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Field casting a Lexa 400

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With 50lb. braid, on a 11’ St Croix 1-4 spinning rod, this reel casted nice and consistent. Next field trip it will go on a conventional rod, as will the Penn Slammer. For me the Lexa’s ‘too many clicks’ mag control was ok at best. I found myself tweaking the wide range spool tension knob much more for wind and weight changes. It casted 1.5-3.4 oz. quite well, and stuff lighter than 1.5 just so-so. It’s a kayak reel for me, but could easily become a surfcasting backup reel if my Abu 6500 ****z the bed.

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I actually like the "range" of the multi detented mag control.

it gives you a finer tuning.

mine stays on click # 1-2 and I have tried using a few diff vis oils in the bearings which do give diff results.

finally for the widest range I like the 3-in-1 oil best.

as for the spool centering knob,it it set to have a slight click left-right and I don't touch it afterwards.

good test m8.

HH

 

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On 9/13/2019 at 1:38 PM, Heavy Hooksetter said:

I actually like the "range" of the multi detented mag control.

it gives you a finer tuning.

mine stays on click # 1-2 and I have tried using a few diff vis oils in the bearings which do give diff results.

finally for the widest range I like the 3-in-1 oil best.

as for the spool centering knob,it it set to have a slight click left-right and I don't touch it afterwards.

good test m8.

HH

 

same.

from off to way too much in a turn of a dial.

 

Abu you have to kick on some centrifugal pins to get to the level of braking.

and all the others are internal only.  

 

Weird.    Never really thought about it much...but I think the daiwa is the only 100% externally adjustable large low pro.  

 

Definitely needs the bearings purged and oiled.  The spool bearings come greased from the factory..They mention the grease in the new reels...but it's been that way for years.  

 

 

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5 hours ago, sls said:

Scooby: When you say purged:

What do you use?

What is the procedure?

Cleaned of grease. I use lighter fluid (white gasoline / naptha) soak and spin dry, soak and spin dry

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If you freespin the lined spool with the mag setting on ‘off’ or ‘10’ there is little difference, unless you really loosen the spool tension. A Penn 525 or a Abu mag elite, demonstrates noticeably more mag effect on a free spinning spool.

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6 hours ago, cheech said:

If you freespin the lined spool with the mag setting on ‘off’ or ‘10’ there is little difference. A Penn 525 or a Abu mag elite, demonstrates noticeably more mag effect on a free spinning spool.

I suspect that comes down to the design of the magnetic system itself.

Is the induction ring on the Lexa fixed or is it a Z-Force set up where the induction ring moves away from the spool?

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11 hours ago, ZAFisher said:

Cleaned of grease. I use lighter fluid (white gasoline / naptha) soak and spin dry, soak and spin dry

I hit it with a hair dryer as I spin it on the end of a sharpened pencil - evaporates all the naphtha out.

 

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On ‎9‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 6:29 PM, scoobydoo said:

same.

from off to way too much in a turn of a dial.

 

Abu you have to kick on some centrifugal pins to get to the level of braking.

and all the others are internal only.  

 

Weird.    Never really thought about it much...but I think the daiwa is the only 100% externally adjustable large low pro.  

 

Definitely needs the bearings purged and oiled.  The spool bearings come greased from the factory..They mention the grease in the new reels...but it's been that way for years.  

 

 

ya know what,you are right,they are the only one that are from the outside.

I cleanse my bearings with lighter fluid then blast them with soapy water then let them dry then give them a shot of whatever lube i'll use.

btw,did you have a look at the PM I sent you,,has me very interested.

looks like a large one too.

HH

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24 mins ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

ya know what,you are right,they are the only one that are from the outside.

I cleanse my bearings with lighter fluid then blast them with soapy water then let them dry then give them a shot of whatever lube i'll use.

btw,did you have a look at the PM I sent you,,has me very interested.

looks like a large one too.

HH

Did you honestly expect me to reply to a pm with a racist term in the title......

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28 mins ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

 

I cleanse my bearings with lighter fluid then blast them with soapy water then let them dry then give them a shot of whatever lube i'll use.

 

Why would you use soapy water. Won't that leave a residue ?

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33 mins ago, scoobydoo said:

Did you honestly expect me to reply to a pm with a racist term in the title......

racist term?

I have no idea what you're talking about.

lemme go look,,,,

 

okay,I went back and looked.

you are indeed correct.

you have my apology for that.

 

HH

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35 mins ago, Sudsy said:

Why would you use soapy water. Won't that leave a residue ?

I have no idea if it leaves a residue but,i guess most things do I suppose.

just want them to be as clean as possible.

HH

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