alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial New Pro Gear V50 Blown Apart
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2018, 06:40:57 PM »

I think itís a tad larger in diameter than the 500 reel. Ill have to measure. Its back in the box on the shelf.

Yeah! That's what I figured

Thanks, Marc..
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2018, 05:54:25 PM »

Got my Pro Gear V50 today, nice reel! I haven't had time to open it up yet as I have rods on the lathe to finish. I do know it is a bit larger then the Penn 500. So far I think it is a nice reel for the east cost fishing that I do. As soon as I get caught up with rod builds I will take it down and take pictures as Keith did...............Joe
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2018, 06:55:35 PM »

Got my Pro Gear V50 today, nice reel! I haven't had time to open it up yet as I have rods on the lathe to finish. I do know it is a bit larger then the Penn 500. So far I think it is a nice reel for the east cost fishing that I do. As soon as I get caught up with rod builds I will take it down and take pictures as Keith did...............Joe

Hey Joe!! Thanks for the feedback, meant to take my V20 apart but don't have the time also

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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2018, 09:31:19 AM »

Do you happen to have pictures of the drag stack?
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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2018, 09:37:47 AM »

I still haven't had the time needed to brake it down yet but I will take pictures of the whole operation like Keith did............Joe
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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2019, 12:38:33 PM »

Itís been a while. I spooled my Pro Gear V-50 today with 360 yards of Daiwa J braid. Itís a great 8  strand braid.

To my surprise with the star tightened hard it was 10 lbs of drag. I took it back of the rod and went back in the reel. The Carbon drag material is very soft. I made 3 new Carbontex washers. The size is 3/8 x 1 5/16 x 1mm thickness.

Now I get 20lbs tightened hard. Advertised drag is 25lbs.

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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2019, 03:48:25 AM »

thanks for the up date. I'm looking to buy one of these. your tutorial was very good thanks mitch27
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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2019, 08:15:31 PM »

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but is Progear still in business? The last I heard is they were gone, again.

I really liked their reels, I have owned some and still have one of the earlier models but support dropped off before, no new reels were built and then several years later they came back to life. Then to me it seems that they went away again.

I could be totally wrong and don't want to state untruths but I don't think ProGear has produced and new reels for a couple of years now. Am I missing something?
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« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2019, 01:02:50 AM »

I bought a V20 when Keith started this thread a year ago (thanks Keith).  The ebay price has gone up twenty-five bucks (now about $155 shipped for V50) but they are still being offered NIB and still seem like a really good deal.  I was going to sit on mine but the kids took one look and had to have it for light trolling.
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« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2019, 03:34:25 PM »

Been fishing the Vengeance, Violator and SD series (latest ones) and love them. Do fish my older ones also.
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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2019, 08:08:20 PM »

Thanks Keith.  Appreciate the info on the carbonatex size.  I was getting the same #10 drag pressure and ended up sanding the washer flat that got me above 15.  Iím going to order the carbonatex now.


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