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 […]
One of my favorite reels…
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Shimano Tekota Weekend
Shimano Tekota Fishing Reels – Excellent level wind reels in a good range of sizes.