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Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby anas473 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:12 pm

I know most of us here really put the hurt on our precious fishing gear. From this forum, many even learned how to make their own rods from the advice of our fellow Boatless members. I personally would like to learn how to service some of my spinning reels, and maybe some of my conventional reels. Would it be a good idea to get together some of our forum members and do a small teaching seminar for this type of thing? It sure would be useful to pass the time with some of the bad fishing days we get in South Florida.
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby Rare » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:04 pm

Hard enough to get a good amount of people for some great food bbq, fresh caught fish, and great members at the events...

Good luck!! :toast:
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby BEOWULF » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:20 am

Fishing Reel Repair by Alan Tan, google it!
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby Rare » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:41 pm

Never head of this tani guy. You were looking more of a sit down/talk/reel work thing.....right?
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby anas473 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:08 pm

I've seen some of Alan Tani's work. Very thorough guy and a professional at what he does. But I was thinking something more along the lines of what Rare has mentioned.
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby anas473 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:13 pm

Also, is there a reason why this thread isnt showing up in the active posts page?
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby crashmister » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:21 pm

It is showing up in active topics, it's where I found it. And Alan is one of the input designers of the Okuma SEa II Series reels. Guys a genius.
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby baseball4life702 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:29 pm

Proper oil and grease + freshwater rinse will keep your reels going for a long time... Most other replacements/upgrades/fixes can be done by looking at a schematic and the tons of other info on the Internet. A seminar would be a waste of time better off trying for a get together. Most people go wrong in maintenance by not writing down or placing parts in the set order and also losing parts.
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby xtremeh18 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:46 pm

I have a question is it bad to use WD-40 on reels? When I mean using it on reels I'm not talking about on the inside. I'm talking about on the outisde of the reel, on the whole reel. Everytime I use my reels first thing I do when I get home is I hose them down with fresh water. Then I let them air dry and I spray the entire reel with WD-40. Is this a bad or good thing to do?
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby Sandbar » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:26 pm

WD40 is fine. A better product for what you're doing is Corrosion X.

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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby crashmister » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:12 pm

So Cal guys soak their reels with this stuff a couple times a trip. They don't seem to have any problems and their reels look new.
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby gdm phil » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:25 pm

dunking the reel in a bucket of fresh water helps to
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby Rare » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:12 pm

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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby STRIZ » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:39 am

Nearly the whole last year of my stay I totally screwed up my reels cuz I just did not service them the way I did before. No hosing down no grease no nothing but the rare one fixed it I guess.
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby 0119 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:59 am

xtremeh18 wrote:I have a question is it bad to use WD-40 on reels? When I mean using it on reels I'm not talking about on the inside. I'm talking about on the outisde of the reel, on the whole reel. Everytime I use my reels first thing I do when I get home is I hose them down with fresh water. Then I let them air dry and I spray the entire reel with WD-40. Is this a bad or good thing to do?


Bad...... never do it. Wipe it down with it maybe but never spray it. It'll get into the roller bearing and under the bail arms. WD stands for water displacing and that means it'll also displace oil and grease. It's not meant to be a lubricant only a water displacer. Never spray water to get the salt off either. Yes lots do it with no problem....yet. Or maybe they don't care if their reels squeak. Wiping it down with a wet rag is better, use your nails to get into the grooves. Always drop a drop of oil on to the roller afterwards even if your reel only has a bushing there. Also drop of oil on each sideplate screw to allow it to seep into the threads to avoid them rustings and seizing when you do want to use them to get inside.
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby Rare » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:26 pm

Never spray water to get the salt off either. Yes lots do it with no problem....yet. Or maybe they don't care if their reels squeak


So, if reel squeak.....oil? What other problems beside the squeaky reel?

I dont care and spray water or dunk reel in water. Or maybe i do....Hmmm
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby Kingofthesea » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:38 pm

crashmister wrote:So Cal guys soak their reels with this stuff a couple times a trip. They don't seem to have any problems and their reels look new.


Yup....we swear by that stuff. I don't know if it works on the other of the country though.
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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby Rare » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:55 pm

Kingofthesea wrote:
crashmister wrote:So Cal guys soak their reels with this stuff a couple times a trip. They don't seem to have any problems and their reels look new.


Yup....we swear by that stuff. I don't know if it works on the other of the country though.



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Re: Servicing Spinning Reels

Postby CELLFISH » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:56 pm

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Those flip flops look like they could use some oil, or better yet throw'em out... Cellfish...
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