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It's That Time Again for Reel Maintenance!
« on: January 16, 2016, 02:54:24 PM »
Time to tear the reels down and do the annual winter service

Not my favorite thing to do, but it's a necessity if I want my reels to last and work dependably.

« Last Edit: January 18, 2016, 11:22:43 AM by Curt »

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Re: It's That Time Again!
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 04:00:51 PM »
I used to do monthly take downs and cleanings.  Now I do it once or twice a year for general stuff.  Any problem and the go for a truck ride to let a reel tech fix them.
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Re: It's That Time Again!
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2016, 11:50:37 AM »
curt any chance of a video.?   I have two high dollar reels that know longer cast but 20/30 ft..and would love to have them working like new....but nevertook a bait caster apart....

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Re: It's That Time Again!
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 06:29:25 PM »
@fishon-son Funny you mentioned a video. I was thinking about maybe doing that. Just not sure if I have the time right now.

I can tear the Curado and other similar Shimano reels down and put them back together with no problems. Abu Garcia reels, on the other hand, tend to be a challenge. I might try to tackle one of them in the next week or two. If I can't do it satisfactorily, I may box them up and send them back to Abu for service.

What kind of reels do you have that aren't working right?

@Jig Man I could never do each reel once per month! Doing it once per year is enough for me. And I never seem to have any problems with the reels doing it once per year  (nope)

I have a couple Black Max reels that are a bit quirky and should probably be sent back to Abu, since they're less than a year old.

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Re: It's That Time Again - Reel Maintenance How-To Video!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 11:22:19 AM »
@fishon-son Here's a video from Shimano that gives some good info on basic maintenance of Shimano reels.

The first minute or more is all introduction music, video, etc.

If I find other good videos, I'll post them here for everyone  :nod:

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Re: It's That Time Again for Reel Maintenance!
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 03:01:17 PM »
Anyone have a good source for parts for reels, I've got a few that I need to replace bearings on, plus a couple that have lost the handle nut locking keeper and screw.

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Re: It's That Time Again for Reel Maintenance!
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 04:06:28 PM »
Boca Bearings for the bearings for sure.  I use the orange seal.  If you watch from time to time they put them on sale.   http://bocabearings.com/

For the handle nut and screws, try calling the manufacturer.  I have had them send me those for free before.

I have also ordered from http://www.mikesreelrepair.com/
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Re: It's That Time Again for Reel Maintenance!
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2016, 04:53:38 PM »
Hey Frug  glad ta see ya made it over here  good to see ya
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Re: It's That Time Again for Reel Maintenance!
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2016, 09:20:38 PM »

For the handle nut and screws, try calling the manufacturer.  I have had them send me those for free before.


That's exactly what I was going to recommend  :nod:

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