SERVICING – Daiwa Alphas R-Edition This reel servicing step by step guide is long overdue. I had posted several at the FNR website, but it went down and along with […]
Daiwa Zillion 100SH Basic Servicing This was one of the maintenance step by step guides I posted on the old FNR forum. Thankfully, I still had the files when the […]
This is an illustrated step by step pictorial I did for the FNR forum many years back. After it went down, I thought all the work was lost. Fortunately, I found this on my Multiply album and so I’m sharing it here…
This is a classic reel with an Instant Anti-reverse. After using all kinds of high tech, high speed, magnetic braking, low profile reels, I still find that this little Ambassadeur gives the greatest pleasure in its simplicity, reliability and well designed engineering.
SERVICING – ABU Ambassadeur 4500C Here is another reel from my friend’s collection of Ambassadeurs that he passed me to service. Even though this is a relatively modern incarnation of […]
The reel in classic Ambassadeur red, appears to be in good cosmetic condition, considering its 37 years of age. There were scratches, some boat rash, and light pitting. Discounting these, it looks to be in solid condition…
This reel is what I call a piece of machinery that simply works! It is simple by today’s standards, but it had continued to work even today, pulling in Sailfish from Rompin and Snappers from Mapur and Linggi. Here’s the parts, stripped down, drying off after a bath in Simple Green followed by another in warm soapy water.