Originally Posted by small jaw hunter
I bought a closeout rod a few years ago and haven't used it much until the past few weeks and noticed that the reel can't be tightened down enough to keep it from moving, not much but enough to be annoying. I've tried 3 reels and it's the same with all of them. The locking nut tightens all the way to the wood insert but it's not enough. What can I do?
First, what kind of rod is it? Brand, model, and size? Are you trying to fit up reels that are appropriately sized?
Second, if there is no recourse to ask the manufacturer, then I would get some soft foam material and push a small amount into the top reel slot beneath the handle. I'd try to take up about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. I'd use a soft foam rather than something hard. Hopefully a little spacer like that will cause the reel seat to tighten up before the locking nut is advanced all the way.