alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Grandad's old fishing rod
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
May 31, 2020, 10:51:18 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Grandad's old fishing rod  (Read 11176 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
txangler81
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 235



« on: March 02, 2015, 12:23:19 PM »

I have an old eagle claw powerlite rod that belonged to my Grandad. It is in pretty sad shape all the guides need replaced its dirty and its a two piece that wont come apart. It has a cork grip that is so so and what looks to be an aluminum reel seat. I was thinking about having it redone and putting my 710 greenie on it. Considering sentimental value would any of you redo this rod if it was yours. I also need some quotes on having it redone. oh the top 2" or so has been broke off. Thank you.

Dustin
Logged
RowdyW
Firearms Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 2664



« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 12:33:14 PM »

Sounds like a wall hanger to me. It's not worth refurbishing. Just my opinion especially since part of the tip is missing to.
Logged
Bryan Young
Ultimate Upgrades Drags
Administrator
Member
*****
Online Online

Posts: 10421


The Reel Whisperer


« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 12:33:23 PM »

Unless you are dead set on fishing it, I would not redo it.  Find an old reel that your granddad used to use, put it on the rod and hang it up.
Logged

Cheesy I talk with every part I send out and each reel I repair so that they perform at the top of their game. Cheesy
txangler81
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 235



« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 02:37:54 PM »

I wish I had the reel that was on it. It was an older zebco spinning reel. Unfortunately it got tossed years ago. May have to see if I can find one like it.
Logged
Newell Nut
Firearms Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 2550



« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 05:06:02 PM »

If you cover the shipping cost I can dress it up for you. I have a bunch of budget guides that I can donate. Just give me a little time since I do have quite few others stacked up. This was an old beat up two piece True Temper about 60 years old. Steve's wife keeps it by the TV and will not let him fish with it.



Logged
foakes
Moderator
Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6696


Sierra National Forest


« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 05:18:22 PM »

Hey Dustin -- if you knew what kind of ZEBCO reel your Grand Dad had -- we might be able to find one for you.

Best,

Fred
Logged

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.” — Lou Holtz, Hall of Fame football coach

It's not about the cards we're dealt -- it is how we play the hand...
Slazmo
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 145



« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 06:45:45 PM »

How good is it to see everyone pitching in to help Dustin out!!!

You wouldnt see this kind of help from a Aus based forum.

The human spirit is alive and well in the US of A. Well done to those helping out  Grin
Logged
txangler81
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 235



« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 10:51:19 PM »

I fished with it when I was a kid and would love to be able to fish with it again. I just worry about how it would hold up. It is pretty whippy of coarse it has always been that way. Fred I wish I new what reel was on it I just remember it being brownish an saying zebco on it. Its been a long time since I have seen it. If I had to guess age I would have to say late 70s early 80s. probably lower end of the cost scale. I've looked on ebay a few times and haven't really seen anything that jogs my memory. Newell Nut I will definitely keep that in mind. That is a beautiful rod.
Logged
newfuturevintage
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 177


« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2015, 02:50:57 PM »

This was an old beat up two piece True Temper about 60 years old. Steve's wife keeps it by the TV and will not let him fish with it.

[/URL]

Awesome.  I recently got a TT baseball bat boat rod from a craigslist seller.  It's got a very similar handle/ reel seat to that.  I converted it to a spinning rod to have a beater to loan some friends' kids to use for pier crabbing.  It'll become my 'oh well' kayaking rod, I suspect.  Yours is much more attractive. Really nice work, that.
Logged
Newell Nut
Firearms Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 2550



« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2015, 04:36:36 PM »

Here is another grandpa rod I did for a friend here and it is an old TT and the handle had been chopped off. Ray fishes them one and loves the old grandpa rod that went camo. My knife making buddy turned a piece of Brazilian hardwood down to make the new handle.





Logged
BMITCH
Firearms Group
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 1943


Bob


« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2015, 08:34:13 PM »

Dwight, your skills for building are really starting to shine. Nice stuff!!
Logged

luck is the residue of design.
Dominick
Administrator
Member
*****
Online Online

Posts: 8123


San Mateo, California


« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2015, 08:49:41 PM »

Hey you guys are terrific.  You are going to make the kid happy.  Count on me for the line.  Dominick
Logged

Leave the gun.  Take the cannolis.

 Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.
foakes
Moderator
Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6696


Sierra National Forest


« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2015, 09:21:54 PM »

Dustin --

I will dig out some older Zebco reels tomorrow morning.  See what I have in Browns or tans.

Then I will post some pics.

Have some really nice gold ones from the late 70s, early 80s.  Will look for brown ones though.

If there was any possibility it was a Daiwa -- they made some nice brown reels in the 70s and 80s. Such as the brown 7250s, and others.

If I find something you like, I will get it to you at no charge.

Am I assuming it is a open face spinning reel about the size of a Mitchell 300?

Best,

Fred



Logged

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.” — Lou Holtz, Hall of Fame football coach

It's not about the cards we're dealt -- it is how we play the hand...
Shark Hunter
Moderator
Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11331


The Rogue of the Seven Seas!


« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2015, 10:10:54 PM »

That is one thing I have held onto over the years. I still have the same rods and reels I fished as a kid.
Mainly Pflueger and Daiwa Spinners. I have an old Cardinal on a Fenwick Rod hanging in the garage. That was the Cream of the Crop back then! Wink
Logged

Life is Good!
foakes
Moderator
Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6696


Sierra National Forest


« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2015, 12:52:48 PM »

Here you are, Dustin --

Up front just for comparison is a Mitchell 308, 300, and 410.

Zebco did not have much in brown reels -- but Daiwa did.

Some of the reels here are Zebco, Langley, Shakespeare, Pflueger, Olympic, and Mitchell.

If one of them would work -- let me know so I could send it out.

Best,

Fred











Logged

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.” — Lou Holtz, Hall of Fame football coach

It's not about the cards we're dealt -- it is how we play the hand...
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.199 seconds with 17 queries.