alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Prototype Pro Gear Reel
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« on: October 08, 2018, 10:00:30 PM »

Hey guys it been a while since i been on here. I picked up what I think may be a prototype pg reel.i thought i was buying a pg 255, fine i get the reel & notice the star has 2 go a long ways b4 the drag will lock up. Fine i tear it apart & boy there where some surprises, good 1's at that. Heres what I found & was wondering about the prototype status. after pulling it apart i start checking some things, its not a 255 buts the exact same size as a penn 501 ok, just like a narrow 545, same exact style of frame, sideplates, everthing, only thing visably different from a 545 is it doesn't have the bigger bump 4 the gears like the 545's have. Its a lot narrower, it measures 15/8 wide spool. Now heres the interesting stuff on the inside, drag stack is all wrong so off that comes & low & behold is a Penn 4/0 main gear set up 4 a 3.25-1 gear ratio, brass in good shape,4/0 gear sleeve & star,& yoke. I put a 5 stack back in it & after adjust a couple of washers everything works fine. It doesnt look like there is enought room 4 a 4-1 gear set cuz they r larger in diameter. Spool width is 1 5/8 wide. Everything in this reel looks like factory PG parts. I dont know the history behind this 1, but I'll say this there aint a scratch on it any where, might b brand new reel. I'll post up pics tomorrow. Matbe u gys can help figure out the model. 1 thing 4 dead certain its not even close 2 looking like a classic series PG reel if that helps, totally diiferent look 2 it like a narrow 545 reel. thanks ed


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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 10:08:45 PM »

Sounds very interesting for sure! I love pg's, I have 9 of them and am buying more in the future. Can't wait to see some pics when you have time. Darin
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 07:53:46 AM »

Mr Eguin, can you post some pictures of this narrow thing?  Sounds like a great little reel.  Tanks. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 09:03:45 AM »

 What you have is a pro gear 545. Sounds like someone absconded on the original high speed gears and put stock Penn gears in it... The 545 came with 4/1 113h gear set, and 545 is exact same dimensions described here in original post.

 PS...pro gear 4/1 gear set is same diameter as stock 113h gear set.

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 02:11:04 PM »

How do you know this stuff???   Shocked  Dominick
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 02:16:06 PM »

How do you know this stuff???   Shocked  Dominick

LOL, I was thinking the same thing!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 04:41:48 PM »

 First generation pro gear reels were based on Penn internals..,.plus I currently own 3 of the 545 and couple 541. Both are jigmaster magnums

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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 09:11:33 PM »

I talked 2 Wes down at Kens Custom Reels & he confirmed what Max said its a 545. thanks guys
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