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 […]
How-to: Restore Penn 210 Fishing Reel
$5 estate sale find from today. Cleaned up great! Installed some new carbon drags and new steel drag washers and Boom, nice little trolling reel that came with a Shimano Titan Down Rigger Rod. Should make some trolling fisherman very happy this salmon season! 4:1 gears. Two spool ball bearings and Jigmaster sized drags. Bronze […]
Penn 980 Mag Tuned Reel
Recently got in a Penn 980 Mag reel. I have to say that I am impressed with this reel. Let’s take a quick look at what I found. First some basic stats: 4.25: 1 gear ratio SS Gear and Pinion Two SS Ball Bearings for the spool One adjustable rare earth magnet for spool control […]
Keep it clean…and green!
Hopefully, we all have a routine for annual reel service. For some, it means complete tear down, inspection, ordering parts, oil and lube, drag washers and assembly. For others, it might be less. Obviously how the reel is used and how much of that time was in saltwater, determines the optimal service intervals. Basic after […]
Pro Gear 255 Fishing Reel
Progear 255 Reel
Little Blue…Penn 501 Reel
Build list: Cortezconversions.com side plates Prochallenger.com SS gears, pinion, aluminum spool and knob Motive Fabrications SS counter balanced handle Tank Top Eccentric Lever Tiburon Frame A few Penn parts This is a retirement gift that will spend its days chasing fish in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Contact us!
Newell R220-5 Fishing Reel
It is inevitable once you start down the Newell road, you will be lured into the pretty colored Newell’s from yesteryear. I started with a P220-5. Amazed at its weight, strength and casting, I soon had a 229-5, then a 332-5, than 338-5, than a 540-5 and then stumbled upon a R220-5. Just something about […]
Pro Challenger Heat Treated Main Gear with Octagon Drag 113HX 4:1 Pro Challenger SS Gear Sleeve Pro Challenger Eva Knob/Alantani.com 6/0 knob Motive Fab two position SS off set handle and SS star Cortez Conversions Side Plates Randy Pauly Tiburon T4N Frame and Spool
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. […]