i am a idiot

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by kaous, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. kaous

    kaous New Member

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    Do ya'll ever get that feeling like your the biggest idiot in the world at that very time ?? Well i did today. I was sitting here cleaning my reels and rods cause i got a bunch of mud all over them and i was takeing my reels apart when i realized (after i cleaned them) that i had no clue how to put them back together.:bulgy-eyes: Well then i started to look for the paper to explain to me how to put the reels back together when i remembered that i had threw out the box with the paper in it ....... So at about that time it dawned on me that i am a idiot. Well just thought i would share this with ya'll and to say if you ever think your gonna take your reels apart don't throw away the paper that explains how to put it back together. I'll talk to ya'll later and hopefully i'll figure out how to put it back together. happy fishing
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Your not an idiot...I tried to take a couple of abu baitcasters apart a couple years ago to clean, never could get them back together right and they went in the trash.

    I will never take a reel apart to clean again, just use it till it dies.
     

  3. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    I just ay the pieces flat on the table in the order they came off in
     
  4. kaous

    kaous New Member

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    well that makes me feel a little better.....i think i got most of it back together the right way...... just can't figure out the clicker side part. O well i guess i'll just go out looking for a new reel today. Besides my B-Day is comeing up soon.:Happy:So i guess i can go and get me a new reel hehe.
     
  5. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    some places will put it back together for you..But if your married tel your wife you didnt know that untill you already bought the reel from a place that has no returns!!Lmao
     
  6. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    well i'm great on abu's not much on anything else when i first started working on them i had enough spare parts left over to rebuild another:fingers-crossed:
     
  7. otalldon

    otalldon New Member

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    Google, you can google anything. Type in the reel number and you should find instructions. I often do things that fit into the category of an idiot and Google always has the cure.
     
  8. TennesseeJugger

    TennesseeJugger New Member

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    You are brave man, I would have never told that on myself...LOL

    Good luck bro!
     
  9. oklakugels

    oklakugels New Member

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    I did the same thing but with a Shakespeare spinning reel. Don't feel too bad man!
     
  10. TnRivershark

    TnRivershark New Member

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    Garcia's are not that bad to put back together, penn's are another story. Some of them come apart like a two dollar watch.
     
  11. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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  12. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    dont feel bad, i took mine apart before and had to take another reel identical to it apart to remember where all the pieces went.

    anyone that is ready to through a reel away because they cant get it together, PM or call me, ill pay for the shipping if you are just going to throw it away...
     
  13. kaous

    kaous New Member

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    Well i figured out how to put it all back together with a little help from my dad. Though there is still one problem....... I lost a part lol. there was this little cylinder shaped piece bout half a inch wide n bout half a inch tall. Let my girl friend look at it and it flew in to pieces and thats the only piece i haven't found yet. Of course the place where it flew apart at was on the couch.......:crying::bulgy-eyes:. that piece went to the side where the clicker is at. everything works on it except when u go to cast it. the line keeps spinning and wont stop. but i wont throw away the reel yet. maybe we'll find it amongst the lost change and the lint balls hehe:fingers-crossed:. GL to everyone out there and have a good day.
     
  14. JRicker

    JRicker New Member

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    Things like that is why I buy a cheapo walmart reel fish with it till it falls apart toss it in the river and buy another.
     
  15. lmao....
     
  16. gruffy911

    gruffy911 New Member

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    :bulgy-eyes:Heh, heh I've done it too, but I guess you gotta callum like you seeum.:time-out:
     
  17. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    I would say that several on here have done the same thing. :qq:
     
  18. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    When I first started buying what you guys know as Abus.. They came with a tube of spare parts, keeper rings, bushings , screws and such. I think cases like you loosing the part was why. Once you been doing it for 30 to 35 years you'll be a pro at it. Don't be so hard on yourself, that's just one of lifes lessons my friend. Now the part ya lost in the couch!! Get you a magnet that you can use where you can't see. Down in the edges and such. Now I'll let you figure out how I know this.
     
  19. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    What Brand and model Reel did you dissect??

    Because,, some idiot at a factory put it together,, so, that shouldn't stop any of us from messin' with them..:laugh1:
     
  20. Sonny Kemp

    Sonny Kemp New Member

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    Eric the biggest difference I see in you and me is I would have never told it.lol