Andros reel clamps too big.

Discussion in 'Okuma Fishing Tackle' started by ChuyG, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. wahging

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    Hey Chuyg--read comments fron Bennett and Wahoodad....they are Okuma reps and say there are free parts from Okuma to fix your problem and you wont have to cut or modify anything/!!
     
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    I went to the Okuma service center and unfortunately, I received the sad news that my rod is too skinny! Sad, but true! Lol!
    I am a huge fan of Okuma service and Edward took a look at my problem. The brackets I have on my reels are already the ones that would allow for the smallest rod diameter. I will not be cutting anything on my reels/bracket assemblies, tho. Edward and I discussed some different options to get the gear to work, so I feel good about everything. Edward and the Okuma service dept is TOP NOTCH!
    Rather than rewrap the rod handle or add on some extra shrink wrap, I will be apply some felt to the inside of the bracket. It seems to be working out just fine. I appreciate everyone's advice! Thanks!
     
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    Just be careful if you are using any material that would absorb water and not dry out. It is going to corrode the bracket over time. Maybe try some closed cell foam or coat the bracket with epoxy or something to seal the surface from direct water contact. You might be better off adding shrink wrap to the rod handle in just the area where you plan to put the reel clamp. You can do multiple layers if needed.

    If you know a person with 3D printer, you may be able to print a plastic insert to take up the gap and still fit the bracket. Good luck.
     
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  4. ChuyG

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    That's great advice. I was going to use felt, but now I'm going to reconsider.
     
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    ShadowX I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    If you have the money, this is what I would use: Daiwa ARSC1 clamp

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  6. ChuyG

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    Is that a universal clamp? I was also thinking of looking at a Cork Puppy clamp.
     
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    ShadowX I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yes, its a universal clamp. Tiburon makes a similar universal clamp but its black in color.
     
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