Fuego LT ticking noise

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Fuego LT ticking noise

Postby Tim Kelly » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:15 am

Fishing in the heat on Saturday my relatively new Fuego LT developed a ticking sound. Couldn't see any line or grass seeds or anything caught in the rotor, so carried on using it, and being irritated by the noise. Got it out to have a look into the problem tonight and spent some time peering at it to determine where the noise was coming from. Thought it seemed to be the rotor and so was about to take it apart to investigate when I noticed something...

Turns out the bit of red trim under the rotor than says "Magseal" is a bit of metallic tape, and it had become unstuck at one end and was responsible. Pulled it out so it won't do it again. Sticky tape? Really? LOL. Got a ballistic coming, hope they went with paint on that one!
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Re: Fuego LT ticking noise

Postby LowRange » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:44 pm

Are the magseal space fluids ok?

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Re: Fuego LT ticking noise

Postby Kurt L » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:09 pm

Other than that... how do you like the reel? I'm a Shimano guy who is unimpressed by their latest reels and looking for options and the Ballistic has my attention.

Thanks, Kurt

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Re: Fuego LT ticking noise

Postby Tim Kelly » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:33 pm

I really like the reel. The only thing I've found that I'm not so sure about is that the drag knob is quite big and only takes a very light pressure to adjust, as a result I've noticed that I inadvertently brushed my hand on it a couple of times and moved the drag setting. Fortunately it clicks when you move it, so I was alerted, but I've never noticed that happening with any reel previously. Otherwise the reel is amazingly smooth, light and solid feeling. Looking forward to the Ballistic arriving to see whether there's enough of a difference to justify double the price of the fuego.


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