alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Mitchell Garcia 408
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« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2019, 05:44:57 AM »

Mike, you have a way of inspiring others to spend more money, every post like this makes me want something I donít have and to try something Iíve never tried! Iíve yet to open up a spinner, but this post has got me thinking about it... Great job bringing her back to life, and that knob and red colored braid helps knock her out of the park!
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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2019, 06:01:41 AM »

Here's mine that Sheridan sent.  Yes, this one has the 5.5 to 1 ratio.


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« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2019, 06:16:50 AM »

Looking good Chester, good for you I never opened it up, haha. Go catch a few with it!
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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2019, 07:11:48 AM »

Mike, you have a way of inspiring others to spend more money, every post like this makes me want something I donít have and to try something Iíve never tried! Iíve yet to open up a spinner, but this post has got me thinking about it... Great job bringing her back to life, and that knob and red colored braid helps knock her out of the park!

   Thanks Darin! If you'll notice, the majority of my projects are the "affordable approach" making them accessible to most anyone. I love the big buck custom parts as much as the next guy, but I only get to build that type investment occasionally. Most of my projects start as a great buy on a reel or a sweet custom part received as a gift. Working on spinners is no different than conventionals. Both have tiny parts and springs that love taking flight. Go ahead and dive into a spinner, and feel free to ask for assistance if needed, there are some of the best hanging around here! Cool
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« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2019, 08:05:10 AM »

Thank you again, Mike, I appreciate the encouragement to dive in! Most of my spinners are newer, but have been looking for some older ones to work on, so when I find a good candidate I'll go for it! Will reach out if needed for sure  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2019, 09:28:54 AM »

Thank you again, Mike, I appreciate the encouragement to dive in! Most of my spinners are newer, but have been looking for some older ones to work on, so when I find a good candidate I'll go for it! Will reach out if needed for sure  Grin Grin Grin
Many good candidates out there, Darin.  

I learned spinning reel rebuilding on the Mitchell 300.  It's of course a medium size reel, and parts aren't tucked away in remote corners and it's fairly easy to service.  However, there are some shims that you have to be aware of, and often after rebuilding the reel is noisy.  The Mitchell 308 and 408 are completely different animals than the 300, but easier to service.  I also rebuilt a friend's 306 that was similar to the 308 to a larger scale.

The Shakespeare 2052 and 2062 are also good places to start.  Not too complicated, biggest pain to me is removing the ball bearing to service.  There is a sometimes troublesome snap ring that's unwilling to come out, but it isn't that difficult.  Otherwise, these, and their bigger brothers, the 2071, 2081, and 2091 are a piece of cake.

The D-A-M Quick Finessa series, the 280, 285, 110, 220, 221, 330, 331, 440, and 550 are good candidates.  Plenty of good help on here, especially by Fred.  Their biggest pain is the rolled pin that retains the handle.  They also have one of those awkward snap rings on the ball bearing.  Good solid reels, some of my favorites.

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« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2019, 10:01:43 AM »

   Thanks Darin! If you'll notice, the majority of my projects are the "affordable approach" making them accessible to most anyone. I love the big buck custom parts as much as the next guy, but I only get to build that type investment occasionally. Most of my projects start as a great buy on a reel or a sweet custom part received as a gift. Working on spinners is no different than conventionals. Both have tiny parts and springs that love taking flight. Go ahead and dive into a spinner, and feel free to ask for assistance if needed, there are some of the best hanging around here! Cool

Amen!  Grin
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« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2019, 10:07:51 AM »

Most of my spinners are newer, but have been looking for some older ones to work on, so when I find a good candidate I'll go for it!

   Indeed...do not make one of those newer models your maiden voyage! Start simple...like the ones Chester suggested. Having the schematic is a huge help. These guys around here are getting very good at googling up schematics. They have found ones that I looked everywhere for and came up empty handed.
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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2019, 02:01:17 PM »

Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll let you guys know when I find something... Grin
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