alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Heddon 212
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
September 22, 2019, 07:31:03 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Heddon 212  (Read 128 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
festus
Photo Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 1115



« on: September 13, 2019, 07:28:07 PM »

I bought this Heddon 212 because it was in good shape and cheap, plus out of curiosity to see what's inside.  Basically just an overgrown Heddon 222, and its little brother the 238.  Still can't figure out their numbering schemes. It was in good shape mechanically and most average fishermen would have fished it as it came out of the box.




This may have possibly been the original grease, if so, this reel probably hadn't seen much use.  








As most Heddons, this one has right hand threads.  12 mm nut on this model.


No bearings in this one, it has 3 washers on the outside of the pinion.




It cleaned up easily.  The bail functioned very well so l left it alone.


No need to fully disassemble the anti-reverse assembly, but l cleaned up the dog and spring.


Thought I'd use Penn grease for a change instead of Superlube.


Dab of grease onto the bail trip stud.




Again, it doesn't take much effort to service these very simple reels.  Specs say it has a line capacity of 200 yds of 15 lb mono.  Weighs 14.5 oz on my scales with an empty spool.  There are about half a dozen more Heddons l'd like to get ahold of but they're either scarce, overpriced, or in bad condition.  I'm not particularly fond of whatever metal the handles are made from, but hey, they're so inexpensive and sharp looking it doesn't matter.


« Last Edit: September 13, 2019, 11:36:37 PM by festus » Logged
Crow
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 1222


Dauphin Island Sunset


« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 04:47:07 AM »

Good write-up....and a neat reel !
Logged

There's nothing wrong with a few "F's" on your record....Food, Fun, Flowers, Fishing, Friends, and Fun....to name just a few !
mo65
The Freshwater Kid...Chillicothe, Ohio
Sensei
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 3075


"This ship is filthy Mr. Christian!"


« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 07:50:48 AM »

   That is the first time I've seen a 212...saw a 204 a few days ago...they had a lot of models. You must have a huge collection of Heddons by now Chester, thanks for sharing! Cool
Logged

~YOU CAN TUNA GEETAR...BUT YOU CAN'T TUNA FEESH~

Donnyboat
donnyboat
Photo Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 1313


« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 02:15:24 PM »

Nice work Chester, thanks for showing us, cheers Don.
Logged

Don, or donnyboat
happyhooker
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1015



« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 07:05:27 PM »

Nice post; good pics.  The 222 has the same style handle, and I find the finger pad about the most comfortable (for me) to use.

Frank
Logged
Midway Tommy
Tom
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1449


Smack dab in the middle of USA - Eastern Nebraska


« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 07:53:13 PM »

Well done, Chester! Another feather in your Heddon Hat.  Smiley
Logged

Love those open face spinning reels! (Especially ABU & ABU/Zebco Cardinals)

Tommy D (ORCA), NE



Favorite Activity? ............... In our boat fishing
RELAXING w/ MY BEST FRIEND (My wife Bonnie)
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.204 seconds with 18 queries.