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    Default orvis dxr question

    quick question,
    is it possible to switch the retrieve in these reels?
    if so does anyone know how?
    thanks,

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    Default Re: orvis dxr question

    Yes, I had a couple of them and I know that I switched one from right to left. I would need a picture of the inside to be able to remember how it is done. Mine were anti reverse reels, is that what we're talking about?

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    Default Re: orvis dxr question

    no, direct drive. heres a pic-

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    Default Re: orvis dxr question

    Using the correct Philip's screw driver; remove the screw holding the pawl in place. Change the direction of the pawl opposite to what it is curently pointed (from pointing left to pointing right) and put the retaining screw back. Try the reel....................

    I think that's all there is to that kind.

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    If that isn't the quick fix then you will need to remove the 2 screws that hold the bracket retaining the offset drag gear. The gear may need to be flipped over to change directions.

    There is nothing you can really mess up so long as you work on a nice flat surface and don't drop any screws You may have to do both the flip the gear and change the slant of the click pawl.

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    Default Re: orvis dxr question

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Using the correct Philip's screw driver; remove the screw holding the pawl in place. Change the direction of the pawl opposite to what it is curently pointed (from pointing left to pointing right) and put the retaining screw back. Try the reel....................

    I think that's all there is to that kind.

    ---------- Post added at 07:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:08 PM ----------

    If that isn't the quick fix then you will need to remove the 2 screws that hold the bracket retaining the offset drag gear. The gear may need to be flipped over to change directions.

    There is nothing you can really mess up so long as you work on a nice flat surface and don't drop any screws You may have to do both the flip the gear and change the slant of the click pawl.
    No, I've got mine right in front of me and it's even easier than that.

    All you do is slide the center gear up off the center spindle, flip it over, and slide it back on. No need to unscrew anything. The one-way clutch is built into the gear assembly, and when you turn it upside down you reverse the direction of the clutch.

    I just did it on my own reel to be sure it works, and it does.

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    Default Re: orvis dxr question

    That's the stuff Mouch,

    This is when we see how the forum can work to help with a question. With so many people and so many reels out there there's always someone who can help. I sent you some Rep for that answer

    Good one,

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    Default Re: orvis dxr question

    ahhhhh... love this place!!
    thanks guys

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