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by fishing_tx
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Quantum Smoke S3 Inshore - Mine has a flaw - anyone else?
Replies: 0
Views: 3441

Quantum Smoke S3 Inshore - Mine has a flaw - anyone else?

So, I have a Quantum Smoke S3 Inshore 40 (SSM40XPT), and it is a big upgrade from the prior Smoke Inshore spinners. First, the aluminum drive and oscillation gear finally put this into the category of actually being a saltwater reel vs. a freshwater reel. I took it apart and am happy with most every...
by fishing_tx
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Need to find parts for new Reel
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: Need to find parts for new Reel

Thanks, I'll send it in.

Let the suits know that a sacrificial plastic trim piece should not be designed as a frame component. That seems wasteful.
by fishing_tx
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Need to find parts for new Reel
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Need to find parts for new Reel

So, like an idiot, I forgot to go lefty-tighty on my CUDC151HG. Ended up scratching the handle, and dropped and the plastic top cover on the frame (above the level wind) cracked.

I don't know where to get parts to fix this. Can you help?
by fishing_tx
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Storage for plastics
Replies: 8
Views: 5126

Re: Storage for plastics

Infuriatingly, all the plastics pouches I have seen for sale have easily rusted eyes and rings. I have taken to using an offshore style bag that has mesh/clear plastic sections. The one I have is like the Plano Z-Series Wrap. They're only $20, and they hold a ton of plastics in a way that's easy to ...
by fishing_tx
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Calais CL200 ARB
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

Re: Calais CL200 ARB

Installed the new sideplate, replaced all bearings, and replaced the gears. Smooth as silk - thanks!
by fishing_tx
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Bearing for BNT1507
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Re: Bearing for BNT1507

Thanks.
by fishing_tx
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Bearing for BNT1507
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Bearing for BNT1507

OK, assuming I get the right tools, I expect that I can get the pin out, but what size bearing sits on the BNT1507?

If you have any notes on the best tool to remove and replace the pin, that would help too.
by fishing_tx
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: How many rods?
Replies: 30
Views: 19723

Re: How many rods?

Depends on the conditions, but I usually take three for the inevitable break off or wind knot issue. I always want to have a backup rod rigged the same as my first rod so that I can quickly go after the fish that are there. I fish for redfish at night near cover in most cases, if they wrap me up, I ...
by fishing_tx
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 80
Views: 20798

Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Got the lefty 151 HG in the mail today. Neat reel, cannot wait to get it on the water. I've been fishing with spinning reels mostly for the last two years because I like them in the yak. I can't believe how much more natural the left hand retrieve feels. I guess I'm going to have to by five more lef...
by fishing_tx
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: I Need Help Choosing a Inshore Reel!
Replies: 18
Views: 17036

Re: I Need Help Choosing a Inshore Reel!

For what you want, a 2500 size spinner is the right size to throw things like soft plastics on 1/8 oz. jigheads. You're not going to get a "sealed" reel of any quality for that price, just learn how to keep your reel dry, rinse off after trips, and open up your reel to maintain it, and you'll be fin...
by fishing_tx
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Calais CL200 ARB
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

Re: Calais CL200 ARB

Wow, this kind of makes the effort I’ve put in worthwhile. Thank you sir, message sent!
by fishing_tx
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Calais CL200 ARB
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

Re: Calais CL200 ARB

To note, I'm probably going to source a side plate with the newer style ARB carrier and see if that will work. I expect the main drive gear shaft length will not be an issue, but I've already sourced the replacement bearing so, it's a backup if I upgrading the carrier doesn't work. Will have to do s...
by fishing_tx
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Calais CL200 ARB
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

Re: Calais CL200 ARB

Here you go. Yep, I have verified in quite a few images that this version of the clutch is common in the Calais 200 series once I got further into it. Then, there's a second version that fits your "normal" Shimano clutches where the bearing carrier is shaped to fit the clutch you're used to. You can...
by fishing_tx
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Calais CL200 ARB
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

Re: Calais CL200 ARB

Ok, got the bearing out. It is 12 mm x 10 mm x 14 mm. Found the bearing using markings. It is an NTN HF 1012. It is perfectly cylindrical on the outside and fits in an aluminum carrier in the side plate that itself is perfectly cylindrical and is 14mm in diameter. There is no way that the Shimano be...