Since I spend time outlining the need for preventative care and maintenance on your reels and demonstrating the results, I thought I would write a happy story for a change of pace. This is one of two Chronarch Super Free reels I got in the other day. The gentlemen was an active bass fisherman in the southern US and took excellent care of his reels over the years. These reels are 10+ years old. Aside from a little boat rash they function excellent. Free spool is excellent but the drags were sticky. We will set them up for Pacific Northwest freshwater salmon and steelhead fishing.
The owner wants to upgrade the handle and knobs. He found a carbon fiber handle and some cork knobs. We will install new carbon fiber drags and lube the reel appropriately. Incredible free spool and a capable drag will make this a good steelhead and small salmon river reel. You can cast lead and roe, a float with a jig , or a spinner or spoon either way this will be a great casting reel.