Thank you for the information. Question. Did you buy your parts from the Shimano authorized dealer. And did Shimano allow you just to buy the stella 18k knob. Or did you have to purchase the handle and knob. I called Shimano $180 for the handle and knob. Stella 18k. They do not sell knobs separately. so did that seem kind of sort of right to you. Shimano gave me a lot of different advice. Shimano stated the torium handle would not even fit On our Tranx500. Anything you can do would help out clearly they do not know what they're talking about. I guess the bottom line is. Do you haveI did it in 3 phases
1. Stella 18k knob on stock handle.
2. Torium handle/knob. ~$35.
3. Torium handle/Stella knob.
I see that you use the 1st hole on the handle and I saw another post that mentioned that if you use the last hole, the handle would be too heavy and engage the the spool, is this why you used the 1st hole to mount the handle on?
Makes sense, never the less, thanks for the tip on the Torium handles, just what I was looking for.I wanted more power while still keeping the speed up. I’m sure you can still cast on the longest position if you‘re careful where the handle is before casting... plenty of baitcasters can have that issue but it’d be worse with a longer, heavier handle.