Thank you!

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!

Shimano Stradic CI4 4000F

$229.99 spinning reel from Shimano.  Used for two seasons in the saltwater and no service or maintenance.  What do you end up with?  All bearings toast, pinion corroded to the spool shaft.  Shims destroyed.  On the outside it still looks brand new.  On the inside, it is a total loss.  Take the $229.00 plus tax and flush it down the toilet, and start over.  These … Continue reading Shimano Stradic CI4 4000F

Shimano Chronarch 100SF

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 … Continue reading Shimano Chronarch 100SF

Shimano C Word

Curado, Calcutta’s and Chronarch’s this weekend.  Turning out to be a Shimano weekend.  All reels are in pretty good condition considering their age and usage. The Calcutta TE 400 is a great reel.  Anti reverse dog and one way bearing!  Large drag surfaces.  The old Curado is from 1998, and still a true joy to cast.  The Chronarch 100SF is a step up for strength … Continue reading Shimano C Word

Shimano Calais – Technology meets function

Got a beautiful reel into the shop the other day for service.  This is not your fathers Oldsmobile.  The Shimano Calais is a work of modern technology art in reel form.  Gone are the Abu block brakes, no magnets for spool control…Star wars force fields instead. Multiple bearings and very tight tolerances makes this reel butter smooth.  After several seasons on the water chasing steelhead … Continue reading Shimano Calais – Technology meets function

Fishing Reel Service and Repair

Whether you are preparing for salmon, steelhead, bass or saltwater trophies we are your one stop shop for fishing reel service and repair in the Pacific Northwest.  Located on Mercer Island, one block off off of I90 we are your local,  fast turn around solution to fishing reel repair, annual service and upgrades.  We specialize in service, repair, upgrades and custom reel building.  We are … Continue reading Fishing Reel Service and Repair

Corrosion and reels

This is a Shimano Tekota 600 used for salmon fishing in the Puget Sound in Washington State for one season on a recreational boat.  On the outside it is pristine and seems to work ok.  It took two hours to get the handle off the drag sleeve from salt water intrusion and the resulting corrosion.  First I applied the penetrating oil, then heat with a … Continue reading Corrosion and reels

Running a little rough…

What seems to be the problem with the reel?  “Running a little rough.”  Now it could be many things and different things on different reels.  This one was fairly easy to determine. Sand and fishing reels are never good partners.  This was ultra fine sand like from a glacial river system.  Gear and pinion covered.  Drags destroyed, spool bearings were rough. The good news was … Continue reading Running a little rough…

Shimano Tekota Fishing Reels

Cleaned up several Shimano Tekota fishing reels over the past few months. All of them used primarily in saltwater for salmon trolling. 400-800 all have strong smooth drags, solid frames, off set handle and nice knob. From the looks of these they resist corrosion well given basic post fishing maintenance.  After breaking them down it was obvious the drags had been well used and ready … Continue reading Shimano Tekota Fishing Reels