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Hardy Perfect Center Screw Broken?

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Are you one of the unlucky few that have turned the LEFT HAND center screw the wrong way and broken it off? These screws usually break of *inside* the shaft, making it seem near impossible to back it out and replace it. If you try and manage to mangle the threads, it makes it even harder to remove the broken screw...be sure before you try.... or send it in to the experts!

We have the tools and knowhow, not to mention the parts to repair that favorite reel of yours.

Ryobi Fin Tek V-Mag 3 Servicing

Our friend the Gasping Gurami has done a nice job overhauling an old Ryobi V-Mag levelwind, check it out!https://gaspinggurami.wordpress.com/2016/12/03/servicing-ryobi-fin-tek-v-mag-3/

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Cool Repair Blog

For anyone interested in repairing, yes that means YOU.... this blog is a really good read. Not to mention it's written by a really nice fellow, this blog covers complete teardowns of various reels. A good read!Gasping Gourami - on all matter of consequence, big or smalla few links from the site:Servicing - 2015 Daiwa [...]

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The thing about felt.

Felt. That fibrous, seemingly tough material that used to be everywhere but hard to find now, now resides mostly under the furniture feet to protect your floor. Feet and drag washers....what a material lol.While felt is a decent padding material for those feet, it makes only a so-so effort at a drag material. Yes, it [...]

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"Levelwinds", old blog post from long ago

Hello everyone! I had originally posted this in the Dec/99 issue of the Reel Angler Magazine and had forgot about it for awhile. Still pertinent info to this day!- Mike Everyday someone will come into the shop with a reel that has the gears stripped out of it; and the common complaint that goes with [...]

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New website

Hello all! If you haven't noticed the new format by now, maybe you need another coffee :)First off, if you are a current customer, you will need to change your password. Passwords are one of those things that are encrypted and can't be moved, hence the need to reset it. (and a good time to [...]

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Rod Repairs

Many customers come to us with their favorite rod which they have broken in some way, shape or form with the hope that we can work a small miracle on it. In most cases we can accommodate their wishes, but in some cases, if your rod is toast or not worth fixing, we will be [...]

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Specialty Repairs

If you have a reel that is older and parts are unavailable for it, our machinist might be able to make a part for you! We make new handles and mainshafts and other components for any make of fly, centrepin, mooching or other types of reels at a very reasonable cost. Even a broken fly [...]

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Vintage Parts and Reels

We carry a fairly large selection of the following manufacturers parts, many which have long been discontinued. 80% of our vintage parts supply is brand new. Occasionally we need to use a used part because of availability. If we need to, you would be notified first and given a choice. If you have a surplus [...]

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Mitchell 900 Anti Reverse Positioning

This can be a tricky one. Just remember the hook end of the spring pushes on the hook end of the dog. The other end of the spring pushes on the inside of the sideplate.

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