alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial what's coming off the bench......
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« Reply #360 on: October 02, 2018, 09:17:12 PM »

I love the 5, 10, and 15 LD’s!

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« Reply #361 on: October 03, 2018, 12:24:30 PM »

I love the 5, 10, and 15 LD’s!

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Fred

  Only Shimanos I reelly like & use... Jeff 
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« Reply #362 on: October 03, 2018, 12:32:41 PM »

Those gold two on the bottom, there the business!
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« Reply #363 on: October 03, 2018, 12:53:46 PM »

Still alota graphite though.
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« Reply #364 on: October 03, 2018, 01:19:10 PM »

Still alota graphite though.

   There is, but for rough use reels that lay in the bottom of a small boat while headed out or tossed in the back of a pickup uncovered, loaner reels etc.  they work great. I've never cracked a frame on any of them... Jeff
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« Reply #365 on: October 03, 2018, 03:20:54 PM »

Let's not forget the venerable BeastMaster 30/50 and 50/80 - where it all began!  Wink
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« Reply #366 on: October 05, 2018, 09:55:48 PM »

An old school reel for sure, !  Cheesy
Helped Shimano on tuning the drags for left coast Tuna, The Beasts of Guadalupe, we’re too much for the original drag curve, many people were not on board with the new line...Spectra!

Many were splashed, a back up rig put to the test,  fun times...
Great Reels, they have caught more than expected over the years...
I still think they are overlooked my many, they have caught many Big Tuna before the Accurates and Avets
Small 2sp’s took over the market.
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« Reply #367 on: October 09, 2018, 10:45:49 PM »

i started out here in the garage at 7am and it's now 10pm.  time really flies when you are doing something that you enjoy!

Yeah, I hear you. That Islay single malt peeted flavour is a killer. Already own quite a few square inches of land over there.

Didn't know it was popular thing in your neck of the woods Smiley



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« Reply #368 on: October 24, 2018, 05:22:33 PM »

i can hardly believe i'm saying this, but the penn vsx line is now officially old school! still a great reel, though. a friend shipped two of these 16 vsx's to me 6 months ago and i'm finally just not getting to them. i did the standard lube and bearing service, then realized two things. one, the reels were loaded with 700 yards of 65 pound solid power pro. easy fix. i peeled off the old line and loaded them with 450 yards of 80 pound hollow seaguar threadlock and a 50 yard topshot of 80 pound berkley big game. then the second thing. when i went to set the drags, i got a nasty surprise. the reel jumped from 25 pounds at strike to 60 pounds at full. the bellevilles in these new reels were configured "(())." when i switched them to "()()," i got 15 pounds at "2," 25 pounds at "strike," and 40 pounds at "full." perfect! oh, yeah, and i changed out the handle grip.

so what you are looking at now is a near perfect 80 pound reel with a 500 yard line capacity, a 30% drag setting at strike and a 50% drag setting at full. and the prices are coming down. so what makes this reel "old school?" it's not silent when you crank like the okuma makaira and the new penn visx. the spring loaded dogs make a "ratchety" noise when you crank. if the noise doesn't bother you, go get one! the steadily progressive drag curve might make the old vsx's the best "old school" reels!


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« Reply #369 on: October 24, 2018, 05:30:37 PM »

ok, this comes under the category of "kids, don't try this a home."


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« Reply #370 on: October 24, 2018, 05:32:50 PM »

that was only part of the shipment.  when all finished, it looked like this.  uggh, you're looking at a day and a half's worth of work!   Embarrassed



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« Reply #371 on: October 24, 2018, 07:20:43 PM »

ok, this comes under the category of "kids, don't try this a home."

I've started with a pile that looks just like that on that table and ended up with a couple reels! It just calls you to it.
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« Reply #372 on: October 25, 2018, 03:06:12 AM »

Nice job Boss. I noticed the Suntory 'liverners' in the background - luv it Smiley
I recently had bought for me a lovely Roku Gin from the Suntory distillery - absolutely gorgeous with a Fevertree tonic!
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« Reply #373 on: October 28, 2018, 04:38:52 PM »

it's been a while since i've cracked open a big avet.  there are four total in line.  after a standard service, the line will be repacked and i will see what kind of drag ranges we get!


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« Reply #374 on: October 28, 2018, 08:36:42 PM »

ok, stock, i got 30 pounds at strike before losing freespool.  this is on a 3 speed avet 50!!!! i changed around the bellevilles and got 20 at bait, 40 at strike and 50 at full.  i was looking for 40 at strike and 60 at full, but at this point i will take what i can get. 


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