Reel warranty expectations?

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This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  anonymous Oct 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm.

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  • #5715

    I have an expensive (for my budget) salt-water fly reel from a reputable mfg and two extra spools.

    #50235
    Eric Weller
    Eric Weller
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    I would have to explain to them that if they replace the reel with a new model and your previous spools will not fit, they should do something for you.

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    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Aaron –

    Without naming the manufacturer necessarily, what kind of reel is this?

    #50237

    Hey, Zack, thanks for the thoughts.

    It is a sealed drag reel, desgined and marketed for salt water and other challenging applications.

    I know the first failure (which occured the first time I had ever used the reel, during a salmon trip several years back) was a manufacturing issue.

    #50238

    anonymous
    Member

    All of these drags are some sort of friction disk/dissimilar materials and some sort of compression mechanism.

    #50239

    Dave, that is an interesting point.  I wasn’t aware of that, but in this case, it wasn’t cranked down much at all.  The drag was set very light.  Since the first failure, I had been using it for fish that didn’t require any drag at all (as illustrated by the ridiculously small striper in my picture).

    Still, glad I learned something new about reels.  

    #50240

    anonymous
    Member

    Aaron,

    I ruined a lamson by having it cranked down.

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