alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Fin Nor LT 100
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« Reply #90 on: April 30, 2017, 01:59:59 AM »

Well the update.
I gave the reel a little workout on sunday. Not as planned, but of the wharf down tarthra. One big ray that i could not stop just kept cranking up the drag until the 50lb braid broke. Had a 100lb leader and circle hook. Stopped tightening the drag when when it become to hard to stay standing up.
The other one was when something done 100m in less then 10 seconds and cut me of in the rocks. Thinking shark or kingfish. Never seen what it was but very fast and dirty fighter.
Over all inpressed with the reel. Smooth drag even at high settings. Will go over it when i give it a clean
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« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2017, 08:58:36 AM »

not a big fan of anyone's 50 pound braid.  seen them break too often. i prefer 60 hollow or 65 solid as a minimum for anything heavy duty.
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« Reply #92 on: May 01, 2017, 06:09:25 PM »

So true with the braid. Unfortunately  here in Australia we tend to pay through the nose when it comes to quality. We seem to be the dumping  ground for most things.
The braid i have soon be had, was sold as sport fisher. Cheap but in my price range at the time. I think i will go to mono on the lethel and stay within the 15kg limit. Might be easier on the reel long term,  definitely easier on me until i get back up to full health.
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« Reply #93 on: May 23, 2018, 06:04:30 PM »

I started this thread 2 years ago.
A Shark from the beach was finally caught with one of these reels by my Son.
It performed like a champ.


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« Reply #94 on: May 23, 2018, 06:59:39 PM »

not a big fan of anyone's 50 pound braid.  seen them break too often. i prefer 60 hollow or 65 solid as a minimum for anything heavy duty.

many affordable brands jump from 4-strand to 8-strand, at 60/65 lbs...  maybe that's why
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« Reply #95 on: May 25, 2018, 05:19:15 AM »

not a big fan of anyone's 50 pound braid.  seen them break too often. i prefer 60 hollow or 65 solid as a minimum for anything heavy duty.

many affordable brands jump from 4-strand to 8-strand, at 60/65 lbs...  maybe that's why

I agree with Alan on this. With that said I would like to see shock load testing on different makes & strand count on 50 braid... Jeff
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« Reply #96 on: September 02, 2020, 10:57:48 AM »

So I see people far smarter than myself suggesting a service for these reels before using. What would that service entail? Are there any areas that need special attention? I've owned this reel for about a month now, cast it a few times but haven't hooked anything yet. Better late than never?

In the years since this was released has anyone figured a solution to the snapping stems? Was wondering if I should just have my buddy weld on some extra aluminum to beef it up. He's really good but i suspect it still wouldn't be the prettiest solution. But that's ok as long as it works.
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« Reply #97 on: September 02, 2020, 11:36:34 AM »

If I remember, mine came outta the factory with a pretty good lube job. I would just make sure the drag washers are greased, then partially remove parts in the gear box and rotor and make sure the grease is covering everything. I paint parts such as side-plates, etc., with marine grease. If there's any scratched anodizing that grease may prevent corrosion.
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« Reply #98 on: September 02, 2020, 02:45:24 PM »

So I see people far smarter than myself suggesting a service for these reels before using. What would that service entail? Are there any areas that need special attention? I've owned this reel for about a month now, cast it a few times but haven't hooked anything yet. Better late than never?

In the years since this was released has anyone figured a solution to the snapping stems? Was wondering if I should just have my buddy weld on some extra aluminum to beef it up. He's really good but i suspect it still wouldn't be the prettiest solution. But that's ok as long as it works.

I've fished the LT100 on the SOA trips since 2014; the two I have are configured as 50lb and 60lb setups; no issues to date.

My suspicion about the snapping stems is based on two possible main culprits:
  • Conventional guys using a heavy spinner for the first time and trying to force crank the LT100 like a conventional.
  • A drop in material quality at the factory for the body casts for a particular production run.

Since the LT100 is still being sold with no known recent reports of stem snaps, it would appear both issues have been "resolved."

At some point in the future, you can evaluate whether swapping out the line roller's 4x8x3 bearings for bushings is a good move.
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« Reply #99 on: September 12, 2020, 04:50:04 PM »

I have several of these reels now,
They can handle A nice 5 footer from the beach any day of the week.
Pre Service and use smart tactics.
The LT100 is a winner. Grin
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« Reply #100 on: September 12, 2020, 06:45:00 PM »

For a good 50# braid check out the Seaguar Threadlock... itís ABS is way above itís rating. As I recall, the Berkeley Prospec 50# has an ABS of about 75#.
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« Reply #101 on: September 13, 2020, 04:34:39 AM »

I have 60lb hollow threadlock on a few reels. Good stuff. Casts really well.
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