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Deactivate auto bail trip on Clash and Slammer


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I have a Penn Clash 4000 and a Penn Slammer IV 4500.  Both have auto bail trip features.  Since I always flip the bail manually, I am wondering if there is a way to deactivate the auto bail trip mechanisms in these reels.  If so, is it also reversible if I decide to convert back?  As it gets colder and the off season has arrived for me, if it is not too difficult, I'd like to try this as an off-season project for next year. 

I had posted this in the main forum but an SOL member suggested posting here as you may be able to give me the specific part identification from the schematics for these reels that I'd need to remove/modify.


Any advice would be appreciated.  Thanks.


"The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad."   -- A.K. Best --


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For the Slammer IV, you can remove #1E and it will convert to manual bail.  You can also remove the #28 trip lever, however it will throw a little bit of a wobble in the rotor.  




For the Clash. I assume you have a first gen and if so you have to remove the #28 trip lever because there is no body slope to be removed.





You can put the parts back and convert to auto any time you wanted.  



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Thanks Tony.  My Clash is a first gen so I should be good with these instructions.  I found a YouTube video showing removal of the body slope on a Slammer III, so between your detailed instructions and that video, looks like this shouldn't be too difficult.  Thanks again.

"The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad."   -- A.K. Best --


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