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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Any Problems or Solutions for loosing screws

on Newest Hardy Bougle' and Perfect reels? I have one of each, plus a spare spool for each. I've lost retraining screws from both reels (I reel left-handed) and then once the entire spool fell out. Also, when I switch spools, I find it hard to get the spool being put on cinched up tight enough to avoid the spool to wobble slightly.

Anyone else with the problem and/or solutions to share?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 08:12 PM
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Being a left hand winder you are always going to have to watch that screw with Hardy reels. It's not exactly a perfect engineering solution to the plate wind reel. Pun intended.

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Somebody correct me if this is a bad idea, but how about rubbing some paraffin or beeswax on the screw threads? I think it might prevent the screw from backing out during fishing, but still allow normal takedown, without resorting to a hard threadlocker like Loctite. I would also think the paraffin or beeswax would be safe for the finish on your reel. I have no idea about the spool wobble as I don't own a plate winder... yet. Hope this helps!

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personally I'd employ a deft hand and some loctite, mate.
the alternative scenario of losing the screw in the field/on a fish is heartbreaking... but I understand this doesn't help with spool changes...

cheers,
shawn

note: and you can break loctite... it will break down.
if you check the screw before you head out eventually you will know when it's failed.
give it a good turn, mate. and check it well.
when it does finally give note how long it lasted... and you could use this as a gauge.

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Loctite. Get the blue, NOT the red.
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Loctite. Get the blue, NOT the red.
Yes! There is removable and permanent. Choose wisely.

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Humpty nailed it.

That said....


Gee guys. I never had a problem with screws falling out of my Pflueger Medalist reels (1495, 1498) back in the day. What is wrong with your British equipment?

Might be better off buying a Scandinavian reel.
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Yes get the BLUE locktite. I use it all the time on glasses. It is a removable strength.

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Blue loctite
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Yeah blue loctite....wait, what was this thread about?

Bring the swing.
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perhaps the red here isn't as red as the blue is in america.

either that or I am a superman. (note: I did have my suspicions.)

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Wow. How about rainbow loctite so no color of loctite feels left out? I would AVOID an actual threadlocker of any type until someone can help you with that spool wobble. Maybe call/email hardy? I seem to remember reading a thread about problems with these screws here at SP... Something about them snapping?

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Loctite Thread Locker BLUE (Removable) Comes in a red tube!
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Blue loctite is a good choice. For small machine screws loctite has a purple version that is intended to hold small fasteners but allow easy removal. In a pinch clear nail polish works.
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It sounds like Hardy needs to develop a new pattern to a finer thread and thread seat.
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