View Full Version : Maver Dolphin ,line getting behind spools,HELP!

19-02-2005, 22:53
Evening All,
Bought some Maver Dolphin ,Big Pits,lovely reels,smooth as silk,look great ,perform superbly, BUT,having reel problems with the line getting caught behind the spools when rebaiting,unhooking ,etc.
I have just changed the line to Sufix Excelon hoping the limper characteristics of this line will be better, than the previous line,which was on when I bought them s/h.
I saw some Diawa reels yesterday on a lake that had line guards.
The Reels are great,but I am getting really fed up with this annoying trait,any constructive ideas folks ?
Also I have loaded the spools up to just under the lip,but I am not confident.

19-02-2005, 23:07
I was going to suggest stripping line off but finnished reading your post,
i`m not famillier ( spelling ) with the reels or line, but what you might need to do is, take them to a big pit or field and give them some realy big chucks. this should help get good line lay, and supple the line up a bit.

Other than this i`m not sure.
Good luck JACE.

19-02-2005, 23:16
pm fer ya bud

20-02-2005, 01:29
Iam afraid you get what you paid for my friend!!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif

20-02-2005, 08:40
Here's an old trick that may help depending on the gap between spool and rotor/bail arm...
get some sticky back velcro and stick around the spool base and if needed do the same on both parts of the bail arm rotor, only use the soft velcro and not the hook side.

20-02-2005, 14:39
Thanks for the input All,and Mick ,will reply to your pm.
Diawas are often fitted with line guards,though I remember a Shimano reel at the Horton Open day last spring,when trying outfits out,was constantly getting behind the spool,which I gave up with as it was a pain in the .....
I will persevere with them,and will try a home made guard as I really like the reels.
As for getting what you pay for,well I have seen plenty of cheaper Diawas and Shimanoes that have felt like old concrete mixers in no time,and in fairness I have used other Maver reels for years without problems.
Do other Reels just not have this problem ?
Or is it just Big Pits.
Will try putting the spools in hot water as recomended by some.
Thanks ,

20-02-2005, 19:08
Make sure you re-grease them after putting in hot water http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

20-02-2005, 19:18
Mate - I have a set of these and have had no such problems.

One thing though - on the bottom of the spool there should be a black section that has two lugs on it that fit into grooves on the bail arm carriage (if that makes sense http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif )

Looks to me that this black thing (looks like a big thin washer...) acts as some kind of line guard in the same way as the rubber band does on the emblems...

As for whoever sais he got what he paid for these retailed at around £120 each and are far better than the emblems that I had previously, so dont really follow...

20-02-2005, 22:01
Cheers Yoda,will do.
I agree with you that they are superb and I regard this as a teething problem to be sorted ,not a major drama.
As you say they 'aint cheap,and I am looking at the new Maver Big Pit baitrunner soon,which is meant to be pukka.
I cannot see a black washer on them,just a round metal thingy,though have a hotline to Maver,so will take it up with the Guvvner,Phil Briscoe,
Thanks again,

20-02-2005, 22:28
They have line guards on them mate, well mine do - you may well have been sold them without them for some reason.. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif but then again you were only supplied one line guard with each reel and two spools..
Ring maver and sure they will send you what you need.

20-02-2005, 22:32
Cheers McHoffen,
Will check the other spools,which I took off ,as I reckon they will be on there.
Big Thanks,

01-03-2005, 21:34
http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gifthere right mate your missin the guards of the spools,ive got the maver scepters and there the best money ive spent on reels for a long time,i took the guards of mine because they sound a bit rough,ive never had the problem of the line going round the back.the the best big pit in the price bracket.whoeber says you get what you pay fors talkin [censored]. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

02-03-2005, 06:36
Cheers Mr Atlantic,have the guards now,and they are fine.
And yes,they are very well made,and built to last.
A Reel Bargain. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

02-03-2005, 12:38
You do get what you pay for, and when you buy Daiwa, Shimano etc. you have also paid for a chunky slice of advertising budget.