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
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!
$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
There are many high end, large capacity spinning reels on the market today. They all come with a big price tag. Some require expensive maintenance to maintain their performance. Add into the purchase equation planned obsolescence in manufacturing and parts availability you get a very expensive reel with a short life. However, they are technologic wonders! Smooth as warm butter. I chose to go … Continue reading Upgraded Penn 9500SS Spinning Reel
Recently came across a pair of DAM Quick reels from a fellow reel aficionado on Alantani.com. Both have been serviced with new drags washers and the normal greasing and oiling. They both were considered micro for their day. The first is a 1967 DAM Quick Finessa 110 Microlite. It was introduced in the 60’s. Great little micro reel that is perfect for 4-6 lb test … Continue reading DAM these are nice!