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Bougle issue

7444 Views 35 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  sinktip
I purchased one of the new Hardy Bougle reels last spring, one if my favorite Hardy's by far, beautiful looking reel and it performs great. While up on the Salmon river this past Monday, I was fishing in some pretty cold temps 22 in the am but never got above 28 in the afternoon. Ice wasn't much of a problem unless the reel got wet. As I was casting suddenly my spool flew off the reel as did the winding plate and handle.... Wtf I freaked as I was in waist deep water and watch my handle sink and rool down river as my spool did the same rolling down with my running line flying off. Ugh I had to go in and grab both as I tried to use my Feet but I didn't want to destroy the finish on the reel so up to my armpit I go hand first lol it sucked ! I did get both back thank god. Once I got out if the river I noticed the center screw, it had broken off at the head and snapped! Has anyone experienced this in cold temps? As I couldn't believe it broke in half.
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I haven't, but could see the spool freezing to the screw with enough ice to sheer it.

On a related note, I had my whole Taupo come flying off the seat and drop into the D on the first fit of the season. It sat on the surface about 5 ft downstream, the immersion blender affect of the line sit spooling off from the running fish seems to keep it at the surface, til I could inch down and grab it, just as it got to the back.

Same thing happened next day, and I realized the rings were rattling loose on the cuorduroyed road.
It never occurred to me you were reeling incorrectly.:lildevl::lildevl:
It shouldn't be an issue with the latch on the Marquis.
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