alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Shakespeare 2052
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« on: August 21, 2018, 03:00:14 PM »

Thanks to all the advice from you guys, I picked up one of these gems.
Swooped in and snagged this beauty pretty cheap.  Basic service and it feels like a brand new reel.
I'm still waiting to receive the Quick Microlite and 110 that I won also, but it's going to take a lot to make me chose one of those over this 2052 I think.
Always love to see "Made in the USA" also!













Only bummer is that the click tongue on the spool is broken.  



Looks like the part is permanently melted in place?
Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 03:05:41 PM »

That’s a beauty and one of the basic building blocks in any vintage Ultralight spinning reel collection.
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 04:21:13 PM »

You got a very nice one.  My first one had a broken clicker tongue also and a discolored sun bleached spool.  So I ordered another reel for parts.  Those NOS spools pop up occasionally on the auction and usually bring about 10 bucks plus shipping.

I've never had my hands on a Penn 716 but still scratch my head wondering why they're so much more expensive than these little Shakespeares.

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 04:26:35 PM »

   That's a dandy Chad...just keep your eyes peeled for a spool...they pop up a lot. I still have a hard time believing these reels never got the attention they deserve. Cool
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 08:49:52 PM »

Nice looking reel, Chad! You'll like it a lot.

The click spring is an easy fix. Get a little strip of sheet brass, cut a slot in the spool where it goes with an exacto knife, loop it around that slotted stud & hot glue it in. Here's what it's supposed to look like. I replace them quite often on similarly made spools, etc.


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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 10:17:55 PM »

I've never had my hands on a Penn 716 but still scratch my head wondering why they're so much more expensive than these little Shakespeares.
I think it is the fault of the surfcasters Festus.  They put the greenies, and now the Z's, up on a pedestal which jacks up demand and price.  It would be hard to convince them the 2052 are just as robust because they come from a culture that classifies all Shakes  as freshwater reels.  Because if it's size, the 716 isn't even a surf reel.  I confess to being part of the conspiracy.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 08:10:21 PM »

I thought I would show the variations of the "E" Series Shakespeare 2052 for those that aren't aware of their existence. All three of these reels are exactly the same except they are different colors and were sold by different companies.

From left to right: Pflueger Supreme 550 ED, Shakespeare 2052 EE, Wright & McGill Eagle Claw ECL

As a result of their rarity the Pflueger and Eagle Claw usually sell for at least 50% more than the Shakespeare.  Shocked




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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2019, 11:36:28 PM »

Wright McGill wouldn't be up to the task, but it surprises me that Shakespeare made reels for Pflueger.  You're a wealth of information Tommy.
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2019, 08:49:17 AM »

Wright McGill wouldn't be up to the task, but it surprises me that Shakespeare made reels for Pflueger.  You're a wealth of information Tommy.
-steve

That happened because Shakespeare bought out Pflueger 1966. Pflueger kept its name and headquarters until 1969 when it became Pflueger Division of Shakespeare. At the same time Shakespeare also offered the Pflueger Supreme 551 (same as the Shakespeare 2062) and Pflueger Supreme 600 (same as the Shakespeare 2080). All those are matte gray. 

Shakespeare also made Wright and McGill's ECM (same as 2062), ECH (same as 2081) and ECT (same as 2091). 
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2019, 08:58:59 AM »

Great information, Tommy!

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