alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial 1977-80 7000 red reels, OK for braid?
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Recoil Rob
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« on: May 11, 2019, 09:47:20 PM »

I have 2 red 7000 reels, seat #'s 776201 & 800501, I assume 1977 and 1980.

How do these perform with braid? Was thinking of spooling them with Daiwa 55# Dendoh for jigging and live-lining, any problems with that? Looks like the black spools are anodized aluminum.


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 Rob
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 10:23:06 PM »

They do fine with spectra braid and it will not harm the spool.  A 7000 will hold a lot of line.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 07:55:32 AM »

Good news, thank you. I'm going to put about 200 yds on and back it up with some 60# dacron to take up space.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 12:02:11 PM »

BTW, never taken these apart so I assume they have old style drag washers. I've replaced washers on all sorts of Penns like Jigmasters, how hard are these to service? Will any set of CF washers for a 7000 work or are they era-specific?

And do I need to worry abouth the chrome line guide getting cut by the braid? I see ceramic ones are available....
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 07:50:47 AM »

The 7000's are pretty easy to tear down and service. For drag washers (and other parts) I'd recommend calling Jerry Foran at https://www.hookless.com . He has pretty much anything you'll need plus a wealth of knowledge about Ambassadeur reels.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 03:14:18 PM »

Dawn at Smooth Drag carries carbon fiber drag washers for 7000 series Ambassadeurs. I think this is a mandatory upgrade.
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