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muskieboy46

Reel Repair Help

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This week I had two reels break on me. One of them is a C3 7000 which I had the worm gear bend on me. Anyone know where I can get a replacement worm gear? [Edit: Called Abu and they are sending a replacement worm gear total cost of $12.97]

The other is a C3 5600. This one i'm not sure what broke. I am able to reel line in, but if I take my hand off the handle it will spin backward allowing the spool to also spin backward. Any thoughts? Or any suggestions on where to bring it to have it looked at?

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Where are you located? If nothing else, you could send your reels to Pure Fishing. They're great to deal with and are usually very quick.

Aaron

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South Metro. I'd like to find a place within driving distance so I can be back on the water sooner than later if at all possible.

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Sounds like the anti-reverse bearing went out on your 5600... Nothing you really can do but to look for a replacement face plate for that reel as you cannot replace the AR bearing... its pressed in the face plate... Thats how my first Abu was no-good...

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I don't know how much you fish, but if you can afford it I would throw that ABU'S in the garbage and start over. You will find yourself putting money into those year after year. Try out a 400B. Just my two cents!

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brings back memories. I second PostFrontal, Wayzata Bait, give them a call. I also second esoxhunter, switched over to a shimano curado's and calcutta's and have been fishing with no worries.

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