Nothing is better…

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…

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Grandpa’s Reels…

I work on many different reels.  However, none are more satisfying than bringing grandpa’s reels back to life.  A gentlemen brought me three reels that had come from his grandfather’s home after he had passed.  Penn 60, Penn Delmar 285 and a Pflueger Akron.  As a child he recalled using them with his grandfather fishing…

Shimano C Word

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…

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…

Climax 40 Fishing Reel…

Things were made simple long ago.  This reel has three parts on the inside.  Direct drive all the way.  Tiny sized reel, no bearings or bushings.  Drag was your thumb.  Simplicity!  Estate sale find of the week.  $2.00       Size comparison to an Abu 5501… After a little love…

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…

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…

Ultrasonic Cleaning Fishing Reels

Ultrasonic cleaning is a process that uses ultrasound (usually from 20–400 kHz) and an appropriate cleaning solvent (sometimes ordinary tap water) to clean items. The ultrasound can be used with just water, but use of a solvent appropriate for the item to be cleaned and the type of soiling present enhances the effect. Cleaning normally…