New Video, Basic Reel Tear down.

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  1. Linebig

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    Basic reel tear down. this will be helpful for anyone trying to work on their own reels. Its a great video to understand the basics of keeping your reel in good shape. :)

    https://youtu.be/WsnVea997A4
     
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    Nicely done Rob!
    It brought back memories of me taking apart reels decades ago and cleaning up the insides
    and lubing/oiling gears. The reels of today are a little more complex of course. Anyway, I enjoyed
    watching your video and keep them coming.
     
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    Great video. Can you make one for spinning reels in the near future? For some reason I can never get my spinning reels to feel buttery smooth after I use it in the salt no matter what I do.
     
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    Sure, reels and saltwater are not a good combo. Unless its a sealed reel, not a reel that says “salt water approved” one thats sealed. Many reels are sealed and then Salt water does very little damage to them.

    As a reference the Tranx-200-vs the Curado K. Totally different inside yet look exactly the same outside. Notice the spools and inside frames... salt water has a tough time getting into the Tranx-Series. Spinning reel are the same, two different reels on the inside between sealed and non-sealed.

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    Great job Rob! Reel maintenance is one of my downfalls to my fishing arsenal. Though I don't get on the water as much as I have many years ago, I find myself cleaning/lubricating every other year. Your maintenance video just made it easier to perform maintenance more often.

    Keep those videos coming.....

    Mel - Kahuna bass
    Working in Guam, just no fishing!!
     
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    Rob...again I loved the video and great pics and details about the Tranx-200-vs the Curado K. I know many of us definitely look forward to more videos from you.
    You should also post this in the Specialized Area of SDFish under Fish Tackle so not to miss others that may not go to the Freshwater Reports area. :) I thought you were going to take the reel you cleaned up and catch a big bass at the end of the video...ha ha
     
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    Great video Rob. Only thing I would add is as you are taking the parts off, lay them out in order. That way, when you're piecing it all back together again you know exactly what goes where.

    Ask me how I learned this lesson.
     
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    Hahaha... that was my version of in order... haha.. yet, yes. Thanks
     
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    Loved it!!
     
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    Thanks, hope it helps!
     
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    Always Edu. is power!!!
     
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    Vinny's first reel:
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    Lots of vampires fished in those days.
    Only the richest vampires could afford that reel.
     
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    Really nice video. I’ve always loved taking reels apart just to see what makes them “tick.” I was pleased to see you made a point of speaking about using too much grease and oil. It doesn’t take much.
     
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    I have the very first Abu casting reel and their 20th anniversary reel. Both are in a custom box with certificates of authenticity. Pretty sweet.
     
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    Got pics?
    My uncle, who is now in his late eighties, used Ambassadeurs when he was a young man. I remember seeing them as a kid.
     
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    I'll take some tonight and post them here. Its pretty neat. I used a good ole 5500-C back in the day. Then of course Shimano came out with the Bantam series and well... as we know the rest is history.
     
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    I have some of those and a couple deep spool 5500's. I have a 6500 and a 7000 also. I thought about selling them but instead I am passing them along to my kids. They all still work well. Made in Sweden!
     
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    Photos of the Abu 1952-2002 anniversary reels.

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    I have no idea what my first reel was. Maybe someone can identify it from the fuzzy photo. Somewhere along the line I had a reel stamped Zero Hour Bomb Company. Zen o. My first free-spool bait caster was a J.A. Coxe Coronet 25. You turned the handle backwards to put it in free spool. Then I graduated to a Abu 1750A. The free-spool button was in the center of the handle. From there I went to a Phlueger Supreme and finally to an Abu-Garcia 5000. All were great reels. About once a year I take the old J.A. Coxe reel out bass fishing with a Creek Chub Plunker tied to end of the braided line and catch bass.
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