alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Mo's 265 Microlite Project
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
July 11, 2020, 12:33:30 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: 1 2 3 [4]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Mo's 265 Microlite Project  (Read 6133 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
mo65
The Freshwater Kid...Chillicothe, Ohio
Sensei
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 3897


"This ship is filthy Mr. Christian!"


« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2019, 01:42:45 AM »

   I'm not seeing any nicks...just a few paint chips...and what looks like light corrosion. I guess your term "divots" means paint chips. Tommy is right though, nicks in the metal will mess up light line, and wreck casting too. Your reel looks to be in great shape Parge...nice buy! Cool
Logged

~YOU CAN TUNA GEETAR...BUT YOU CAN'T TUNA FEESH~

Parge
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5


« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2019, 05:00:14 AM »

Thank you all very much for the great advice! I did indeed use the term “divot” to describe the nicks. And as far as I can tell it’s just the coating and not in the metal. I will go ahead and carefully sand and refinish as suggested. The cleaning solutions info is right on time, that was going to be my next question. I plan to get started this weekend.
Mo, thanks for the parts info. Once I get the reel disassembled, I’ll take more pics of the questionable parts so I can get a complete list together for an order.
Logged
Parge
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5


« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2019, 05:07:58 AM »

Oops! Meant the parts response for Fred. Thanks again!
Logged
Balvar24
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 64


« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2020, 04:48:09 PM »

 
 

Since I'll be fishing this little guy in an environment where a lunker could grab the bait, I decided to replace that leather drag washer with a Carbontex. It looked like a Penn #6-309 size was a dead ringer, but it was actually about a millimeter to large. Would you believe that kept it from fitting in the spool? Tight specs...a DAM Quick staple. I used the metal washer to trim the Carbontex.




So here's a general question from one of the un-washed masses.  Is grease required for some drag materials?  Is a special grease required?  I've got several reels in various stages of disrepair that could benefit from a new drag washer (some are simply missing one) when the time comes.

I've got a 265 with what appears to be a teflon or plastic drag washer that seems sticky.  Would something different benefit me here?
« Last Edit: April 20, 2020, 04:49:25 PM by Balvar24 » Logged
mo65
The Freshwater Kid...Chillicothe, Ohio
Sensei
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 3897


"This ship is filthy Mr. Christian!"


« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2020, 07:13:12 AM »

   So here's a general question from one of the un-washed masses.  Is grease required for some drag materials?  Is a special grease required?  I've got several reels in various stages of disrepair that could benefit from a new drag washer (some are simply missing one) when the time comes.

   I've got a 265 with what appears to be a teflon or plastic drag washer that seems sticky (hard to get it to start spinning).  Would something different benefit me here?

   Grease isn't really required for any drag washer material...although it is a benefit to carbon fiber. Cal's drag grease is recommended, or at least a synthetic grease. Especially in big reels which see long fast runs from powerful fish. In my experience, oil is better for leather and felt...and teflon and hard fiber both perform best dry. If your teflon washer is dry and clean, yet is still sticky, look under the spool. That washer is most likely the one causing your issues. Cool
Logged

~YOU CAN TUNA GEETAR...BUT YOU CAN'T TUNA FEESH~

Gfish
Gfish
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 2588


What? Me worry?


« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2020, 07:31:31 AM »

Drag grease on carbon fiber washers can also trap the carbon dust and keep it from migrating to where you don't want it to. Most of the dust can be removed by rubbing the greased-dirty washers across a clean towel on flat surface.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2020, 11:53:07 AM by Gfish » Logged

Fishing tackle is an art form and all fish caught on the right tackle are"Gfish"!
Balvar24
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 64


« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2020, 08:29:40 AM »

As my 4-year old would say, "Instuwesting." Thanks.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2020, 10:01:06 AM by Balvar24 » Logged
The Fishing Hobby
Sensei
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 437


« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2020, 06:50:08 PM »

I love the Microlite reels. Very nice reels! I have one and a 110 and I like the Microlite better personally.
Logged
jgp12000
Firearms Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 64


« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2020, 12:37:22 PM »

You are making me want one and I just told my wife the other day this is last reel I will ever buy ...
Logged
foakes
Moderator
Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6818


Sierra National Forest


« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2020, 12:43:12 PM »

You are making me want one and I just told my wife the other day this is last reel I will ever buy ...

Hmmm...earlier in my life, I made a similar statement about this being the last reel I will ever buy -- this was the reaction I received...

Best,

Fred


* 21D952B4-03E9-4880-A2EB-08CB0A324506.png (7023.51 KB, 1536x2048 - viewed 13 times.)
« Last Edit: May 20, 2020, 12:53:40 PM by foakes » Logged

Self-worth is how you value yourself. It’s not based on what others think of you or the things you have (or haven’t) accomplished—it comes from within. But it’s easy to forget that our worth isn’t determined by outside forces -- each of us sets our own price.

In life, be flexible, willing to listen to others, willing to change your mind based on your good judgement -- that is how progress is made, and new horizons are discovered.  When the winds of change blow -- A flexible limb moves and thrives -- a stiff and stubborn limb just snaps.
jgp12000
Firearms Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 64


« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2020, 07:32:21 AM »

Fred, that pic reminded me of one my fishing buddie sent me.


* old one.jpg (12.73 KB, 265x190 - viewed 55 times.)
Logged
Balvar24
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 64


« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2020, 08:55:12 AM »

Every time one shows up in the mail, my wife just looks at the bucket of project reels.  "Needed another one, eh?"
Logged
jgp12000
Firearms Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 64


« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2020, 09:03:11 AM »

I got a battery box of cheapo reels I need to give away,Someone could use for parts or maybe make some good,I have too many that still work.
Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 [4]   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 0.192 seconds with 18 queries.