Blog (Repair Articles)

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

New website

Posted by Mikes Reel Repair on 2016 Jan 11th

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 thi … read more

Rod Repairs

Posted by Mike on 2015 Sep 30th

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 wis … read more

Specialty Repairs

Posted by Mike on 2015 Sep 30th

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, … read more

Vintage Parts and Reels

Posted by Mike on 2015 Sep 30th

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 par … read more

Mitchell 900 Anti Reverse Positioning

Posted by Mike on 2015 Aug 31st

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. … read more

Daiwa Dendoh Electric Reels

Posted by Mike on 2015 Aug 31st

Our shop has received factory training from Daiwa and as a result, we are now a Daiwa Dendoh Electric Reel Warranty center!Service rates (subject to change) are as follows:Complete teardown & cleanin … read more

Trolling Motor Leaking?

Posted by Mike on 2015 Aug 30th

SO...you're out on the lake, fishing is good and life is awesome. Then your trolling motor dies... then you have to row.... fishin buddy says he's done with ya. Could this breakdown been avoi … read more

Drag Washers - To Grease or Not to Grease

Posted by Mike on 2015 Aug 29th

ahhhhh the age old question. Actually I think this one is fairly new with the advent of the carbon washer influx that's the norm right now, but the question still remains... Grease or no greas … read more