alan tani @ fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial OLD NEP-TUNA CRADLE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE !!
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« on: April 04, 2018, 05:14:58 PM »

This was a Nep-Tuna cradle I bought from Randy Pauly a year or so ago. I have owned a pile of cradle reels but have never fished one so I decided to make one that I could comfortably fish with. Like I said I bought the cradle from Randy and my buddy Dave Turner of  did all the wraps and rod work. I stripped down an old Calstar 196 rod and cut it to size. Dave removed old butt from cradle and installed a new longer fiberglass butt then put the Hypalon on. Overall length now is 7' with the butt 18" to center of reel a perfect size for me to use as a bait fishing rod on NH party boats for Haddock, Pollock, Red Fish and Cod. "the Cod go back" !! So this year I will be fishing a cradle !!
Here are a few pics of the cradle rod with a Penn 505 HS installed in it "also from Randy" all ready to fish.
  Thanks for looking.  John Taylor

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 07:10:08 PM »


Sid Lehr
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 07:28:16 PM »

Heck ya that'll work.  And you will be styling.  I luv different unique set ups and your sure to never see the same rig on any boat.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 07:32:56 PM »

That is a Nice Ride there. Wink

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 07:46:54 PM »

Nice color combo.


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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 05:59:18 PM »

What Sid said...... Shocked.   Good save and kudos to your rod wrapper...Bill

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