My fishing buddy bought one of these reels a few weeks ago – needless to say he wishes he had not bothered. I love the tag on the Loop Page “Be tough on your Evotec CLWC. It will love it”
Purchased one of these recently. I’ve had six sea trout with it, but no thanks to the reel. It literally fell to pieces each time. This would either happen as I’m getting the fish onto the reel, or as I’m reeling the fish in.
Initially I thought it was a one-off dud. The vendor replaced it straight away with no quibbles (GAC for anyone wondering – they’re not all bad!). Unfortunately the replacement has exactly the same problem.
It seems like the thread on the spool retention screw is too shallow. Being plastic , it’s more malleable which I think would cause the thread to become damaged over time. Each time the reel failed, the screw would fall out, causing the boss and spool to also fall into the water. Just as well the bits float eh!
Just my opinion, but these reels are utter mince.
To the point methinks!
EDIT: To their credit Loop replied to my pal and the issue has now been resolved(see comments) – are loop taking a leaf out of Orvis customer service?