Hmmm Penn Oyster Reel?

Obviously this reel has a story.  But he got it to me before too much damage was caused from the saltwater and sand.  Surprisingly it functioned fine except for a the eccentric lever hanging up. 5 minutes in the ultrasonic cleaner and I can see the actual reel again. Looks like the only casualty is the Eccentric lever.  That part could have used some grease … Continue reading Hmmm Penn Oyster Reel?

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

Penn Senator 111 2/0 Fishing Reel

Next up is the Penn 111 2/0 fishing reel.  Single dog, steel gear and pinion, metal three piece spool, three stack drag, and low and slow gears 2.25:1.  Seems like it would make a great live bait reel.  Upgrades needed for this reel are as follows:  SS gear sleeve (98-60A) Carbon drags washers set (smoothdrag.com) SS drag washers set SS spool (29M-60) SS power handle … Continue reading Penn Senator 111 2/0 Fishing Reel

Feeling Narrow Minded…

  Narrow models from Penn and Newell   Top to bottom: Penn Senator 1/0 – 3:1 Gears Newell 220 – 5:1 Gears Penn Jigmaster 501 – 4:1 Gears Penn Squidder 146 – 3.3:1 Gears Penn 4/0 T4N – 4:1 Gears Continue reading Feeling Narrow Minded…

Yellowtail Special

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 Continue reading Yellowtail Special

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

New Project: Custom Penn 4/0 Narrow

Slowly gathering custom parts to complete this build.  Tiburon frame and Cortez Conversions plates, Motive Fab handle and star in stainless steel.  More to come! Continue reading New Project: Custom Penn 4/0 Narrow

Penn 4/0 Narrow (Black Widow) Yellowtail Special

The next project is a Penn 113HN tanked (Yellowtail Special).  Stainless steel guts, 4:1 gears and massive drag upgrades, SS power handle and knob. This one will be double dogged sitting on a SS bridge from Pro Challenger.  Color combination is black Cortez side plates with black Tiburon frame and a blood red Tiburon spool.     Continue reading Penn 4/0 Narrow (Black Widow) Yellowtail Special