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Noticed my curado 51 felt loose in my Fenwick smallmouth rod while fighting my largest fish to date today. It almost felt like it was going to come out which definitely would of sucked but it stayed put. No issues while casting.

Has anyone noticed this with their Fenwick rods?

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I use the same reel on my 6'10" MF with no problem.  Mounted a Chronarch 101A on a 6'9" M-XF and couldn't tighten it down enough to keep the reel from wobbling.  No problem with a couple other reels I tried on the rod.

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Yes, I had that exact issue with Shimano seats in an Elite Tech. 

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I've also heard the casting model reelseats have issues tightening down. One reason I stayed away and only use the spinning model.

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Has anyone noticed this with their Fenwick rods?

 

 

Yes, a small strip of J&J adhesive bandage tape on each end of the reel's foot fixed the problem.

 

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Neither reel feet or seats are universal. A little shimming here or there is common and won't hurt anything.

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Thanks guys! I'll try the bandage tape and go from there.

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Yes..... I had 51E's on mine and it drove me nuts. I now have Daiwa Lexa's on my ET smallmouth rods and they don't move at all

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