alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Cortez Conversions Sqidder 146
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« on: May 16, 2018, 02:29:01 PM »

I just finished my cortez conversions sqidder 146 this afternoon. With stock gears and cortez gear sleeve and star. my own drag washers with stock medal washers. Tiburon spool and stock handle from Mystic Reel parts.

I had to alter the upper bridge screws to fit the counter sink holes that were in the crank side of the side plate, no problem thought a simple dressing down the screw head to fit. The rest of the kit was superb and works like a dream. You have to use the spacer on the tib spool like instructed on the clicker side.
 
Here are a few pictures the compare the 140 squidder to the 146.



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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 02:36:51 PM »

Very nice!  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 02:58:13 PM »

thats a beauty Joe, congrats, now get some fish

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 03:01:45 PM »


 Nicely done Joe

 Cortez Conversions now carries matching shift levers that fit your squidder. A steal @$15
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 03:26:51 PM »

Very nice reel.
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 03:34:44 PM »

Looks great Joe! Very nice. The new shift lever compliments it perfectly.

Wish Tom would make one in purple.

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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 03:37:15 PM »

Very nice.  How does it compare weight wise with a stock 146?
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 03:42:40 PM »


 Nicely done Joe

 Cortez Conversions now carries matching shift levers that fit your squidder. A steal @$15

I have ordered one on your suggestion and as soon as it comes I will change it over, very nice compact reel. I was going fishing tonight but the weather is bad Rain on cold it dropped 30deg from yesterday. flooding and rain all this week, much lighting last night. I don't want to be on the water when it's that bad holding a composite rod with lighting. I will be fishing that reel when I get a brake in the weather. Maybe tomorrow If it breaks. Blues and Bass are in feeding on sand eels and peanut bunker.

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 03:44:42 PM »

Very nice.  How does it compare weight wise with a stock 146?

Light in hand and it's perfect for plug and live bait.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 06:58:36 PM »

Very nice.  How does it compare weight wise with a stock 146?

Light in hand and it's perfect for plug and live bait.

Joe

   First off...she looks great Joe...I selected the ice blue for my CC Squidder too. I'd say with all the ss steel inside mine, and the power handle, it probably is as heavy as a stock Squidder, but with a smaller aluminum handle it could be used for freshwater fishing. Bass or musky casting easily. I'm considering trying to mod an ABU Garcia double paddle...like off a Revo...it would be awesome. Currently mine is set up for catfishing, but a reel that casts so good, it almost seems a waste to be drowning bait on it. I'd say not owning one of these reels is missing out...big time! Cool


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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 07:28:39 PM »

I've fished mine a few times, I use 20lb mono so it's stock inside. Great free spool, so much smother casting, just a flick of the rod get's it going. Using just a small hook and a live anchovy, great for flying small live baits without jerking it off the hook, Might be good for pitching a live frog into a bush for a wary bass..
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 07:42:15 PM »

Mo: I fish salt all year and bait is important for a lot of fishing and plugs too, I have not tried the reel yet on plug or bait. It feels very good on the rod I have built so I have to see how it works on a med rod. I have another stick that is lighter on the rod bench but that is not ready yet, Ruth wants me to finish a 7' light rod first so she is first Wink Cheesy I am just the guy who supply's the equipment Grin.

It's a very nice reel I hope it works out for my style of fishing.

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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 08:22:53 PM »

Mo: I fish salt all year and bait is important for a lot of fishing and plugs too, I have not tried the reel yet on plug or bait. It feels very good on the rod I have built so I have to see how it works on a med rod.   

   I put the reel on a 7ft. med/hvy inshore rod...it casts a 1 1/2oz. plug like a champ. I'll have to honestly say it's the best casting Penn...or Penn type reel I ever swung. Tom has made a precision piece...I just plain love the reel! Cool

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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 05:01:07 AM »

Good work guys, Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 09:12:44 AM »

Mike: That is similar to my rod so it should be great for me, still raining here but I'LL get out soon.

Tom: you have made a fine reel easy to work with and very smooth.

I have to thank Randy from Vintage offshore fer the great gears he sent to fit the 146 Randy was gracious in N/C for the gears and all the innards. 


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