Dana Benner uses the Winter break down time to plot next season’s trips and importantly, to carry out his tackle maintenance.
Dave Lynes of the Reel Service Centre explains why simple steps can make all the difference and protect your reel.
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.
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.
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
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