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What do you guys use to remove those tiny c clips on your casting reels?

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A pick or small jewelers screwdriver.  Just make sure you keep a finger over the clip so it doesn't fly off and don't stick the pick into your finger.  They are on the motorcycles I work on and the bows I shoot.

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Small screwdriver and keep your finger on the C-Clip. Putting the piece you are removing the C-Clip from in a plastic bag, and removing the C-Clip while in the plastic bag works well also. Go slow and steady.

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I can sometimes get on them with a small needle nose pliers. That's my preferred method. Otherwise it's a dental pick.

Josh

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I start it with a small screwdriver, then I use some needlenose pliers to remove it so it doesn't fly off.

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Pop for a set of micro tools.   Straight pick - curved pick - tiny flat blade screwdriver - tiny wide blade screw driver - tiny phillips - small needle nose pliers -  small needle nose vice grips - small blunt nose vice grips - side cutters and so forth.

I'm sure I am forgetting some.   Anyway, sooner or later you will need all of those tools and you might as well buy them now while you are thinking about it.  While you are at it, get a sturdy water resistant box to keep all the tools in and label it so that it doesn't get spaced out when you store it with all your other tools.

 

While you are still at it, you might as well buy 3 separate sets.   One for your basement work space, another for your garage, a third for the fishing shed.   When you are messing with something in your fishing shed, you don't want to stop and walk a couple of hundred yards back and forth to get some tool out of your basement.   You might lose your train of thought.  Don't ask how I know this.

 

You are fortunate in that you have identified a problem that can be solved by throwing money at it.  If only all problems were that simple.

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If you use a pick be careful not to damage the surface or washer under the clip.

Sometimes if I'm taking something apart that I'm concerned about pieces wanting to go shooting across the room I'll take it apart inside a large clear plastic bag.

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Ok thanks guys. I was worried about stuff flying off. Didn't know if I needed a special tool

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