alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Heddon 277
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
December 09, 2018, 02:43:42 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Heddon 277  (Read 713 times)
0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.
xjchad
Sensei
Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 719



« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2018, 01:44:04 PM »

Well I havenít been able to get as many pics as Iíd have liked to do a step by step on this reel because Iíve been so crunched for time that I did most of the work in the back seat of my truck on my lunch break.  Iím sure that none of this is very foreign to any of you as the design is very basic and bulletproof, very similar to other well-built reels of this era.   
I donít think this reel was used much if at all.  I completely disassembled and cleaned it all very well and reassembled using Penn grease and oil.





One thing I noticed is that there appears to be one missing part.  I believe there should some sort of bumper or stop for the bail arm to land on when it flips closed.  I think itís probably just a plastic piece that presses into the hole seen below?



Does anyone have one they can get measurements from for me?  I think I know about what size it should be and Iím planning to 3D print a replacement, but it would be nice to know what it actually looks like and measures.

I was able to get some Carbon drag washers from Dawn that need slight modification to work in my Heddon!  Iíll post it finished and spooled soon!
Logged

Husband, Father, Fisherman
happyhooker
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 730



« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2018, 04:01:32 PM »

I have a nib Heddon with the catalog. It has all the spinners they made that year with a schematic for each. Unfortunately itís on one giant sheet and each one is very small. If someone needs the schematic for one model pm me and I send a photo of it

Thanks, folks, for a very interesting post.  Sheridan, I have a feeling I may need to get ahold of you for Heddon schematics in the future.  I have a few for reels I either have or want, but they are hard to come by.  On the 277, I will have to look & see if I have that one; seems to me I've seen one someplace, but, as usual for someone my age, I can't remember where I might have seen it.

Frank
Logged
xjchad
Sensei
Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 719



« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2018, 12:09:45 PM »

Here she is.
Spooled up with 14 lb. Cajun Red and mounted on my 8'6" Ugly Stik.

Logged

Husband, Father, Fisherman
mo65
The Freshwater Kid...Chillicothe, Ohio
Sensei
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 2442


"This ship is filthy Mr. Christian!"


« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2018, 12:12:39 PM »

   That is one fine lookin' reel! Great restoration! Cool
Logged

~YOU CAN TUNA GEETAR...BUT YOU CAN'T TUNA FEESH~

happyhooker
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 730



« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2018, 12:18:40 PM »

I looked where I keep my schematics, and I have a few Heddon, but no 277.

Your work looks great!

Frank
Logged
Swami805
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 2161


« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2018, 05:10:16 PM »

Be happy to send a pick of any of those on the sheet blown up so they're readable. A lot of variation between the different models, I'm thinking some were more high end than others.
That reel cleaned up nicely Chad, should be a good match on that rod
Logged
xjchad
Sensei
Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 719



« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2018, 07:30:39 AM »

Thanks guys!  It was a fun one!
Logged

Husband, Father, Fisherman
xjchad
Sensei
Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 719



« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2018, 03:08:45 PM »

I fished the Heddon 277 today.  Threw a Kastmaster in the surf for awhile on my lunch break.
Seems to cast and reel great!  It's a tad heavy, but balances well on this rod.
Two things I don't care for:
1. I have to crank the handle to snap the bail shut.  I'm used to flipping it closed with my hand before reeling.
2. The knob is a bit floppy.  I'm considering replacing the knob, but I think I'll try it a bit more to see if I can get used to it.  I don't want to ruin the arm and regret it later.
Logged

Husband, Father, Fisherman
mo65
The Freshwater Kid...Chillicothe, Ohio
Sensei
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 2442


"This ship is filthy Mr. Christian!"


« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2018, 05:17:54 PM »

I have to crank the handle to snap the bail shut.  I'm used to flipping it closed with my hand before reeling.

   This bothers me too...but I've been using a Penn 720 ans a Quick Micro so much lately I'm starting to warm up to it some. Cool
Logged

~YOU CAN TUNA GEETAR...BUT YOU CAN'T TUNA FEESH~

Midway Tommy
Tom
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1044


Smack dab in the middle of USA - Eastern Nebraska


« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2018, 05:48:05 PM »

I fished the Heddon 277 today.  Threw a Kastmaster in the surf for awhile on my lunch break.
Seems to cast and reel great!  It's a tad heavy, but balances well on this rod.
Two things I don't care for:
1. I have to crank the handle to snap the bail shut.  I'm used to flipping it closed with my hand before reeling.
2. The knob is a bit floppy.  I'm considering replacing the knob, but I think I'll try it a bit more to see if I can get used to it.  I don't want to ruin the arm and regret it later.

If the knob hole is worn you can insert a brass sleeve/tube to get rid of the slop. Sometimes it takes some reaming of both pieces to get a nice fit. If you do it, the ends should also be flared a little after it is fit to keep it from sliding. I have fixed many a worn plastic knob that way.  
« Last Edit: August 15, 2018, 06:45:27 PM by Midway Tommy » 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)
xjchad
Sensei
Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 719



« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2018, 06:18:32 PM »

Thanks Tommy I'll check that out.
Logged

Husband, Father, Fisherman
Pages: 1 [2]   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 0.215 seconds with 16 queries.