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.
Review: CorrosionX Marine Grease, TSI 321 oil and Cal’s drag grease
After two seasons, anti reverse pawls are worn but not failing.Greased screws all came out perfectly.Anti rust bearing a little rusty… …and drags were all in good shape. Anti reverse bearing and the ARBB were a little messy. All in all I would say that the regiment of CorrosionX marine grease, TSI 321 oil on […]
How-to: Polish Shimano Trinidad Drag Surfaces
Shimano Trinidad reels have huge drag surfaces and drag washers. Once you upgrade and grease new carbon fiber drags its best to invest some time on the areas of the gear that come in contact with the new drag washers. Take a few minutes and polish the surfaces of the gear. The photo’s below show […]
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 […]
Super Skinny Penn 4/0
Meet the T4N1, super narrow frame and spool for converting your Penn 4/0. 4:1 or 3.2-1 gearing, great drag numbers, comfortable handle and knob. Nice combo!
How-to: Shimano Tekota Reel Preventative Maintenance
We are fortunate to see many of these reels through the shop. Most are used for trolling for salmon in the Pacific Northwest in the saltwater. The the 600 series seems to be the right line capacity for the fishing application. Some are line counters some are not. These are great reels for this application […]
What do you use for lube?
Fishing Reel Grease vs Oil
To all our customers, family who support us and friends that encourage us, thank you! 2017 was truly a great year for us here at supertunereels.com. We want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season! Good luck in 2018 finding that fish of a lifetime!
Shimano Chronarch 201E7
Low profile casting reel with high speed gears and 7 bearings. Local reel that has been used hard and dunked in the local glacial streams more than once. Outside looks dirty and silty if that is a word. Worm gear is filled and every crevasse is filled. Im not optimistic about the inside at this […]