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Anyone have information on reel repair?

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I am looking for information on where i can learn to do reel repairs..Cam anyone out there give me any leads as where I should look??? Thanks fishtrap3

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The only place I know of that even does full service repair is Angler's Paradise in Anoka. It's possible they'd have some books or info on doing your own reel repair.

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Thanks for the reply smallies....i found the advetisement i had seen in the past in a mag. today.....thanks again fishtrap3

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HI FISHTRAP3, I DO MY OWN CLEANING/REPAIRS. ONCE YOU TAKE A FEW APART AND PUT UM BACK, ITS GETS PRETTY EASY. DON'T LOOSE YOUR OWNERS MANUAL WITH THE BREAKDOWN DIAGRAMS...(WOULD BE NICE TO FIND THOSE ONLINE SOMEHOW!)

IF YOU NEED PARTS, TACKLE PLUS ON LAKE STREET MPLS EITHER HAS IT OR CAN GET IT!

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Thanks dark30....i have taken mine apart and cleaned them up, and got the drags working properly again....i was looking at learning more and maybe being able to do my friends and coworkers reels, for a little extra bait and tackle money

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Hey Fishtrap3,

I'd be one to follow suit on DARK30's suggestions, since I'm prone to figuring things out myself. I've discovered that learning by experience is the best method (at least for me). I've pulled every one of my reels apart at least once for cleaning or minor maintenance. In the process, I've learned what to do and what not to do. You can read books/literature/etc. but until you screw up, things often don't sink in.

If I were thinking of getting into reel repair as a hobby or side-business-for-a-little-extra-$$, I'd probably start by hitting garage sales in the not so distant spring and picking up bargain's to practice with. Heck ... spend $3 on somebody's throw-away and figure it out -- you've got a deal. Goof up and learn a valuable lesson -- cheap lesson vs. your buddy's $70 Ambassadeur!

Actually, I've considered the same thing as a sidelight myself; that's how I'd start getting serious about it.

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just an f.y.i. abu garcia has exploded diagrams of most of their reels at their HSOforum.
JC

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Got to agree there's only one way to learn. Tear into it.
When you were a kid didnt you ever take thing's apart to see how they worked. smile.gif

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