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Old 10-28-2011, 10:44 AM
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I just pruchased a new Lamson Konic 4. it seems like a really nice reel, with a smooth drag. I have been a devotee of the Teton Tioga Reels, but since the company sold out, and the waranties are now void, I have decided to sell off the tiogas and buy new. The Konic 4 is going to replace my Tioga 10. My question is this....is there any special care that the Konic requires? Lubing? Cleaning? etc.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:23 AM
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look at the bottom for the part about maintenance. Odd place to find information...the manufacturer's web site.
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I was on the site. Thats where I found out how to switch from left hand retreive to right. I was looking for someone with actual experience with the reel as it has been my experience that sometimes there are little nuances that manufacturers gloss over, but thanks for the sarcasm.
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This goes for all reels, but especially for the Lamson's- try to keep the spool and body together as often as possible, and be very careful not to get debris in the drag assembly when they're separated.

Other than that, don't store it wet/soggy, and rinse thoroughly after saltwater exposure, and you should have no troubles.
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This goes for all reels, but especially for the Lamson's- try to keep the spool and body together as often as possible, and be very careful not to get debris in the drag assembly when they're separated.

Other than that, don't store it wet/soggy, and rinse thoroughly after saltwater exposure, and you should have no troubles.
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I've heard from a friend that fishing Lamson reels in salt has resulted in some not so nice pitting on the spool. I assume Lamson puts a finish over the metal to protect it, but I'm not sure.
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I've heard from a friend that fishing Lamson reels in salt has resulted in some not so nice pitting on the spool. I assume Lamson puts a finish over the metal to protect it, but I'm not sure.
In all but the two lowest priced Lamsons, they have Type 3 anodizing which is much harder and corrosion resistant than most other reels Type 2 anodizing.
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Default Re: Lamson Konic

This is one brand of reel I have never fished (though the Vanquish is very cool looking). My curiosity is piqued by the above comment regagrding contamination of the drag system; are the mating conical surfaces of the drag exposed when the spool is removed?
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Default Re: Lamson Konic

In a word, yes. When the spool is removed from the reel there is a hole where the spool shaft goes into the drag assembly so moisture/debris can enter the anti-reverse bearing and the drag pieces.
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