This reel came to us with a broken main support and rim on the frame. The reel was bent all out of shape and, of course, very much unuseable. After a handful of hours a successful repair to the frame was accomplished. Frame is just as strong as when new and is now straight and the fellow can use his old favorite again! If you have an old reel that's broken beyond what a normal shop would say 'No Way' to, give us a call....chances are we can help!