• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

1 Follower

About rak

  • Rank
  • Birthday 07/20/1947


  • About Me:
    Retired Montgomery Ward Manager. Have a cabin on the Mississippi River by Kellogg MN. but live in Lewiston, MN.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Sell on Ebay, Amazon, and buy on Ebay and Amazon ( Try to sell more than I buy ) Repair some reels..
  • What I do for a living:

Profile Fields

  • Gender
  • Location
    Lewiston, Minnesot

Recent Profile Visitors

305 profile views
  1. Thanks everyone for all the responses. I did find someone to weld one of the reels as shown in the picture attached. I also found a Youtube Video on a reel repair with a TIG welder and Aluminum Rod as seen on. Very interesting.. I knew it could be done but just have to determine if it is economically feasible to have it done. Finding a junk reel with a good side panel would still be the way to go. If there is anyone on this forum that might want to offer this service I think there might be a demand. Stay Healthy. Roger
  2. Have a couple of different reels that have broken feet to attach to a rod. A replacement side plate with an intact foot is not available anymore. My thought was to cut off the foot from a scraped mitchell head and weld it in place of the orvis foot. One welder told me it is "pot metal" and probably couldn't be welded. I don't think that JB Weld would work. Has anyone had any luck with this type of repair?? Thanks
  3. Ran across this old French Spinning Reel that does not have manufactures name or model number. I would appreciate any information you might have. It has a spool that is marked Pelican and is the size of a Orvis 100 because the spool from the Orvis fits perfectly. Everything works great but It need a new bail spring. Thanks Roger
  4. Picked up one orvis a year ago and they multiply like rabbits. Great old reels.
  5. I have a batch of Orvis Reels and have some rebuilt but I was wondering if anyone has a system for getting the color back on from one that is faded. I don't want to paint them. I ordered some Silver sharpies that work perfectly for the lettering and the fish on the side of the reel. I had seen one on here someplace that was redone and it was great. I think it was done by SharkLobster for Bob G. but don't know how to get in touch with them. I am a newbee. Attached is a photo of just a few of my Orvis reels Thanks for any help. Roger