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  1. #1
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    Default Question,reel seat lock nuts loose.

    I was wondering if anyone can suggest a fix for me?
    The 2 lock nuts on my reel seat of a greys xf2 fly rod, they keep coming undone.
    I can tighten them up then within a few casts they are loose again.
    Does anyone have a suggestion to stop them coming loose?
    Thanks in advance
    Rusty

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    Default Re: Question,reel seat lock nuts loose.

    Try popping a tight fitting rubber “ O Ring” on the threads between the rings . As you compress it against the first one it should exert enough force to hold the sloppy fit rings .

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    Default Re: Question,reel seat lock nuts loose.

    Good idea from Haggstock.Or how about some PTFE tape on the threads.or even just a bit of insulating tape on the bottom ring once tightened up

    Jim
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    Default Re: Question,reel seat lock nuts loose.

    Thanks gents, I shall give it go.


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    Default Re: Question,reel seat lock nuts loose.

    I think haggstock has solved your problem.
    I was going to suggest looking at the locking rings to see if they still had their rubber washers, these usually fit into the rings themselves.
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    Default Re: Question,reel seat lock nuts loose.

    As haggstock suggested but an elastic band will get you by until you find a neat fitting O ring

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    Default Re: Question,reel seat lock nuts loose.

    Without dismantling the handle you can't add a compression washer so - clog up the threads with Blu-tack!

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