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#1
Penn / Re: Need a 716 Tough Part
Last post by foakes - Today at 08:53:57 PM
Mail came today —-

Took (3) weeks from overseas —- got a perfect greenie frame, (4) 716Z new frames, a greenie 716 missing the spool and crank, and a nice 714Z.

Wasn't expecting much from the green 716 missing the crank and spool.  Installed a new gold crank and spool, along with black knobs. It actually looks better to match the gold components to the gold Penn 716 emblem, IMO.  We all know, who have been around reels for awhile —- that each reel, even in the same exact model —- will feel a little different in our experienced hands.  This particular 716 Greenie is the smoothest and crispest operating of any 716 I have ever touched.  Looks like the spool and crank were used for another reel, and never replaced.  The reel is as or near new inside and out.

When I get a few extra minutes this afternoon —- I will do a frame switch-out on the New in Box original greenie 716.  Then it will be all original and for sale along with everything else.

I will post a pic later today when completed.

Best, Fred
#2
Beginner's Board / Re: Stripping/Spooling Line on...
Last post by handi2 - Today at 08:09:23 PM
Get the product called Line Off.

It's 2 funnels with a threaded rod. It's super fast. Loosen the nut and the line falls off. It's much faster than any line winder.

It's great for conventional reels

#3
Tools and Lubricants / If You Could Have Only (1) Pai...
Last post by foakes - Today at 07:55:03 PM
Most of us have plenty of pliers and wrenches.

And like most of us, many times I have searched other skill disciplines for specialized tools —- electronics, machinists, camera repair, watchmaker tools, hobby shops, RC suppliers, gunsmithing tools,etc..

Last year, my wife was having her flute restored that she used in High School Marching Band.  She just bought a new Pearl, and wanted her old one restored, since I explained that like reels —- any instrument or tool that is not working to its full potential is just a paperweight.  And actually a rock would be a better paperweight, anyway.

We took it to a local shop, and while I was curiously looking around the shop —- I spied these Knipex Duckbill parallel vise grip pliers.

Asked him where to get these, he said he ordered them from Music Medic, in Wilmington, NC.

So I looked into the company —- and ordered the larger of the (2) sizes.  I already had the smaller size in the non-duckbill version from Knipex.

What these guys did —- is find the highest quality tool available —- then modify it into a duckbill design.

Clever and unbelievably useful.

Check out their you tube videos.

Best, Fred

https://www.musicmedic.com/knipex-duckbill-pliers.html
#4
Quote from: JasonGotaProblem on Today at 07:00:42 PM
Quote from: Walleye Guy on Today at 06:23:49 PM
Quote from: JasonGotaProblem on Today at 05:27:28 PMDo you need a box? I've got a 5500C3 box that ain't in perfect condition, but it's not doing me any good. I'm not a box collector and my reel can't ever go back to stock anyway. Yours if you want it.
I would be very interested in that.  What do you want for it?  Update: if it's for a 5500C3 then thank-you but I'll pass because the C3 is a different model.  I appreciate your generosity, though.
Would have been free, but yeah I guess it's pointless if it's not the same model. Oh well.
Jason, I do greatly appreciate your offer though.  👍
#5
Quote from: Walleye Guy on Today at 06:25:10 PMNelz, that's good to know but I love the clicking sound when a fish runs.

Me too!  :fish
#6
Quote from: Walleye Guy on Today at 06:23:49 PM
Quote from: JasonGotaProblem on Today at 05:27:28 PMDo you need a box? I've got a 5500C3 box that ain't in perfect condition, but it's not doing me any good. I'm not a box collector and my reel can't ever go back to stock anyway. Yours if you want it.
I would be very interested in that.  What do you want for it?  Update: if it's for a 5500C3 then thank-you but I'll pass because the C3 is a different model.  I appreciate your generosity, though.
Would have been free, but yeah I guess it's pointless if it's not the same model. Oh well.
#7
Quote from: nelz on Today at 05:58:05 PMWalleye Guy, FYI, if you pry off that spring tab inside the main gear, you can fit a larger drag disk in there. (It's the one that makes the drag click when it's being pulled.) Without it, the top washer will also sit more flush helping to smooth things out a bit. You'll lose the clicking but have a better drag over-all.
Nelz, that's good to know but I love the clicking sound when a fish runs.  I really wish my 1990 4600C3 would click too.
#8
Quote from: JasonGotaProblem on Today at 05:27:28 PMDo you need a box? I've got a 5500C3 box that ain't in perfect condition, but it's not doing me any good. I'm not a box collector and my reel can't ever go back to stock anyway. Yours if you want it.
I would be very interested in that.  What do you want for it?  Update: if it's for a 5500C3 then thank-you but I'll pass because the C3 is a different model.  I appreciate your generosity, though.
#9
Newell Tutorials and Questions / Re: What is this ?
Last post by broadway - Today at 06:19:06 PM
Thank you sir!
Goes to show what I know about Newell stuff, NOTHING ???
Best,
Dom
#10
Beginner's Board / Re: Do you see what I see?
Last post by alantani - Today at 06:06:59 PM
the original studs were plain steel, not stainless, so i just used vise grips and muscled them out.  the threads were mangled, so these original studs were tossed.