reel repairs - recommendations

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reel repairs - recommendations

Postby kieran » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:23 pm

Hi

I have a bog standard fixed spool with an issue that is stumping me.
I also have an expensive DAIWA multiplier that need a replacement star drag installed.

Anyone nominate someone good in the Connacht area - based on your own experience?

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Re: reel repairs - recommendations

Postby corbyeire » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:55 pm

When you find out let me know too!
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Re: reel repairs - recommendations

Postby patk » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:08 pm

Were very lucky in Cork that Murrays shop on Patrick Street have a guy Dave in there brilliant with reels fixing/servicing fly/spinning now he's not in Connacht but if you ever pass this way he's the man.
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Re: reel repairs - recommendations

Postby last cast lad » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:45 pm

I know its a bit south of Connacht but I have used a guy in Cappamore, Co. Limerick. First class service and reliable in my experience, with access to any parts required, though its been a few years since I last sent any reels his way since family and other commitments forced a sabbatical from fishing :oops: so I'm not even sure if he is still operating. I normally sent parcel from Donegal via fastway or an post and he did likewise.
I'll pm you his details.
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Re: reel repairs - recommendations

Postby Tanglerat » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:04 am

last cast lad wrote:I know its a bit south of Connacht but I have used a guy in Cappamore, Co. Limerick. First class service and reliable in my experience, with access to any parts required, though its been a few years since I last sent any reels his way since family and other commitments forced a sabbatical from fishing :oops: so I'm not even sure if he is still operating. I normally sent parcel from Donegal via fastway or an post and he did likewise.
I'll pm you his details.


Is that the Dutchman? I've heard that he's good at it.
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Re: reel repairs - recommendations

Postby gfkelly1969 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:01 am

there is a lad here in clifden who repairs reels for the locals,i have his number if you want it,i heard that he is good with the reels
he didn't fix any reels for me but i got him to whip a few eyes on a rod and he made a great job of that
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Re: reel repairs - recommendations

Postby corbyeire » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:46 pm

do you think he would be interested in doing a few reel repairs or would it only be for lads he knows?
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Re: reel repairs - recommendations

Postby gfkelly1969 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:24 am

i don't think he would mind i normally see him on the school run so i will ask him Monday
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Re: reel repairs - recommendations

Postby gfkelly1969 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:18 pm

i met him today and he said you can give him a ring,he said some reel its impossible to get parts others no problem,i will pm your number to you,if you want a reel brought out to him i am in galway most weekends and can pick it up for you
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Re: reel repairs - recommendations

Postby kieran » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:50 am

fair dues all, let me have those PMs and I'll arrange something.
if I go with the lad in Clifden I might try the white lady for an early ray or something...

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Re: reel repairs - recommendations

Postby kieran » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:41 pm

Just off the phone with Lorris in Clifden, sounds like a lovely chap.. even if he is Welsh and a golfer ! ;0)

He cast for Britain in the past but a back injury put paid to it.
Before he retired, he cast 288 with a 125 gram weight which is just mind blowing, so you never know, I might get a lesson as well...
He's also done over 230 off the ground with a SLOSH... not even a pendulum cast!

Thanks G for the link...

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