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 […]
One of my favorite reels…
Bought my first in 95′, then several more over the next year. Shimano Curado CU201 are light, cast light weight with easy and enough drag with an upgrade to stop steelhead. Wonderful reels to fish.
Good level wind reels with stainless steel where it counts. Flush the bearings, some carbon fiber drags greased with Cal’s and they are back fishing!
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 […]
Packaging your reel for shipment
We get many reels in different conditions. From new in the box to 50+ year old treasures from grandpa. When we package a reel to send back to the owner special care is taken to protect your investment. First we always use Priority Mail Medium boxes. They are brand new boxes and nice and rigid. […]
Always amazes me the engineering that went into these old reels. This Penn 350 is weird by today’s standards. Then turn to a bucket of Shimano Tekota’s Last on the list this weekend is a badly corroded Shimano Torium 30. This has been a project as every step of the way corrosion has ate at […]
Super Skinny Penn 4/0
Meet the T4N1, super narrow frame and spool for converting your Penn 4/0. 4:1 or 3.2-1 gearing, great drag numbers, comfortable handle and knob. Nice combo!
Penn International 975’s
Pair of nice Penn 975’s upgraded and ready to slay some salmon up north this year.
Penn handle blanks