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Issue of plastic spool lip of new 2013 Stella 5000

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#1 Kilsong

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:44 AM

I usually give some pressure with right hand with gloves on when filling lines on spools of spinning reels. I never have had any issue before. But when I spooled new 2013 Stella 5000, I felt my hand became hot. I stopped spooling and checked the lip of the spool. Surprisingly, the plastic lip was grinded.

#2 Alan Hawk

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:38 AM

Very interesting. Can you please post a few pictures of the problem? The spool lip of the 5000 Stella is not plastic so I'm quite confused.

#3 Kilsong

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

#4 Alan Hawk

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:39 PM

Thanks Kil


This is not the spool lip. The spool lip is this ring, and it's made from a very hard alloy and can't be ground.




What you are referring to is the front shroud. It used to be aluminium in the old reel but the spool of the new Stella has an integral drag tube forged from the same metal billet as the rest of the spool, and the shroud has become an external cosmetic part so it became synthetic. It's quite resilient as my tests show so far, but it's not a functional part and isn't designed to handle friction against the leather/fabric of a glove while spinning on a motorised winder :)

#5 Milkman

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

Ah, now that makes sence, i was confused also..

Edited by Milkman, 29 June 2013 - 06:41 PM.

#6 Mark Harris

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 08:09 AM

Spool manually Kil! :)

#7 Slazmo

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:20 PM

Same spool top furnishing on the Stradic Ci4+ spool... Sustain in the smaller sizes eg 2500 - easy to spot as there are 3 injection moulding dimples that you can see in that pic I posted up.


Looks like that they are reducing weight in certain areas to add to others and its going to make some terrible mistakes for the company in the next few years.

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