alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial 116L Drag Upgrade
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« on: May 29, 2019, 04:55:21 PM »

Hey guys, been a while.  I'm about to buy a Penn 12/0, and had a question.  Will an aluminum spool hold up with the drag insert upgrade, or only the cast bronze chrome plated spool?  I'm assuming that is the only thing I should be worried about other than upgrading all other internals to SS.  Thank y'all in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 07:00:18 PM »

Should be fine, aluminum spools are plenty strong.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 07:10:26 PM »

yep. Aluminum spool on 12/0 will withstand way more than average human wants to hold on to standing up. SS gear sleeve is your next move but again, plenty big fish were caught on that reel bone stock.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 01:07:40 AM »

Should work fine, but I wouldn't run an insert without a stainless sleeve.
You will round the brass one off with the extra drag.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 03:56:17 AM »

TS, this thread has some interesting information if you want to take a look:
https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=1792.msg8660#msg8660
Of course this was before the custom inserts for drags, things change quickly around here. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 06:15:52 AM »

I went to Sal's original thread....two interesting things: Sal used a carbon fiber under main instead of the delrin he uses now (thanks again for the ones you sent me for 16/0, buddy!). It was also Daron's first post! He was about to go sharking for the first time and was trying to figure out the eccentric was backwards...I got a chuckle from that....he is now big Senator extraordinaire. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 06:46:28 AM »

Yup! as I've mentioned, things get changed quickly around here Smiley.
Delrin on the bottom of the gear and one on top of the stack works best.
I'm still not sure  about the brass gears on the 10/0 and up, I think they're plenty strong.
I know they're much smoother and wouldn't mind using them in my personal reels... I have not seen one showing damage yet, but I have seen a few brass gear sleeves get rounded.

You are correct John, Daron is a quick learner, he can now teach us a few things about these Senators.


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