Blog (Repair Articles)

J.W.YOUNG AMBIDEX BAIL REPAIR

J.W.YOUNG AMBIDEX BAIL REPAIR

2019 Jun 5th

This old reel came in a bag of pieces to us and needed a new bail wire and bail arm. The original bail was broken off and the bail arm cracked right where it hung onto the wire. Of course, these parts … read more
Orvis DXR 9/10 Drag Knob Repair

Orvis DXR 9/10 Drag Knob Repair

Posted by Mike on 2019 May 9th

This reel came to us with a stripped drag knob and center shaft....the customer couldn't set the drag without the knob slipping. If you have an older reel or a sentimental paiece of equipment, we migh … read more
Hardy LRH Lightweight Repair

Hardy LRH Lightweight Repair

Posted by Mike on 2018 Oct 31st

This customer sent us a Hardy L.R.H. Lightweight with the spool seized on the center shaft. In turn, the shaft spun the threads out of the body and rendered it useless as the body is no longer availab … read more
JWYoung & Sons Avon Handle Repair

JWYoung & Sons Avon Handle Repair

Posted by Mike on 2017 Dec 13th

Customer brought us in an old JWY Avon Royal Supreme with a broken handle, along with a few missing pieces.We were able to machine an all new handle post, bezel and nut (hidden inside spool) for him. … read more
Daiwa Tanacom SS60 Repair

Daiwa Tanacom SS60 Repair

Posted by Mike on 2017 Nov 16th

This Daiwa Tanacom SS60 came to us in need of the counter gear repaired. Issue was this is a JDM (Japan market) reel. and no parts are available for it anymore.The plastic post that keeps the reel's e … read more
Hardy Perfect Center Screw Broken?

Hardy Perfect Center Screw Broken?

Posted by Mike on 2017 Aug 23rd

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 … read more
Ryobi Fin Tek V-Mag 3 Servicing

Ryobi Fin Tek V-Mag 3 Servicing

2016 Dec 7th

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/ … read more
Cool Repair Blog

Cool Repair Blog

2016 Oct 26th

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 … read more
The thing about felt.

The thing about felt.

Posted by Mike on 2016 Mar 14th

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 materia … read more
"Levelwinds", old blog post from long ago

"Levelwinds", old blog post from long ago

Posted by Mike on 2016 Jan 18th

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 int … read more