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 bearings and Cal’s drag grease all performed as expected. These … Continue reading Review: CorrosionX Marine Grease, TSI 321 oil and Cal’s drag grease
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 a before and after. Which surface do you think is … Continue reading How-to: Polish Shimano Trinidad Drag Surfaces
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!
Effective today you will be able to drop your reels off and pick them up at Outdoor Emporium in Seattle, 7 days a week! Invoicing and communication on estimates will be handled through supertunereels.com. Outdoor Emporium is the largest independently owned and operated sporting goods store in Seattle with a huge selection of the finest reels, rods and tackle in the area. We … Continue reading New Partnership
Shimano 1500LC is a great salmon trolling reel. Direct drive with a line counter. No longer being made and parts are hard to come by but these old reels are valuable to the salmon angler in the Puget Sound. Two ball bearings and a simple drag. Not many parts on these reels. Bearings need constant attention or you can ruin a good old reel. This … Continue reading Shimano 1500LC Trolling Reel
This month is the anniversary month for supertunereels.com! Over the past few years we have been fortunate to service and repair many many reels for fisherman in the Puget Sound but also for customers worldwide. From Seattle to Sidney Australia and Texas to Thailand, all our customers are valued and appreciated. Our site was visited by fisherman from over 100 different countries! We value our … Continue reading Thank you!
At about this time every year, many of us are in the full swing of either chasing salmon in the saltwater or chasing them in the local rivers. Also at about this time I get a rush of fishermen that have used their gear and found a problem, used their gear and made a problem or those that are in the problem avoidance category. Some … Continue reading Salmon season brings reel surprises
Today’s marvels of modern engineering are producing reels that have up to 12 or more bearings! Friction is radically reduced and smoothness is enhanced. But man, you really need to stay on top of the maintenance to keep them optimized. Some manufacture install Anti-rust bearings. Don’t be lulled into thinking that they are maintenance free. Got an Okuma spinning reel in the other day that … Continue reading More bearings, more maintenance!