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« on: September 04, 2018, 09:55:21 AM »

Complete disassemble, cleaning, service and Salt ready on a pair of DQ 5001’s coming off the bench.

According to some experts, this is the best large DQ Spinner — ever...

I agree.

Here is a very detailed and complete report by Alan Hawk — whose work and judgement I respect greatly:

http://www.alanhawk.com/reviews/quk51.html

The materials and simple but clever engineering on these, is in a class of its own.

After this reel, the next DQ reels used plastic spools and other inferior parts to save $$$.

Best,

Fred


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Before first light — with nothing less than wonder, and humility — I scan the cool, dark waters for the coming horizon — and the hope of what that deep unknowing might hold for me today...

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Nothing happened. The fish just moved away slowly and the old man could not raise him an inch. His line was strong and made for heavy fish and he held it against his hack until it was so taut that beads of water were jumping from it. Then it began to make a slow hissing sound in the water and he still held it, bracing himself against the thwart and leaning back against the pull. The boat began to move slowly off toward the north-west.

Santiago knew what he was in for, his lifelong experience had prepared him...

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 10:56:25 AM »

Fred thanks again for your knowledge of the DAM Quicks.  It should fit right in with your unique collection.  I too appreciate Alan Hawkes reviews.  Dominick
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 03:32:37 PM »

really nice words for that reel from the spinning reel guru.

seems that you have a really valuable gem there amigo
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 03:58:21 PM »

They are not mine, Alex —

I am servicing and restoring them for the guy who owns them.

Best,

Fred
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Before first light — with nothing less than wonder, and humility — I scan the cool, dark waters for the coming horizon — and the hope of what that deep unknowing might hold for me today...

——————————————————

Nothing happened. The fish just moved away slowly and the old man could not raise him an inch. His line was strong and made for heavy fish and he held it against his hack until it was so taut that beads of water were jumping from it. Then it began to make a slow hissing sound in the water and he still held it, bracing himself against the thwart and leaning back against the pull. The boat began to move slowly off toward the north-west.

Santiago knew what he was in for, his lifelong experience had prepared him...

From Ernest Hemingway’s — “The Old Man and the Sea”

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 04:09:30 PM »

Wow! Sweet reel indeed! Cool
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 05:33:39 PM »

Fred,
I can't believe how heavy that reel is,

What is the purpose of the washer under the spool, does it provide additional drag too?

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 06:31:29 PM »

Read the Hawk piece in full; most interesting.  I suppose the smaller reels in the same series were as equally well built, just to a smaller standard. (?)

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 08:46:44 PM »

Fred,
I can't believe how heavy that reel is,

What is the purpose of the washer under the spool, does it provide additional drag too?

Thanks for sharing!

Yes, with the oversize drags on top and under the spool, the resistance is both inline and also evenly applied pressure.  This reel puts out 40 pounds of drag, stock.

Right, Frank — the smaller reels are similar in design.

Alan H. stated a couple of things about the previous models that were not accurate — but that makes no difference in how robust and absolutely bulletproof these ‘01’s are.

Grab a cup of coffee, and read completely Alan H’s review.  It is impressive and sad at the same time.

Sad in the fact that this style of quality is not offered anymore.  Impressive in the crucially over-engineered and tough details that make this reel so capable.

Best,

Fred

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Before first light — with nothing less than wonder, and humility — I scan the cool, dark waters for the coming horizon — and the hope of what that deep unknowing might hold for me today...

——————————————————

Nothing happened. The fish just moved away slowly and the old man could not raise him an inch. His line was strong and made for heavy fish and he held it against his hack until it was so taut that beads of water were jumping from it. Then it began to make a slow hissing sound in the water and he still held it, bracing himself against the thwart and leaning back against the pull. The boat began to move slowly off toward the north-west.

Santiago knew what he was in for, his lifelong experience had prepared him...

From Ernest Hemingway’s — “The Old Man and the Sea”

"At the Office"
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2018, 12:27:39 PM »

Hi Fred,

Having recently gotten 3 of my DAM reels Grin back from you, I currently possess 6 DAM Quicks from this model series (two 1202s, two 2002s, one 3001, one 3002), one Finessa 265 (thanks!), and one Finessa 285 (paid $1 for it). You also sold me two Finessa 285s that I bequeathed to fishing buddies who love them.

I use all but the 3002 on an almost daily basis during bass season (now, here in Maine). While there are plenty of excellent reels on the market, these things work brilliantly, are bombproof, and they look mean yet sophisticated (unlike me!).

I'm certain that someday soon I'll purchase both a 4001 and a 5001 model, if your outing them here doesn't drive the price up beyond my reach!  Shocked

Be well,
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 06:16:22 PM »

Definitely something I would like to find down the road.

How difficult are parts difficult to find for the 5001?
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 06:25:33 PM »

Definitely something I would like to find down the road.

How difficult are parts to find for the 5001?

Pretty scarce.

If you are going to fish the reel, which I highly encourage — I would find one that I liked, completely go through it to make it Salt Ready and capable — then buy an extra for parts.

I do not have parts for these — but since they are so strong — they seldom fail, except when abused or accidentally damaged — maybe just a bail spring, that is about it generally.

Best,

Fred

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Before first light — with nothing less than wonder, and humility — I scan the cool, dark waters for the coming horizon — and the hope of what that deep unknowing might hold for me today...

——————————————————

Nothing happened. The fish just moved away slowly and the old man could not raise him an inch. His line was strong and made for heavy fish and he held it against his hack until it was so taut that beads of water were jumping from it. Then it began to make a slow hissing sound in the water and he still held it, bracing himself against the thwart and leaning back against the pull. The boat began to move slowly off toward the north-west.

Santiago knew what he was in for, his lifelong experience had prepared him...

From Ernest Hemingway’s — “The Old Man and the Sea”

"At the Office"
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2018, 09:38:06 PM »

I think I saw one on E-Bay. The smaller ones are pretty obtainable............................Joe> I would like to find a 5001 in good shape.
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2018, 04:04:32 AM »

I think the recent eBay one sold.  There is one on Orange County Craigslist, if anyone lives out that way.  Problem with craigslist is that I always seem to find stuff the day I am leaving an area.

Looks like any condition gets above $50 and the better looking ones and ones with boxes get closer/over $150.  That's been my hesitation thus far.  Really nice reel, but one of the more expensive DQ reels, and I want two to have parts.

Has anyone ever found one of these at a yard sale?

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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2018, 06:37:45 PM »

Fred,
I can't believe how heavy that reel is,

What is the purpose of the washer under the spool, does it provide additional drag too?

Thanks for sharing!



Grab a cup of coffee, and read completely Alan H’s review.  It is impressive and sad at the same time.

Sad in the fact that this style of quality is not offered anymore.  Impressive in the crucially over-engineered and tough details that make this reel so capable.

Best,

Fred

Love the 01 reels. Imagine these reels made today with the same quality, instant ar, and sealed like the higher end Shimano’s. What could have been.
 Going to spool my 5001 one of these days and carry it catfishing on the Arkansas and/or Mississippi rigged for big blues.
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« Reply #14 on: Today at 05:45:05 AM »

Alan's review of the 5001 was awesome finally read it all the way through. I don't have any large reels from that series, but I do have 1000, 1001, 2001, and then I can't remember I believe another is a 1202? I need to get back on working on my reels and go through those ones. Just this last year has been busy with lots of other things fixing up my old reels I score has been on the back burner.

Fred I know the parts are much scarcer for these series, but on my 1000 and 1001 both are missing the little side cap that covers the open side you don't have the handle screwed into. Also the asbestos drags I know the asbestos is a great drag material and I will most likely run it in these reels is it better off dry or greased? It seems like greasing it would help I know on my 2001 when messing with it some the drag is kind of jerky, but it's also dry I would think some cals would help it the same as it does carbon fiber.
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