this may sound like a bit of a dumb problem to have - never had
this before with any other spin reel (including Shimano and Okuma)
- Alan H, you have had a good look internally at both the Latest Catalina & the Latest Saltiga - so you might be able to shed some light on this problem???? Help?
I have a brand new Catalina 5000 (thought I would give Daiwa's good gear a go - the technology sounds really advanced.... and Alan gave the Catalina a pretty darn good review!
- I took it out once for a good fish (Deep water Jig/30lb +), and had it upto around max drag at times (say 14kg),
However, I now find that I can't take the handle off - ie. it seems to be locked
on hard? (right hand side) and I don't want to force the handle (by
holding the rotor in place) too hard and trying to unscrew it... - incase I break/start stripping
the gearing.. and I would be HUGELY grumpy if I did that...
The new Catalina is one where the handle "screws" ONTO the steam/main gear - ie.
it is not part of the stem that goes through the reel..
Not sure if this has anything to do with it, but when I got the reel, I had to
change the handle (from left to right), and didn't change the little
rubber washer (that was on the blank/plug side) across to the handle
side- at the time - presumably this was just a seal...but who knows?
Are there any tricks to getting these Daiwa Handles off when stuck hard?
Never had this ever on any other reel? and I don't want to break this
expensive piece of kit......any help very much appreciated!!