Reel Repair by Alan Tani

Conventional and Bait Casting Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Fin-Nor Tutorials and Questions => Topic started by: EL JEFE on December 20, 2010, 11:18:59 PM



Title: Fin-Nor Reels.....Any info on quality, drags, etc...?
Post by: EL JEFE on December 20, 2010, 11:18:59 PM
Interested to know if anyone has ever used these reels, repaired, serviced, etc.... 

Thoughts of the OFC series (16, 20, etc...)?
Thanks


Title: Re: Fin-Nor Reels.....Any info on quality, drags, etc...?
Post by: EL JEFE on December 20, 2010, 11:34:15 PM
answered my own questions.......................found Alan's write-up on the 16.  Too bad it has the same anti-reverse pawl characteristics as the Saltist.


Title: Re: Fin-Nor Reels.....Any info on quality, drags, etc...?
Post by: alantani on December 21, 2010, 12:25:19 PM
you know, it's almost an exact copy! :-\


Title: Re: Fin-Nor Reels.....Any info on quality, drags, etc...?
Post by: ijlal on December 21, 2010, 04:33:26 PM
Alan,

What is the material that the original OFC16 drag washers were made of? Okuma Convectors sold in this part of the world (probably older models) have the same type of washers. I just hate them! Just wanted to know what its called.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Fin-Nor Reels.....Any info on quality, drags, etc...?
Post by: Bryan Young on December 21, 2010, 04:51:18 PM
Ijlal, switch out them washers to HT-100s or Carbontex.  You will not be disappointed.

http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=774.0


Title: Re: Fin-Nor Reels.....Any info on quality, drags, etc...?
Post by: alantani on December 22, 2010, 08:55:49 PM
it's some sort of composite material. i do not know what.  but you are correct.  it is awful.