alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Sabre 1140 ultra light rod - UPDATED new pics added
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« on: August 18, 2018, 11:04:24 AM »

Just found this rod for cheap.  I know Sabre is a great, dependable rod for the ocean, but have you guys ever seen an ultra light model like this?
Guides look nice and it has an aluminum reel seat.  I don't think it's super old since it has EVA grips, but I think it will fish well  Cheesy







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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 12:05:42 PM »

Looks like an original Sabre, should be fun with one of the UL spinners you've got. I have a 5 1/2' UL Sabre from the 80's,still going strong. They made fresh water stuff too.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 03:06:30 PM »

looks like early lined Fuji guides
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 06:09:51 PM »

I've used a few of these in the 80s and 90s. Just as fantastic as the big water rods. Have fun.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 06:49:26 AM »

Looks like a high quality ultralight spinning rod to me.   

Ultralight rods and reels are my favorite size of fishing gear.

I think you have a lucky find.

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 10:40:49 AM »

Thanks guys!
Looking forward to catching some browns with it next month!
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 11:48:19 AM »

I absolutely love the old Sabre UL rods.  They are nice and flexible and strong.  Perfect for trout fishing.  One of those classic fun rods and flexible enough that I have yet to loose a fish with that rod.
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 01:56:33 PM »

Just curious, what reel will you match up with this beauty?

Modern or period?
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 02:18:02 PM »

Just curious, what reel will you match up with this beauty?

Modern or period?

It will be an older reel for sure, I just need to decide which one.
I was bidding on three different UL spinners on ebay and bid what I thought was pretty low, just hoping to get one of them. 
I ended up winning all three  Shocked

So now I have to decide between a Shakespeare 2052, Dam Quick Microlite, and a Dam Quick 110  Huh?

I received the 2052 this morning and although it was in beautiful shape, it seemed to have a bit of a buzz when I cranked it fast, so I tore it down.
The inside had was lubed with a clear grease and everything looks beautiful.  When I pulled the pinion I could tell that the main bearing was dry and the cause of the buzzing.  I pulled the shields off and all the internals are soaking now.

I still need to go over the DQ's when I get them, but this 2052 is taking a strong lead so far as the chosen one.
Seeing this on the foot is bonus points as well...


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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 02:59:55 PM »

That is a great rod...

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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2018, 04:39:49 PM »

Sounds like a beautiful classic UL combo and a couple of Quicks for backup.
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2018, 12:50:35 PM »

Well I just received the rod and the pics I had from the seller did not do it justice.  It's much nicer looking in person!
I don't think the rod was ever fished or had a reel on it!


















Original price tag from Gemco? $32.97   Shocked


I think the Shaky 2052 looks right at home!  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2018, 01:00:46 PM »

Wow! Gemco went out of business in 1984, 34 years ago.  Today you would pay over $80 for the same rod.  Good luck.  Dominick
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2018, 01:12:44 PM »

Shakespeare is it. no question. good job and good luck.
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2018, 01:24:17 PM »

dunno...  to me, that rod SCREAMS 5-10# BRAID & Shakes spool & line-lay just ain't braid-worthy
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