Carbontex washers

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yak64
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Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:57 am

I recently upgraded washers on a tr200g to new carbontex washers. These appear to make a huge difference in drag performance. Whereas previously on this reel the drag seemed to be in either on or off position.....and sometimes on "auto spin" :( the range of drag setting is wider and smoother. I now have some punches, high quality carbontex and cals grease, looking at the next reel upgrade :y:

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Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:26 pm

yak64 wrote:I recently upgraded washers on a tr200g to new carbontex washers. These appear to make a huge difference in drag performance. Whereas previously on this reel the drag seemed to be in either on or off position.....and sometimes on "auto spin" :( the range of drag setting is wider and smoother. I now have some punches, high quality carbontex and cals grease, looking at the next reel upgrade :y:


Who did you use for the carbontex mate ?

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Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:37 pm

awondering wrote:
yak64 wrote:I recently upgraded washers on a tr200g to new carbontex washers. These appear to make a huge difference in drag performance. Whereas previously on this reel the drag seemed to be in either on or off position.....and sometimes on "auto spin" :( the range of drag setting is wider and smoother. I now have some punches, high quality carbontex and cals grease, looking at the next reel upgrade :y:


Who did you use for the carbontex mate ?
I got from a guy in Australia that was recommended from the Tani reel repair forum...can get a link if interested

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Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:39 pm

yak64 wrote:
awondering wrote:
yak64 wrote:I recently upgraded washers on a tr200g to new carbontex washers. These appear to make a huge difference in drag performance. Whereas previously on this reel the drag seemed to be in either on or off position.....and sometimes on "auto spin" :( the range of drag setting is wider and smoother. I now have some punches, high quality carbontex and cals grease, looking at the next reel upgrade :y:


Who did you use for the carbontex mate ?
I got from a guy in Australia that was recommended from the Tani reel repair forum...can get a link if interested
Yep thanks... I have been for years using smooth drag in the states >>> http://www.smoothdrag.com/

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Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:18 pm

Hi Kev link is below
http://www.downriggershop.com.au/carbon ... shers.html Cost is $21.50 aus plus $1 postage. Only sell .5mm & 1mm. I think sheets are slighly bigger than smoothdrag. Postage hard to beat and quick.

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Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:42 pm

Able to do a set for others too...including greasing with cals grease and postage... Send a PM if interested cheers

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Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:58 am

I've had my TR200 for about 8 years and the drag seems to be going strong still . Landed hundreds of tarakihi and kahawai
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Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:05 pm

Hey Blair yes good bullet proof reels....it's not so much the drag not working but the carbontex washers give a smoother wider range of drag and an improvement in overall drag pressure....sounds like you have had your monies worth out of that reel!

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Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:02 pm

Thanks for the set you gave me, the drag feels a lot better

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Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:42 pm

It's certainly gone the distance that setup .Time for an upgrade though! rod handles have holes in them and the guides are starting to fall apart :lol: Okuma cortez is what i'm looking at next for a nice smooth reel and rod
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:57 pm

Which version of Cortez Blair

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Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:44 pm

Cortez 10 or CZ-5CS Can use for all sorts of different things. I want that drag incase kingfish turn up
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2.20kg Blue Cod- Tata Beach Golden Bay
2.15kg Trevally - Taylors Bay Mahia
2.10kg John Dory Taranaki Port
1.40kg Tarakihi - Whangawehi Mahia
1.21kg Gurnard - Tangoio Beach
20kg Thresher Shark- Urenui Beach

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Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:57 pm

I have the 5.....seems a good reel

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Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:32 pm

Tested the new carbontex drag washers for my TR200g on Saturday on some good sized kawhai.... Noticeable improvement in drag performance, the range of drag and overall smoothness of the drag...very happy with this upgrade...well worthwhile :y: :y: :y:

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Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:39 pm

The Carbontex drag washer upgrade is a pleasing performance boost to ones arsenal for relatively little cost . The idea of felt washers bunching on a big fish is a nightmare . Also very highly rate the Alan Tani website , great info especially the service break downs

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Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:16 pm

Thinking to buy a sheet, what size is better 1mm or 0.5mm, got several spinners and a couple of o/h and an alvey
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:04 pm

eynon wrote:Thinking to buy a sheet, what size is better 1mm or 0.5mm, got several spinners and a couple of o/h and an alvey
I bought one of each spinning reels were 1 mm and my overheads 0.5

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:13 pm

B0ydie wrote:
eynon wrote:Thinking to buy a sheet, what size is better 1mm or 0.5mm, got several spinners and a couple of o/h and an alvey
I bought one of each spinning reels were 1 mm and my overheads 0.5

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Wish it was a bit cheaper, 2 sheets is like a lifetime of reels.
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:39 pm

eynon wrote:
B0ydie wrote:
eynon wrote:Thinking to buy a sheet, what size is better 1mm or 0.5mm, got several spinners and a couple of o/h and an alvey
I bought one of each spinning reels were 1 mm and my overheads 0.5

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Wish it was a bit cheaper, 2 sheets is like a lifetime of reels.
Yes it is a lifetime of reels but still cheaper than paying for two sets of premade ones for only two reels

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:49 pm

Hi yes seems like a lot but the sheets though fairly small make a lot of washers.
You make want to send him info re the reels you own and suitable thickness or pull the reels apart and confirm...though think you will definitely need the 1mm. You may find someone on here that wants to go halves.

Happy to punch out washer sets for others. As a guide I can provide a set of 4 carbontex washers to upgrade a shimano TR200g or TR100g for $14.50. This includes applying cals drag grease if wanted and postage within NZ. If you have other sets in mind or need individual drag washers as long as you have the inner and outer washer dimensions and thickness please feel free to contact. PM me to enquire.

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