alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial 100 year old Meisselbach scores!
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« on: July 17, 2021, 04:18:20 PM »

My Meisselbach Takapart is over 100 years old, but the average empty spool spin is over 15 seconds. I put some Cortland 25 pound ice fishing line on it and a short flourocarbon leader, and thought a 1/2 ounce spoon would give me some casting practice while I tested some spinning reels I cleaned up.

Instead, it caught the biggest fish of the day, a decent 14” smallmouth. Lots of grins trying to remember to level wind the spool on the retrieve!


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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2021, 04:25:58 PM »

Nice catch with that M. tri-Part, Dale!

Really solid and under-appreciated old baitcasters.

Best, Fred
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2021, 05:40:56 PM »

Old school—cool!
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2021, 05:49:30 PM »

I love those Reels . The Quality Threading of the End plates is unheard  of today.
They make a Version that Free wheels when you back up the Handle .....SWEET !
Thanks for showing it .
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2021, 08:54:09 PM »

That's the way to do it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2021, 11:12:31 AM »

I have a 1907 Meisselbach K.K. Special Tripart for display.It looks like a modern rod?I know that was cool to catch one on that old reel!
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2021, 06:41:03 PM »

Yes, the rod is pathetically new. I wish I had a tubular steel or solid fiberglass rod to put it on, but I was lazy and put it on a spare baitcaster. Backyard casting also included a Pflueger SkilKast and a Wards Skipper, but the Meisselbach made them look sick.  I think my two favorite knucklebuster brands will be Meisselbach without a level wind and any Langley in decent shape.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2021, 12:28:16 AM »

Awesome! Can't wait to do the same.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2021, 01:13:39 AM »

May take me a bit to go thru the rods I have in various places- dunno about a square steel, but I very likely have a pistol grip glas rod, yours, N/C.


Nice work!

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