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#10925606 - 06/18/15 11:05 AM question for reel repair guys
Workfishngolf37 Offline
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Can you give me two brand names that are easiest to work on and the parts aren't so expensive.

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#10925613 - 06/18/15 11:06 AM Re: question for reel repair guys [Re: Workfishngolf37]
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Edited by Rhino68W (06/18/15 11:06 AM)
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#10925946 - 06/18/15 01:15 PM Re: question for reel repair guys [Re: Workfishngolf37]
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Two easiest reels are the old curado b series and the Abu round reels. Both have pretty easy to find parts. I don't have issues with the new revos or shimano reels just think those are easiest. I don't have the knowledge about lewd parts and their easy/ not easy availability. I know quantum parts can be hard to find at times.
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#10926203 - 06/18/15 02:47 PM Re: question for reel repair guys [Re: Workfishngolf37]
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Revos and Shimano Citica/curado. Lews stuff is of similar design but parts aren't everywhere like the other two.


Edited by FMJshooter (06/18/15 02:50 PM)

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#10926446 - 06/18/15 04:15 PM Re: question for reel repair guys [Re: Workfishngolf37]
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Shimano is the easiest and cheapest

Quantums are probably the hardest and tougher to find parts (I hate the headless screw they use)
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#10927849 - 06/19/15 09:26 AM Re: question for reel repair guys [Re: Workfishngolf37]
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I find most shimanos and abu garcias are fairly easy and parts availability is pretty substantial on both of those with very few exceptions...Lews are basically abu garcias and several parts interchange...however, in the rare instance you have to order a Lew's part you have to call the factory direct, but they are very good about helping you out and getting the parts out to you pronto...I have also worked on some okuma spinning reels and those parts that I have had to order had to be ordered from okuma directly.
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#10928459 - 06/19/15 01:59 PM Re: question for reel repair guys [Re: Workfishngolf37]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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I agree with Shimano and Abu being the easiest to work on and easiest to find parts. Daiwa is a close second. Some parts Southwestern has had and some parts I have had to order straight from Daiwa but it hasnt been a problem either way. Quantums are terrible. I will never own another. Stick with those 3 major brands for ease of maintenance and repair. As others have mentioned Lew's is good as well just have to order direct.

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#10928461 - 06/19/15 02:00 PM Re: question for reel repair guys [Re: Workfishngolf37]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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The absolute easiest reels to work on though are the Abu round reels. I can have one those torn down and cleaned and put back together in less than half the time of a low profile reel. They are much more simpler and have less parts to keep up with.

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