alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Penn torque 300
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fishslayer2000
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« on: March 24, 2009, 08:53:49 AM »

Hi Alan
Iíve been reading your site and your posts others for quite some time and finally decided to sign up. Your tutorials have helped me to maintain and recondition several reels. Iím trying to service my Penn torque 300 and am having a problem separating the right side plate into its two components. Is there a trick to do this?

Thanks for all the help, Sean
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 09:59:57 AM »

here's a link to the schematic.  https://www.mysticparts.com/Assets/images/pennparts/schematics/trq300.pdf  you don't remove the entire right side plate, just the drag cover.  it's key #1C.  that gives you access to everything.  nice design.  

um, it's not the drag cover that you're having with, is it?
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 10:31:58 AM »

yes its the drag cover im having trouble getting off. i removed the four screws on the front of the drag cover and the two in the back but its still stuck. do they usually seperate easily?
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 07:55:25 AM »

yes, the cover is supposed to come off easily.  remove the handle, the star and the four screws and it should come right off.  you have a pm.  alan
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012, 12:40:12 PM »

Hi All!

I've finished a photo walk thru for the TRQ300 reel.
https://www.mysticparts.com/Repair/TRQ300guide.aspx
to assist in repair.

~Mo
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2014, 11:01:26 AM »

A question about this reel.  It's a hefty beast, and I bought one (closeout) on the thought that it'd make a workable reel for tuna jigging.  What about deep drops with lead for tilefish, or anything else that needs two or three pounds of lead to go up and down in 400' to 1,000' of water?  How is the torque (in the engineering sense of the word)?  Am I going to be reasonably content cranking sinkers and fish from deep water, or will I want to hang up the rod after the sinker is retrieved once, and take up stamp collecting?

Currently spooled with God-knows-what yardage of 65 lb solid braid for the tuna, but I mean to collect some tilefish this spring too.
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 04:01:42 PM »

the "ease of cranking" under a load depends on the gear ratio and the length of the handle arm.  you'll have to just get out on the water to see if it cranks easily enough under the load you are using.  also, a larger handle grip ALWAYS helps. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 09:07:05 AM »

I do allot of deep dropping in the gulf for the same fish. It would get very tiresome using that reel or any conventional reel at those depths. The Torque does have a higher gear ratio than some others so with that weight it would make it harder to retrieve.

I use the Torques but not for that purpose. They are strong bullet proof reels.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014, 02:49:13 PM »

Thank you.
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2014, 11:08:02 AM »

Yes, it should come right off, but often they don't. You'll have to tap it with a rubber mallet or similar.
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2014, 01:53:01 PM »

For your info if needed...

All I could get was 25lbs with the drag star tightened ALL the way.




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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2019, 11:12:58 AM »

None of these 1st gen Torques have drain holes on the sideplates, what's up with that? These reels were so touted for their revolutionary features and robust components, maybe no holes was supposed to be a good thing? There's a tiny hole on the chrome gear cover, but that's it.

Makes me nervous every time I mist my 100.  Roll Eyes
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