Newell NL 540 5.5 Fishing Reel

This reel was found on Ebay this month for $64.99 delivered.  Appears to be in new condition on the inside and 80% of the outside.  Knob, Eccentric Lever Knob and Side Plate shows signs of BBQ gone bad. So from this day on it will be called the Smore!  First,  tear every thing down and…

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Fishing Reel Bearing Removal Tool

I bit the bullet and shelled out the cash for a miniature bearing removal tool from Reel speed.  I got a Newell reel in that had the bearing corroded into place in the bearing cup.  In the past this would have been soaked in penetrating oil, heated, cooled, repeated until it either came out or…

Newell Drags

Newell made two drag options.  The first and arguably the best is the original 4 stack drag system: The original P models had them.  Notice the washer mounted on the drag sleeve.  It provides the additional drag surface for the system.  Most of the Newell reels were made without that little valuable addition.  Thus the…

Columbia Rivers Fishery

“Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River fishing reports show catch building for a variety of fish” You can read the full article here: http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/oregon-fish-and-wildlife-columbia-river-fishing-reports-show-catch-building-for-a-variety-of-fish/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1 Andrew Smith steelhead_killer@me.com

Newell Reels are like Gremlin’s!

Buy one, get it wet and they multiply!  This is very dangerous and should only be done under strict supervision of a responsible adult.  Seriously, how could you not love these reels?  Super light, great drags, incredible casting and about as corrosion resistant as can be made.  If you just rinse it well after use,…

Newell S338-5 Fishing Reel NIB

Look what the postman brought me today!  A new in the box S338-5 Newell reel.  Warranty card, pristine box, extra handle washer, extra drag washers, and an extra e-clip with rod clamp.  Had not been unboxed in over 20 years, took it out and it spins like brand new!  Ah the new car smell!  Can’t…

Newell P220-5 Fishing Reel Upgraded

This is the third Newell that I have tuned recently in what has become another addiction.  Super light weight, all stainless steel, incredible free spool  and corrosion resistant.  What more can you ask for in a reel?  How about strong as an Ox?  Newell reels with upgraded drags accomplish this too! High Speed SS bearings…