Akios airloop R8

Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:47 pm

Have to say i liked this reel, very smooth action and robust, good to cast, well able to handle a stone of week (not lucky enough to trial it out with a monster fish) - however after 4 months it got a dunk in the sea on saturday when the tripod fell over and now the anti reverse is gone!

has this happened to anyone else with Akios - seems fairly weak for saltwater reel that that is all it would take :evil:

Re: Akios airloop R8

Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:55 pm

You have sand in the anti reverse, needs cleaning.

Happens with Multi's also, even grease will cause them to act up on 525's.

They need fine oil to work correctly.

I dunked a 1000 size reel in fresh water once, needs a full service by Daiwa it was Banjaxed. Not as robust the Fixed Spool as you might expect.

Re: Akios airloop R8

Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:21 pm

that must be it - thanks