alan tani @ fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Komodo 463 - After two years of abuse
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I want to be fishing......

« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2021, 07:46:52 PM »

Just missing  a cast control so that I can huck braid with impunity when the fish are boiling and I am a bit too amped up.
So true! Cheesy

I just re read this thread.

For about 3 years I fished my Tranx reels with only a static mag and I dare say that worked pretty well.    Could cast 85 yds constantly for a number of hours without any significant thumb action by getting the fit of the magnet just right.   Its a simple trial and error construction and well worth doing.   The problem arose when conditions changed, mainly the wind.

A year ago I decided to fit an adjustable mag to one of the reels.   This hit the jackpot. A small adjustment to compensate for wind or casting weight changes became possible.   I designed the construction which is complicated by (what Shimano call VBS system)   It's simply a rotating disk that locks the side plate in place but it is in the way of the mag's adjusting shaft/axle.    As I don't have machine tools suitable for such a job I asked a friend to manufacture and fit the mag.

When I saw how much better this cast, I also removed the braid and spooled the one reel with 0.5mm mono 43lb and this setup now gives me a good 25 yds further cast (110 yds with a just short of 11 ft rod)    It is a very noticeable improvement in distance and outcasts most others around using the same class tackle.
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2021, 08:28:02 PM »


Mag is da' shizz for distance casting.

Brakes best for light stuff.

Both (adjustable) is the best of both worlds (ie huck a sardine or a popper).
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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2021, 10:00:58 PM »

Dave, your first pic. shows the crank shaft with a bearing plate(#78) at the bottom and there’s a ball bearing(#77) underneath that. How was the condition of that one, given that it’s kind of a sump for saltwater there?

“In the interest of science” 😄, I godda use that one!
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Fishing tackle is an art form and all fish caught on the right tackle are"Gfish"!
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