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Spinning Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Shimano => Topic started by: wailua boy on February 11, 2020, 12:44:53 PM



Title: Shimano US-3
Post by: wailua boy on February 11, 2020, 12:44:53 PM
This reel just came in, I believe it was only released in Japan. It features a stainless steel spool and seems to be a quality reel. Iíll post some pics of the insides once I'm home. It was bought from a seller in Japan and took nearly 3 months to deliver but on the upside it was purchased for $3 plus shipping. If anyone has any  info please share. Thanks


Title: Re: Shimano US-3
Post by: philaroman on February 11, 2020, 09:52:38 PM
very curious if these spools would fit original 3-digit Baitrunners (maybe, 300 or 350)

EASY UPGRADE (33% more drag surface):
  • find a compatible modern drag knob w/ internal coil spring
  • get rid of the wavy spring washer
  • replace it w/ another drag washer (polish bottom of drag well)

if you also upgrade all 3 to CF, the improvement should be significant!


Title: Re: Shimano US-3
Post by: wailua boy on February 12, 2020, 11:05:18 AM
Sorry about the out of focus pics my phone was dropped and now camera wonít focus. Upon closer inspection, the quality might not be as high as expected but for $3; im not complaining too much. This reel came paired with a MIGZ no.0, i try to get some pics of that reel next.