alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Olympic 540 reels
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david M
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« on: July 07, 2020, 02:00:02 PM »

Anyone ever use these reels or know anything about them? Worth using? Easy to repair or find parts for?

Will they work for surf casting for surf perch?
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2020, 02:12:57 PM »

Probably worth using for surf perch but they arenít the most corrosion resistant reels. Iíve owned a few of their skirted spinning reels but had a handle break apart and a exploded oscillation block. So be careful but I would use for smaller game fish.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 04:27:31 PM »

Probably worth using for surf perch but they arenít the most corrosion resistant reels. Iíve owned a few of their skirted spinning reels but had a handle break apart and a exploded oscillation block. So be careful but I would use for smaller game fish.

Thanks. I'll probably steer clear then. Saw one for sell locally. Trying to find use gear for surf perch.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 04:51:14 PM »

had some burgundy Olympics from mid/late 70's...  don't remember exact model
heavy for their size & weak for their weight...  functional, but not enjoyable
can't imagine anyone choosing one for the surf, or liking one enough to bother repairing it
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