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Old 10-07-2013, 08:41 PM
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Default Ross Momentum LT #5 squeak!

Hey guys I purchased this reel last year but I haven't really put it to the test yet but I noticed the other day that when the drag is tight the reel squeaks a but. The reel feels fine though the drag feels smooth even when tight and feels like it just came out of the box. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with this reel or had a similar experience. Thanks guys.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:39 AM
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Default Re: Ross Momentum LT #5 squeak!

I get a little squeak now and then on my Ross Evolutions. When I do I just put a bit of lithium grease on the shaft of the reel and it always takes care of the problem. Worth a try.
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Default Re: Ross Momentum LT #5 squeak!

My guess is greasing up the shaft will solve the issue as was already stated.
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Default Re: Ross Momentum LT #5 squeak!

My wife has a Ross Rhythm on a 4-weight and a couple years ago during pre-trip-prep, I did a nice thing and put a drop of reel oil on the spindle for her. Good thing we have back up everything because I ruined her Rhythm. I had to send it back to Ross who told me I contaminated the drag mechanism by lubricating the reel. They sent it back good as new and told me not to lube their reels...OK, fine. Anyway, I had used Hardy medium viscosity reel oil and it apparently traveled down the spindle into the drag. A viscous grease should not do that but beware the Ross-Lubrication Conundrum.
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