Scratched around in the cellar this evening and came up with two older reels, a Senator 6/0 (not the Special Senator; this is a black-sideplate Senator) and a 113HLW. Both of them have been sitting quietly since their last cleaning, bare of line at the moment.
Before I bother to reline them, it occurs to me to ask if there are any particular upgrades that are worth pursuing for either one. Dave at Northport Reel probably put new drags in when he cleaned them. Both will see use, if at all, on Viking tuna trips, where mono's mandatory. Alan Tani likes Penn carbon fiber washers and a slather of grease, so maybe I'll do that after their next use. The 6/0 is probably a good endgame reel with 60lb for pushing hard to get the fish that last twenty feet to the top. The handle's big enough for my hand. Under load, the reel probably will suffer from some load binding, but Accurate doesn't make frames anymore, and the frames were the price of a new reel when they did. The 900H gets the 80lb mono, the 6/0 would get the 60, and the 113HLW the 50 in a different color then the 6/0 (hey, sometimes it matters). Any thoughts?
Senator 6/0, Special Senator 113HLW
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