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« on: May 23, 2013, 05:25:23 PM »

There are some things that never change (like death and taxes) in the realm of this forum. This topic is to provide constants in the world of this site - reels, rods, lubes, whatever.

I'll post a few, and please contribute as you think of them. Please stay on-topic, no opinions, and try not to repeat or X2 a posting. I'd like to see this as a quick reference for anyone needing hard and fast information.

If you dispute a posting, please do so respectfully and explain why you feel you are correct.

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Rob

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 05:31:23 PM »

A gear ratio can be determined by dividing the number of teeth in the main gear by the number of teeth in the pinion gear. The answer (quotient) is the ratio. This works for ALL gear sets.

The shorter the arm on a reel handle, the faster you will make a complete circle (and reel in line), but the harder the handle will be to turn. The opposite is true as a handle arm is lengthened.

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 05:38:13 PM »

Reality is a SS gear sleeve is one of the BEST upgrades you can do.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 10:33:49 AM »

The taller the spool, the faster the effective gear ratio of the reel.

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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 10:52:14 AM »



As line comes off the spool, the drag becomes more efficient (stronger).
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 11:17:30 AM »

Sticky drags (start up) cause lots of big fish to be lost. Greased carbon fiber goes a long way to fix this.

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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 11:33:59 AM »

The first thing to go bad on a lever drag reel is (almost) always the pinion bearing.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 11:50:24 AM »

Cf drag material is a far superior to what (leather,felt.....) was used befor.
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 02:27:29 PM »

High gear ratio for speed.  Low gear ratio for power.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 02:46:14 PM »

If your in the middle of servicing a reel and reach a stage of total frustration, take a deep breath, walk away from it and take a break. Once calmed down, have another go. 
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2013, 03:26:40 PM »

If your in the middle of servicing a reel and reach a stage of total frustration, take a deep breath, walk away from it and take a break. Once calmed down, have another go. 

There is nothing like a cup of Coffee when you have a problem.

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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2013, 06:06:37 PM »

If your in the middle of servicing a reel and reach a stage of total frustration, take a deep breath, walk away from it and take a break. Once calmed down, have another go. 

Or exhale, get a huge plastic bag, and a sweep the entire thing into a plastic bag.  Then send it to the repair department of the reel manufactorer, or find someone here to fix your broken reel.  As for fixing your broken nerves, ask your Pharmacist.

If that doesn't work, I used to use a rubber mallet on computer equiptment that fustrated me...

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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013, 12:38:56 PM »

Don't repair under the influence. The reel you kill could be your own. Don't drink and screw drive!
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2013, 01:16:41 PM »

Don't repair under the influence. The reel you kill could be your own. Don't drink and screw drive!

That their is funny, I don't care who you are.
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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 01:03:49 PM »

I got one of my reels back today, with a neat handle on it.  I put 80lb braid on it and a 20 foot 30lb mono shock.
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