close-up of gears in spinning reel
11 Dec 2016

Use Your Time Wisely on Winter Tackle Maintenance

Dana Benner uses the Winter break down time to plot next season’s trips and importantly, to carry out his tackle maintenance.

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mustad reel cover
04 Sep 2013

Reel Tips – Post Trip Basics

Dave Lynes of the Reel Service Centre explains why simple steps can make all the difference and protect your reel.

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the reel service centre daiwa saltist LD40
09 Aug 2013

The Reel Service Centre

Having had one or two minor problems with my salt encrusted and sadly neglected Daiwa LD40 reel, including some free spool release hassles, I decided to bite the bullet and send it off for a bit of TLC.

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Pflueger Trion 66 upgrade
28 Nov 2011

Pflueger Trion 66 upgrade

Resident reel doctor Des Westmore digs into the Pfleuger Trion 66 and replaces a few vitals to ensure years of continued health and faultless fishing operation.

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Corrosion prevention products and reel
19 Dec 2009

Wrecked reel revival

Previously I looked at how Corrosion Block compound made by the Lear Chemical Corp in the USA, can help protect a brand new reel and hopefully save you some money in the long run. I said then that all reels will eventually succumb

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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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Shimano Trinidad TN14 multiplier reel
15 Feb 2009

Shimano Trinidad TN14 multiplier reel

In this long term test Des Westmore appraises the Shimano Trinidad TN14 reel, and investigates how the internals have withstood many months of unrelenting hard labour. I first saw the Shimano Trinidad reels in the States back in 2000. The Trinidad was originally

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