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« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2018, 07:38:59 AM »

I just picked up a Microlite to be delivered today Grin   What is the "265"?  Is there more than one Microlite model?  

This will take the place of the Penn 430SS sold to AM Wink

265 is just the model number assigned to this Microlite back in its 1961 introduction.

I am building out 16 of these currently for folks — out of new and restored parts.

Microlite as a name is only on one DQ reel — the 265.  And 265 is not on the outside of the reel, anyplace.  Just on some interior parts, and the bottom of the spool.

However, there are other Microlite DQ reels — 110, 110N, 1000, 1001.

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« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2018, 11:43:20 AM »

An original 265 Microlite has only (1) very tiny, but tough resistex ring washer under the metal spool.

   So that explains it! Which one of you mugs slipped that extra brass washer in there? Cheesy Grin Wink


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« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2018, 01:19:18 PM »

Very interesting the size diffrence in drag washers, from picture #4 on page 1. I recall from a lengthy thread/debate, that physically, compression force is more important to drag pressure generated, than surface area. Surface area does help with dissipating excess heat energy though.
OK, now I know where the risistex washer goes. Any way to tell that a DAM drag component is risistex? Also, would a 50 - 53 year model have a risistex washer in it?
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« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2018, 01:44:01 PM »

Any way to tell that a DAM drag component is risistex? Also, would a 50 - 53 year model have a risistex washer in it?

Unless they have been changed out, they are all resistex.

Resistex is just a marketing name.  These can be ID’d since they are a hard, stiff, rusty-red material.  They are pretty smooth, but will not compress out of shape.

Sometimes we try to make our reels do more than they were designed for.  But even if landing a 12 pound German Brown, on a lucky occasion — these reels are up to the task.

If you are catching large fish on a regular basis — a larger and stronger reel is advisable.

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« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2018, 02:39:23 PM »

Very interesting the size diffrence in drag washers, from picture #4 on page 1. I recall from a lengthy thread/debate, that physically, compression force is more important to drag pressure generated, than surface area.

   I read that same debate G. I agree compression force is a factor...but surface area is just as critical a factor. For example, take a Penn stock 3-stack, and change it to a 5-stack. All of a sudden you have 20-25lbs. max power instead of 10-15lbs. All that changed in the equation is surface area. Cool
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« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2018, 06:39:36 PM »

Hmmmmm... Yeah, ok.
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« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2018, 02:55:39 AM »

Thanks for posting the picture and model number.  I had one exactly like that but it was stolen.

My only problem was when I tried 2lb line that would wrap around the drag blade when it was windy.  

I noticed later microlites have a more tapered blade so it wouldn't be a problem.


I have an excellent Fenwick Ferrralite FS55 (5'-6") UL rod waiting for the day I get a replacement 265.
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« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2018, 07:32:19 AM »

I have an excellent Fenwick Ferrralite FS55 (5'-6") UL rod waiting for the day I get a replacement 265.

   That is a great rod indeed for this reel! Hope you can find a nice Micro to pair with it. Cool
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