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Just bought a new cv30 ds and sending to tunas for drag up grade.... first reel I have purchased for wire in a long time... daiwa 47’s last!! How do you guys like the convetors... I’m just a weekend guy so I know tekotas and such are better....

 

 

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I have about a dozen cv 30d’s for rigger and divers and a handful of 55L’s for junk lines and have had very few issues with them. I fish a few times a week from may-sept, only issues I had were one stripped pinion gear and one bad clicker. All got tuna’s drag upgrades.

I’ve been meaning to get my hands on a DS, should be a great diver reel. The regulars are a little slow when clearing lines with a ton of wire out.


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I have a few 45s loaded with 500 19 strand and 200 weighted steel . The only issue that I found is the reel line guide. You have to make sure that your knots are very smooth and kept as small as possible

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15 hours ago, thumbburn said:

 

Just bought a new cv30 ds and sending to tunas for drag up grade.... first reel I have purchased for wire in a long time... daiwa 47’s last!! How do you guys like the convetors... I’m just a weekend guy so I know tekotas and such are better....

 

 

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Convectors are solid. They have been a staple for Okuma for a long time. 

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I didn’t even ask... they were cheap last time and they are good turn around


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just got mine back from tuna's,it was 9 bucks for the drag upgrades.

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Takotas are a great reel, I have 6 800s, pretty pricey. I also own over 30 convectors, great reels also, my go to reel of choice. At first had a problem with clickers breaking, Tuna Tom repaired 4 and sent me a dozen parts packages and told me to replace them myself(no charge). Been very happy since.

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On 2/13/2018 at 7:41 AM, bandrus1 said:

How much r tom upgrades

 

FYI it's $9 for the Dragmaster drags and around $15 for the labor. You get the

old parts back in a baggie. Great value IMO.

 I also ordered several extra clicker springs for my Catalina wire reels. $2. 

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33 minutes ago, UNREEL said:

 

 

FYI it's $9 for the Dragmaster drags and around $15 for the labor. You get the

old parts back in a baggie. Great value IMO.

 I also ordered several extra clicker springs for my Catalina wire reels. $2. 

 

 

About 25 each plush shipping each way?

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Yup. Tuna uses a flat rate of $5.99 for return shipping. There is a form to fill out on their website

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My question is why buy a reel you have to upgrade the drags? 

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My question is why buy a reel you have to upgrade the drags? 


Absolutely no need to upgrade the drags on a convector straight out of the box. Does tuna Tom's offer great drags for all reels... Absolutely.

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the 15 bucks includes inspection,clean,lube,and replacement of any broken or worn parts he finds.like legacy said ,no need to upgrade drags out of the box,i had 5 seasons on mine and just had him do the drags while he was in there for p.m.

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21 hours ago, Legacy said:

 


Absolutely no need to upgrade the drags on a convector straight out of the box. Does tuna Tom's offer great drags for all reels... Absolutely.

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Agreed. Like finsntins, my Convectors and Catalinas had 6-7 years on em and needed some PM

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just buy the new hi speed convectors. come with the upgraded drags aldready

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Got it yesterday and am just going to use it..... I was sending a cpl other reels to tunas and thought I heard the drags on the convectors were suspect.... got a good price on them so was thinking why not upgrade them... still would have been cheaper than tekotas and such


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20 hours ago, joe g said:

just buy the new hi speed convectors. come with the upgraded drags aldready

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