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Old 02-28-2019, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sicomono31 View Post
Looking for suggestions and information on quality non electric teaser reels. Had a pair of Maxels and they are garbage. Thanks in advance.
I was planning on getting the Maxels from Tackle Direct to run on my 26' Cobia. I have not seen them in person but they looked decent at a good price. What issues did you have with them?

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Old 02-28-2019, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by PriorEngagement View Post
I was planning on getting the Maxels from Tackle Direct to run on my 26' Cobia. I have not seen them in person but they looked decent at a good price. What issues did you have with them?

Josh
Not particularly high quality. They will corrode and priced ridiculously high their quality. If you really want them, buy em cheap where they come from. But even cheap, they still corrode.

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Old 02-28-2019, 05:22 PM
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Iím really happy with the quality of the Brocraft. I probably paid too much but they work great. One thing to note... pay attention that you donít throw a chain on there with a hook. All you will here is the line pop
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:10 AM
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This may be a really dumb question, but I have Brocraft teaser reels and they have locked up. How do you get them apart to grease? The plastic wheel itself seems to be fixed to the top so unscrewing the bottom "drag" doesn't do anything.
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:13 PM
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Remove the plug in the drag knob. There is a screw into the shaft under the plug to prevent the knob from coming off. Remove the screw and everything should come part..... remove the knob, washers and the drag assembly and the spool should come off the shaft. Clean and grease everything before reassembly.
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Dang, I meant to take pics of my "poor man" Senator 4/0's this weekend attached to the T-Top as I am too tall for the fancy ones and I also store my life jackets overhead....they work fine for squid teasers and I run dredges from the cleat...
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:42 AM
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Default I use reel colors pancake reels

had them powder coated for xtra corrosion protection

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Old 04-01-2019, 05:49 AM
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I must have gotten the defective Brocrafts, they seized up almost immediately, mainly because the "rubber" washer was useless, it couldn't expand back to let the reel spin.
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by KRV View Post
Remove the plug in the drag knob. There is a screw into the shaft under the plug to prevent the knob from coming off. Remove the screw and everything should come part..... remove the knob, washers and the drag assembly and the spool should come off the shaft. Clean and grease everything before reassembly.
If you did not originally replace the screws and washers with SS, now is the time to do it.
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by flophouse View Post
I must have gotten the defective Brocrafts, they seized up almost immediately, mainly because the "rubber" washer was useless, it couldn't expand back to let the reel spin.
What "rubber washer"?
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Old 04-01-2019, 07:02 AM
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The part between the reel and the other metal base. Once the base is tightened against the washer it doesn't expand back out.


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Old 04-01-2019, 07:22 AM
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Hmmm. Not having that issue. I am going to take a look though because there is a better material than a rubber washer. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Old 04-01-2019, 07:28 AM
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I think my issue may be more with the metal base plate between the metal and rubber washers. It's extremely tight, I had to go medieval to get it apart. If it was looser it should work fine. But once it's tightened down there's no backing off, it's just firmly on. Overall I like the reel, just need to maybe file down the base plate opening so it's looser.
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Old 04-05-2019, 11:40 AM
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I did more work on this and to close the loop, one of my Brocrafts was good and one was defective and causing all the issues. The problem was the middle metal spindle was off, a very slight manufacturers defect. It caused the metal plate to lock up on it and not break free when the drag was loosened. I didn't figure this out until I started switching parts and found that the "bad" components worked on the good spindle. Anyways, probably a fine product and I got a lemon that was so close it would be hard to catch when produced.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by flophouse View Post
I did more work on this and to close the loop, one of my Brocrafts was good and one was defective and causing all the issues. The problem was the middle metal spindle was off, a very slight manufacturers defect. It caused the metal plate to lock up on it and not break free when the drag was loosened. I didn't figure this out until I started switching parts and found that the "bad" components worked on the good spindle. Anyways, probably a fine product and I got a lemon that was so close it would be hard to catch when produced.

thanks for the update, Iím going to order these and give them a try. Thanks for the review.
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