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WeeKilt
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Yikes!

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Fishing in the gulfstream today off the coast of SC with my OC 605. Reeling in a great amberjack and suddenly the handle feels wobbly? Knob suddenly comes off in my hand! Thank God I was able to crank it in with the weight on the other side (and THAT was no small feat!), but I never saw that one coming! This repair might be one for John Elder! I have no idea how to fix that, or re-peen it! LOL

Great trip though. Been fishing saltwater for many years but never hooked a rock hind grouper, and he was a nice one at 24 lbs! Gonna be fish tacos at the beach house tomorrow night!

Tight lines,
Keith in Arden, NC (but right now Georgetown, SC!)

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You are welcome to send along, Keith, and I'll see what I can do. Can't recall whether that knob turns at the handle or at the grasp, but either spot has a lot of stress when pulling in a fish that size? No pics?
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