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Old 04-03-2006, 06:21 PM
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Uses for a Litespeed

Well after my reel locked up for the second time I was none too happy and a buddy of mine came up for an alternative use for it.
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:22 PM
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But wait, there's hope afterall.
They've come up with a new roller bearing clutch thingy that's suposed to solve all the problems. I'll let you know how it works out in a year or so. Meanwhile it performs nicely as a Sammy opener.
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:24 PM
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I used to fish mine for ocean coho... DOH
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Old 04-04-2006, 06:53 AM
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IMHO Any beer fizz that comes into the slightest contact with the finish of the opener/reel will cause it to corrode over time. I believe I read a recent article in Apres Fish / Beer that a weekly dousing in Beer-Tex will help alleviate the problem
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:13 AM
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Jim,

Can they retro fit that new clutch to existing reels?
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:38 AM
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yes the old models can be retro fitted and lamson will take care of any reels showing corrosion. apparently the new torrington clutch/bearing models are stainless steel.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:40 AM
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Does the new clutch fit the Velocity series reels?
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:14 AM
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Jim good luck with the Lammy.

Every time I sent one back there was a new update to "solve the problem"

Solution: bought Bauer/Tibor and will never look back.
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:16 AM
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Not sure about the velocity but I bet they've addressed the problems in that area as well, definately worth giving them a call. Though I jest about using it as a bottle opener it's performed well while it's in good condition. I hope the new SS part does the trick, it will take a year or a dunking and a bluefin before confidence is restored.
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:41 AM
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Juro- as of the start of the 2005 season all the 3 and up lamson's got the ss clutch. this goes for all models and is retro fitable (nice) for all.
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:17 AM
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I'm in the market for a new reel and after reading all these comments Tibor is the reel. Check other reports on the web and you'll see why Tibor comes out on top.
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:44 AM
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OK you got my curiosity - why?
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:30 AM
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Because we didn't have an opener....

I know you're refering to the Tibor comment, just had to throw that in.

There are many good reels out there. If I were in the market for a top of the line reel I'd look not only at the quality of the reel but the chances that the company producing it will be around to service it and that's tough to say these days.
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:43 AM
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Tibor have made their duds too. I have a spring creek without the new constalub system and it will practically freespool if wet even on full drag. It dries out a bit then gets choppy, strange for a reel designed to protect light tippets. The good thing about it is that it is very light and looks good but probably a cheaper reel like a pflueger trion would actually be better.
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:05 PM
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The reason I settled on the Tibor Riptide is researching the other boards . Very little if any problems with the Tibor. Jim W. hit the nail on the head. I could be wrong but Tibor will be around for a long time. I also considered Able but it's been sold and who knows what will happen. I've talked to several owners of Tibors and they like them very much. Just my .02 FishHawk
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