alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial I have the fever.
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« on: March 04, 2018, 08:57:50 AM »

Hello one and all,
  I found the website yesterday while researching a reel I bought. I've know about Penn reels forever but never fished them. My grandfather was  a devout angler and taught all I wanted about freshwater. We never got to the sea together. Fast forward 30 years and I have found the love (and time) for fishing again. I grew up in NJ, traveled for work and landed in the Bay area of CA. My wife, God bless her, bought two old poles with reels at a garage sale two years ago. The old wooden handled tuna pole with a LB 60, plus one with a 209 levelwind on it, sat in the garage since then. I pulled it out after a crab snaring meet and greet in SF. I learned so much from some great guys. After seeing how far some of the casts were from conventional reels I remembered the old gear in the garage. Two weeks later I am obsessed. Current total is 6 with two in the mail.  LB60, LB66, SM150, BM155, 2 BM160, Peer 209 and a 78 Sea Scamp.

   These things are incredible. I am old school at heart. I love old Chevy trucks. I weld with a 1954 Lincoln SA 200. Courtesy is given, respect is earned. And the best place to be is outdoors. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 09:00:54 AM »

Hi.
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Hi, my name is Lee and I have a fishing gear problem.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 09:12:25 AM »

Welcome aboard!

Best,

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“Of course, now I am too old to be much of a fisherman, and now of course I usually fish the big waters alone, although some friends think I shouldn’t. Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening.

Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise.

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.

I am haunted by waters.”

― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 09:17:12 AM »

Welcome, there's no cure for this. I grew up in NJ as well. South Plainfield.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2018, 09:27:49 AM »

Welcome to the board.

This is the start of an expensive hobby. I can feel it.
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Cheesy I talk with every part I send out and each reel I repair so that they perform at the top of their game. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2018, 09:32:20 AM »

It's cheaper then rebuilding old welding machines.

My mom grew up in Raritan and my dad in Somerville. I grew up in Hunterdon County.
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 09:53:51 AM »

Hi and welcome to the darkside - Chris from the UK Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 09:58:51 AM »

Welcome from Tennessee.  I too have the fever for Penns now.  Didn't know a thing about them until I rebuilt a couple of Peerless No. 9's a while back. They're a piece of cake to service after you do the first one.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 09:59:27 AM »

welcome!  if you're anywhere near saratoga, swing by for a beer!
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 10:07:26 AM »

welcome!  if you're anywhere near saratoga, swing by for a beer!
I live up in Brentwood and work the South bay in construction. We may have to meet up one day.

i have found worse ways to spend 20 bucks. Met a guy in a parking lot (shady?) Roll Eyes Said it was a SM 160. Turns out it was a BM 160 with a SM plate. The rest of the SM came in ziplock (again shady?) Wink

I'll try to figure how to post pics.


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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2018, 11:25:43 AM »

WCT welcome to the Left Coast.  Looks like you have a great start with your rec not buys.  I've met a few shady characters in a parking lot  Wink. A better bunch of guys you will never find than here at AT.com.   Bill
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2018, 01:04:50 PM »

Welcome!
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2018, 02:34:31 PM »

Welcome, from another Brentwood guy.

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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2018, 05:46:52 PM »

Next thing you know you'll be telling your wife those gold reels only cost $2.  You'll oil the hinges on the garage door so you sneak rods and packages in without being heard and Penn Parts boxes will start piling up in your hiding places.  My current favorite is "It's not mine, I'm fixing it for a fishing friend."
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2018, 06:22:53 PM »

Howdy !!
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