alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial 114hlw w/ factory Aluminum frame upgrades
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« on: March 19, 2019, 12:03:50 PM »

I have a couple of 6/0 wides with the factory full aluminum frames that are next to be modified. My university fishing team is taking a shark fishing trip coming up and i want to turn one of these reels into a tank! Im thinking stainless gears, a 7+1 drag stack and a stainless sleeve. Is there anything im missing? Should i do the double dog upgrade also? ill add pictures of the reels later Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 12:52:20 PM »

For the drags there is also the option of a drag insert from Cortez Conversions. A penn steel gear will also work. And don't forget a ss dog or two if double dogging.               Rudy
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 03:01:51 PM »

or maybe go through it first, fish it stock, and see what you might need after running it through its paces. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 04:01:21 PM »

As you wish; I have several dozen tanked out reels I'll prolly never get to fish. That said, as Alan indicates, the aluminum frame 6/0 is a beast bone stock. You didn't say if you will be fishing from boat or land, but you can load a bunch of 100 braid and 80 lb topshot and kill a whole lot of fish with that reel as-is (assuming greased carbon fiber drag). I have an aluminum half frame 114 HLW that I had loaded with 50 lb pink Ande and put every ounce I could muster on the rig to land a 250lb shark. I was in pretty good shape then; I put so much pressure on the rig that it permanently torqued a solid glass Magnaflex rod, making me an acid wrapped set of aftco's, lol.  So ask yourself what is it you really need...make sure you rod is up to what that reel is. Braid changed everything.

JMO. But if you go with SS steel gears put in steel dogs.

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 05:14:15 PM »

I've done one of these.  Grin  I used a Penn steel main gear, Bryan's 7 stack(Delrin under the main gear), stainless gear sleeve, double stainless dogs and a Adam's titanium handle blank with Alan's 5/0 grip.  A lot of these parts don't need to be upgraded unless you upgrade other parts.  A stainless or titanium handle blank will round out a stock gear sleeve.  A stainless gear sleeve will wear down stock dogs, and so on.  I have double dogged a few 114H's with brass dogs and gear sleeve, so that might be a decent starting point.  You are limited on side plates with the full frame HLW.  Tom is going to have to make a "new style" 114H plate for us to ever have a chance at aluminum.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 02:47:02 PM »

Thanks for the responses. I'm going to fish them as they are at first and see how they hold up, ill keep you updated.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2019, 08:09:33 AM »

An old saying around here is " pictures or it didn't happen" 😎. Looking forward to pictures of the team in action.  Bill
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