alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Collecting B-Grade Spinning Reels
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« Reply #270 on: May 24, 2020, 04:25:09 PM »

Well, that Sportfisher reel sure is a great little reel to fish! Installed it on a 7' medium Ugly Stik GX2, spooled it with 12# moss green big game mono, and both yesterday and today took it to our usual spot next to a local municipal boat launch. My son (he'll be four in a couple weeks) actually asked to use the setup both trips, so he was in charge. With the low gear ratio it actually worked perfectly for him. He was able to reel in the line each time without any help yesterday and today, and also caught his personal best fish- an 11.5" striped bass that fought surprisingly hard for its size, couldn't weigh it but it was around a pound or just under.

Also caught a similar sized fish on my Pflueger Summit this trip, man, watching that handle spin as the fish makes a run is a rush that I never knew I wanted! Direct drive sure is a neat way to fish and will definitely be something I do often now.


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Eyes out for: Pflueger Rocket, vintage 4-1 ratio or better spinning reels (especially metal-bodied and ultralight!)
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« Reply #271 on: May 24, 2020, 04:51:19 PM »

Way to go guys...great fishin'! Cool
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« Reply #272 on: May 24, 2020, 04:58:44 PM »

Good job !!
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« Reply #273 on: May 24, 2020, 09:45:53 PM »

Perfect.  That's what it's all about.
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« Reply #274 on: May 26, 2020, 07:40:51 PM »

Well done! Getting kids started young is where it's at!  Cool
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Love those open face spinning reels! (Especially ABU & ABU/Zebco Cardinals)

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« Reply #275 on: July 25, 2020, 05:33:53 PM »

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Hey guys! A while back I got a few nice reels in a care package from Xjchad (thanks again!) when we worked out a trade on that old Harnell rod. One of them is a Garcia GK10. I pulled it apart and cleaned it up a while back and just got around to getting the pictures up. It was very similar to that sportfisher and compac internally, with some differences.

Looks to be in typical "on a shelf in a garage for a loooong time" condition. Rotates smoothly.




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Cleaned up very nice and it so happened that I had a worn but usable Garcia Conolon 2121 ultralight rod that was a perfect match for it. I spooled it with some 6# Maxima Ultragreen and we've been using it to catch tiny stripers at our spot with some #14 hooks Smiley
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« Reply #276 on: July 26, 2020, 03:54:43 AM »

Nice clean-up ! Glad you are using it....they were all made to fish .
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« Reply #277 on: July 26, 2020, 12:35:06 PM »

Nice looking GK 10.  Another candidate for the landfill denied entry.

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« Reply #278 on: July 26, 2020, 06:56:19 PM »

Nice cleanup & transformation! That should provide you with some good action.  Cool
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« Reply #279 on: July 27, 2020, 08:37:27 AM »

Nice job on that Garcia! Cool
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« Reply #280 on: July 29, 2020, 09:29:53 AM »

Thank you for posting the breakdown and the pictures.  I have a Diamond Fury that is in rough shape.  Was wondering how to remove the Pinion gear and bearings?  Does it just tap out and through towards the front after removing the bearing cover? Didn't want to force it.

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« Reply #281 on: July 29, 2020, 09:43:54 AM »

Thank you for posting the breakdown and the pictures.  I have a Diamond Fury that is in rough shape.  Was wondering how to remove the Pinion gear and bearings?  Does it just tap out and through towards the front after removing the bearing cover? Didn't want to force it.



Yes. You may have to coax it a little if the grease has hardened. You can pry between the brass gear and partition in the body. The bearing may need a little coaxing, too, but it will come off the pinion. Soak it in some solvent like lacquer thinner or acetone if the bearing is stuck.
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« Reply #282 on: July 30, 2020, 05:26:44 AM »

 I have a Diamond Fury that is in rough shape.  Was wondering how to remove the Pinion gear and bearings.

   I opened up a Diamond Fury on this thread...a few pages back...maybe the photos might help you as you work on yours. Tommy is correct...soaking in a little solvent or WD-40 should loosen her right up. Cool

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« Reply #283 on: July 30, 2020, 09:51:06 AM »

Thank you for your reply. I will give it a shot with w-d.  Wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing a retainer. 
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