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« on: October 12, 2020, 08:36:03 PM »

Earlier this year, after 40+ years of working on all types of fishing reels — I decided to specialize in the restoration, building, and servicing of quality vintage spinning reels.  DAM Quick, Penn, ABU/Zebco Cardinals, and Mitchell’s.

The backlog of unfinished reels — not counting new builds for folks — was at 89 as of yesterday.

A good client for the last 20+ years likes to go to yard sales — as well as buy Penn conventional reels from eBay.

So he sent me 12 to restore  and set up for salt-water use.

So, since we are back from evacuation — and close to normal except for the Pandemic deal — I decided now was a good time to start on the backlog of reel jobs.

I also decided, in honor of Sal, who taught me so much directly and indirectly — to start on the Penn Conventionals yesterday.  I finished them up this morning.  Pretty cruddy reels inside and out — but with serious cleaning, full disassembles, buffing  and shining all internals, new drags, Cal’s drag grease, Yamaha Marine lube, synthetic oil, replacing missing parts, and some upgrades — they turned out pretty well.

Here are the first (6) — 2 Jigmaster 500’s, 2 Jigmaster 501’s, 3/0 112H Senator, and a 4/0 113H Senator.

Free spool is close to a minute or more on each one — some would not even crank over easily before cracking them open.

Thank You, Sal — for the instruction, inspiration, and help — over the years...

Best,

Fred


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D-A-M Quick, Penn, Mitchell, and ABU/Zebco Cardinals

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 04:36:28 AM »

Fred, holy catz! Incredible job... and a fitting tribute to the memory of Alto Mare, whose unmatched skill brought back countless numbers of these neglected gems to their original glory. Bravo!   Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 05:22:28 AM »

way to go FRED, those reels are in good hands, you do top notch service , they are going to work great thanks to you.   yes  our friend  SAL  ,the master inspired us all, a great loss for his family and our family, take care  FRED, you and your wife   be well and safe.   harryk
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 05:34:48 AM »

Good job, Fred....Sal would be proud !
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 01:22:00 PM »

Fred, that third photo of the 6 reels laid out and ready to should be photo of the month.  Nice work as usual.  Dominick
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 04:16:37 PM »

Here are 5 1/2 more ready to go after servicing and restoring.

The half was just a head plate change out with new drags and clean up — for a change out when fishing, if needed.

The others are a couple of 501’s, a black 4/0 Senator, a 4/0 Senator 113H2, and an old Shimano TR 2000 Lever Drag Charter Special.

He is sending 9 more later this week.

Sure takes a toll on the lacquer thinner supply at $20 a gallon.

Best,

Fred


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D-A-M Quick, Penn, Mitchell, and ABU/Zebco Cardinals

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2020, 02:28:19 PM »

Awesome work Fred! You and your friend have saved a dozen classic reels from neglect, that is for sure!

Cheers,
Andrew
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