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#10947716 - 06/29/15 08:13 PM My new rods rattle
stiener Offline

Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 63
Loc: Como,Tx
I purchaced 2 new Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger rods for flathead fishing. They are 7' 1 piece medium heavy. They both have a rattle when you shake them. The rattle is coming from the two lower guides on both rods. I inspected the guides and eyes on both rods but nothing seems to be loose. What is causing the rattle? Any help would be appreciated!!

#10952271 - 07/01/15 08:20 PM Re: My new rods rattle [Re: stiener]
Dicster Offline

Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 297
Loc: Rendon, TX
Might wanna check the reel seat tightner. The ring of it could be loose

#10952495 - 07/01/15 10:24 PM Re: My new rods rattle [Re: stiener]
J.StoneRepairs Offline

Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 240
Loc: Waco
I've had rods that rattled before. I'm no rod expert though and they still caught tons of fish. Hope you find out what it is.


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