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How do you source parts for your fishing reels?

+2 votes
asked Apr 19, 2017 in Saltwater Fishing by biminitwister (20 points)
Looking to replace broken reel handle and fix up other old reels. If you find parts online, please offer websites. I've tried local boat flea markets, but have had mixed luck.

2 Answers

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answered Apr 19, 2017 by thunnus69 (385 points)

You must go to  Alan is a pharmacist in Cali. who runs a website that's frequented by reel heads.  He's divided the website into forums specific to reel manufacturers where you can find step by step tutorials on upgrading and breaking down almost every reel made.  He and others are quick to answer questions about reels, parts and upgrades.  Alan also works on reels and when I've gotten into a jam (busted reel seat bolt) Alan bailed me out.  Alan's site is also visited by many big guys in the industry who will occasionally post and answer questions as well.  If Alan can't fix it, find it, or modify it, he knows someone on his site who can and has.  Once I found his website I started a years long affair with ripping down , fixing and modifying many of my old penn reels, newer internationals and even started "sleeving" my accurate reels.  Good luck.

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answered Apr 24, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)

This site had a lot of parts and prices seemed reasonable.

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