alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Big Thanks to South Bend ó They Donít Mess Around!
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« on: June 19, 2019, 07:24:03 PM »

For a few years now, I have purchased around a dozen reels and rods each year as gifts for children of clients, or for kids who may, for many reasons ó not have anyone who could teach them to fish.

These are generally SouthBend Microlites coupled with an Eagle Claw fiberglass rod.

When ordering a few more a couple of weeks ago, I thought it wouldnít hurt to ask SouthBend if they would consider donating (15) combinations to Alanís ďDiscover AnglingĒ group for the kids.

I provided links to our website ó and to the Discover Angling Website also.  Along with 501C3 info, and organization goals and guidelines.

Last Thursday, SouthBend happily confirmed that they would be glad to provide some nice setups for the kids ó along with the invitation to set up a deep discount plan for Discover Angling future purchases, if needed.

So I contacted Alan, and he was contacting the other (2) principals on the Board.

In the meantime, (15) 5í fiberglass rods and (15) Microlite reels show up on the UPS truck yesterday.

I will spool them up with 6# Trilene XT, provide a practice casting plug, and get them up to Alanís in the next couple of weeks.

So, please keep SouthBend products and their good company in mind when any of these types of gear are needed.

They did not have to do anything ó but they stepped up and did ó with no hesitation or even the shipping cost.

Best,

Fred


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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 07:57:30 PM »

Fred,
Thank you soooo much for putting the time and effort into organizing this! And, also for your generous donation of time and supplies (spooling and line). I know the boss will appreciate it, but more importantly the kids. We, (all us reel nuts), need to remember that these kids are the future... Lets get them fishing! Thanks for the reminder, I need to figure out a way to pay it forward again, like all you guys have taught/helped me!
Your the man Fred!!! AWESOME.
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 08:01:47 PM »

Nice going Fred.  Dominick
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 01:50:50 AM »

Great work Fred!
Thanks for doing this and thanks to South Bend...good stuff!

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 04:14:24 AM »

Great Cause, Great Job...and a big Hand to South Bend for stepping up !!
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 05:18:08 AM »

That's great,  thank so very much!
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2019, 06:43:27 AM »

Way to go Fred & South Bend for getting this done!  I have a Shredder SB spinning rod I bought a few years ago when a rod I had planned to use on a fishing trip got damaged in transport, and it has been a good addition to my user rods.

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2019, 08:03:48 AM »

Alright Southbend! A rod n' reel favorite of mine since I's a kid. I had the microlite until I gave it to my Son-in -law for his and the daughter's backpacking excursions.
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2019, 08:32:11 AM »

That is awesome of Southbend!!! 

I suppose now we can plan fresh water fishing excursions. 

Thank you Fred in being the conduit for the support of Discover Angling by Southbend.
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2019, 11:08:41 AM »

One more reason to love a historic fishing tackle company...bravo South Bend! Cool
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2019, 11:19:49 AM »

Keeping kids in the fishing circle is what life is all about. Well done SB & Fred, and Alan for having the appropriate entity available!
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 06:40:39 PM »

Class act move, Fred and South Bend.
Cheers to good people doing good things,
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 08:06:18 PM »

 You are the man Fred !!

 My hat is off to you

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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2019, 10:07:11 PM »

Pure Class! Wink
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2019, 06:05:23 AM »

Thanks Fred and South Bend!
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