alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Penn 116a sharkin upgrades?
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
May 27, 2020, 01:39:24 AM *
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: Penn 116a sharkin upgrades?  (Read 157 times)
0 Members and 4 Guests are viewing this topic.
Flsharker
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 4


« on: May 21, 2020, 07:37:15 PM »

I recently got a penn senator 10/0 which I want to use for land based shark fishing. I was wondering what I could do to make it better suited for this role. I'd like to increase the drag, I know there is a drag insert but I can't seem to find one. I know that increasing the drag would need the stainless dog and gear sleeve. I'd appreciate any input y'all have.
Logged
oc1
Sensei
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 3151



« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 10:40:28 PM »

Consider having a strong person or small car try to pull you off your feet with the line when the drag is buttoned down.  Hold the rod up like you're fishing a fish.  You might find that you need a smoother drag, but not necessarily a stronger drag.
-steve
« Last Edit: May 21, 2020, 10:42:12 PM by oc1 » Logged
Shark Hunter
Moderator
Member
****
Online Online

Posts: 11326


The Rogue of the Seven Seas!


« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 12:44:03 AM »

Basic 5 Stack Carbon Fiber upgrade and stainless sleeve is all you need.
Buttoned down, that is 30 pounds. That is enough to bring in some big ones.
Logged

Life is Good!
Alto Mare
Moderator
Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13064


Southeastern Pennsylvania


« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 03:36:36 AM »

Hello Fisharker.
The 116A is one of my favorite.
Inserts from motive fabrications are nice and I believe it is an excellent upgrade for drags, but I only like them up to the 9/0.

I want to add that if you do have the thick 5 washers, you will need to replace them.
Here is the set I recommend, it should reel anything in:
https://www.mysticparts.com/PennParts/Parts/6-116SP.aspx
As Shark Hunter has mentioned, a stainless steel sleeve is a good choice, along with a better handle.
Another thing I would do is to install a second dog.
Shark Hunter could probably get that done for you, unless he’s busy.
Of course you could probably do it yourself as well, there are some tutorials by tge Senator section that should help.
Good luck!

Sal
Logged

Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.
Flsharker
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 4


« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 08:24:04 AM »

I was hoping to increase drag to reduce fight times with sharks to improve their survival rate. Also maybe because I want revenge on whatever almost spooled me on my 9/0 last time. The asbestos washers give me 30 pounds right now, which I handle pretty easy.
Logged
Alto Mare
Moderator
Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13064


Southeastern Pennsylvania


« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 08:28:50 AM »

I was hoping to increase drag to reduce fight times with sharks to improve their survival rate. Also maybe because I want revenge on whatever almost spooled me on my 9/0 last time. The asbestos washers give me 30 pounds right now, which I handle pretty easy.
You are increasing it if you go with the kit I’ve recommended.
You are going from 5 washers to 7 washers, this will give you more drag and smoothness.
The thick washers you have now toss them.

Sal
Logged

Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.
Flsharker
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 4


« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 08:35:40 AM »

Alright sounds like I'm getting a new drag stack and gear sleeve, what's the advantage of double dogging? Sorry for all the questions, thanks y'all.
Logged
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 0.182 seconds with 17 queries.