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« on: January 14, 2012, 11:27:10 PM »

This may sound strange but is there a modification to reduce the noise in this reel? I had a 220 S series that I sold to switch to the lefty (regret it bc the lefty is strange) and it seems much louder. Any advice?
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 02:37:42 AM »

Earplugs? Grin  Seriously, Newells are just plain noisy.  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 12:03:57 AM »

all you can do is gum them up with grease.  not a good thing, sorry......
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 08:22:16 PM »

Thanks guys! I'm getting used to it, just thought it seemed louder than the last one. I put some grease in there, it's a little better now.

One other Newell question- if I cut the clamp attachment points out of the reel seat will I mess with the structural integrity of the reel? I recently received a custom tautog rod that has a small fuji reel seat on it. I had intended to use an AVET SX or the Newell 220L on it, but neither will fit with out modification. I do not want to use the clamp anyway because the blank is exposed in the reel seat for additional sensitivity. I can post some pictures, but it's essentially the reel seat you'd see on one of the new largemouth bass style rods on a heavier boat rod. Think that would work?

I'm a kayak only guy so I'd ideally like to use the 220 or another durable reel. I took the new rod out over the weekend to freshwater fish and used a Shimano Cardiff 401a but I do not trust that reel for long trips in the salt. I got rid of my 6501 c3 because it was unreliable, any other options out there with a reel seat like an Abu or Shimano Calcutta? I know you all are west coast guys, but I'd like to be able to fish for red drum with the set up as well (which means long casts, long runs, and fish up to about 30-60lbs).

Thanks for the help guys!
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 10:04:32 PM »

I would recommend a Jigmaster 501.  Narrow spool, reliable, and easy to maintain.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 03:58:35 AM »

Thanks for the recommendation! I have an accurate 501 conversion but the reel seat is too thick to fit in the new rod. I'll keep looking. Any idea if cutting the clamp attachment points from the Newell reel seat will have any ill effects?
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 07:41:10 AM »

Bryan's advice is good. Just file the brass reel seat (30-49) to suit your rod fitting and away you go.
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 08:38:25 AM »

You should be fine filing down the newell reel seat, I personally would switch back to a penn reel seat (because these are eaiser to get and replace).
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