alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial FIN-NOR Lethal Lever Drag Reels
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
September 20, 2018, 04:12:57 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: FIN-NOR Lethal Lever Drag Reels  (Read 301 times)
richard and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.
nelz
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 525



« on: August 31, 2018, 12:36:42 PM »

Trying to decide between a Penn Fathom LD or a FIN-NOR Lethal lever drag but have very little intel on the Fin-Nor. Fin-Nor's website provides only marginal info and their schematic link is dead. So...

- Do the Fin-Nor's use thrust bearing(s)
- Do they have steel gears
- Do they have any cast control

Any hands-on experience report would be appreciated.
Logged
nelz
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 525



« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 03:40:14 PM »

Hello? Anybody here own one of these?
Logged
Rivverrat
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1631



« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2018, 05:27:29 PM »

Only experience I have is with the Fathom lever drag. Spending time looking around the interweb I see that complaints or problems with them are very rare. That says a lot. The same can be said about few other lever drags made today. They are of a sound design that few have achieved... Jeff    
« Last Edit: September 15, 2018, 05:28:09 PM by Rivverrat » Logged
maxpowers
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 482


« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 09:31:06 PM »

the fin-nor lethal lever drag 2 speeds are ridiculously cheap and well-built.  The only issue is the high resistance when cranking in high gear.  Low gear is a joy to use.
Logged
nelz
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 525



« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2018, 08:28:06 PM »

Got to handle one finally, brand new single speed model. Frame had rough unfinished casting edges but felt solid. The spool looked good. No infinite AR, so handle has a bit of back-play.

Unfortunately, the plastic lever and mechanism felt very cheap and clunky, rough to operate, and it all felt like it would go bad very easily. No way I'll be buying one of these. Still looking for a bargain Fathom!
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.179 seconds with 18 queries.