Compo 69 fly reel

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Does any one own any Compo 69 fly reels made by Fisker in Denmark,I have two that I need to change the spools on,i undone one of the retaining drag nuts but when it reached the end of the spindle it locked and I had to use pliers to get it off ,this stripped the inside thread of the nut so consequently it won't tighten,it is the same problem with the other reel and I don't wish to damage this one as well.
Does anyone know how to get this nut off so as I can replace the rubber O rings and also where I might obtain another nut as all the different ones I have tried won't fit.
Thank you.
 

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The nut is designed to stay on permantly. Don't take the nut off or even try to remove it.

The o ring normally stretchs and jams the spool on. Cut off o ring using wire etc.
 
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Does any one own any Compo 69 fly reels made by Fisker in Denmark,I have two that I need to change the spools on,i undone one of the retaining drag nuts but when it reached the end of the spindle it locked and I had to use pliers to get it off ,this stripped the inside thread of the nut so consequently it won't tighten,it is the same problem with the other reel and I don't wish to damage this one as well.
Does anyone know how to get this nut off so as I can replace the rubber O rings and also where I might obtain another nut as all the different ones I have tried won't fit.
Thank you.
I have a Danica in my shed with a spare spool if that's any use..
 

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The nut is intended to be captive,a stupid idea on this design.I have given up on what I thought was a great simple lightweight reel which I used for years. You are meant to be able to slacken the nut and spreader block and pop the spool over the O ring.But as the nitrile O ring wears it stretches and jams the spool in place.As stated you should then cut off the O ring and Replace with a new one.but most folk try to take the captive nut off,Destroying the last 2 or three threads of the spindle.If you dont require lots of spare spools as I did for Comp fishing, just force it back on and glue the nut in place otherwise it's knacked.Sorry.

Jim
 

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The nut is intended to be captive,a stupid idea on this design.I have given up on what I thought was a great simple lightweight reel which I used for years. You are meant to be able to slacken the nut and spreader block and pop the spool over the O ring.But as the nitrile O ring wears it stretches and jams the spool in place.As stated you should then cut off the O ring and Replace with a new one.but most folk try to take the captive nut off,Destroying the last 2 or three threads of the spindle.If you dont require lots of spare spools as I did for Comp fishing, just force it back on and glue the nut in place otherwise it's knacked.Sorry.

Jim
Thanks for your reply, will see if I can rethread it or glue it as you recommend.
 
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Thanks for your reply,can you actually change the spool on the reel otherwise I am back to square one,if so what is your asking price ?
Have a look at your messages lad.
 

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Thanks for your reply,can you actually change the spool on the reel otherwise I am back to square one,if so what is your asking price ?
Just slacken the nut and then cut/remove old O ring.Then stretch new O ring over retaining nut/stretcher.Job done.But no use for fast change/comp fishing.(once O ring has enlarged)

Jim
 

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Just slacken the nut and then cut/remove old O ring.Then stretch new O ring over retaining nut/stretcher.Job done.But no use for fast change/comp fishing.(once O ring has enlarged)

Jim
Hello I’ve just been given a secondhand compo 69 but the spool doesn’t click onto the spindle, it just slides and off. Will new o-ring seals fix that? I see they are available on eBay. Thanks

Ollie

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Ollie.you should have 3 parts to tighten the spindle.1st the nurled nut on top.Then a tapered fibre washer(spreader) then the O ring.you must have all 3 parts to make it work.

Jim
 

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Ollie.you should have 3 parts to tighten the spindle.1st the nurled nut on top.Then a tapered fibre washer(spreader) then the O ring.you must have all 3 parts to make it work.

Jim
Thanks. I’m missing the o-ring; I assumed it goes between the nut and the tapered washer but from what you say it should fit at bottom of the three, underneath the other two. Thanks again
 
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