Handle Upgrade Options for Spheros 14000

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by John_Madison CT, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. John_Madison CT

    John_Madison CT Senior Member

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    I like the reel, but can't fall in love with the small handle. I found out that the Saragosa handle fits it fine and will call Shimano tomorrow to see what they cost, but otherwise, I'm curious what my handle upgrade options are.

    Thanks to Taz575 for helping me upgrade the drags to greased Carbontex washers.

    thanks,

    John
     
  2. sharpshooter

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  3. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Senior Member

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    forgot to mention that another model may work (knob sold alone for the calcutta), but i already had the tld 15 one and made it work.
     
  4. sagamoron

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    John,

    Could you let us know much the handle upgrade costs?

    Thanks.
     
  5. papio

    papio Senior Member

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    What model you talking about FB?
     
  6. John_Madison CT

    John_Madison CT Senior Member

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    Yes, I believe the FB. Whatever the most current model is.
     
  7. Taz575

    Taz575 Senior Member

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    You have the FB model!
     
  8. e-sea-e

    e-sea-e Junior member

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    I can confirm a saragosa 18000 handle will fit on the spheros 14000. I did it last year.
     
  9. John_Madison CT

    John_Madison CT Senior Member

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    I got a Saragosa handle today in the mail. All is well.

    I went through the schematics of the Saragosa vs. the Spheros. All I could find different of any real significance is a one bearing near the main gear. I was going to call Shimano and get the price so my Spheros would functionally be a Saragosa.:) :) :)

    Otherwise, I really don't know how Shimano can justify the huge price difference.

    Heck, I bought my Spheros new off Ebay for $139.00.