Fathom 60 LW, How to expose the lugs?

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  1. big dog62

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    Just purchased this reel. Would like to expose the lugs, no instructions? Little help. Thanks
     
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    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    If you have decent fingernails, they will flip right up.
    If not, [or if maybe some oil/dried gunk has them slightly stuck], you may need to lightly grip them with needlenose to pull them up the first time.
     
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    I don't think that will work, according to the schematic, looks like it is attached, up side down with a screw. I'm a little leery about removing both side plates.
     
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    Removing the side plates isn't difficult and it's not hard to put back together either. To make it easier, make a video while you do it, or find one on the YouTubes.

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    I don't see any reference to switchblade lugs on fathom reels. I think that's only a feature on the TRQ series. My parts diagram for the Fathom 60LW shows you have to remove side plates.

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    I do see it for the Fathom lever drag, but not the levelwind

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    Oops, you are correct, the question comes up so often for the FTH60LD, I neglected to see that your question was for the FTH60LW.
     
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    Yup, called Penn, side plates have to come off to make the switch. Not really comfortable do'n it, ( hate to screw it up before I even get it wet ) but I do need them out as reel is going on a trolling rod. Not a lot of reel services up here in nor cal, maybe send it to Penn? Thanks for your help guys.
     
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    I think they include the tool foot a reason brother, this will take 5 minutes for a first timer. Box should have included a blowup diagram too.

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    If you turn the reel upside down and just remove the top screw where the lug is you might be able to get them out without removing the side plate. The lugs are held in place by the one screw.
     
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    Thanks for the kick in the ass Lee, piece of cake. Again, thanks.
     
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