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Conventional and Bait Casting Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Other Reel Tutorials and Questions => Topic started by: Pelagicide on March 30, 2019, 08:26:17 AM



Title: Super tune my reel!
Post by: Pelagicide on March 30, 2019, 08:26:17 AM
I'd like to get my Penn 970 super tuned - how do I go about that, cost and where to send it?


Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: alantani on March 30, 2019, 08:53:58 AM
maybe fred!


Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: thorhammer on March 30, 2019, 06:16:22 PM
Fred or Sal. Awesome reels.


Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: Alto Mare on March 31, 2019, 02:27:41 AM
Hello Pelagicide,
Since my name has come up and I thank the member that thought of me, I will answer you.

By the way, I did answer you once, about 8 months ago. This tells me you really like this reel  :)

Upgrades are limited on this particular reel, parts are just hard to come by...but honestly it doesn't need much.

I would not be able to help you at the moment, but I'm sure Fred, or most of the guys here could.

In case you have forgotten, here are some ideas of what I was able to do to my personal 970:
https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=10273.msg97129#msg97129

At the moment it has this handle and I really like it on this tiny reel
(https://i.imgur.com/WnSjRm0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VuaMIRN.jpg)

Good luck!

Sal




Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: Swami805 on March 31, 2019, 04:59:38 AM
You might consider doing it yourself. New bearings, drag washers and the lubricants are all available from Dawn at smoooth drag on here. All the information you need is here. Take it slow be patient and worst case is you send it out in a bag if you can't get it done. Just a thought


Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: alantani on March 31, 2019, 08:38:41 AM
i don't know why, but i was thinking it was a spinner.....   :-\


Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: Donnyboat on March 31, 2019, 10:02:35 AM
Hi Pelagicide, why dont you do it yourself, there is plenty of info here, to guide you through it, & there is nothing better, than to do a reel up yourself, & then catch a nice fish with it, have a go, I`ve got my money on you, yee ha, cheers Don.


Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: Donnyboat on March 31, 2019, 10:31:03 AM
I should ad, take digital photos as you dismantle the reel, then refer back to them, as you place it back together, good luck cheers Don.


Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: Alto Mare on March 31, 2019, 12:15:17 PM
i don't know why, but i was thinking it was a spinner.....   :-\
If it was, I would have sent it to you ;D

Sal


Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: Donnyboat on March 31, 2019, 04:42:16 PM
Hi Pal, it is April fools Day, this morning in Australia, but I was`nt having a go at you, I am sure you can do it, a few years back early one April fools Day, some one sent a message through social media, that there was 200 dolfins beached them selves one one of Perths popular beaches, there was a big rush to the beach to help these dolfins back into the water, turnt out there was 200 dolfin torches planted on the beach, cheers Don.


Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: Bryan Young on March 31, 2019, 07:37:53 PM
I have 2 drag kits left for this reel and likely no more will be made.


Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: Alto Mare on April 01, 2019, 02:02:36 AM
Why ???...


Title: Re: Super tune my reel!
Post by: Pelagicide on May 07, 2019, 10:43:03 AM
I have 2 drag kits left for this reel and likely no more will be made.

Hey Brian,
Still have any of those drag kits left? Can you PM me the info on ordering?