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… Advertisements

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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…

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…

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…

Corrosion and reels

This is a Shimano Tekota 600 used for salmon fishing in the Puget Sound in Washington State for one season on a recreational boat.  On the outside it is pristine and seems to work ok.  It took two hours to get the handle off the drag sleeve from salt water intrusion and the resulting corrosion….

Daiwa 1000C Vintage Ultra lite reel

Doing some research the other day into vintage ultra lite spinning reels and found a all metal body Daiwa 1000C that fit the bill.  Wanted to replace a Shakespeare 025 from my childhood and just could not justify the $100.00 they are going for on eBay.  I happened on a DAM Quick 110 that was…