Starting today if you need line put on your reel after service or repair we are ready to help. We invested in a line winder and spool tension device to load braid or mono or both! We have the tools to properly join hollow braid to mono top shots. We use Jerry Brown hollow braid and Momoi Hi-Catch Diamond mono, but we can get whatever … Continue reading Mono or braid line spooling
After it is all over and done, when we examine this past year’s challenges, it is our hope that each of us can find something in our life to feel gratitude towards. I personally did not fish as much as I had planned. I missed the upland bird season. We are expecting snow this week so maybe I can get out and chase a pheasant … Continue reading Let’s go fishing!
Have to say that this year has been like no others. Masks, quarantine, slow mail, business closures, partial openings, more closures. Its exhausting to say the least. Idaho has certainly not had it as bad as most others. Somehow through it all, everyone that fishes seemed to find time to get out or at least determined their reels needed some love. We thank everyone who … Continue reading COVID 19 and reels
I received my package yesterday from a fine gentleman in Chula Vista. In it was several unique bearing pullers for those pesky pocket bearings that just don’t want to come out. Several sizes to fit most needs. I had a Shimano Tekota side plate that I had given up on. The anti reverse bearing was bad and it was stuck in the side plate. 10 … Continue reading Bearings Bad, we have a puller!
Bought my first in 95′, then several more over the next year. Shimano Curado CU201 are light, cast light weight with easy and enough drag with an upgrade to stop steelhead. Wonderful reels to fish. Continue reading One of my favorite reels…
Good level wind reels with stainless steel where it counts. Flush the bearings, some carbon fiber drags greased with Cal’s and they are back fishing! Continue reading Penn International
wow another nice bonefish! Continue reading
I have been fortunate to have been doing this long enough to make some observations on reel manufactures and parts dealers. Everyone that I have come in contact with in this small industry is genuine and nice. All are eager to help and exceed my expectations for customer service and satisfaction. Two of these vendors are at a whole different level of support and service. … Continue reading Like any small business, your vendors play a huge role in your success.
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 a real salmon trolling machine. I would recommend them for … Continue reading Shimano Charter Special Fishing Reel – Upgraded