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Out of interest which is the largest braking block that comes with the 7HT?

The red ones are longer but the black ones seem to be wider at the rim.

Im running red at the moment but am happy with performance so am thinking of going down a size.

Also what oil do people recommend for the bearings and which parts need greasing?

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Hi iw5,

PM The Reel Doctor, I am sure that he will give you the information required.

I am an Abu man, can't help with Daiwa.

Cheers

Drew
 

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iw5, if your happy with performance why change? if you are casting the reel without trouble as is, stick with it and improve your casting style to get better distance. I have dabbled with reel tuning for many years and i can ussure you the difference between a fast and slow reel make very little difference in terms of distance. You hear and read allot about oil bearings ect lots of this is rubbish people buy ceramic bearings because they are faster and then add thick oil to slow them down :rolleyes: cant get my head round that one.

Stick with whats working for you and try to improve your style first, a good style with slow reel will always work better than a fast reel and poor style. :D

REGARDS Ryan.
 

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Thanks Ryan , all good points and taken on board.

The blocks thing is more out of curiosity and the oil i need to know whats good as i currently dont have any and need some to maintain the reel. I have some freebie stuff that came with a okuma boat reel which i have been using till can get some advice on what people use in general.

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iw5, try engine oil just the normal stuff you use to top up your engine will be fine, there realy is no need for specialist oils for standard fishing or casting. I use ep80 gearbox oil in some of my reels this thick oil really damps down a fast reel. However 7ht's are not fast and are ussally real sweet to cast so use something a little thinner.

Reels braked Centrifugally really work at the start of the cast to control the reel at high revs, as your spools revs drop so does the braking affect. Mags work the same the faster the spool revs the more braking force is applied. Thus if your getting frap ups at the start of the cast adjust the blocks / mags if its frapping once its well away look at line lay, line level, oil viscosity or a combination of all.

If you feel the reel is holding back try smaller blocks, thinner oil, higher line level, but be careful a reel thats fine on the field in good conditions will be a handfull on a beach with the wind in yer face. :(

Hope my ramblings are of some help.

All the best Ryan.
 
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