alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial 500/501 jigmaster
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« Reply #60 on: October 27, 2011, 11:33:50 AM »

Hey Sal Thanks for the response. I feel a little better now. The reel looks new ,it has a few spots on the underside of the stand. the insides look hardly used  The original penn greese has hardened. I will try to give it the Alan treatment. The last deal I got at a sale wound up costing me almost $100 to fix , it was a penn 1/0 senator I picked up for $15 but had all sorts of problems ,you know once you start to fix these , things can get out of hand quickly. Thanks again Doug
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« Reply #61 on: January 09, 2012, 07:14:34 PM »

Does anyone know the part number for the PENN powerhandle that fits the Jigmaster?  Thanks!
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« Reply #62 on: January 09, 2012, 07:29:16 PM »

The two I like the best are: 24-55 and 24-56, with 24-56 my first choice.
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« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2012, 05:40:53 PM »

Thanks ... I like the 24-56 best also... appreciate the info!!!

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« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2012, 09:31:22 PM »

i bought a bunch of the 24-56 handles at $15 each years ago and still have some.  send a pm if interested.  thanks!  alan
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« Reply #65 on: January 11, 2012, 11:56:26 AM »

Anybody know what purpose this attachment serves?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Penn-Aftco-H-PS-1-Reel-Handle-assembly-113-Jigmaster-Squidder-NEW-4-0-USA-/310348856352?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48423bbc20#ht_1747wt_954
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« Reply #66 on: January 11, 2012, 12:43:05 PM »


It looks like a device that would limit the travel of a drag star to keep one from over-tightening or over-loosening the drag. Huh?   In other words, a thingamajig for your whatchamacallit. Grin
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« Reply #67 on: January 11, 2012, 01:06:51 PM »

    It is made by Aftco and they're no longer produced.  I've seen them on ebay before.  it's used to preset the drag and to increase from strike to fight (and vice versa).  It kinda turns it into a lever drag.
Really not worth the money.  That's why it's been there for mo(o)nths   Wink
I'm sure someone on here (SAL, maybe) has one or two laying around that could give a better explanation, but that's how it was explained to me.
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« Reply #68 on: January 12, 2012, 12:59:28 AM »

Thank's guys,interesting attachment.
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« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2012, 03:15:11 PM »


there is a pretty large gap between the spool and the inner side plate rings.  anything less than 0.022 inches can get stuck or even sliced off.  that means 25 pound test berkeley big game can still get caught.  i generally recommend 30# mono.  that works out fine because the reel will hold 350 yards of 30# mono.  what it also means is that the reel is probabably not suitable for spectra.

any other reel with a spool this big might be loaded with up to 400 yards of 65 pound spectra and a 40 or 50 pound topshot.  a 30% drag setting would mean a 12 to 15 pound drag setting.  the 3-stack of jigmaster drag washers actually can deliver 15 pounds of drag, but that's pretty much the limit for any stack of three drag washers.  the brass drive shaft (gear sleeve) is also a big issue.  if the drags are set to more then 8 pounds, or if they are sticky at all, the handle will round off the top of the soft brass and start to loosen. i have a stainless steel drive shaft for this reel and it's a great upgrade if you're going to lean hard on this reel, but it cost $20. 

one GREAT advantage of the jigmaster 500 is that there are no bearings to rust out.  the reel that i recommend most for the kayak guys is a narrow spool penn 501 with a stainless steel drive shaft, greased carbon fiber drag washers, a penn jigmaster power handle and 200 yards of straight 30# mono.  personally, i think this is the best kayak reel around.  alan


Is there a fix for the gap issue?  I'd like to use this real with 20# mono but, i'm wary of the line being sliced off or stuck.  Thanks!
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« Reply #70 on: January 25, 2012, 09:49:20 AM »

Chance here to buy a nice little 501.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-PENN-JIGMASTER-501L-REEL-NEW-IN-BOX-/250976687089?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6f6053f1#ht_500wt_1203
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« Reply #71 on: January 25, 2012, 11:58:25 AM »

That's a beauty - well spotted Tom.
Cheers, Justin
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« Reply #72 on: January 25, 2012, 02:53:22 PM »

I'm tempted myself Justin. UK postage is only $18.
Cheers, Tom.
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« Reply #73 on: January 31, 2012, 06:52:24 PM »

What are the sizes of the bearings???
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« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2012, 07:16:47 PM »

G'day CO,
I may have misunderstood which reel you're referring to, but the 500 and 501 have bushings/bearings rather than ball bearings.
The 505HS and 506HS both have two 0.125 x 0.375 x 0.156 (inch) ball bearings.
Hope that's of some assistance.
Cheers, Justin

PS Tom, I see that cracker little 501 sold for US$106!
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