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 nearly every thing. Minimum of $75.00 in parts. Continue reading Reels today
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! Continue reading Super Skinny Penn 4/0
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
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!
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
A gentlemen calls today and asks if I can service a reel meant for his son’s birthday. A Penn 209 pretty dirty but serviceable. His son’s birthday is Friday and wants to know if I can get his reel up and running before then. Nothing is better in my opinion than introducing a new angler to the sport. A Made in the USA … Continue reading Nothing is better…
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