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JW Young & Sons Seldex Center Cap repair

JW Young & Sons Seldex Center Cap repair

Posted by Mike on 2020 Dec 2nd

Old time Seldex that came in with a broken plastic latch cap. We fashioned a new cap from aluminum, with a brass set screw...how's it look to you? … read more
J.W. Young & Sons Trudex Center Cap Replacement

J.W. Young & Sons Trudex Center Cap Replacement

Posted by Mike M. on 2020 May 14th

This old timer came to us with a broken center cap. As these are long gone, we needed to make one. I chose aluminum for this job as it matched the reel well. It's much stronger than the Bakelite (hard … read more
No more Facebook

No more Facebook

Posted by Mike M. on 2020 Jan 27th

Hello all :)I have been trying to debate this question for some time now....to delete or not to delete. So, just like the title says I deleted both my personal and business Facebook accounts. Read on … read more
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 piece of equipment, we might … 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