Reconditioning reels

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atxjess
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Reconditioning reels

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After seeing how many people are upset with the current market on cheap reels. I decided to start fixing old reels because I love tinkering.
Here's my first ones.


This is a Penn delmar 285m
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This one is a Zebco 777.
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And my favorite Shakespeare Wondercast No.1771
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atxjess
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Reconditioning reels

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I might sell these later but right now I'm still playing with them. :mrgreen:

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bikerider
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Reconditioning reels

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I have a Penn Del Mar as well except mine has a green handle. I'm still getting used to it but it feels solid for it's age. (30 years give or take). You make a good point about things from yesteryear being of higher quality.
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handyandy
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Reconditioning reels

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if you like tinkering with old reels, I do too most of the ones I fish are pretty old. Check out alantani.com tons and tons of great info on tons of reels. Warning buying and fixing up old reels can become addictive I have more reels than I care to admit lol