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#12807776 - 06/27/18 01:48 PM Centrifugal Brakes Problem
5PounderOnAFrog Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 335
Loc: Conroe
Reposting here because I haven't got a single reply on the Rods & Reels forum since posting 2 days ago.

I have a couple old Revos and Bantam Curados with centrifugal braking systems and am having a bit of trouble with the settings staying in place. I usually like to have only 2 brakes engaged but after a couple long casts I start losing distance and can tell that more of the brakes have engaged. So after every 30ish minutes of casting I will end up having to take off the side plate and turn off the (usually 2 extra) random brakes that kicked on. Then of course my feel for the reel is all messed up so usually the first cast after readjusting leads to a huge bird nest.

Is there something I am doing wrong? I always turn on the brakes so that they are symmetrical even though I don't think that would cause this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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#12807787 - 06/27/18 01:58 PM Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
shotgunwilly Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 861
The brake tabs may be worn out. You can try replacing them.

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#12807799 - 06/27/18 02:09 PM Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
5Redman8 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 3122
Loc: Forney
Take all brakes off but the two you need.
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#12807955 - 06/27/18 03:55 PM Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
leethefishking Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 1709
Loc: San Marcos, TX
Shimano will send you new ones for the curator for a few cents

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#12807994 - 06/27/18 04:27 PM Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
leethefishking Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 1709
Loc: San Marcos, TX
Curado.

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#12809522 - 06/28/18 07:35 PM Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5Redman8]
Ken A. Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10155
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
Take all brakes off but the two you need.


+1

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#12809653 - 06/28/18 09:03 PM Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13272
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Sounds like you have an issue if the brakes are setting themselves after a few casts. You should have them looked at to see what exactly the problem is or just get you some Lews reels instead.

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