FAQ

How much for shipping?

Your product will ship via USPS Priority Mail within 48 hours of placing order.

Shipping charges:   $3 for orders up to $70,  $7 for orders $70.01 to $150,  Free shipping on orders over $150

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Orders cancelled prior to shipping will be completely refunded

Orders cancelled after shipping will be refunded, only after we receive items in good condition.

 

Will the Hawg Handle fit my reel?

We have two basic handle sizes that cover virtually ALL low profile baitcast reels. If your reel shows up in the pull down menus on the order page, the Hawg Handle will fit your reel. If your reel does not show up on the pull down list, chances are the Hawg Handle will still fit.  There are only a handful of reels that our handles do NOT fit (E series Calcutta, Newer Zillion with retainer screw that penetrates crankshaft).   If there is any question about whether or not the Hawg tech handle fits your reel, please send an email to support@hawgtech.com

 

What do I get when I order a handle without knobs?

When you purchase a handle from us without knobs, it includes everything you need (except the knobs, obviously).  What you receive:

  • handle assembly (carbon fiber handle with spindles attached)
  • knob bearings (4)
  • knob mounting screws (2)
  • anodized end caps (2)
  • mounting hardware: nut/retainer/retainer screw.

 

Do the cork knobs fit on my Shimano reel handle?

We strongly recommend not doing it.    From a dimensional standpoint, our cork knobs will fit on a Shimano handle.  However, our cork knobs were designed to be supported by two bearings.  The stock Shimano handle uses a threaded brass nut to retain the knob onto the shaft.  The knob assembly will be subject to extreme wear on the contact surface which touches this threaded brass nut.   We cannot accept returns on cork knobs.

You can assemble Shimano knobs onto a Hawg Handle handle with no problems.  The video shown below shows how to do this...

 

Shimano knob assembly procedure

 

The Hawg Handle knobs will not fit, dimensionally or otherwise, onto other make reels (Abu/Quantum/Daiwa/etc...)

 

Spool Bearing Fitment

if you don't find your reel listed for bearing fitment in the Spool Bearing Fitment PDF, please contact support@hawgtech.com 

 

How do I clean the cork on my Hawg Handle?

Take a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, wet it, and gently scrub the cork. This will remove the dirt/grime which accumulates during normal use. Periodic cleaning will keep the cork on your Hawg Handle looking good. The cork grips are factory sealed. Applying cork sealer after cleaning will help preserve the new look of your cork grips.

 

Is the cork durable?

Our field testing has shown virtually no wear in the cork. Certainly, cork has been used on fishing rods for a long time and has proven to be a durable, reliable material in the fishing industry.

 

Is maintenance required on my Hawg Handle?

Under normal use cases, maintenance is not required. If the handle is submerged or exposed to extremely dirty conditions, then disassembly/cleaning may be required.  This video demonstrates the procedure for disassembling your Hawg Handle.

 

Hawg Handle Disassembly

 

Is there a warranty on the Hawg Handle?

We offer a lifetime replacement warranty on the handle, spindle, bearings, and mounting hardware. Replacement knobs can be purchased separately. Please see our shipping section for cancellation/refund policy.

 

Do you offer volume pricing discounts?

Yes, we offer volume pricing on bearing orders.

 

Do you ship internationally?

Yes.  Shipping to Canada will be via USPS Priority Mail and price will be $28 per order.   Customers outside of North America, please contact support@hawgtech.com for shipping rate to your country.   Please include your full address in the email so we can accurately quote your shipping price.

 

What is Hawg Tech, LLC's contact information?

Hawg Tech, LLC is registered in the State of Florida as a Limited Liability Corporation.  Our company address is 8227 Kelso Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. We can be reached directly by calling 561-310-4043 or Emailing us at support@hawgtech.com