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Thread: graphite reel seats
Dec-18-2004, 11:02 AM #1
graphite reel seats
for most of my reels i was supplied a graphite reel clamp...i am alwauy weary of how strong it can actually be (and why i get a clamp like that on high end reels). does anyone else here see a problem with these reel clamps? im thinking of changing over to some of the strike master reel clamps, but im wondering if its worth it. thanks
Dec-18-2004, 02:53 PM #2
How hard are ya crankin' down those clamp nuts? Put down that 400 ft/lb impact gun & step away!
I've never had a graphite clamp break on my Newell accesory frames.
I toss the stock bulky, square edged Accu or Tib clamps that come with the frames in the drawer with my stock Penn handles & replace the clamp with a late model Penn plastic one. More compact & has smoother edges. Sometime I gotta modify to fit.
My guess is that the flexible plastic might even hold better than a rigid aluminum.
Most people overtighten their clamp nuts. Not necessary. Test a bit & find out how tight they need to be before ya can't twist the reel & then no more. On cork tape rods people have actually busted the blank.
Course, if yer talkin' 100# & up cow tuna gear, that's probly a different animal.
My Aussie Cattledog will herd your honor students!
Dec-18-2004, 05:20 PM #3
i ended up getting an alum clamp for my tn40 because i have the get strapped lug harness attachment on that and i wanted to make sure it had enough support. i think im gonna stick with the stock clamps for my 20-50 applications though..thanks for the reply
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