Reel Repair by Alan Tani

Welcome! => Spirit of Adventure 2015 => Topic started by: alantani on June 08, 2015, 03:09:30 PM



Title: getting ready.......
Post by: alantani on June 08, 2015, 03:09:30 PM
15 phenix rods, my "loaner" inventory.  four of the black diamond hybrid 838mh's, four of the phd 760 xh's, four of the phd 700 xh's and three of the plain black diamond 700h's.  i'm missing one of these plain black diamonds.  i'm supposed to have four and i only have three.  this is NOT the rod that was left in san diego last year.  it was likely loaned out of my garage sometime and not returned.  not sure who has it, though.  it's ok, we'll survive.  more after this. 

(http://alantani.com/gallery/12/1_08_06_15_3_54_53_121591955.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/12/1_08_06_15_3_54_56_1216064.jpeg)



Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: alantani on June 08, 2015, 03:09:54 PM
ah, vadney has it!!!!!


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Big Tim on June 08, 2015, 03:22:41 PM
WHERE ARE THE REELS ALAN  ;D


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Aiala on June 08, 2015, 03:26:00 PM
Fifteen loaners?? Wholly mackerel!!  :o

~A~


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Post by: Dominick on June 08, 2015, 03:27:49 PM
Fifteen loaners?? Wholly mackerel!!  :o

~A~
He can afford to lend them out.  He keeps winning them on the fishing trips.  :D :D Dominick


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: conchydong on June 08, 2015, 03:44:29 PM
That's a lot of nice rods. Hope you all have a great time. If you ever do a late October or early November 8 or preferably 10 day trip, I would try to make that one. Coming all he way from the east coast, I prefer the longer trips. Good luck and have fun.


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Tiddlerbasher on June 08, 2015, 03:50:00 PM
Obsessive, compulsive and totally ordered ;D I totally love this man ;D


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: MarkT on June 08, 2015, 05:01:34 PM
I'm bringing 8 Phenix's myself.  Should get Phenix to sponsor the trip!  I won one on the Phenix 10 day on the Excel last year.


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Porthos on June 08, 2015, 07:04:32 PM
Guess I won't be prepping any of my loaner gear...


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: fIsHsTiiCkS on June 08, 2015, 08:07:02 PM
Im jealous of the your loaner gear, I would die if I saw your main gear  :o. Have fun on the trip guys! Alan is a great guy to share the rail with!


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Shark Hunter on June 08, 2015, 09:09:52 PM
I can only imagine Jason. Those Phenix rods are some serious coin. I wish you all the best of luck and weather. Be safe and tear'em up. ;D


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Tom McKinney on June 08, 2015, 10:18:50 PM
I agree, no prepping loaner gear by me either.  Those rods are better than most of the rods I own, let alone what I would loan out.  Not that I would begrudge anyone for using a setup I wasn't using at the time, vs loan out for the trip.

The funny part is that even if all the loaner reels are jigmasters, they'd be so tuned and hot rodded they would still match the  rods in performance.


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: coastal_dan on June 09, 2015, 07:00:45 AM
Stoked for you guys going on this trip!  Excited to see pictures and hear the stories.  This is on my bucket list....maybe in a few years.  GOOD LUCK!


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: thorhammer on June 09, 2015, 07:48:35 AM
what Dan said.....LOTS of pics needed...thinking about coming out next year.

I think Alan should post a pic of the first string Bentley's he's taking.


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: sundaytrucka on June 09, 2015, 09:47:23 PM
Just picked up a loaner Cal modified International 20, now I am ready for anything we are going after.


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Marc Fong on June 10, 2015, 05:31:24 AM
Nice collection. Have fun out there!


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: JoeyFortina on June 10, 2015, 09:47:11 AM
Craig Nels with Rapala(VMC, Williamson, storm, etc) donated a bunch of shirts for the trip!


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: alantani on June 10, 2015, 12:45:23 PM
joey, thanks for taking care of that!

ok, as promised, one bag of reels.  i'm clearing out the excursion tomorrow and throwing in the ice chests, rods and milk crates full of "stuff."

(http://alantani.com/gallery/12/1_10_06_15_8_12_22_12174149.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/12/1_10_06_15_8_12_24_12175608.jpeg)

and mike, we've got you covered!

(http://alantani.com/gallery/12/1_10_06_15_8_12_20_121731699.jpeg)


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Wally15 on June 10, 2015, 01:14:23 PM
....and mike, we've got you covered!

Covered? Heck, you got me surrounded!

Four days and a wakeup. I'm like a 6 year old wondering if Christmas will EVER get here. Not looking forward to the cross-country flight, however. But I am looking forward to meeting everyone and getting in some serious fishing. Somebody please bribe the weatherman.
Mike


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Post by: Shark Hunter on June 10, 2015, 08:18:55 PM
Looks like fun! The Makers is the icing on the cake. ;) I had to give that stuff up I liked it so much. :P


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: thorhammer on June 12, 2015, 05:05:59 AM
Looks like fun! The Makers is the icing on the cake. ;) I had to give that stuff up I liked it so much. :P

i swear we might be related


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: alantani on June 12, 2015, 06:12:41 AM
yesterday i had joey put together an original penn 99, a jigmaster 99 full on accurate conversion, a standard jigmaster, and four of alan chui's omoto narrow spool 700's.  the grand prize is a penn 114h with high speed gears from sal and a gen II gear sleeve kit, a 5/0 grip and ss arm, and a tiburon narrow frame and spool. 

we also have

- hats from phenix
- hats and shirts from okuma
- hats, shirts and work pads from boca bearings
- a shirt, fathom reel and revenge rod from penn
- spectra, hats, shirts and 20% off coupons from jerry brown
- shirts from pure fishing/rapala
- laser minnows from p-line
- and an entire bucket of homemade jigs from a local friend, rick berg

joey and i were talking about a possible format for the reel giveaways.  we are thinking about one hour "vintage penn" or "laser minnow" challenges, meaning the biggest fish to the gaff during a 1 hour block to win a reel, and we have seven small ones.  for the 6/0 senator, we would like to have a "rick berg" challenge.  here's a little example of what you can do with a laser minnow!

(http://alantani.com/gallery/11/1_21_06_14_9_17_45_11142285.jpeg)


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Keta on June 12, 2015, 06:44:21 AM
Quote
here's a little example of what you can do with a laser minnow!

And on a spinner too!


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Post by: Aiala on June 12, 2015, 06:45:55 AM
Here's a little example of what you can do with a laser minnow!
(http://alantani.com/gallery/11/1_21_06_14_9_17_45_11142285.jpeg)

Show-off!  ::) But I'm bringing three vintage spinners.   ;)

The goodies sound awesome... it's been a lo-o-o-o-ng wait, but we're almost there!  :D

~A~


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: MarkT on June 12, 2015, 07:16:32 AM
Then I guess I'll have to bring my vintage YTS!  I was bringing only newer high tech stuff.


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: sundaytrucka on June 12, 2015, 07:39:34 AM
That is a nice list for giveaways and contests, like the "block" layout for the winners.

Thanks Alan!!!


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: alantani on June 12, 2015, 08:57:13 AM
oh, and for the reels, you can only win once.  we've got some ringers on the boat.   ;D


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Tom McKinney on June 12, 2015, 09:53:57 AM
How about a fishing for "pinks" contest, as in pink slips.  You have to put up your reel that you are fishing with. Biggest gets them all.  How many ugly 155s withh corroded metal spools or 85s with bakelite spols can there be?


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Wally15 on June 12, 2015, 07:00:00 PM
How about a fishing for "pinks" contest, as in pink slips.  You have to put up your reel that you are fishing with. Biggest gets them all.  How many ugly 155s withh corroded metal spools or 85s with bakelite spols can there be?
Since I'll be fishing with "loaners", I'm all for this idea  :)


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: JoeyFortina on June 12, 2015, 07:26:25 PM
Heres a picture of the penn reels Alan mentioned...


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Jon Vadney on June 13, 2015, 12:51:07 AM
I got $20 that says Alan forgets the reels.  Again.  :P


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Keta on June 13, 2015, 04:55:53 AM
I got $20 that says Alan forgets the reels.  Again.  :P

I'm not there to help him forget this time... ;D


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: RowdyW on June 13, 2015, 06:21:02 AM
Hey Jon, I'll take that bet.  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Big Tim on June 13, 2015, 07:04:04 AM
Lee: Get to Alan's now and start him drinking  ;D he'll forget somethin' for sure...You see all the swag these guys are getting this year, we missed the boat bud.


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: alantani on June 13, 2015, 11:31:28 AM
not to worry.  joey loaded up the rods, the reels, line, most of the tackle, the drinks and all the freebies. 

also, yesterday, scotty picked up some hats from phenix and a new rod that i ordered.  and dawn from smoothdrag.com just send a care package loaded up with drag washers.  dawn, thanks a million!!!!

(http://alantani.com/gallery/12/1_13_06_15_12_27_34_12176614.jpeg)


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Aiala on June 13, 2015, 11:42:15 AM
Boss, what's your ETA at the Vagabond? I'm trying to figure out when I should leave Palm Springs.  :)

~A~


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: sundaytrucka on June 13, 2015, 07:27:47 PM
I am going stir crazy over here...months, to weeks, to hours....ALMOST TIME!!!!


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Tom McKinney on June 13, 2015, 09:28:13 PM
What he said.  And I have only known I was going in the last month or so.


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: alantani on June 13, 2015, 10:22:03 PM
eddie and i leave at 6am.  it took joey 10 hours with traffic through los angeles.  we'll see. 


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Steve-O on June 15, 2015, 07:20:29 AM
best to all anglers going on the SOA trip.....bloody up the decks for us landlubbers left behind. ;D

Hoping to see some play by play if you have time and internet.

Otherwise a great report afterwards.

Steve


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Post by: Bryan Young on June 15, 2015, 07:30:13 AM
Stay safe and wishing you folks an epic trip.



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Post by: Shark Hunter on June 15, 2015, 08:42:08 AM
Good Luck Guys and Gals! I can't wait for the report.


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Post by: David Hall on June 15, 2015, 09:30:26 AM
WIshing you all a great trip and boat loads of fish.


Title: Re: getting ready.......
Post by: Marc Fong on June 15, 2015, 07:10:27 PM
Have fun and good fishing. I am green with envy!!!