Like any small business, your vendors play a huge role in your success.

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.

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 it would cast like a dream all day long!  Some … Continue reading Daiwa Tatula 8.1:1

How-to: Reel Bearing Corroded onto Spool Shaft

Every so often you come across a seemingly innocent looking reel that appears from the outside to be in perfect condition.  A quick turn of the handle does not reveal any potential problems.  Adjusting the drag and turning the handle usually produces a stick drag which is normal for most reels that have never been serviced.  Then you engage the clutch lever or casting button … Continue reading How-to: Reel Bearing Corroded onto Spool Shaft

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 nearly every thing. Minimum of $75.00 in parts. Continue reading Reels today

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 as they have strong smooth drags, level wind mechanisms that … Continue reading How-to: Shimano Tekota Reel Preventative Maintenance

Thank you!

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! Continue reading Thank you!