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Conventional and Bait Casting Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Okuma Tutorials and Questions => Topic started by: pauly1010 on September 24, 2021, 01:02:57 AM



Title: Andros 5iia binding problem
Post by: pauly1010 on September 24, 2021, 01:02:57 AM
I have a couple Andros 5iia and they're an awesome reel for finesse flylining a sardine to mid grade bft. I've caught bunch of tuna on it and it's even endured a 3hr tussle with a larger bft which eventually won it's freedom. It's been problem free for me until this last 2.5 trip, this reel would not fully go into free spool. With the lever at free position the spool spins with the handle. I took it apart and just with the side plate installed something is binding. I've sent it to Okuma but would really like to know what is going on. My friend and I were speculating that maybe the spool could have tweaked? Thanks.


Title: Re: Andros 5iia binding problem
Post by: boon on September 24, 2021, 03:40:52 AM
Tough one. Bent spool shaft maybe.


Title: Re: Andros 5iia binding problem
Post by: sabaman1 on September 24, 2021, 07:21:40 AM
Possibly drag cam and lever was installed improperly?


Title: Re: Andros 5iia binding problem
Post by: pauly1010 on September 24, 2021, 02:22:49 PM
I tried without the lever and cam, still binding. This was a perfectly functioning reel that acted up mid way through the trip. Okuma pointed to the left hand shaft retaining clip possibly being out of play but I didn't see anything.


Title: Re: Andros 5iia binding problem
Post by: creech on September 24, 2021, 11:41:54 PM
maybe that bluefin that got away toasted the spool bearings. possible play in bearings?


Title: Re: Andros 5iia binding problem
Post by: pauly1010 on September 25, 2021, 12:24:18 AM
for sure not the bearing, tried swapping  from another 5iia I have.


Title: Re: Andros 5iia binding problem
Post by: creech on September 25, 2021, 05:11:31 AM
gotcha. how about swap the spool and see if it's no longer true?


Title: Re: Andros 5iia binding problem
Post by: pauly1010 on September 25, 2021, 05:30:45 AM
I probably should have, it's at Okuma already.