Spinning reel knob replacement

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Spinning reel knob replacement

Post by lifeofRiley » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:59 pm

I'm thinking of replacing the foam knobs on my Stci4+ 2500fa's. What do you guys like? Could be either shimano oem or aftermarket, I am open to anything.

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Re: Spinning reel knob replacement

Post by rt dak » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:19 pm

I actually just ordered Shimano Yumeya cork knob for my Stradic FJ. I have them on one of my Curados and love them and my Cardiff C2000 came with a similar cork knob factory. Just wish they would fit my Lew's reels.

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Re: Spinning reel knob replacement

Post by i_am_R2 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:44 pm

I like the Shimano knobs that come on the 2500 and smaller sized reels like on the Stradic FK. That's what I replace mine with. Hope this helps!

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Re: Spinning reel knob replacement

Post by DrTrevorkian » Fri May 10, 2019 2:47 am

I put stock Power Grip II’s (baitcaster rubber knobs) on my 2500, 3000, & 4000 CI4+ FA’s and Sustain FG’s. I also replace the bushing with a bearing so that the knobs a dual bearing supported. I generally need to shim them a little to get the slack perfect. I think it transforms these late model reels.

I use stock Stella rubber “I” knobs on my 1000 CI4+ FA’s and Sustain FG’s and same process as the bigger models above, except I run a 2500 handle arm instead of the stock 1000 size. Really transforms those light little 1000’s into better feeling reels IMO.

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Re: Spinning reel knob replacement

Post by Slazmo » Fri May 10, 2019 3:49 am

Originally I was swapping the Septone rubber knobs etc out for the Avail POM knobs. Some say they're too slippery but honestly they've been going well for about 4 to 6 years now without complaint.

There is also a POM V2 knob which is a little more rounder. Super hard material so will never ever wear out.

Otherwise there are some OEM knobs which are the hard black rubber than Septone rubber... They're the ones to get for the OEM look and feel as aforementioned Stella FJ, Rarenium FB Ci4+ etc.

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Re: Spinning reel knob replacement

Post by TahoeDust » Sat May 11, 2019 9:52 am

https://www.hedgehog-studio.co.jp/product/2061

Super nice knob. I just put one on my Stella...

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Re: Spinning reel knob replacement

Post by Bubbleboy » Sun May 12, 2019 8:12 am

I hated the foam knob on my Stradic so I swapped it out with a left handed Shimano Septone knob, part number BNT4240. End cap part number is BNT4150. You’ll have to do some digging for the part number if you’re a righty.

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Re: Spinning reel knob replacement

Post by DrTrevorkian » Mon May 13, 2019 6:55 am

Yep, that’s what I was referring to in my post above! I can’t stand round knobs, and these baitcaster knobs are fantastic. Good point on the right and left handed versions. I’m a lefty and had to purchase accordingly.

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Re: Spinning reel knob replacement

Post by scrapiron » Tue May 14, 2019 11:32 am

Wow, what timing! I'm looking to replace the knob on a Stradic FJ 3000.

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