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« on: February 07, 2015, 03:24:34 PM »

Well, I took a brief business trip to Dallas, Texas and our member Fred (foates) recommended that I visit a shop that he has been buying parts from for year. 

Here's the outside view.



From what I remember, they have been in the fishing reel parts and repair business for 40 years, 30 years at this location.  The shop is operated by the owner's son Shane Moore.  A very nice guy but he was busy with customers, so John pictured below.



Here are pictures of their shop.




And they also sell reburbished reels.  They have a rotating inventory, but give them a call, they may have the reel that you may need.


They are a factory service center for Abu Garcia, Daiwa, Shimano, and Penn for the most part.  In fact, they purchase 50% of Abu Garcia and Shimano parts that come into the USA.  If you need parts, they are a great source of parts.

Give them a call and check them out.  A fine group.

Here's a copy of their business card.






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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2015, 03:56:02 PM »

Very nice place Bryan, looks good. Did you leave any $ there? Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2015, 04:03:54 PM »

very nice!  i've called them before and they've been very helpful!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2015, 05:56:22 PM »

They have a decent website with schematics that you can pull up easily.

And they know what they are talking about -- plus shipping is very swift and well packaged

Every store has their strong and weak points.  These guys are one of the ones I use on a regular basis, along with Scotts.  As a small repair guy -- it is always good to have multiple sources. 

And I have learned to never leave an old friend for a new one -- just nice to have two friends...

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2015, 07:27:40 PM »

Bryan,

You shoulda hollered.  I am in there all the time.  The gentleman you pictured behind the counter is just as nice as he can be.

Did they mention they do a 2% cash discount?  Might not matter to some, but I spend enough in there that it helps me.  The last time I was in there was January 2.  The owner (Paul) was there on that day.  He is a wealth of reel information and he likes to talk.  I went in to spend $20, and spent closer to $200.  The more he talked, the more I spent.

Did you see the corroded old rod/reel combos sitting beside the door with ridiculously high price tag (like $500 or some such thing)?  Someone found them at the bottom of a lake, and brought them in for Southwestern to display.  Paul thought they made good conversation pieces.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2015, 07:58:14 PM »

I put them on my list, thanks Bryan.  Dominick
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 08:50:01 PM »

Very nice place Bryan, looks good. Did you leave any $ there? Grin
I did leave money there...but walked away with some parts that I needed.  I needed more parts but I'll definitely it Ely order from them I  the future.  I just couldn't remember all the part numbers that I needed.
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2015, 08:57:45 PM »

Bryan,

You shoulda hollered.  I am in there all the time.  The gentleman you pictured behind the counter is just as nice as he can be.

Did they mention they do a 2% cash discount?  Might not matter to some, but I spend enough in there that it helps me.  The last time I was in there was January 2.  The owner (Paul) was there on that day.  He is a wealth of reel information and he likes to talk.  I went in to spend $20, and spent closer to $200.  The more he talked, the more I spent.

Did you see the corroded old rod/reel combos sitting beside the door with ridiculously high price tag (like $500 or some such thing)?  Someone found them at the bottom of a lake, and brought them in for Southwestern to display.  Paul thought they made good conversation pieces.

It was kind of last minute as I got out of my business meeting a little early so I trekked it down there.  I left them some handle and arms complements of Alan and I left a few drag kits as well.

John is a heck of a guy.  Very knowledgeable, helpful, and a down right nice guy.  I did pay with cash and he said that there is a cash discount...but I was so surprised that I forgot to ask how much discount.  I was so appreciative of the knowledge and service they provided and they knew the part numbers of the parts I needed without looking them up on the schematics.  I know I'll be using them instead of going straight to Pure Fishing and Shimano or Daiwa  is possible.

And no I didn't see the rod by the door.  I didn't have much time as my flight time was coming up so I high tailed to to DFW.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2015, 09:43:03 PM »

I hate I missed you.

Your pix make it look much larger than it is.

I have been buying parts in there since '95.  I don't think it has changed an iota in that time.

They used sell/service trolling motors and parts.  I did not notice last time if the counter was still set up.  

I buy primarily Abu parts (of course).  Their parts are always competitive, and typically cheaper than other sources (ereplacement, MikesReelRepair, DadsOleTackle) so I usually just buzz down and buy them out when I need something.

It was fun seeing something so familiar on this site.

I just noticed, there is a small red car sitting in my private parking place.  That is just not right.

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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2015, 07:55:08 PM »

Bryan,

I made a trip to mecca last week (southwestern parts).  I am attaching a picture of what it is supposed to look like.  I took a pic of the seriously ugly reels sitting by the front door, but my camera skills failed me.  I think you can get the gist, though.

Mike


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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2017, 12:15:33 PM »

I just found this post and y'all are correct a great place to do business. I drop $ almost every week.
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2017, 01:45:21 PM »

What's that pickup doing in my parking place? I don't get there as often as I used to since it is a 25 mi hike (wrong side of town) but I have left a bunch of money there.
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2017, 03:36:01 PM »

Bryan thanks for that, but i deal with Fred oakes, by the way Fred what about me, that make 3, cheers Don
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2017, 05:43:20 PM »

Thanks for the thread. Been ordering parts from there for several years. It's nice to see what the shop looks like.
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