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  1. I just came back from Yankee Capts Pulley Ridge LITE trip, which consists of fishing in 300-400 feet of water using 10 oz to 20 oz sinkers. I made it through the first day and a half with Shimano Talica 16 II and caught a lot of fish. At one point, I got stuck on the bottom and lost the bottom rig. I was tired by then and switched to my backup combo so that I didn't have to rig up again. I also wanted to test out my new star drag reel. I pulled up a fish or two and at one point, I hooked a fish, but the knob became wobbly and came off. I ended up pulling the fish up (Yelloweye snapper) without the handle and it was a PIA. I spoke to some folks after the trip and I wasn't alone. There was someone who had a Tern on the last trip with Yankee Capt, the handle came off and he said he just threw the reel in the trashcan. A couple of others chimed in who said Tern is no good. I took a glance at the screw when it came out and didn't see any signs of Loctite on it. Wondering if it's quality control issue or it's by design. At this point, I think I have 3 options: Send the reel in for warranty service (The clicker is also very stiff and hard to disengage, especially compared to other reels) Unscrew the knob, apply Loctite and just continue using the reel to see what other problems pop up Remove the knob and find an alternate knob altogether Does anyone else have Tern 2? Any issues with the reel? I had high hopes for Gen 2! Video:
  2. I replaced my old tacky stella 4000XGFI handle with this and found out about the 5 different washer size. For those who have read the amazon reviews some are stating to loosen the screw if handle doesnt spin and some complains that there are slight play. I hope this helps those who plan on buying or have bought this knob You need to mix and match the washers until you find the perfect fit with the screw tightened without any gap/play in the handle knob but yet it still spins freely. Made a video for this I hope this helps.
  3. Searched around for some info on Gomexus replacement handles for baitcasters. Seems like most Gomexus threads are about knobs/spinning reels. Wondering if anyone has any experience with their double paddle offerings. I have a few JDM Shimano Bantam and Metanium MGL's, and the stock handles in Japan are a bit short/small for my all American sausage fingers. They come with 84mm handles and sweet spot for me is 96-105mm. The paddles/knobs are also generally smaller for most JDM reels. Looks like pretty much any Gomexus 7x4 double paddle handle should be a direct fit for most Shimano low profiles, so a good amount of options out there on the bay. Appreciate any feedback on the items I've screenshot below. A bit weary about the potential quality gap feeling hand with putting a $28.95 after market handle on a $420 MSRP reel, but have heard good things about Gomexus. Side note: The $29 and $39 options in the pics both say they are compatible with the same list of Shimano baitcasters. I find this odd as I had always thought low profiles require either a swept or straight handle based on the design of the drag star, but maybe I was wrong in thinking this.
  4. Try to reassemble my Tranx 301A. This was not a full breakdown, just took it down to removing the handle/drag star/4 frame screws etc to take a look at the inside and apply some grease to the main gear. Anyway, once I get to reassembling the drag star, I'm running into the issue of my drag star also seeming to tighten/roughen up the cranking of the handle. It is progressive... fully disengaged drag = brand new reel smooth...fully tightened drag = barely a full rotation if I tap the handle and a very rough sensation/vibration of the reel in hand. Have watched and rewatched @scoobydoo 's video several as I am assembling and disassembling, I am pretty sure I have everything oriented correctly, but obviously something is off (the video is extremely helpful and detailed, I am just screwing up something). Any input would be very helpful as I am not even sure what to check at this point. My newbie guess as to what the issue is has something to do with the initial hand tightening of the tension nut and/or how it is making contact with the washer that sits between the nut/sleeve.
  5. Looking for a handle for a shimano stradic fj 2500. Doesn't need to be the original fj handle, anything that would fit the screw in for the gear. The knobs can be ruined and everything, I have a power knob to put on it. Figured I would see if anyone has an old one here before I shell out $50 for a new handle which is obscure to me. Thanks.
  6. Selling a take off vsb150 black handle knob kit with rear locking nut. Recently purchased a used VSX 150 that had the vsb handle installed new at sale. I preferred the round version so switched out. I believe this should also fit a VS100 series. $48 shipped USA 48. PayPal
  7. Hey Fellas, Just picked up a Penn 460L a couple of days ago (not even in my hands yet, I’m already itching) and would like to pair it with a power handle. Please post pics of what you are offering and the payment method will only be USPS MO. Thanks for looking “Tight lines”
  8. For sale silver vsx200 silver handle fits vs 200, 250, 275. $65 pp shipped to your door
  9. I’ve fished since the mid 1960s with both conventional and spinning reels. I’m right-handed. A majority of the world is right-handed. If you are right-handed, you have more dexterity in that hand for cranking the reel. You don’t need any dexterity in your left hand to simply hold onto the rod. Yet, despite that right-handed conventional reels have the cranking handle on the right side, spinning reels by default have the handle on the left side. [And yes, I changed the handle side to all of my spinners.]