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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. 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.
  3. I am looking for a used or new zeebaas zx22 knob the original knob if possible willing to buy or trade to get one maybe even a combo wit the short handle if someone has one laying around they don’t need, I prefer black but would consider silver or whatever.. Thanks..
  4. Looking to sell my oval VSB150 knob. It's in great shape, only a a couple little scratches. Nice upgrade from the tiny round knob on your VS150. Easy to install. Includes all the necessary parts to upgrade - knob, bushins, bolt, washer, nut. $40 PP shipped.