Mono or braid line spooling

Starting today if you need line put on your reel after service or repair we are ready to help. We invested in a line winder and spool tension device to load braid or mono or both! We have the tools to properly join hollow braid to mono top shots. We use Jerry Brown hollow braid and Momoi Hi-Catch Diamond mono, but we can get whatever … Continue reading Mono or braid line spooling

How-to: Polish Shimano Trinidad Drag Surfaces

Shimano Trinidad reels have huge drag surfaces and drag washers. Once you upgrade and grease new carbon fiber drags its best to invest some time on the areas of the gear that come in contact with the new drag washers. Take a few minutes and polish the surfaces of the gear. The photo’s below show a before and after. Which surface do you think is … Continue reading How-to: Polish Shimano Trinidad Drag Surfaces

Idaho Fishing

Over the years I had heard that the lakes and streams of Idaho were filled with big fat trout, but I had heard that about many other places as well only to be let down.  Having fished here over the past 6 months I can say, this tale is true! Resevoirs Handsome limit of beautiful fat trout.  Dunking garden worms still produces! Streams Solid 18 … Continue reading Idaho Fishing

How-to: Shimano Tekota Reel Preventative Maintenance

We are fortunate to see many of these reels through the shop.  Most are used for trolling for salmon in the Pacific Northwest in the saltwater.  The the 600 series seems to be the right line capacity for the fishing application.  Some are line counters some are not.  These are great reels for this application as they have strong smooth drags, level wind mechanisms that … Continue reading How-to: Shimano Tekota Reel Preventative Maintenance