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#11170277 - 10/17/15 05:46 PM Wally Marshal solo reel question
SlabHappy Offline
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I just got a solo reel for a jiggin pole I am building with a fly reel seat. When I looked at the reel, looks as though it reels with your left hand or backwards with your right. Does anyone know if you can switch it?

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#11170297 - 10/17/15 05:55 PM Re: Wally Marshal solo reel question [Re: SlabHappy]
Jig Man Offline
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Never used one but it says converts from left to right. Maybe the knob unscrews and moves from side to side...
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#11170362 - 10/17/15 06:28 PM Re: Wally Marshal solo reel question [Re: SlabHappy]
Grainraiser Offline
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Here is a video that shows you how to switch sides https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naUUWqH-wy4

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#11170385 - 10/17/15 06:47 PM Re: Wally Marshal solo reel question [Re: SlabHappy]
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Ya gotta love youtube.... cheers
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#11170449 - 10/17/15 07:37 PM Re: Wally Marshal solo reel question [Re: SlabHappy]
SlabHappy Offline
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Thanks.

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#11170821 - 10/18/15 06:51 AM Re: Wally Marshal solo reel question [Re: SlabHappy]
SlabHappy Offline
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Well, ruined the first one. Bearing sure wasn't just a tap to get out. Pulled it out and 6 tiny bearings went all over my bench. Put them back in, but it didn't want to go back in the other way, so I forced it. The bearing in the video was a metal bearing, mine was a cheezey little plastic ring sleeve. Well, I crushed it. Why would Academy advertise these as a right hand reel, then out of the box they are set up for left hand retrieve, and an engineer can't even figure out how to convert?

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#11170950 - 10/18/15 10:03 AM Re: Wally Marshal solo reel question [Re: SlabHappy]
Jig Man Offline
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but we are good at math... grin

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#11171176 - 10/18/15 02:10 PM Re: Wally Marshal solo reel question [Re: SlabHappy]
Sandwich Maker Offline
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Registered: 01/21/03
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They had some design failures with this reel. One of the main ones is the change you tried. Lews has been real good to make things right. I know how frustating it can be with new stuff that doesn't work, but with new designs it happens. Call Lews at 1-877-470-5397 and I can promise they'll do you right.
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