Guacbowl

Stradic FL handle slop

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My Stradic arrived today, and I was pretty excited for the upgrade.... Until I put the handle on it and spun it around for a bit.

 

I noticed a clicking sound while reeling. Tried to see if it was related to the top and bottom of the spool oscillation. It was not.

 

Then I realized that the clicking was coming from the play/slop in the handle (or where it interfaces with the gears). Everything else seems smooth, but I'm a tad disappointed that this thing clicks so much.

 

Is that normal for this reel, or is it cause for concern? Send it back?

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mayb go utube and check if the clicking sound is normal? thats what i do when i found something is wrong on reel..

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It should be silent and have minimal gear lash.   Return it

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I just got mine 5000 FL. Same thing, there is some slop in the handle before the main gear engages the pinion. No in and out play just 1-2mm slop before it engages the gear. You can definitely feel it in the handle when stop and go retrieving.

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Could this be because of different gear tooth layout with the xg vs the slower jdm models?... I think Scooby's raving review was of a JDM FL.

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2 hours ago, Guacbowl said:

Could this be because of different gear tooth layout with the xg vs the slower jdm models?... I think Scooby's raving review was of a JDM FL.

Interesting. That is very possible. I don't remember my FKs ever doing this. 

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Definitely not normal. My Fl doesn’t  really have any handle slop at all. My reel is not JDM and I doubt the cause of the issue stems from the different gear ratios. 

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I have a brand new USA Stradic FL 3000xg and it has no noticeable slop and is silent.....no clicking at top, bottom, or otherwise.. Having fished with much older spinner until recently I am actually quite impressed.

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