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About LB

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  • About Me:
    age 74
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    like to tinker,surf casting make plugs & target shooting and modify old reels
  • What I do for a living:
    machine repairs and machinist now retired

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    Manchester NJ

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  1. One split ring and hook you should be fine as long as the hook cant get in front of the lip.
  2. Are you collecting them or going the fish them, China reels area lot smoother and your not paying collector prices for a newer reel,, a china 150 reel was up for sale, 6 months old box and all papers it and was as smooth as my Shimmanos, sold one of my US 150 reels to get it, was an even swap money wise $450.00.
  3. l would go with the first or the last pick, they are the later of the bunch and would be easier to find parts if needed. At one time late 90s VS would cut an Oring grove for you in the earlyer reels, passing the plant going fishing l made a pit stop there after a phone call to VS, bring it in, went into the plant removed side withen 30 mim. reel back togetter, back on the road to go fishing that was service.
  4. l watched this guy eat two mushrooms, if he can eat them can you.
  5. How old is the reel or how low is the ser.#, the real early reels didn't have an O ring side cover, had to use sealent to seal the side cover. These reels were tanks, hard to kill. lf it fits your bill go for it.
  6. There not going mesh smoothly with screws missing form the side cover, l guess who ever owned then dont care much about his reels. That's not good evaluation.
  7. You have all the right answers on that call.
  8. Nice ride, l see that you debadge it looks better got ride of the bling, so when are we sitting the beaches,
  9. Could you take a picture of the under side of the spool and a close up of the cross pin slot that the shaft pin sits in, there should be no difference as to the way you mount the spool, if it does something is not right. My first reply (post 114) was wrong l didn't study the picture and read what you tried to do but couldn't, you were right in saying you would have to remove washers to drop the spool down to move the line lay up, if that's not possible the other way would be to shim under rotor that will move your line lay up. Hope the shims there sending you gets it right.
  10. Post if you had the caps on wrong, or wrong caps on the reel.
  11. Watch some utube if some one cant show you how to sharpen them. Don't what you call slow bench grinder turn about 1800 RPM as standard.
  12. There will always be some wood plugs in my bag, be that way for over 60 years.
  13. With that line lay you need to add a washer or two under the spool, then re spool the line you should be good.
  14. Push on you probably have a back log of reels to fix.
  15. Like anything else in this world, if there is nothing to eat nothing will stay around for any length of time, to me it will only get worse, as the seal population get bigger, you don't get rid sharks sharks are your garbagemen of the sea if it's edible they will eat it including humans, trim out the seal population or import more sharks and watch a feeding frenzy on them. Wont be for long when the seals deplete there food stock, they will just move on.