alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial 165, 165M, 165L Light Tackle Casting Reel; Beachmaster
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Author Topic: 165, 165M, 165L Light Tackle Casting Reel; Beachmaster  (Read 812 times)
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« on: April 06, 2016, 06:01:59 PM »

Please post your questions about the chronological history of this reel, or your reel, in this post.
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 02:29:38 PM »

I just did my first complete take down on a Beachmaster 160.  Just a little corrosion on the spool, but otherwise perfect.  I think I was expecting it to be larger, but it really is a  very nice size, smaller than my LB 60 and maybe closest to a 209?   I am excited about this reel and I am actually glad there is no levelwind to deal with.  How is it regarded in terms of quality among similar Penns.  Anyone fish with one here?  
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 07:55:47 PM »

I have several 180s, same thing only narrower. They are the cheapest of this era Penn. Small gears and drags and no exploding right side plate.
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