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Title: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: alantani on August 18, 2009, 10:32:53 PM

new prices - $80 for the TR 1000 and $85 for the TR 2000 plus shipping!

well, here it is!  the topless frame for the shimano charter special by tom hrynuik.  the workmanship is beautiful.  i have frames for both the TR 1000 and TR 2000 models.  the great thing is that the charter special will deliver 15 pounds of drag with great freespool and no side load on the right main side plate bearing.  yup, it's an avet killer.  better even than the old shimano tld 5's and 10's.  load up the narrow TR 1000 with 50# spectra and a 30# topshot.  the wide spool TR 2000 can be loaded with 65# spectra and a 40# topshot.  add an oversized kolekar grip and you've got a pair of great live bait rigs.

with this run, there was one small problem.......

(http://alantani.com/gallery/1/1_18_08_09_10_08_38_0.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/1/1_18_08_09_10_08_41_1.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/1/1_18_08_09_10_08_46_2.jpeg)

well, kudo's if you noticed it in the photos above.  yeah, the front crossbar is too high.  the top edge of the front cross bar is dead even with the top of the arbor of the spool.  on a winding machine, that is not a problem.  when the reel is on a rod, however, there is a slight downward angle taken by the line.  when you get to the bottom of the spool, the line hits the crossbar.  there are no sharp edges to slice through the line, but it is still not right.  of course, if you're hung on a big fish that takes you down that far, you've got bigger problems than the cross bar.  

(http://alantani.com/gallery/1/1_18_08_09_10_10_29_1.jpeg)

we clamped this reel onto a calstar 270 and it took several wraps before there was enough height to clear the bar.  

(http://alantani.com/gallery/1/1_18_08_09_10_13_37_1.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/1/1_18_08_09_10_13_41_2.jpeg)

well, not too bad for a first effort.  i bought all 25 of the TR1000's and 25 of the TR2000's and i'm going sell them at cost.

(http://alantani.com/gallery/1/1_18_08_09_10_15_46_1.jpeg)


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on August 19, 2009, 08:42:40 AM
the corrected versions will be in the $90-100 range.  these are $55 or $58, a really nice matching clamp is available for $10 and shipping is probably $5.  thanks!  alan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on August 19, 2009, 08:59:37 AM
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Hi Alan, You helped me a while back with one of my old squidders and I appreciate it. I'm in the market for a newer reel and have considered the saltist 20 or avet sx....is the 1000 model of the charter special about the same size? And, would you recommend it over these other two reels? Because I can't afford a rod and reel for everything, I'm looking for the best all around set up. Most of my fishing is local (Ventura to Morro Bay), so I'm rock fishing, bass, etc. Also, what's the cost to upgrade the Charter? From what I can see on line, they come as a level wind, so this would all go away, right?  Thanks for the advice, Dennis

hi, dennis!  the goofed up frame for the charter special is $55 for the TR 1000 and $58 for the TR2000.  when the new ones come out at the end of the year, they will be $90-100.  still, it is not a cheap upgrade.  the carbontex washer is $10 (i have a cheaper one), the kolekar handle is $23 or $27 if you want one, and service is $40 (takes an hour).    the reel is midway in size between the sx and saltist 20, and i think it's far superior to both.  alan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on August 19, 2009, 09:06:33 AM
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Darn it I thought you set up a topless charter.....oh wait that might not be a good idea depending on who the topless part aims for.  Sorry....Not a bad looking set up. What is the price compared to the avet of equal veracity.


size wise, the charter specials are closer to the avet sx and mx.  in terms of drag range, they are closer to the jx and mx.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on August 21, 2009, 01:59:21 PM
to order a frame, send me an e-mail with your name, address and phone # and i'll go ahead and send it out.  when it arrives, make sure it works and then send me a check.  for delivery in the US, shipping will be $6.  for international, figure $10.  it's probably a little low, but i don't care.  figure the costs will be $55 for a TR1000 frame, $58 for a TR2000 frame.  optional stuff includes $10 for a matching clamp, $10 for a carbontex drag washer, $26 for a 2/0 kolekar handle or $30 for a 4/0.  thanks!  alan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on August 25, 2009, 03:13:01 PM
here's another option.  you can ship your reel to me for $5-7 via usps priority mail.  before you seal up the box, add a stamp from the post office for return shipping, a check for $55 or $58 and the fishing reel.  i'll install the new frame and return everything to you in the same box.  please note that this does not include a full service.  if you want me to go through the entire reel, it's an additional $40 plus parts.  switching out the frame takes 5 minutes.  a full service takes nearly an hour.  thanks!  alan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: CaptDavDavis01 on November 14, 2010, 07:08:23 AM
Alan, do you have any of the tr1000 frames of this lot still available?


Danny


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on November 15, 2010, 11:01:40 AM
yes, i think i have a half dozen left.  send a pm if interested.  thanks!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: Bryan Young on January 20, 2011, 04:33:31 PM
Quanitity as of today.

TR-1000 Frames - 9 available at $65/frame and clamp.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on January 21, 2011, 01:29:39 AM
i gave one to phinaddict.  make that 9 tr1000 frames and zero te 2000 frames.  alan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: Bryan Young on March 08, 2011, 08:34:39 PM
We have new TR-2000 Frames.  Contact Alan if you are interested.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: Tarponmike on April 23, 2011, 09:53:54 AM
I like the look of these a lot but what would be the advantage over a TLD 15, essentially is that what a converted charter special becomes without a levelwind? Talk me into this, cause I want one already!!


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on April 24, 2011, 06:48:18 PM
mike, the tld 15 is a pretty big reel, similar in size to a 3/0 penn 112h.  it's a great reel for straight 30# mono, but very few of us fish straight mono anymore.  for a 3/0 size reel, i would load it with 400 yards of 80# spectra, tie on a short topshot of 60# fluoro, and set the drags to 20 pounds.  unfortunately, the tld 15 will barely deliver 15#'s of drag. 

for the narrow charter special tr 1000, you are looking at a max of 12-15 drags.  spool it up with 400 yards of 50# spectra, a short topshot of 40# fluoro and set the drag to 12 pounds.  if you have a charter special tr 2000, you're looking at 400 yards of 65# spectra and a 50# spectra.  you can get 15#'s of drag at the absolute very most, but it would be a huge strain on the drag system.  figure 12 pounds of drag here as well. 

of note, the avet sx and jx will deliver only 9 pounds of drag.  so yes, the hotrodded charter special will outperform the avet.  that's why the topless frame is so nice.  as far as the cost goes, i have not decided what the margin will be on the frames.  guess i'd better decide soon. 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: Tarponmike on April 25, 2011, 12:53:37 PM
Alan thanks for the info, you talked me into it! Please post when the 1000 and 2000 frames are available and the cost. As long as there is no risk of flexing the frames with that kind of drag I cant wait to get one. Is there a way to hop the gear speed up to 6:1 on those reels?


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on April 25, 2011, 01:43:14 PM
sorry, there is really no way to change out the gear ratio.  send me a pm with your shipping info and let me know exactly what you want.  you'll really like the new look.  thanks!  alan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: bowbah on May 20, 2011, 10:10:17 PM
Alan,

After reading through this post...I was really intrigued by the Charter Special and this mod.  While I was browsing for more information on the Shimano site, I found the site lists the following information:

http://fish.shimano.com/publish/content/global_fish/en/us/index/products/reels/conventional/charter_special.html#

Under the specs tab, it shows drag of 22# at strike and 33# at full.  Is this information correct?  Did they do something with the newer models that dramatically increased the drag?

Looking forward to your input.

BTW...these reels are hard to find used...


 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on May 22, 2011, 09:29:09 AM
it's possible, but 15#'s at strike is the best i've ever been able to get without a bothersome amount of side load on the right main side plate bearing.  still, 15#'s outperforms the avet mx series.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: Fishead on September 03, 2011, 07:57:57 PM
Any chance he could make some topless frames for TLD 20's.Love the reel,hate the top crossbar,it rubs the line if you put too much on it or someone doesnt levelwind the line on properly on a full reel.I would be in for 6 for sure & my friends would take some too.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on September 03, 2011, 08:37:22 PM
i'm sure he could, but it would double the price of a reel that is already marginal.  looking at a 4/0 standard or 4/0 wide reel,  leaving it single speed might seem to many like a waste.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: Fishead on September 06, 2011, 01:27:01 PM
Yeah it might be a little pricey but maybe cheaper than new reels,since I already have the TLD's.I really dont need 2 speed reels that size over on this coast so the single speed works fine for me.I dont like to play with my food so I put out the big guns if there is a chance of bigger fish.I would be interested in a price on these frames.Thanks


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on September 08, 2011, 12:11:55 PM
also, if you are not exceeding 18 pounds of drag, you will be fine with the graphite frame.  will you be going over 18 pounds?  the minimum order for a frame would be 50 pieces and at a cost of $80-90 each......   :o


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: Fishead on September 18, 2011, 03:50:57 PM
No I would not go over 18 lbs drag.I fish either 20 or 30 on the reels.I just hate the fact that the top crossbar rubs the line if you really fill the reel or happen to bunch up the line a little on a full reel.I have thought about about grinding the inner part of the crossbar  down to allow for a little more leeway.I think the reel w/o the bar would be awesome !! I would be good for 10 frames but that still leaves 40 to be sold.Anyone else Interested??


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on September 18, 2011, 09:10:08 PM
well, don't start cutting away at the graphite.  that won't work at all.  the problem is that these reels are just no strong enough to take full advantage of the new spectra lines that are now available.  to do so, you would need both an aluminum frame AND side plates. 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: CooldadE on December 14, 2011, 12:20:11 AM
I know its an old thread but what ever happened to the Charter Special topless frames ? Did you sell out? Are they available any where ?


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on December 14, 2011, 02:25:19 PM
still have a few left of both sizes.  send a pm with your address and i'll ship one out.  alan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: Gaujo on June 13, 2012, 01:06:41 PM
mike, the tld 15 is a pretty big reel, similar in size to a 3/0 penn 112h.  it's a great reel for straight 30# mono, but very few of us fish straight mono anymore.  for a 3/0 size reel, i would load it with 400 yards of 80# spectra, tie on a short topshot of 60# fluoro, and set the drags to 20 pounds.  unfortunately, the tld 15 will barely deliver 15#'s of drag. 

for the narrow charter special tr 1000, you are looking at a max of 12-15 drags.  spool it up with 400 yards of 50# spectra, a short topshot of 40# fluoro and set the drag to 12 pounds.  if you have a charter special tr 2000, you're looking at 400 yards of 65# spectra and a 50# spectra.  you can get 15#'s of drag at the absolute very most, but it would be a huge strain on the drag system.  figure 12 pounds of drag here as well. 

of note, the avet sx and jx will deliver only 9 pounds of drag.  so yes, the hotrodded charter special will outperform the avet.  that's why the topless frame is so nice.  as far as the cost goes, i have not decided what the margin will be on the frames.  guess i'd better decide soon. 

Mr. T im confused here.  It seems like your saying both the tld 15 and the tr2000 put out 15# of drag,  but isnt the tr2000 supposed to be 22 strike / 33 full?


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on June 13, 2012, 01:11:00 PM
i've never had a charter special put out that much useable drag before.  at that point, i would start worrying about the graphite frames. 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: Gaujo on June 13, 2012, 01:28:48 PM
Understood, so what is the benefit of a charter over the TLD, if both have the max usable drag of 15#?

Ooooh i think i just figured out the answer, lets see if I got it right:  the new metal frame lets the charter get into it's higher drag range?  So >15#?


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on June 13, 2012, 02:20:12 PM
no, the charter special is a smaller reel.  the TR 1000 is good for straight 50# spectra with a short 40# topshot and 12 pounds of drag.  the TR 2000 is good for straight 65# spectra and a short topshot of 50# spectra and 15 pounds of drag.  the tld 15 will hold a good amount of 80# spectra, but the frame must not be pushed to 18#'s of drag.  with hotrodding, you might get that level of performance, but the frame could crack.  the main point to having a topless charter special frame is to get rid of the levelwind assembly. 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: michaelc on June 22, 2012, 04:54:29 PM
There has been some confusion about the charter specials drag for quite a while. This is how I think it came about!  The Shimano site some how took the 15lbs from Shimanos north American site and displayed it as 15kg on Shimano Australia site.  The myth was then perpetuated when the 15kg was then translated to 33lb back on the Shimano north American site.

I really like(so do my mates) my Charter Special 2000 with the full Tani mods.  The only part now that looks a little weak and a possible wear point is the alloy pinion gear. A stainless pinion to go with the already stainless main gear would be the only other mod I could imagine. Anyone else think this or is it just overkill.     


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on June 27, 2012, 11:24:11 AM
the main and pinion gears should both be stainless steel.  or at least that's the way they look. 

as far as the drag range goes, anyone who knows this reel, or any others in the same slze, would never for a moment think that a reel like this could safely reach a 30# drag rating. 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: michaelc on June 27, 2012, 09:51:18 PM
The pinion on mine is definately some kind of alloy. The reel is quite new , bought to go with the topless frame.  A small amount of wear is visable on the pinion.   


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on June 27, 2012, 10:05:09 PM
i dunno what to say.  gears in reels like this HAVE to be hardened stainless steel.   :-\


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: CaptKev on September 29, 2012, 02:40:25 AM
Hi Alan,

Did you get another batch of frames? Do you have any older ones left? Price? I'm still contemplating...

I have 8 of the 1000 size in my charter operation and lots of spare parts. The R side main bearing takes a beating when used with drag and handle upgrades, but my customers love the smaller sized reels for Albies. Now if I could get them stop setting the drags too tight and or playing with preset knob, I could put more fish in the box!

TLDs are a bit pricey after the upgrades. The Daiwa 350h seem to be built tough, but are they? A friend/charter owner bought thirty Daiwa 450H's for tuna trips. After a few trips, he returned all of them and switched to TLD25s. After looking the Daiwa tutorial, those stock drag washers were probably 99% of his problem. I'm not convinced the Toriums are all they're touted to be, especially for the price.

Maybe the topless frames are exactly what I need.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on September 30, 2012, 12:41:40 AM
ok, skipper, here goes! 

the charter special - one of my all time favorite reels, yet i do not own a single one.  it has the flimsiest levelwind line guide in the entire world.  i mean, c'mon, it's like putting ballet slippers on a football player.  the advantage is that you can get an easy 12 pounds of drag out of this reel, making it perfect for 50 pound spectra and a 40 pound topshot. 

i still have the frames.  i ordered a second batch with the cross bar lowered.  i still sell them AT COST.  add a carbontex drag washer and a stainless steel handle arm and 4/0 kolekar grip and you will have a killer reel.  the frame, drag washer and handle grip add $115 to the price of the reel.  there is no rational way to justify this expense, which is part of the reason that i've sold so many.  a topless charter special.  yes, we are still talking about a fishing reel.  it is unique. 

the shimano tld star 15/30 - you can look at the tutorial and decide for yourself.  upgrade the drags, clean out the bearings, and bolt on a stainless steel handle and you have a killer reels.  65 pound spectra and a 50 pound topshot is where i'd put this reel.  you could also fish with reel with straight 30 pound mono. 

a tld 20 single or two speed - don't go for the wider reels.  stick with narrow.  i have drags, handles and tutorials for both.  i personally fish with the tld 20 two speed for local albacore.  i've done a full service on them, then beat on them for the last 5 years and they have never missed a beat.  mine are spooled with spectra and a 60 pound topshot.  you could also go straight 50 pound mono. 

if i were going to put together a set of reels for a charter operation, it would be the tld star 15/30 for light stuff and the tld 20 two speed for heavy stuff. how does this sound?  clear as mud, huh.  i just don't want you spending more money than you have to.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: CaptKev on September 30, 2012, 09:47:52 AM
How much again for the frames? I need 6 smaller, maybe 8? Cost is always a factor when I buy in multiples of 6 and 8, but my clients fish what I fish with recreationally.

Toriums? Thoughts...

What do you think of the Daiwa Sealines, like the topless aluminum frame 350H? I know it's a star drag which for novices seems to be easier. Yeah or nay?

I've got the 4/0 handles, bellevilles, & drags washer which made a huge difference. All my bearings were open from the factory. Most of the time, I use them on the troll with Ugly Stiks USCC 2270M's. My customers say they love them. I've been using 40# and 50# spectra. Spectra/mono tangles are a real PITA so I might switch to straight mono just to make my life easy.

Pretty sure the smaller charter specials don't have enough line capacity even with 40#, 175 yards maybe? 150-175 yards would work provided I respooled when I macrame lines. Maybe I'll try spooling one with 40# mono just to see how line I can pack on? I can really pack a spool w/o a levelwind. Once I get my 30' outriggers reinstalled, avoiding tangles will be much easier. I troll 7-9 lines.     

Yes, the levelwind is a love/hate thing, but so far no failures. I always explain that inserting ones fingers into the levelwind when Mr. Albacore takes off is a self correcting problem and will take the reel out of service for the day.

Most of our fish are under 40#, 20-30# is the norm. Not sure if a 2-speed is necessary. I like the stock 20/25 TLD's, but I'm sure a modded would be great but cost? Maybe I should just bite the bullet and buy some gold and silver Shimanos or Internationals? 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: jlezama on August 16, 2013, 04:14:38 PM
Hi Alan
          I wonder if the frame would fit a tr 200g? It seems "close" in terms of size so I was curious (and interested in one if it does!)
Best
Juan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on August 16, 2013, 07:20:51 PM
no, it's totally different!


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: jlezama on August 16, 2013, 07:22:22 PM
Fair enough,
ok well, any plans for the 200g?  ;D
Thanks!
Juan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on August 16, 2013, 07:24:04 PM
no.  it's a pretty slow reel.  if you want a small star drag reel with an all aluminum after-market chassis, look at frame for the daiwa sealine graphite series reels.  they are very nice. 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: jlezama on August 16, 2013, 07:47:35 PM
In the meantime, I will still give another look into the charter specials if you are still selling the frames, wanna find some setups for my soon-to-be paddle board and that seemed solid, will stop by soon!
Take care
Juan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: Hockne on August 13, 2014, 04:45:22 PM
Are these frames available? I'm looking for one
Thanks in advance,
Ross


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: mikeg24thst on August 13, 2014, 09:07:37 PM
I'm interested in a frame for my charter 200 how much and are they still available


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on August 17, 2014, 01:39:09 AM
same price, still available.  send a pm with address and i'll get it shipped out!


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: CooldadE on August 17, 2014, 04:19:04 PM
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Hi Alan, You helped me a while back with one of my old squidders and I appreciate it. I'm in the market for a newer reel and have considered the saltist 20 or avet sx....is the 1000 model of the charter special about the same size? And, would you recommend it over these other two reels? Because I can't afford a rod and reel for everything, I'm looking for the best all around set up. Most of my fishing is local (Ventura to Morro Bay), so I'm rock fishing, bass, etc. Also, what's the cost to upgrade the Charter? From what I can see on line, they come as a level wind, so this would all go away, right?  Thanks for the advice, Dennis

hi, dennis!  the goofed up frame for the charter special is $55 for the TR 1000 and $58 for the TR2000.  when the new ones come out at the end of the year, they will be $90-100.  still, it is not a cheap upgrade.  the carbontex washer is $10 (i have a cheaper one), the kolekar handle is $23 or $27 if you want one, and service is $40 (takes an hour).    the reel is midway in size between the sx and saltist 20, and i think it's far superior to both.  alan

Hey Alan, in your last post you said you had them and they were the same price...Do you have goofed up ones and or updated frames ? Are the above prices what I should go by ?
Thanks...
Cool


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on August 20, 2014, 12:05:39 PM
i added in the cost of the clamp.  at first they were optional, but everybody wanted them, so i just included it.  the $65 and $68 costs include a clamp. 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: Surfwrangler on February 22, 2015, 11:34:13 AM
Are there Anymore of those topless frames around or did they all go out??!


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on February 22, 2015, 01:51:34 PM
a couple of dozen left.  if i can tempt you with one, send me a pm.  thanks!  alan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: wirbelwind on July 31, 2015, 08:46:39 PM
Hey Alan! Are there any tr1000 frames left?


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on July 31, 2015, 09:39:26 PM
got a bunch, send a pm!  thanks!  alan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: braz13 on September 21, 2015, 01:32:24 PM
Hi Alan

PM sent, thanks


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: pooldoo73 on May 02, 2016, 09:31:06 AM
Do u have a frame/clamp left for a 2000?


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on May 02, 2016, 10:02:12 AM
all gone!!!!!


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: pooldoo73 on May 02, 2016, 06:57:52 PM
The 1000 also?


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on May 02, 2016, 07:10:18 PM
unfortunately, yes. 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: WTFOBaja on February 10, 2017, 12:57:40 AM
Hey alan are these frames still sold out?


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on February 10, 2017, 09:24:37 PM
Yeah, all gone. Not sure when Tom will have time for another run. I'll post if he does. :-\


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000
Post by: alantani on February 04, 2018, 12:05:48 PM
back in stock!!!!!


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: braz13 on February 04, 2018, 12:38:21 PM
Hi Alan
That's good news, what's the price on the new run of frames?

Cheers


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: alantani on February 04, 2018, 02:54:40 PM
oh, yeah!  $80 for the TR1000 and $85 for the TR2000, plus shipping. 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: braz13 on February 04, 2018, 03:24:22 PM
Cheers Alan
I'm for one of each, I'll send you a pm.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: Kenstix on March 04, 2018, 06:06:33 PM
 
 Here's My question ~ on the narrower 1000 , How would You guys spool up for Fincky Y.T , Y-fin or Bluefin that need a topper of 12 - 15 lb. ( I've read that the braids below 40lb. are a pain to twist up to mono ? Or just spool up the whole thing with that size Mono like we used to - When they were picky at Cortez Bank ?


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: alantani on March 05, 2018, 07:36:43 AM
50 pound braid and your choice of 20, 25, or 30 pound fluoro.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: Kenstix on March 05, 2018, 12:07:31 PM
ok Thanks , the reason I ask is because I have fished Rigs Yellowtail and Cortez Bluefin when the Only Line they would Bite is 12 Lb. Pink Ande ( Never had to worry about that in Sea of Cortez ) which Brand of Braid is the Best for the Buck ?


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: alantani on March 05, 2018, 10:12:10 PM
i've stuck to name brands.  not sure about off brands. 


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: Kenstix on March 07, 2018, 04:00:55 AM

 Thanks , so on the 50 lb. or .38mm - .4mm ish size do You use 8 strand or is quality 4S sufficient ?

Thanks ~ Ken


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: alantani on March 07, 2018, 10:09:19 PM

 Thanks , so on the 50 lb. or .38mm - .4mm ish size do You use 8 strand or is quality 4S sufficient ?

Thanks ~ Ken

just stick with a brand name product and you should be fine.  never paid too much attention to braids, as long as they don't break!


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: Kenstix on March 08, 2018, 11:30:46 AM
 OK , Thanks Alan , could You check P-M ? Thanks , Kenstix


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: farmer56 on March 08, 2018, 12:31:48 PM
Hey  Alan.....   farmer 56  here.....  do  you  still  have  any  tr 1000  frames  left  if  you  do  i  would  like  one.....also  looking  in  the  past  pages  you  talked  about   drag  washer  and  handle  options.....  would  you  have  washers  on  hand  and  any  3/0  sized  handles  for  the  tr1000....also  what  about  bearing  packers  and  small  grease  gun  adapters ...  hope  this  finds  you  and  your  family well...  you  can  P.M.  me  here  with  stock....   thanks   farmer 56


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: Kenstix on March 09, 2018, 03:53:51 AM
 I just recd. My tr1000 frame Wed. from Alan (awesomeness + Clamp. hardware, etc.) + He said there are still plenty of them . I am told He's working the Fred Hall show this weekend ~ Kenstix ( not to speak for Him , just to help


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: farmer56 on March 09, 2018, 05:25:53 AM
       Kenstix....  thanks  for  info....


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: Kenstix on March 09, 2018, 05:05:38 PM

 U -Betcha , maybe someone here could help me a bit ~ I cant figure out how to upload Pictures in Private  messaging without that html type of stuff ~ I forgot 20 years ago ( dont know why I cant choose a file like on this posting feature ?   : (


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: Swami805 on March 09, 2018, 05:13:42 PM
I've never been able to post a photo on a PM either. Is it possible?


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: Kenstix on March 12, 2018, 01:01:48 PM
I've never been able to post a photo on a PM either. Is it possible?

 I haven't worked it out quite yet but got a tip on it .  This Frame is a Thing of Beauty ( from Alan ) check Pics and have a question on the name of the Left Pin .


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: Tightlines667 on March 12, 2018, 02:03:22 PM
The schematic lists the part as

"Part # 0050 - Cross Pin B",

but I would just refer to it as a

'spool shaft pin'.

John


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: Kenstix on March 21, 2018, 10:46:11 PM
 Thanks again John , in retrospect i guess i could have looked for Schematics on it .
 After going through this Brand new Reel + Frame < fr: Alan ) I think it will be awesome as a smaller reel but I only noticed 1 thing I would have liked them to do ( kind of significant ) They have plenty of room in the frame size to have had a 3/16" to 1/4" Increase in Spool Diameter - giving probably 100 - 150-ish yrds xtra in Cap. , Which to Me ~ would have been near Absolute Perfection for like when Schoolie Bluefin are eating the Light line like Cortez bank ( or Yellows elsewhere )  . Kenstix


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: Swami805 on April 28, 2018, 07:32:36 PM
Hi Alan, any frames for a 1000 and drags left ? Thanks Sheridan


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: alantani on April 28, 2018, 07:45:28 PM
got lots!  send a pm, thanks!!!!


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: sbcaster on July 20, 2019, 05:25:24 PM
Alan
Frame, handle, and carbon drag are fantastic! 


Best
ed l


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: PacRat on July 20, 2019, 06:58:44 PM
These are sweet reels. I have two and I love them.
-Mike


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: SevenYearsDown on November 20, 2019, 07:00:17 AM
Does anyone have a frame for the 1000? Thank you.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: handi2 on April 12, 2020, 10:10:59 AM
I sure wish they would come back..!!


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: conchydong on April 12, 2020, 10:30:53 AM
I sure wish they would come back..!!

And maybe something similar for the single speed TLD lever drags. Maybe there really not necessary but they sure would be nice.


Title: Re: topless frame - shimano charter special tr 1000/2000 back in stock, jan 2018
Post by: alantani on April 12, 2020, 11:29:42 AM
got a bunch!!!!!