Bait Casting Reel Pops Off Rod While Fishing!
Posted July 01 2012 - 10:36 AM
Started using the rig this year and got a couple of small bass. Last week I flipped a tube into the pads and got a good bite, 4-5 lber, I'd guess. So I set the hook, hard, and the reel pops off of the rod! Fish gone. I put it back together and hand tightened the rig as much as I could, but it only happened again.
When I got home, I tried the reel in my Team All star rod and All Star Platinum rod , and the same thing, the reel moved back and forth in the reel seat and I was able to pull it out no matter how hard I hand tightened it.
So I tried the reel in an old Daiwa BC rod and it holds fine???
Anyone ever have anything like this happen to them, with Daiwa gear or any other brands?
Also, do you ever use pliers to tighten down the reel ??? I never did.
Posted July 01 2012 - 11:00 AM
Posted July 01 2012 - 11:04 AM
Posted July 01 2012 - 11:09 AM
Sounds like something is wrong with the seat.
On all 3 rods? Possible but not likely unless the OP is even unluckier than I am. I admit to being totally in the dark as to what could be wrong. Never had such a problem with any of my reels...baitcasting or spinning. I don't see how the foot could come out once the cover has been tightened down over it.
EDIT: I did have one reel that required extra effort to keep it from minutely shifting in the seat. I assumed that at least one of the feet was thin allowing it to shift a bit. Never came out though.
Posted July 01 2012 - 11:13 AM
Posted July 01 2012 - 11:17 AM
Posted July 02 2012 - 09:09 AM
Posted July 02 2012 - 09:28 AM
Posted July 02 2012 - 11:13 AM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users