Shimano Charter Special Fishing Reel – Upgraded

Graphite framed, stainless steel gear and pinion, huge drag surface, aluminum spool and lever drag, what’s not to like? After servicing a few I have come to like what I see and feel. Lever drags are a different kind of reel than a star drag reel. I can see how this little reel could be…

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Thank you & best wishes for 2019!

As a small business owner I am grateful for each and every customer that trusts supertunereels.com to perform service and maintenance on their fishing reels.  Our customers come to us three ways.  New customers search us out on the web, or they are referred by another happy customer.  Many come from our relationship with Outdoor…

Daiwa Tatula 8.1:1

Light and smooth. Spool is a thing of beauty.  Fine gears to produce the 8:1 ratio.  Great for throwing 1/8 jigs.  Many use it for steelhead fishing in the PNW.  Not the greatest drags for that application but you could do it,  I worry about the gear and pinion after a few hot steelhead but…

Packaging your reel for shipment

We get many reels in different conditions.  From new in the box to 50+ year old treasures from grandpa.  When we package a reel to send back to the owner special care is taken to protect your investment.  First we always use Priority Mail Medium boxes.  They are brand new boxes and nice and rigid….

Reels today

Always amazes me the engineering that went into these old reels. This Penn 350 is weird by today’s standards. Then turn to a bucket of Shimano Tekota’s Last on the list this weekend is a badly corroded Shimano Torium 30. This has been a project as every step of the way corrosion has ate at…