Replacing Lox Yoshi Reel Seat

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Gluey
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Replacing Lox Yoshi Reel Seat

#1 Post by Gluey » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:43 pm

Hi Guys,

I have a nice little lox yoshi bream rod which I love but being a bit of an aesthetic snob I was looking to change the reel seat where the thread isn't visible. I wouldn't have the faintest idea of the process needed to do this?

Is it possible for somebody completely inexperienced like myself to change a reel seat with that sort of specifics without damaging the blank?

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Re: Replacing Lox Yoshi Reel Seat

#2 Post by Silverback » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:02 am

Its not that hard buddy
If your not keeping the old real seat
You can very carefully slice long ways down the length of it
Most seats are packed out from the blank with a series of tape wraps
So you have some room between it and the blank .
Or sometimes soak it in boiling water which softens the glue and it will slide off
Another trick I use if trying to save part off broken rods
Is to put a 12 volt battery charger clamps on the blank each end of the component
Turn it on wait 5mins and every thing just slides straight of
Ops this only works on carbon fiber or graphite blanks
Cheers Mark
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Re: Replacing Lox Yoshi Reel Seat

#3 Post by PA14Duncan » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:06 am

blanks taper at the tip so generally you will slide seat on from the tip? not so easy with all the guides on the rod
its a big job to remove all guides and re bind especially if you are inexperienced.
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