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I just got the daiwa Fuego LT 2500 for finesse fishing for Christmas and after playing with it for a few days It sounds a bit noisy.. it feels smooth but makes what sounds like a scuffing noise every oscillaton of the spool going up and down. sh-sh-sh-sh is how I would describe the noise. could it be that the reel needs to be lubed? I'm afraid that if I lube It and it doesnt fix it if Tacklewarehouse wont let me exchange for another. i can't stand when something is wrong with my equipment because I'm super anal about my gear. any feedback will be greatly appreciated :)

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   Get some Abu Garcia Precision Grease. Remove the spool and lube the main shaft, nothing else. If it cures the noise, you're good to go. If it doesn't, contact Daiwa and follow their advice.    jj

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14 minutes ago, jimmyjoe said:

   Get some Abu Garcia Precision Grease. Remove the spool and lube the main shaft, nothing else. If it cures the noise, you're good to go. If it doesn't, contact Daiwa and follow their advice.    jj

oh cool I already have that exact grease

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Since it's new, and it doesn't sound right just return to to TW and get a new one.

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Please be aware that grease on your spool shaft will slow down the spool.  Spool shafts should be dry.  I polish mine.

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2 hours ago, OnthePotomac said:

Please be aware that grease on your spool shaft will slow down the spool.  Spool shafts should be dry.  I polish mine.

   ?????????????????????    I think you're referring to casting reels.  jj

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I've had the same reel for over a year. Mine's made a faint "woosh" noise if I reel it really fast with nothing attached. On the water it doesn't show itself. It's normal. I polish all the internals of my reels. Still a super smooth reel. 

 

If you're worried about it just return it for a new one. 

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Oopsy daisy.  Sorry bout that.... no 2500 baitcasters LOL

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@E-DOG I ordered that exact same Daiwa Fuego spinning reel and it came into the mail a couple days ago. It makes the exact same  sound as you described with each oscillation. I haven’t put line on it yet because it’s really bothering me and I’m thinking about returning it. Did you ever get it to run quietly? 

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On 1/4/2019 at 10:13 PM, Dorado said:

@E-DOG I ordered that exact same Daiwa Fuego spinning reel and it came into the mail a couple days ago. It makes the exact same  sound as you described with each oscillation. I haven’t put line on it yet because it’s really bothering me and I’m thinking about returning it. Did you ever get it to run quietly? 

hey, sorry for the late reply but I exchanged for another and this time it makes some noise but is not as noisy as the first one. as I spooled line on I couldn't hear the sound. yes it still makes some noise but not an unbearable amount. I think this reel might have a break in process because in the shop the lt lineup of spinners seemed like they were quieter reels, I think this is because they have been turned alot and maybe been broken in? I don't know.

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1 hour ago, E-DOG said:

hey, sorry for the late reply but I exchanged for another and this time it makes some noise but is not as noisy as the first one. as I spooled line on I couldn't hear the sound. yes it still makes some noise but not an unbearable amount. I think this reel might have a break in process because in the shop the lt lineup of spinners seemed like they were quieter reels, I think this is because they have been turned alot and maybe been broken in? I don't know.

I couldn’t bear it. I even went to Cabales and a local tackle shop to have the guys demo the exact same reel, straight out of the package, and same issues. Even the tackle shop owner couldn’t believe it.  

 

I exchanged it for a Pflueger Supreme 30x and couldn’t be happier. It’s light for its profile, super quiet, and smooth like butta! No more Daiwas for me

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