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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Open Cage Reel McGyver

I was having problems with some of the thinner (Slickshooter, Lazer) lines slipping in between the spool and frame of some of my open cage reels.
I decided to try closing in the gap between the spool and frame using Loon UV Knot Sense. After cleaning any oil off with alcohol, I put 2 dots each on both upper and lower contact points, making sure to reduce the gap as much as possible. So far, it's working very well, and I haven't had a problem since....Thought I'd share it with the folks here.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 07:09 AM
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Kudos to you for sharing a solution to an issue many have here
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 12:26 PM
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This is why I just posted that I'm looking for a trout spey clicker. Going to give this a go on my Echo reel. Thanks!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 01:04 PM
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Thanks for channeling your inner McGyver and sharing. Love the super simple, inexpensive, elegant fixes. Low cunning at it's finest.

Now to go see if I have any knot sense sitting around?

I see you're a shvingger too!

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Thanks for channeling your inner McGyver and sharing. Love the super simple, inexpensive, elegant fixes. Low cunning at it's finest.

Now to go see if I have any knot sense sitting around?
I suppose epoxy might work also, but I like the UV because I can zap it in place before it has a chance to level out.
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But why even use an open cage reel??? If that is an issue why not use full cage reels only?
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But why even use an open cage reel??? If that is an issue why not use full cage reels only?
I have too many open cage reels to swap them all now....
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Thanks for sharing Herkileez, I have a RossReel that needs that fix.
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