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Old 07-14-2014, 05:38 AM
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Broke the reel handle on one of my Stradic 8000FJ reels on Saturday. This is the second time I have had a handle break at the pin, last year it was on a Sargosa 18000. Is there anyone that is making a machined, high quality replacement handle assembly for these reels?

I thought a lot more of Shimano than some of the crap I have dealt with on them lately. Bearings going, gummed up bails even after cleaning, corroding parts etc.
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Trust me......it's not just Shimano.

There is a never ending stream of newer reels showing up in my shop. I am baffled at the lack of quality materials.

I just want to ask. Have you ever removed the two small screws on the handle plate and dropped a few drops of ReelX or CorrosionX in there?

Those reel handles need service. I am amazed at the number of frozen handles that show up on the reels I get.

I do offer some aftermarket handles that will fit either of them. they are beefy and they do have a bearing in them. The small T-bars in deluxe or regular style will fit either of those reels...or an anodized ball in silver would work as well.

If either is due for a service, send them in and I can do the handles while here. Or you can drill out the old pins and mount these yourself.

Here is a link to my handles thread...http://www.thehulltruth.com/fishing-...w-handles.html
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I have problems with line roller bearings going.. I have spares that i bought.. Once i swap to better ones i have not had problems.

I think they went cheaper on some of those components.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
Trust me......it's not just Shimano.

There is a never ending stream of newer reels showing up in my shop. I am baffled at the lack of quality materials.

I just want to ask. Have you ever removed the two small screws on the handle plate and dropped a few drops of ReelX or CorrosionX in there?

Those reel handles need service. I am amazed at the number of frozen handles that show up on the reels I get.

I do offer some aftermarket handles that will fit either of them. they are beefy and they do have a bearing in them. The small T-bars in deluxe or regular style will fit either of those reels...or an anodized ball in silver would work as well.

If either is due for a service, send them in and I can do the handles while here. Or you can drill out the old pins and mount these yourself.

Here is a link to my handles thread...http://www.thehulltruth.com/fishing-...w-handles.html
Thanks for the link but the handle itself is not the issue on this one. The pivot point on the shaft where the handle turns 90 degrees sheared off and the entire handle went in the water. I need the entire shaft and handle. Heck the actual handle and bearing were in great shape. In fact the whole reel was one of my better ones since it had just been serviced. I guess it's hard to see weak metal at the retention pin.

By the way, those handles look badass.
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