BAAAAD KARMA

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Olive bugger, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Last night I was fiddling with my little Hardy Flyweight reel. I noticed that the
    handle was at an odd angle. A closer look revealed that the spool is bent and there
    us a small gap between the frame and the spool. Good news is that the frame is ok.
    I suppose that I can still fish it, with a 2 wt line, there is not much chance of a big
    fish taking off and bending it further. Leader will protect me. However, I alwasys seem
    to hook fish way too big for my gear. HAHAHAHAHA.

    I have NO IDEA how I could have bent the spool. It looks to be pretty tough.
    I can buy a new spool and be back in the game, but this one is still useable.
  2. psycho Active Member

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    Probably the spindle and not the spool. It is pretty difficult to bend a spool.
  3. Olive bugger Active Member

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    No, it is the spool. A small section around the handle. The rest of it is tight against the frame.

    I wondered about bending the spool myself. But the handle is not 90 degrees, more like 85, and there is a definite bow in the spool at the handle. Have no idea how that could happen.
  4. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Send it to Bill Archuletta. If it can be fixed, he can fix it. He has an outstanding reputation for keeping Hardys and other reels working for a lifetime after they experience a near-fatal accident.

    Sg
  5. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Thanls. I have done that before with my Zenity. He does good work,
    I have his card so I will call him tomorrow.
  6. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    You probably sat on it. It was so small you didn't feel it with your ass so big.
  7. Olive bugger Active Member

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    HAHAHAHAHA!

    Skinny cheeks. That ain't me.