Posted July 19 2006 - 7:24 AM
My other issue is, the reel is about 12 years old and hasnt been used in a few years. Would sitting that long cause damage, or would a good cleaning bring it back to life?
From what I understand these reels are built like tanks, but Id still rather get a few opinions first. Thanks all!
Posted July 19 2006 - 7:31 AM
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts" Jack Johnson.
Posted July 19 2006 - 7:44 AM
Any specific greases? I forgot to ask that in the original post.
Posted July 19 2006 - 7:45 AM
Posted July 19 2006 - 9:15 AM
Posted July 19 2006 - 9:21 AM
Still another question. Hopefully the last for now! All my other poles have 20lb power pro on them, but this is a much larger reel than Im use to using. Should I just line it up with mono and add a flourocarbon leader, or can I still use the braid but just increase the size a bit?
Posted July 19 2006 - 10:00 AM
Power Pro??? What was I thinking???
Posted July 19 2006 - 8:13 PM
Ive decided to go with spooling the reel up with power pro. My question is there are no grooves on the spool to hold the black electical tape on as backing so that the braid doesnt slide on the spool. Any other ideas on what I can use as backing for the braid?
Posted July 19 2006 - 8:44 PM
that reel is built like a brick ****house.
get it to somebody who knows penns and get everything set up just right- check the drags, lube it, check bail spring and gears. get a general check-up and it will last forever.
not sure what you are going to use it for, but i would put 50# power pro on it. that's 12# diameter i would also scour ebay for the rare extra 750 spool and put mono on that, if you like.
good luck, man.
Posted July 19 2006 - 9:36 PM
Posted October 23 2010 - 2:33 PM
Posted October 23 2010 - 2:53 PM
They may not be the most stylish but they last and last and if you DO hapen to bang it up or strip a gear (happened to me once) replacedment parts are always easy to find.
Since I fish around rocks and also do a lot of bait fishing, I prefer yo-zuri hybrid as my main line (great abrasion resistance), backed up with a couple hundred yards of power pro.
Maybe it's a tradition thing for me since my Great Grandfather always said "Penn is the best" but you'll never catch me fishing with anything else.
Course, since I haven't really tried anything else, I suppose there are a lot of guys out there that might be able to give you a more experienced view point.
I'd grab it anyway... tough to go wrong with a penn.
than fear is a requirement of dying.
I'm gonna be dipping all O' my bullets in bacon grease just in case some O dem ISIS types want something special....
Posted October 23 2010 - 3:41 PM
The part that wears out most frequently is the white metal crosswind (spool oscillation) gear.
Also, the 750/7500 is stupid simple to work on yourself. Almost as simple inside as a 704.
Posted October 23 2010 - 6:32 PM
Posted October 23 2010 - 7:50 PM