corrosion block reel protection products
06 Dec 2009

Blocking out reel corrosion

Quick investigation of many new shore and boat reels often reveals insufficient internal grease to keep corrosion at bay. Des Westmore has said as much for ages and shows how to ensure than a brand new reel is ready to

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How to construct a super-fast line stripper
30 May 2009

How to construct a super-fast line stripper

Planet Sea Fishing shows you how to turn a cordless drill and an empty soft drink bottle into a super line stripper that takes the pain out of a regular task that only demented anglers could enjoy. Stripping old used

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the free spool release button locked down
23 Dec 2008

Top notch

The Abu 6500 reel is a timeless classic, revered as the benchmark small bait-casting reel among anglers and casters alike. Many of us unashamedly possess collections of the things in their many incarnations, and are loth to part with even those retired from

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Penn 975CS reel tuning guide
30 Aug 2008

Penn 975CS reel tuning guide

Continuing his reel tuning series, Neil Mackellow explains how to tweak the sexy Penn 975CS reel. A CT framed International baitcaster with a powerful drag, the Penn International 975CS is perfect when serious grunt is required. Stainless steel main and

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Penn 525 Mag T reel tuning guide
27 Aug 2008

Penn 525 Mag T reel tuning guide

Neil Mackellow explains how to tune the Penn 525 Mag T reel. Based on the original 525 Mag but in place of the four small brake magnets the Mag T has a single, much larger rare earth magnet. The wind

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Penn 535GS tuning guide
20 Jul 2008

Penn 535GS tuning guide

Neil Mackellow explains how to tune the meaty Penn 535GS reel. Just like the 525 the 535GS has a large bearing in the gearbox end and a smaller bearing in the opposite endplate. Be careful when removing the small bearing as

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Step - 1 - Penn 525 Super Mag reel tuning guide
30 Jun 2008

Penn 525 Super Mag reel tuning guide

Technical wizard Neil Mackellow explains how to tune the Penn 525 Super Mag reel. Based on the original 525 Mag the Super Mag has been tweaked to offer more reliable and smoother performance. With additional magnets on the mag carrier

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penn 525 gs reel
28 Jun 2008

Penn 525GS Mag tuning guide

Neil Mackellow explains how to tune the Penn 525GS Mag reel. The one large/one small bearing set up makes the 525GS Mag very user friendly. Initially clean the bearings and apply Red RF. If this is a little slow wash out

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Step 11 - securely spooling a reel with braid
17 Jun 2008

Put braid to bed

Braid-bite is the scourge of multiplier users. Here we show you how to spool-up professionally and reduce the likelihood of ‘biting’. The swing to braided lines in recent years has been massive. Boat anglers, on the whole, agree that braid’s

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