Fishing Reel Parts Websites

I am publishing a list of websites that I have personally used with great satisfaction.  There are many that I have not tried, given I don’t stray far from a good thing when found.  Parts sites:  Southwestern Parts, Dallas Texas Extensive parts lists for most of the most popular reels from the major manufactures, fast…

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Polishing Fishing Reel Gears and Pinion

Rotary tool, polishing compound, rags, Q-tips, more rags, medium and soft bristle brushes for rotary tool, simple green for clean up, Main gear for the ABU 5501 and Pinion gear for same.  Clean all parts of grease and oil.  Dry well.  Secure hair bit in rotary tool medium.  Coat main gear with polishing compound, light…

Tools for Servicing Fishing Reels

I call this my sanity mat.  As you take apart your reel, snapping  photo’s with your smart phone, lay the parts out in order that they were removed from the reel.  Clean and inspect by the numbers only, one piece at a time.  Tools are pretty simple: Tools for maintenance and super tuning.  Only thing…