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I was talking to a guy from Shimano today. I asked him about a real I purchased. It has a wiffle spool. He suggested putting a ring of tape around the spool to avoid saltwater getting in. I thought this was a great idea, I certaintly never heard of it.

I am sure it is the oldest trick in the book, however I certainly didn't know it. I hope it helps.

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don't know but, if you gotta full spool of line, how's the naclh2o gonna get in there? sounds like an employee that don't fish much 2 me. jmho
 

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I think it is valid

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don't know but, if you gotta full spool of line, how's the naclh2o gonna get in there? sounds like an employee that don't fish much 2 me. jmho
Well I can cast a 100 yds so it could be a problem:) Jk I don't know perhaps if it get dunken then rinsed then pushed back in...I can't see where 1 thickness of tape would hurt...
 

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I've heard the same thing about the tape. The wiffle spool is to decrease weight, I believe. I'll stay w/ shimano.
 

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Exactly

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I've heard the same thing about the tape. The wiffle spool is to decrease weight, I believe. I'll stay w/ shimano.
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Yeah, that is the reason for the wiffle spool to decrease the weight. The above post is referencing a Shimano Chronarch 100B. I really am looking forward to using this reel this weekend. I like Penn's too for surf fishing....However I wade fish 90% percent of the time.

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I've got a Curado 200BSF with the wiffle spool and I wrap a layer of the white teflon plumbers tape around it prior to spooling up with Power Pro. It adds no weight and prevents water from working down through the line and into the internal parts of the reel.
 

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Great tip

I am glad you guys said plummers tape. I never new about this. This is a great trick. Guess I am a little bit behind the ball.

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So, I am assuming it would be beneficial for the chronarch 50 mg as well? Interesting, I might have to try that. Although I could see that if water did work in, then the tape would work against you unless you take your reel apart every time which we dont.
 

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It seems to me though that if you did not tape it and water got in it would either run back out or evaporate pretty quickly, that is unless you store your rods in a a/c place. I will not be doing this to any of mine, it just doesn't sound that logical. Water, if dunked will leak through tape unless you put quite a bit on there. The teflon would have to be wrapped numerous times to get a solid seal. Seems to me this would be cut your line capacity down also; not very much, but its still a loss.
 
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