Repairs, reel servicing & rod building from (ex) Trafford Angling Supplies longest serving staff member Dave,

with over 25 years in the industry, and creator of the TBR2 Barbel Tripod.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Century Spod Rod butt ring repair part 1. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Century Spod Rod butt ring repair part 1. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Part 1 ??

Yes, I have aways preferred to do finishes as thick as Century paste them on in 2 stages, first coat semi-thick to set the whippings in place, which can then be adjusted and tinkered with if need be, then the second coat is applied 24 hours later, to achieve a perfect 'factory finish' that most can't tell apart from the original.

This is stage one in the images below, brand new 40mm Kigan ring on a Century Big Bertha Spod rod . . . . . . . . . . . . .







Watch this space for part 2 !

Reel bearings repacement. . . . . . . . . .

Did a short video the other week just to highlight what a massive difference a new set of bearings can make, the two daiwa crossfire X's I was servicing were noisy, one kept jamming, then, on inspection it seems the reels had been left soaking wet on one or more occasions, and rust had set in to the bearings and basically ruined them . . . . . . . .

video


Luckily on this occasion once a new set were fitted, the reels were virtually like new ! Quiet and silky smooth once again and even with another couple of small springs that were changed during the services, the tally at the end was still only £40 everything included, so another happy customer back under the bivvy ;)