Andros 12N Drag

Discussion in 'Okuma Fishing Tackle' started by Jeff D., Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Jeff D.

    Jeff D. Newbie

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    Like to state That I'm fully aware this is pushing this reel. However this issue does not exist in my 12S11 or 1211.
    On my my 12N the drag begins to grab above 20 lbs. so much so you can see the rod tip bounce as line rolls off the spool.
    If it werent for my other 2 working very smooth up to their rated max of 27 lbs. I wouldnt find reason to be concerned. However the performance of my 12N is not what Ive come to expect from them.

    Like to hear others experience....Jeff
     
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    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    Send it in for service.....the drag in the 12N is exactly like the drag in the 12SII
     
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  3. Jeff D.

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    I figured I might end up doing that. Something that is different on the 12N & newer 12's is the addition of small coil springs beneath the the tabs on the drag disk. When I spoke with Okuma about this it was the first they had heard. How ever I discovered the springs are to help keep the carbon fiber disk stay in a neutral position in free spool for better casting.

    Great to see Okuma still improving an already very good reel....Jeff
     
  4. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    Jeff, did you ever solved this issue with your andros 12N?
     
  5. Jeff D.

    Jeff D. Newbie

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    No I havent. This reel also has what appears to be tight gears in it also. I like the reel. I'd like it more if it worked like my 2 standard size 12's.
    I really should just send it in
     
  6. mindbent

    mindbent Well-Known "Member"

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    Yes, send it in. If it feels when reeling then something is wrong. Could be a bad bearing. If you bought it in a store someone could've messed with the preset not knowing what they were doing. My Andros 12ii works great. A reel of that quality should feel free and smooth.
     

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