alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial They don't make 'em like they used to
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
October 19, 2018, 11:41:22 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: They don't make 'em like they used to  (Read 747 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Gfish
Gfish
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 1447


What? Me worry?


« on: January 04, 2018, 04:53:07 PM »

Some of my brother's old Spinner collection. 1) Saltwater size Zebco Spinator 870: weighs alot!
                                                                2) Point Ace 400-Japanese: gee, I wonder where they got the idea
                                                                    for that color scheme?  
                                                  


* image.jpeg (1021.07 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 63 times.)

* image.jpeg (1165.04 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 68 times.)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 06:03:22 PM by Gfish » Logged

Fishing tackle is an art form and all fish caught on the right tackle are"Gfish"!
Gfish
Gfish
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 1447


What? Me worry?


« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 05:02:36 PM »

More: 3) Astra Mastereel from Ariex: very nice reel. Note the drag(brake)grease. Had the consistancecy of a
              Wax a some kind.


* image.jpeg (1186.9 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 63 times.)

* image.jpeg (1105.7 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 70 times.)

* image.jpeg (1242.08 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 66 times.)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 05:03:24 PM by Gfish » Logged

Fishing tackle is an art form and all fish caught on the right tackle are"Gfish"!
Gfish
Gfish
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 1447


What? Me worry?


« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 05:16:08 PM »

More: 4) a Korean Fenwick Blackhawk XL VI, probably pretty cheap, overall
         5) a Japanese Ryobi SX2N The Silver Cloud: does more words n' digits in the name make it somethin         
              Special?
         6) Diawa GS-3: seems like a nice reel, pretty heavy.


* image.jpeg (1128.9 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 60 times.)

* image.jpeg (1391.12 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 63 times.)

* image.jpeg (1151.24 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 64 times.)
Logged

Fishing tackle is an art form and all fish caught on the right tackle are"Gfish"!
Gfish
Gfish
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 1447


What? Me worry?


« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 05:53:41 PM »

Here's 2 that I worked on today: 1) a very nice Shakespeare 2062 NL, model EG. This puppy's gotta worm-drive gear system, the 6"D" drag( 3 shiny stainless steel lookin washers, 3 leather drag disks on top & a single leather one on the bottom). The handle is probably aluminium, a bit weak lookin, but it's got screw-in knob for ease of cleaning and lube. There's lube ports for the pinion bearing and the main gear shaft. Only non-metal parts I see are the drag knob, handle knob and the brake washers. Made in the USA.

                                                2) the best spincaster I've seen to date: A Abumatic 120. made in Sweden and reminiscent of the construction quality you see in the early Cardinal series. It's gotta drag system where as you crank it, it automatically adjusts to the pressure put on the handle! Then if you wanna scale back on the drag, you move the handle backwards. The handle moves backwards from full drag, aprox. 1/3 of a revolution before the abu-style dog kicks in. Can't make it any more convenient than that!
I's surprised that I was able to reassemble it in one try. Very intricate for a spincaster.
Gfish


* image.jpeg (1105.08 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 64 times.)

* image.jpeg (991.9 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 62 times.)

* image.jpeg (1167.05 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 68 times.)

* image.jpeg (1070.63 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 66 times.)
Logged

Fishing tackle is an art form and all fish caught on the right tackle are"Gfish"!
Gfish
Gfish
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 1447


What? Me worry?


« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 06:00:59 PM »

Improve on the Abumatic 120? Of course. 1) oscillating spool system. There is however, an external lever for quick spool release.                 
                                                             2) screw attached handle knob, insteada a rivet.


* image.jpeg (984.07 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 65 times.)

* image.jpeg (1035.13 KB, 1936x1936 - viewed 67 times.)
Logged

Fishing tackle is an art form and all fish caught on the right tackle are"Gfish"!
festus
Photo Group
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 631



« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 07:31:10 PM »

Yep, I had one of the Fenwick Blackhawks, smaller than the one you posted, really nothing special but it lasted for at least 25 years.

Love those Shakespeare maroon series, I know an older fellow who still uses his 2062 and it's probably nearly 50 years old.


* ad from 1969.JPG (51.48 KB, 687x379 - viewed 62 times.)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 07:33:07 PM by festus » Logged
happyhooker
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 688



« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 07:50:39 PM »

That's a beautiful 2062--one of the nicer ones I've seen.  The early models had the chrome handle & metal spool that many prefer over the later models.

ABU had quite a history in the spincaster field.  I think there were some other ABU reels that "corrected" some of the "defects" you mention.  They made some underspin models (closed face spinning reels that had a long foot and hung under the rod) that had neither a bail nor a pushbutton, although I don't recall if they had an oscillating spool or not.

Frank
Logged
Midway Tommy
Tom
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 999


Smack dab in the middle of USA - Eastern Nebraska


« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 08:33:22 PM »

Ryobi made a lot of spinners for Zebco just before and after the Cardinal separation. They made the XR & XB series' and a bunch of others.

That 2062 handle is anodized aluminum. They changed it to black anodized shortly thereafter and later went to the black one piece handle.

Zebco bought out Langley in '62 and manufactured most of the Langley models under the Zebco name for six years or so, until the Cardinal line took off. 
Logged

Love those open face spinning reels! (Especially ABU & ABU/Zebco Cardinals)

Tommy D (ORCA), NE



Favorite Activity? ............... In our boat fishing
RELAXING w/ MY BEST FRIEND (My wife Bonnie)
Gfish
Gfish
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 1447


What? Me worry?


« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2018, 06:55:22 PM »

Update time. This's my Browning, model # unknowen, the paint wore off. Got alotta use out of it after I bought it in 1990. A mostly graphite, rear drag, 5:1, made in Korea. I was immediately interested in it when I saw the rotor design. This would be one where I could leave off the anti-reverse and thumb the the underside a the rotor, while the fish was runnin, just like I used ta do with my MG 300. Couldn't trust the drag on that MG. a nice light-duty graphite workhorse, this Browning.


* image.jpeg (1204.48 KB, 2592x1936 - viewed 24 times.)

* image.jpeg (1807.79 KB, 2592x1936 - viewed 24 times.)

* image.jpeg (1865.15 KB, 2592x1936 - viewed 25 times.)

* image.jpeg (1341.37 KB, 2592x1936 - viewed 25 times.)
« Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 06:58:09 PM by Gfish » Logged

Fishing tackle is an art form and all fish caught on the right tackle are"Gfish"!
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.195 seconds with 16 queries.