alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial everyone is having fun except me!!!!!!!
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« on: January 12, 2010, 01:13:58 PM »

wish i could have been there.  thank you, erik!

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Bula Alan. I've been waiting for the day I'd witness this...and Sunday it happened!
Catastrophic TLD frame failure.....only I figured it'd be one of my 25's, not the 50 LRS.
After 30mins of trying to wrestle the  tuna up from the deep, we sunset'd just past the strike button and 5mins later
the reel blew apart with about 1/3 of our line still out. With 2 of us handlining and one handreeling we managed to land the sucker... 128 lbs !
Our new boat record for tuna.
Drag was set at 21lb strike and the frame failed at 27lbs. ( we tested the reel afterwards )
So, I'm back on the hunt for yet another 2sp 50 frame..... but I'm still a shimano guy for sure!
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just by happenstance, a new frame is already en route to erik in fiji for another reel, but he's going to need a tiburon frame after this.  alan
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010, 03:55:38 PM »

That's why I don't use graphite reels when targeting anything a TLD 30 can't 'comfortably' catch... Too many horror stories about TLD 50 frame failures on BIG fish...
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 11:18:31 PM »

erik, i found another frame for you.  you have a pm.
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