Jump to content
OhheyCindy

Team Lew Custom Pro variance

Recommended Posts

so I bought one from tacklewarehouse on black friday and one from ebay when they had a 20 percent off sale and i notice slight differences between the two.

 

one of them, the knobs spin way longer than the other. and one when you spin the handle, spins longer than the other one. is this weird or am  i just being weird? also, the reel from ebay i got for 219, plus the 20 percent off. how do they sell reels for under retail? i think i am just being paranoid but if anyone has any input i would appreciate it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would put the knobs that spin faster on the one that the handle spins faster^_^

Sorry, I couldn't resist. I don't know about that model, but I've never seen any 2 reels that were exactly the same. How much grease they packed in it, and how long its been sitting around, are just 2 of the things that can cause the difference. Of course there could be minor differences too, "specifications subject to change without notice" is a standard blurb in most warranty docs (of most things not just reels).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The one that spins longer, spins longer because the tension knob and brakes are turned down more. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, CroakHunter said:

The one that spins longer, spins longer because the tension knob and brakes are turned down more. 

Brakes aren't going to have anything to do with the handle spinning longer. It's probably due to two people putting them together. Some get more heavy handed with the grease/oil than others. Could have something to do with the climate they were stored in as well. A warmer warehouse may have changed the viscosity of the oil, compared to a cooler building. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Tywithay said:

Brakes aren't going to have anything to do with the handle spinning longer. It's probably due to two people putting them together. Some get more heavy handed with the grease/oil than others. Could have something to do with the climate they were stored in as well. A warmer warehouse may have changed the viscosity of the oil, compared to a cooler building. 

 

When turning the handle you are turning the spool as well.  Spool tension and brake settings will directly impact how long the handle spins once it is let go. 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, BaitFinesse said:

 

When turning the handle you are turning the spool as well.  Spool tension and brake settings will directly impact how long the handle spins once it is let go. 

Spool tension yes, brakes, not likely, unless you are spinning that handle like a fidget spinner (remember those)...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Spool tension setting, amount of lube and mag brakes will definitely affect the spin time but centrifugal brakes typically do not but that would depend on the exact type of centrifugal brake used.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How long the knobs,handle or spool for that matter spin, means nothing at all in regard to the reels qualify or fitness. It equates to kicking the tires on a car. Check the normal operation (release, engagement, drag, adjustments) fish them hard to rule out any warranty issues then have them serviced in the off season. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks all. i just never had 2 of the same reel so it just kinda threw me. makes sense that they would not be exactly the same though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing reels

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×