Fishing Reel Repair

Greetings, folks! My name is Rick Thompson and I am the owner of Ricks Reel Service. I work out of Hernando County and offer a full range of fishing reel services.

I have been repairing my own gear for about forty years, and last year started my business here near Spring Hill.

I am very available to answer any questions folks may have concerning their reels. There isn't much that I haven't seen over the years.

I offer full frame and drag upgrades as well as just basic cleanings. All of my cleanings include drag and bearing service. I also use CorrosionX as a treatment for your reels.

I don't punch a clock for someone.....I do all the work that comes in here. I take pride in the way your reel will work as well as how it looks when it leaves here.

I'm a perfectionist you might say.....and your gear will have the utmost of details tended to.

Hope to hear from you!
"RICK'S REEL SERVICE...IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

Your source for quality and prompt fishing reel service.

Our cleanings always include bearing and drag service as well as Corrosion X treatments.

PM or email for rates. Reels start at $25. Up to $50 FOR 2 SPEED LEVER DRAGS.

Please note my new prices on my website, Effective April, 2014.


You can contact us outside the forum at ricksreelservice@gmail.com; Toll free from anywhere

1 877 819 9947 cell/text 352 346 8776

Best number to reach me is 813 249 4556

http://ricksreelservice.com


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KeyWest 268 BF 150's
"Lisa Anne"

"RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
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  • PostalitaPostalita Posts: 100 Officer
    Hey Rick, since I've seen evidence of your work and positive feedback on THT, I'm sending you some used reels I bought, since my equipment had been stolen. I dropped off at the P.O. today a TLD25, a Baitrunner 6500B and a Penn 5500ss. I'll call you to discuss upgrading and servicing, as well as, spooling. Thank you!
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    Greetings all...!

    I will open bearings up and clean all old grease out...flush with a cleaner and blow dry.

    They are then repacked using a marine grade grease. Some bearings are just oiled and others can just use teflon oil. t all depends upon the the usage of the gear involved.

    Also, I have a full range of carbon-tex drags available for upgrades. Those as well as stock fiber drags are cleaned, dried and greased using Cal's. Wiped for any excess grease and re-installed.

    To top things off, a squirt of CorrosionX is used to stave off salt intrusion.

    I have a nice selection now on upgraded reel handles...

    You will be amazed at how much better your reel works when you can get a better grip on a big handle.

    These are lighter than you would expect...and will serve you well!

    Most spinners under 6 bearings and most conventional reels are only $25. Plus shipping.

    Lever drags start at $28

    Internationals and bigger lever drags and most 2 speeds are $38

    Big 2 speed lever drags are $42-$50.

    Check out my website for most prices: ricksreelservice.com
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • PostalitaPostalita Posts: 100 Officer
    It was great talking to you. I learned a lot and look forward to the upgraded reels. Keep me posted. Cheers!
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    It was good talking to you as well, Alex!

    I will notify you once your reeels arrive and as we progress with the cleaning and upgrades.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    BTT
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    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    Alex, your reels were delivered today and I had already began to get the upgraded parts for them....

    The carbon-tex drag washer for the tld is here and the reel handle is on it's way.

    We will take a few pics as we progress and show some of the work we do!

    Take care and thank you! Rick
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    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • PostalitaPostalita Posts: 100 Officer
    Hey Rick, appreciate the news. Look fwd to the pics and getting the reels. Have a great weekend!
  • Down N OutDown N Out Posts: 32 Deckhand
    Rick,
    I,m sending you two more reels tomorrow since you did such a great job getting my Calcutta reel working again after I took it to three other shops with no success. I'm sending you my okuma Titus 30 I was telling you about with the drag issues and my uncles Penn Formula 10 KG for regular service. I know okuma isn't that good of a reel, but I wanted to see if you could do anything with it before I turn it into a paper weight.
    Thanks, Anthony
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    Thanks, Anthony....I'm glad you were happy with the previous work.....

    Looking forward to receiving the Okuma and Penn.

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
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    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    btt
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • DaveFortMyersDaveFortMyers Posts: 168 Officer
    Do you do bass baitcasters?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    Yes I do...most models 5 bearings and under are $18...over 5 bearings are $20.

    That includes a thorough cleaning, drag and bearing service.

    Turnaround rightnow is only 7 - 10 days.

    Thanks! Rick
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    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • acesoveracesover Posts: 550 Officer
    Some of my old Diawa PT-33SH reels could use cleaning and drag replacement, could you do the work?
    FYIWFG
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    Diawa procasters....5 bearings and built really well....

    You bet...it is an $18 service for cleaning as well as corrosion protection. New carbon-tex drags for those reels are only $6.

    I also use a lighter weight grease and oil on most baitcasters so they won't lose any distance!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    Just posted up a new tutorial! This one is of a Penn Fathom SD30.

    A fine looking reel for my first impressions!
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    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    btt
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    btt
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    My thanks to Alex, postalita on the forum for sending your reels in; as well as the purchase of two Torium 30's that we also rigged with new handles and carbon-tex drags....

    Your package is shipping today..I will await your acceptance...and will then send you an invoice..
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • PostalitaPostalita Posts: 100 Officer
    My thanks to Alex, postalita on the forum for sending your reels in; as well as the purchase of two Torium 30's that we also rigged with new handles and carbon-tex drags....

    Your package is shipping today..I will await your acceptance...and will then send you an invoice..

    Thank you Rick! It has been a pleasure working with you.
  • amighoamigho Posts: 774 Officer
    Rick, I have 2 saltiga 50's and one Fin -nor conventional. The LD 2 speed Saltiga seems to be lacking in the free spool department, it sometimes binds on the drop. The fin nor just needs a tune up and grooming. Any suggestions for the free spool issue? I would like to have you go through these reels, grease, tweak, clean. Is this something you can do? How does the shipping work? Obviously I pay to ship them to you, do you charge me to ship them back after the fact or do I send an all incluswive check with the reels?
    :fishing:USA
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    Thanks for contacting me....

    You'll pay to ship them to me. I clean and service the reels and ship them back to you. If satisfied with the work, I then invoice you for the service and the return shipping....

    Great reels...the Saltiga 2 speed is a workhorse, and holds up very well. Good drag system. My service includes cleaning and greasing the drags as well as removing all bearings, cleaning and greasing them. Those reels are $35 each.

    Sometimes the lever drag system binds and wont fully retract from the drag surface. Usually fixed with the cleaning.

    The Fin Nor would be $25.

    If interested my shipping address is:

    Ricks reel service
    16032 Stur St
    Masaryktown, Fl 34604
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    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • amighoamigho Posts: 774 Officer
    Thanks Rick, I will ship them next week.
    :fishing:USA
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    amigho wrote: »
    Thanks Rick, I will ship them next week.

    Awesome! I appreciate the business...
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    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    Postalita....thanks for bearing with me as we made the tutorials and did the upgrades.

    Not everything was in house at the time, and things stretched out a bit longer than I had wanted.

    But...everything has shipped....I hope you find your reels and new Momoi line all to your liking!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • PostalitaPostalita Posts: 100 Officer
    Postalita....thanks for bearing with me as we made the tutorials and did the upgrades.

    Not everything was in house at the time, and things stretched out a bit longer than I had wanted.

    But...everything has shipped....I hope you find your reels and new Momoi line all to your liking!

    Rick - just got back from my trip. The reels were here and they look awesome! The upgraded handles really make them look nice and I'm sure they'll perform great! Thank you for the great customer experience - you kept me informed at all times and answered my questions promptly and professionally. I appreciate going above and beyond to get them spooled, which saves me a trip to the local tackle shop.

    FS members - if you're looking for a professional and customer-service oriented reel repair service, look no further than Rick. He's trustworthy and will do a great job.
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    Thanks so much for the kind words, Alex.

    I'm happy that everything met your expectations...

    We talked a lot and did a lot of changes along the way...it is super to have customers as agreeable and stand-up as yourself!

    And in case anyone is not aware....I will not bill anyone for the work I do until the reels have been returned and you are completely satisfied....

    Alex, I will get an invoice out to you tomorrow.

    Again...thank you!
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    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • Serpent710Serpent710 Posts: 205 Officer
    pm sent on a reel service!
    References: triumphrick, 1love, MAVERICK16'10", Sails and Tails, Gatorman, Bottombouncer, onICE
  • CookinmanCookinman Posts: 880 Officer
    Rick,

    I've got a couple of 2nd Gen Penn 750 SS Reels I've had for quite some time now. I usually have done the cleaning and maintainance since they are pretty simple mechanically and quite the workhorses. However based on what I See here I will definately send some of my other reels up as they need maintainance in the future. However, To your knowledge, is there an aftermarket reel handle or Knob that would upgrade these Penns. Id use em a WHOLE lot more if they weren't such a nightmare to crank on compared to some of the newly designed med / high quality spinners Im growing accustomed to.....AND do you sell any of those upgraded handles that would fit?
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    Heck yes...and I am having a special until the end of the year.

    I have a black round knob that would go very well with that reel....the stock handle can be drilled to accept the knob..

    If you would send me an email with your FS sceenname so I know who you are, I will send some pics tomorrow when I head back out to the shop.

    If you send the reel in for cleaning, it is only $16...and I would mount the knob on the handle while it is here.

    Thanks! Let me know...I can give you my shipping address
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    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
  • triumphricktriumphrick Posts: 532 Officer
    Serpent710 wrote: »
    pm sent on a reel service!

    Thanks, Ryan...I will be looking forward to receiving your Penn 6/0...
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    KeyWest 268 BF 150's
    "Lisa Anne"

    "RICK'S REEL SERVICE, IT'S MORE THAN REPAIRS"

    http://RICKSREELSERVICE.COM
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