COVID 19 and reels

Have to say that this year has been like no others. Masks, quarantine, slow mail, business closures, partial openings, more closures. Its exhausting to say the least. Idaho has certainly not had it as bad as most others. Somehow through it all, everyone that fishes seemed to find time to get out or at least determined their reels needed some love. We thank everyone who … Continue reading COVID 19 and reels

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 in service, repair, upgrades and custom reel building.  We are … Continue reading Fishing Reel Service and Repair

Penn Senator 111 2/0 Fishing Reel

Next up is the Penn 111 2/0 fishing reel.  Single dog, steel gear and pinion, metal three piece spool, three stack drag, and low and slow gears 2.25:1.  Seems like it would make a great live bait reel.  Upgrades needed for this reel are as follows:  SS gear sleeve (98-60A) Carbon drags washers set (smoothdrag.com) SS drag washers set SS spool (29M-60) SS power handle … Continue reading Penn Senator 111 2/0 Fishing Reel

Little Blue…Penn 501 Reel

Build list: Cortezconversions.com side plates Prochallenger.com SS gears, pinion, aluminum spool and knob Motive Fabrications SS counter balanced handle Tank Top Eccentric Lever Tiburon Frame A few Penn parts This is a retirement gift that will spend its days chasing fish in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Contact us!     Continue reading Little Blue…Penn 501 Reel

High Quality Upgrades for Penn 4/0

Another true craftsman has started production of high quality upgrades for the Penn 4/0 fishing reel.  Ted “Maxed Out” on Alantani.com has introduced some really exciting parts for your Penn 4/0’s that convert a standard 4/0 to the narrow version.  They are called Tank Tops! Colored eccentric levers, spacers and seats all made to the highest standards with 6061 aluminum, and made in the USA.  Available … Continue reading High Quality Upgrades for Penn 4/0