost once a month. And if that means replacing bearings so be it.

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