How To Service Reel Handles on Fishing Reels | KastKing | Bass Fishing

What is happening, fishing friends?My name is Devin coming to you today on behalf
of KastKing and BassResource. Welcome to another video. What is happening, fishing friends?Welcome to another video. What’s the first thing you do when you pick
up a baitcast?You probably give it the old spin test, right?See if it’s good or not?See how long it’ll spin?But after that, after you determine, “Yeah,
it spins real good and free,” you usuallyspin it slow, right?And part of what’s gonna make that slow spinning
comfortable are your handle knobs. So what makes those spin freely inside?What happens if you get dirt in there and
need to access it?Well, luckily, the KastKing Baitcasters are
easy to get into on the handle knobs. You’ll see they have a little slot there for
a straight head screwdriver, or if you’reout on the water and you really needed to
open it up, you can use a penny. But today, let’s pop this open with a straight
screwdriver and see what’s inside. There’s a little cap that comes off. On the inside, you will see that there is
a small Phillips screwdriver. Now, it does also have the flat slot. So you can use the same flat screwdriver to
remove that inside small screw, or you coulduse a Phillips screwdriver if you so wish. It’s your choice. Gently lift up on your handle knob, and it
slides right off. Now, inside there, you will see that there
is a bearing. That’s what makes the handle knobs smooth
on the reel. There’s also a bearing back here. So if you ever get anything in there. . . it’s
just not feeling right, it’s not as smooth,good reel. . . put just a small amount of grease
right on the shaft, or if you really needto, you might need to pop your bearings out. Now, they’re easy to pop out as well. I’m gonna use a small Phillips screwdriver. Stick it in there, and it should come right
out. So that’s one of the small bearings inside
the reel. Again, there’s a bearing there. So if you’ve had it for a long time, or if
you’ve dropped it on a whole bunch of dirtand sand, you could have an issue with dirt
getting in there. If that’s the case, not a big issue. You can take your bearings out. Clean them. There’s videos on how to clean your bearings,
degrease them and put new oil in there orregrease them. They are sealed bearings, so you notice when
you look at those bearings, on the outsideof them, you don’t see a bunch of little balls. They are sealed inside there. So that’s all there is to taking off the handle. . . or,
excuse me, the knobs of your handle. Goes back on very smoothly. Just make sure that when you put the knob
back on top, that that bearing is seated insidethere nice and flush. To put it back together, you’ll just go in
the opposite order. Put your screw back in there. Screw it down until it’s snug. You don’t need to go super duper tight. Just go to a decent tightness. The cap goes on very easy as well. Put that on. Tighten it up. Don’t overtighten. That’s all there is to it. That’s all that you need to do to get inside
your handle knobs in case they get dirty. You know, maybe your bearings went bad. You’ve had it for, you know, five, six, seven
years. Bearings do go bad, so maybe you need to replace
one or you just want to get in there and greaseit up. That’s all there is to it. I hope this video helped you out. Until next time.

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