alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A REEL IN SUCH CONDITION?
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 09:50:54 AM »

Good to hear from you Aiala.  My favorite someone posted several years ago was a reel with cockroaches in it.  Yuck.  We used to have to share our apartments with those disgusting insects when I lived in NY.  Dominick
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2019, 10:02:18 AM »

I really enjoy a challenge. So to expand on Fred's psychotherapy, if it's a desirable reel I'd go ahead and restore back to as near new condition as I possibly can and when he comes to pick it up present him with a bill for parts & excessive time. At that point he'll get the point and if he refuses to pay I now have added a decent reel to my arsenal. There'e more than one way, they say, to skin a cat.  Wink 
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2019, 10:19:20 AM »

   I'm usually pretty good at spottin' these kinda guys. He's obviously never going to open the reel...just tell him you magged the thing. Screw that side plate back on, dirt and all, done. Cool
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2019, 10:21:44 AM »

   I'm usually pretty good at spottin' these kinda guys. He's obviously never going to open the reel...just tell him you magged the thing. Screw that side plate back on, dirt and all, done. Cool

  Grin  Way to go Mo.  Dominick
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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2019, 10:53:32 AM »

   I'm usually pretty good at spottin' these kinda guys. He's obviously never going to open the reel...just tell him you magged the thing. Screw that side plate back on, dirt and all, done. Cool
This was my original plan but changed my mind.

I’ve enjoyed reading all the opinions here, but am still seething…I’ll feel better tomorrow. Undecided

•   This chap is actually a friend and quite a nice guy and I think he just has a very very different standard of hygiene and cleanliness to me.
•   His sloppiness is known to me and some other close friends, that’s why I asked him to only bring me a clean reel, in advance.
•   I would not have expected it to be clean inside, just outside where I need to touch it….ugh.   Could not get my screwdriver in the slots without scraping the crud of first.
•   In the same way as another mate goes overboard in meticulously cleaning and polishing stuff which will get used again tomorrow.   I would just rinse and wipe down and after tomorrow do the thorough cleaning job before packing away.
•   It’s not an old reel and I suspect once cleaned and serviced it will still be fine, other then the make shift handle.
•   This reel is just covered in filth outside, fish blood and scales, greasy crud and mud and I don’t know what all. Inside is old grease, sand and whatever unidentifiable dirt.

I’ve decided I’ll service the reel completely and clean it as well and give him a report on its condition.  It will go back to him with an explanation that I will not do any work on reels in that condition in future.

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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2019, 10:55:13 AM »

Friend asked me if I would mag one of his reels...... I agreed, but knowing him told him "only if it is clean"

Have you ever seen a reel so filthy and in such a condition?

This guy fishes nearly as much as I do.   My stuff looks used and even worn but neglected and filthy, no ways!

I feel a bit insulted and next time Ill refuse to help him out, or charge him to clean the reel first.


It looks like it is full of fish guts and slime! It seems to have amazingly little corrosion though. Classic handle he made loos like he cut up a kitchen chopping board for it. Is it still in good working order otherwise?
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2019, 11:02:47 AM »

This thread reminds me of a Seinfeld episode in which Jerry's mechanic kidnaps his car because Jerry's been neglecting regular maintenance.  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2019, 11:36:00 AM »

Fred, I bleeve you are correct. The old-skool maroon plates, amber knob with pink Ande is a favorite, but all of Lady A's builds are sweet (hint: we haven't seen one from you in a while Smiley ...i would only like it better if i could find a vintage bulk spool of Stren Gold in 50lb test.


My two nastiest reclamations, without major structural part replacement:


First, an Abu Eon 6 series i bought on a St Croix rod for $20. Had I known it had dead baby roaches in it, I would have just kept the rod and dumped the reel. Amazingly the free spool wasnt bad even with the pestilence inside. I quickly threw the whole reel in simple green and washed my hands....if the Green ate it, so be it...but actually it cleaned up really nicely.

2, a SLOSH30 my cousin reeled up off the pier (Tsunami rod was also refurbished). I was amazed the barnacles actually came cleanly off the graphite. I replaced a bearing and added carbontex drag, with a handle I found on Alan's garage floor. Back in bidness.


Those Eon's have enough problems when they in tip top shape,  never mind like that!
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2019, 12:06:21 PM »

That looks to be a Trinidad A, yes?

Very expensive reel to be letting it get like that. Guy obviously has no respect for his "tools".
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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2019, 09:38:29 PM »

That looks to be a Trinidad A, yes?

Very expensive reel to be letting it get like that. Guy obviously has no respect for his "tools".
Correct!   I have finished with it, now know it is 6 years old.

It has quite a bit of corrosion, 2 very stuck bearings of which I left one that still feels fine.   The right side pinion bearing was toast and took me a lot of effort to remove.  

I don't have a proper bearing puller and used Alans strategy and heated the thing!

Blue container has the residue from cleaning the one side plate inside!





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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2019, 01:09:40 AM »

Well done Corne.......a sense of achievement, I'm sure.

Cheers Boet.

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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2019, 10:12:06 AM »

You're a nice guy, I would of sent it back with  a note, "What part of cleaned didn't you understand?"
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