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Okuma Ignite Spinning reels?

6/19/16 @ 7:18 PM
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jbird68
jbird68
User since 1/24/05

I have two Okuma Ignite spinning reels.

One is a 25a with 12lb. Fireline Crystal(First Generation) and the other is a 40a with 20 lb Fireline Crystal (Latest version). But I think I have a problem with the 25a. It just feels heavy while I'm reeling in my lures. I've also had mono on this reel and feels the same way. The 40a is easy to reel in. Why would the 25a feel like the line is dragging on something? I've had the reel apart and it looks good inside. It's a nice reel but just feels heavy when I am reeling it in. 




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6/24/16 @ 9:56 PM
jbird68
jbird68
User since 1/24/05

Headed to vacation tomorrow. Maybe I'll call them when I get back. If the past has a gouge on the surface the roller rubs against maybe I can get a new part. I'm thinking it would be the bail and roller assembly. 

6/23/16 @ 10:24 AM
tstoeger
Troy Stoeger
User since 4/2/02

Call Okuma, they're a stand up company and will take care of you. If they have replacement parts on hand, they should, it looks like a current model, then they should be able to get them to you. 

Troy Stoeger Guide Service
(920) 277-5578
6/20/16 @ 8:53 PM
jbird68
jbird68
User since 1/24/05

I think I figured it out. The line roller is not turning very easily. I took it apart and it seems to turn freely. But when I put it back together the roller only turns part of the time. The 40a spins a lot freer. 

6/20/16 @ 8:18 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01

so this reel was never smooth?

then it's probably worth at least a phone call to the mfg as offered... or take it in or send it to a repair shop to be cleaned

sure sound like the grease in the reel has been compromised or something got into the workings

6/20/16 @ 6:30 PM
jbird68
jbird68
User since 1/24/05

 I don't expect anything for free. I did expect the reel to feel smooth.  The 40a is smooth and I was just wondering why the 25a is not.  


I didn't contact them because the reel is more than 2 years old. 

6/20/16 @ 1:23 PM
Tim Zwieg
User since 1/10/12

jbird, when you say help, will they give you new reels.  Probably not.  Will they fix them for you?  most definately.  Might you have to pay a couple of dollars.  perhaps yes, but the downside is that you jsut ignore the problem and never get it fixed.  Yes I am on Okuma's Pro Staff,  I happen to know that they will take care of you fairly.  Below is a link to the service center, or if you woudl rather call them, their number is:

909-923-2828


http://blogv2.okumafishing.com/2015/04/okuma-warranty-and-service-center-instructions/


6/20/16 @ 12:06 PM
Badgerloader
User since 4/10/11

Jbird: why haven't you contacted Okuma? Use your computer and send them an email.

6/20/16 @ 9:02 AM
jbird68
jbird68
User since 1/24/05

 They are about 2 years old with little use. Probably won't get any help from Okuma

6/20/16 @ 8:40 AM
Tim Zwieg
User since 1/10/12

Possibly the grease in reel is all gummed up, call Okuma for an Return Authorization number and send it in, they will take care of it.

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