Reel Repair by Alan Tani

Conventional and Bait Casting Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Shimano Tutorials and Questions => Topic started by: davidk on March 06, 2009, 07:21:37 AM

Title: Shimano Tyrnos 12
Post by: davidk on March 06, 2009, 07:21:37 AM
Hello Alan,

First of all, thanks for all the advice you offer. Very good stuff.

Now for my question. I received a Tyrnos 12 about a year ago, haven't really fished it much yet but want to. Problem is that I can't get enough drag (tops out at about 13 pounds) to really fish 40#. I'd like to be able to fish a little more than 15#. Shimano tech guys say there isn't much I can do except clean the drag washer, and that the design of the reel won't allow me to change the configuration of the bellevilles to get more drag. I guess I could take it apart and look but thought I'd get your take first. Let me know if you have any thoughts. Thanks.


Title: Re: Shimano Tyrnos 12
Post by: alantani on March 06, 2009, 01:40:37 PM
oh, no, no, no, no, no!!!!!!!  the tyrnos line of reels is GREAT!!!!!!  you can tweak a tyrnos in the same way that you can a tld two speed.  the advantage of the tyrnos is that you do not have a graphite frame to limit you.   kolekar handles will also fit on these.  alan