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loose reel in seat

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I have a gray curado 300 dsv on a 7'6" fenwick hmx flipping stick. like it, except the reel sits in there loose even with its cranked in hard. actually had it pop off twice on me. I feel its loose when hitting fish hard in the slop, but thats pretty much what I use it for.

anybody have similiar problems before or suggestions about what to do?

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I have heard of it before, but never really had it happen. Some fit snugger than others. I would get some sort of a shim in there, be it on the bottom of the reel seat or the ends, or both if needed...

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in a pinch take some split shot and stick under there and wrap with tape and thightener good! other than that a small piece of wood would work..

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I have a Calais that wont fit in one of my reel seats (also a fenwick rod) but this reel came with plastic shims that solved the problem. If you cant find anything you may be able to contact shimano and have some sent to you.

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Curado 300 is a good sized reel, suprised you are having that problem. If you want it fixed right, I would recommend bringing it to Thorne Bros or any other rod builder - they should be able to help you figure out a good solution.

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A few wraps of electrical tape around the reel foot should help a lot. Give it a try and see what happens.

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