Started by alantani, March 05, 2011, 04:57:27 AM
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Quote from: alantani on June 23, 2011, 04:02:35 PMyup, no anti-reverse roller bearing. the failure rate for AR bearings is so high that it surprises me that anyone uses them anymore.
Quote from: alantani on September 25, 2011, 03:38:14 AMhadn't really noticed. one thing. quieter gears are usually made of softer metals.
Quote from: JGB on September 25, 2011, 06:58:04 AMYes you can hear the gears on the Andros. It is louder than the Makiara's by a factor of 2X (by my ear) as the Makiara has thicker gears and much heavier side plates and frame. The sound should be even and smooth with no hitches. The sound will be different between low and high. This is mostly due to light weight (thin) sides that amplify the higher frequency sounds.As long as the reel is smooth it should be good to go. You will also find that after a half dozen or so 60#+ YFT that the sound will change to a slightly lower pitch as the gears surfaces lap together and smooth out the contact surfaces.Once you start fishing the Andros you will not even notice any noise as the lightness and cast ability are top notch.Enjoy,Jim N.
Quote from: wallacewt on September 25, 2011, 11:09:53 PMthats very serious jigging.could you post photos and a full report on your return.if the andros stands up to that it will stand up to anything.wonder what okuma thinks?good luck ps,what gear will you use?
Quote from: JGB on September 26, 2011, 06:36:20 AMIncreasing drag performance on the Andros beyond the specified design limit of 24# can and will cause premature wear and/or permanent damage to either the right side plate bearing or the left spool bearing. The bearing drag you feel in high gear is a indicator that you are beginning to stress the ratings of the bearings. The bearings in the Andros are More expensive than those used on other reels ($12 to $22 per bearing) so you do not want to be replacing them. There is some work and investigations on different drag geometries that may be able to get 10-15% more drag but it is all in the investigative stages. Wouldn't it be a kick to get 17# at strike and 29# at full on an Andros. Reality is that we very seldom use these kinds of drag settings and it is easy to get wrapped up in the numbers game. Heck when I fish a 40# outfit the drag rarely goes above 10 or 12# and I use the rod and my thumb to get any more that I might need. The thinking is if you use the drag there is no way you can lower the drag in an emergency but you can easily drop the rod tip or release you thumb a bit as the demands of the fish changes during the fight.Have fun,Jim N.
Quote from: wallacewt on September 27, 2011, 03:22:07 AMwhat gear will you use with the andros.photo?
Quote from: paal on October 01, 2011, 04:57:18 PM I did a complete rebuild of it before use, and two things stood out: a metal piece sticking to the gears (an aluminum spiral, the kind you get from CNC machining), plus a poorly greased drag washer.
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