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Shim Source

Postby Bhpete » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:27 am

Recently I've been in contact with Lance at From him I got some shims he made that fit very nicely over the 1/4" spool shaft in place of the hard to find phosphor washers.

His tooling makes a .251 ID and a .640" OD shim in stainless steel in thicknesses from .002 though .009".

While I've only test fit the shims to a reel I feel they'll give good performance to the Reelsmith.

I have no interest in except that Lance has been helpful in finding an alternative spool bearing surface.
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Re: Shim Source

Postby eclecticguy » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:50 am

Thanks for the source lead Bhpete. Yes, those phosphor bronze washers are getting more difficult to find - especially in small quantities. I use SS now too.

USA Knifemaker does have the phosphor bronze washers in several thicknesses from .002" up and in small to large quantities. They are my go-to source for these for my reel kits now.

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