- Jul 7, 2012
You're right, there shouldn't be a problem, but as it currently stands, spools are now part of the design of the reel as a whole, and, if you are to believe Shimano, each spool's drag is tailored to the reel it fits.I don’t see the problem.
as I said in the second post of this thread Shimano used to make spools that fitted various different ‘sized’ reels.
Shimano believe the best drag system is essential to their range of reels, apparently they have so much faith in their drag system that they are able to eliminate the reverse (anti reverse) feature.
If the spool is now so vital a feature to the reel, then the only way I see to get the compatibility and convenience we used to have, is to put a line sleeve with absolutely no working parts on the spool. Or as the song goes, "a spool within a spool, a reel within a reel"...