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Selecting a Bait and Tackle shop in West Palm Beach for reel repairs

Reel repair prices, quality and service can vary greatly from one tackle shop to another in West Palm Beach. You want to choose a shop to repair your reel that: 1. Conducts a full inspection of your reel with you before service or repair is done 2. Conducts a full inspection of your reel with you after service or repair is completed 3. Gives a 1 year warranty on all service or repair work done 4. Can give you a reasonable turn around expectation 5. Conducts a full inspection of your reel with you before service or repair is done 6. Conducts a full inspection of your reel with you after service or repair is completed

Servicing or Repairing your own reel vs having a professional in West Palm Beach service or repair it

  1. You may save a buck or two servicing or repairing your own reel but there are many advantages to having a professional do the work for you.
  2. They do this every day and have seen it all so they are able to identify issue and potential issues quickly and know the proper procedures for repair correctlyA reputable tackle shop will offer a warranty on all work and service should something happen post repair
  3. Resale value of your reel will be sustainably higher if you can show receipts of a professional regularly servicing or repairing your reelPeace of mind when that big fish bites!
  4. The reel repair professionals depend on their reputation and know that your reel must be in top working order to continue to earn your business

Common reel issues that require repairs

The most common repair issue we see on reels here in West Palm Beach are 1. Handle spins without engaging the spool 2. Handle will not turn 3. Spool will not turn 4. Bail will not easily flip on a spinning reel 5. Grinding sound when turning handle 6. Drag will not engage In any of these instances you want to consult a reputable repair shop that offers a warranty on repair work and does a full inspection of your reel prior to and after repairs

Reel service and repair schedule

Fishing reels can last a very long time if properly cared for. You should always clean your reels after each use but even the most thoroughly clean reels should be serviced regularly to check for any issues that may be arise, cleaning of internal parts and greasing of internal parts. Reels should have a regular servicing at least every year for the average angler. Anglers that fish in West Palm Beach more than once a week should have their reels serviced every six months. Reel repairs should be made as soon as you notice anything out of the ordinary with your reel. If your reel is making a noise, hard to turn etc. bring it in immediately to be repaired. Waiting for a repair can cause more damage and cost you more as the current issue can cuase other parts to suffer damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I repair my reel by myself?

While you can repair your reel, it is highly recommended that you allow a professional to do the work for you. Not only has the repair professional performed service and repairs on 100s or maybe 1000s of your type of reel, they know all the trade intricacies that can mean the difference between a reel performing at top level when a fish of a lifetime is on and missing that fish because of a small detail you may have overlooked

What is the benefit of using a professional to repair my reel?

1. They do this everyday and have seen it all so they are able to identify issue and potential issues quickly and know the proper procedures for repair correctly
2. A reputable tackle shop will offer a warranty on all work and service should something happen post repair
3. Resale value of your reel will be sustainably higher if you can show receipts of a professional regularly servicing or repairing your reel
4. Piece of mind when that big fish bites! The reel repair professionals depend on their reputation and know that your reel must be in top working order to continue to earn your business

How long does it take to have a reel repaired?

Most normal reel repairs and service are completed within 72 hours. Turn around may take longer if a special part is required to be ordered in.

How often should I have my reel serviced?

For the average angler, have your reels serviced every year. For the avid angler, have your reels serviced every 6 months

Is there a warranty on reel repair?

It depends on the repair shop. You want to use a repair shop that offers a 1 year warranty on all reel repairs and also does a complete inspection with you of your reels before and after the repairs take place

How much can I expect to pay for reel repair or service?

For general service, you can expect to pay around $30-$50. Repairs are based upon the parts needed.

Where do I send my Shimano reel for repair?

If your reel is under warranty with Shimano, you can take them to your local Top Shelf Shimano dealer like Fishin My Best Life or mail them to us.

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