Torque Longer Rod Clamp Screws

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Trying to fit some of my Torques on a older seeker rod that’s a little fat. Anyone know where I can find longer reel clamp screws?

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Same issue for me on my fathoms, picked up some screws that worked at Ace Hardware, not the same head, but a pan head will work the same, just tighten down the nut really well to keep it in place.
 
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I did the same may have to file it so it doesn’t rub on the spool.
 

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Thanks guys for tip will check out Ace. Does Penn have a longer screw available in this format? Or is there maybe another reel clamp available for situations like these, maybe a cork puppy or Tiburon clamp?
 

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I had to buy longer ones and then file one of the heads flat. Do a search on one of my threads. I might have extras.
 

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Are you saying even with this Penn screw I need to grind the sides of the head to fit the Torques?
I did not have to grind anything and these screws fit on both my star and lever drag Torques.

Any aftermarket screws will need to be grounded. Penn does not offer a longer screw.
These are Penn screws. They fit a 349 or 209, or something like that. They do not have the flattened side but it has not been an issue for me to get them to fit.
 

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I did not have to grind anything and these screws fit on both my star and lever drag Torques.



These are Penn screws. They fit a 349 or 209, or something like that. They do not have the flattened side but it has not been an issue for me to get them to fit.

I would be concerned that the line may get caught on the screws when casting.
 

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With the avets I shit can the studs and go with allen bolts perhaps this would work with the torques
 
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With the avets I shit can the studs and go with allen bolts perhaps this would work with the torques
1/4-20 threads on AVET.

Penn uses the T-Slot for studs. A panhead or carriage bolt should work.
 

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I like the thought behind this since I’ve bent the penn tool in the past.
if you are bending wrenches, this might not be for you.

If you do try this on an AVET or other aluminum reel with threaded holes in the main body and you don't size your screws just right, you might find you deform the reel, making the reel body rub on the spool.

I know, because I have.

Been using this method with corkpuppies for five years. Adding a flat and lock washer is a good idea as well. There really is only 3-4 full turns before the screw bottoms out.
 

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I’m talking about this tool and how It bends easily. An Allen head screw just seemed like a good idea but I do understand the mechanics.


if you are bending wrenches, this might not be for you.

If you do try this on an AVET or other aluminum reel with threaded holes in the main body and you don't size your screws just right, you might find you deform the reel, making the reel body rub on the spool.

I know, because I have.

Been using this method with corkpuppies for five years. Adding a flat and lock washer is a good idea as well. There really is only 3-4 full turns before the screw bottoms out.