alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial New style shift lever
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« on: January 04, 2017, 05:50:47 PM »

 This project was such a no brainer it is beyond silly. We are still using a shift lever designed in the 1930's by Otto Henze, the founder of Penn reels. Fast forward 85 years and it's time for something new....


  ....the all new "tank top" shift levers are 100% CNC machined from a solid piece of 6061 aluminum. The first version is a bit too proud and will not work with offset handle arms.

  A 2nd batch will be ready within 2-3 weeks that will not stick out as far and will allow for offset arms.

  First batch of 100 went like wildfire on simply word of mouth. The few I have remaining will be held off for those who buy a kit. Fear not, more are on the way very soon in all colors of the Tom H rainbow.  Cheesy

  Also been tinkering with colored O-rings, and all future shift levers will come with a set of black O-rings. These shifters will be offered at $20 each, and there will be a small discount on orders of 3 or more. I've sent some out to the Ohana for feedback and I'm sure we will soon hear from them.

 These levers are available @ Mysticparts.com


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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 05:58:59 PM »

Very impressive.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 06:39:16 PM »


 ....and right at home on Cortez Conversions sideplates

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 07:12:25 PM »

Looks nice!
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 10:56:55 PM »

Will one of these levers fit on a Cortez Conversion side plate for a 113H. I put one together recently and would love a black lever to put on the reel.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 10:13:56 AM »

Will one of these levers fit on a Cortez Conversion side plate for a 113H. I put one together recently and would love a black lever to put on the reel.

 Yes, any reel with a 113 eccentric. Reels pictured above with new lever are Cortez 4/0's (113H)

   Jigmasters, and senators up to 4/0. If you have offset handle arm you'll need to wait a couple weeks for the next batch. This first batch is for flat handle arms.

These levers also fit many pro gear reels. Here are just a few. 251, 255, 2000, 2500, 545, 541, 454, 440, 3000 & 3500
 
  ....also KC Lee Pro, and several others.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 10:34:05 AM »

They look awesome Ted. Reely dresses up the reel!
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 11:30:16 AM »

I'm excited Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 01:11:12 PM »

Simply spectacular, comme toujours... must have a few!  Cheesy

Umm... any chance of a pink one?  Wink  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 03:04:20 PM »

Simply spectacular, comme toujours... must have a few!  Cheesy

Umm... any chance of a pink one?  Wink  Grin

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  Aiala, you know if I had a pink one it would already be on the way. I am currently out of levers, but will have more in about 3 weeks......in the colors already posted.

  I seem to recall a stunning green Lee Pro Jigmaster that resides in Palm Springs. How bout a green shifter for it ??
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 07:23:01 PM »

I got your pm. Thanks! I responded back and look forward to the new shift lever.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2017, 02:03:56 AM »

Ted,
Thank you so much for getting your awesome new shift levers to me this week. Just when I was certain the rasta jigmaster (which you already generously donated a mint gold accuframe to)...these things come along and change the game all over again. They look amazing being color matched the the cortez plates and the o-rings are a perfect touch. They also feel great in hand and to operate, perfect weighted feel to them as the eccentric cam snaps them back and forth.

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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2017, 10:55:19 AM »

That's a beauty Yogi......The Rasta like nobodys business.....very cool indeed !!

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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2017, 11:06:32 AM »

Lookin good there.
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2017, 01:39:32 PM »

Looks, feels and works great on my Pro Gear 545!


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