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#12296345 - 06/15/17 07:01 PM Magging a reel w/ pics
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Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 214
Loc: Houston, TX, USA
When I started surf fishing about 13 years ago I tried several different reels. Finally decided on the Penn 545 GS. With the help and knowledge of the guys on Surf-masters forum. I learned how to mag my reels. Don't remember exactly who made the post.
Over the past year I've acquired several Penn Squall 30's on ebay for a really good price to replace my 545GS's.

5 minute epoxy (mixing container)
zinc plated steel washers (needs to be ferrous)
sharp blade
neodynium magnets (still had some from my first magging)

remove the side plates

#12296346 - 06/15/17 07:02 PM Re: Magging a reel w/ pics [Re: Skavatar]
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Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 214
Loc: Houston, TX, USA
score the inside of the reel, not absolutely necessary but helps the epoxy to adhere better.

mix a little bit of epoxy, put a drop on the scored area and spread in a circular motion. place a zinc washer on and wait 30 minutes or so. the first reel I magged I used 3 washers and 5 neodynium mags. It was way too much. Went down to 3 mags. Then later on, only used 2 mags. Never had another birds nest again. smile

the epoxy will take several hours to cure, but sticky enough to hold the washer and mags in place. I keep a few mags with my little maintenance bag in case i need to retune while fishing. These reels are easy enough to remove the left side plate and add or remove a mag.

Edited by Skavatar (06/15/17 07:10 PM)


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