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Looking to see if any other members know if there are any other places than mikes reel repair that fix reels need to get my bait caster tuned up but don't wanna drive to Abby unless I really have to! Thanks. Ck
 

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There is a place called deep blue right by the alex fraser bridge. I know they do shimano I just do not know what else. Look them up and give them a call.
 

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Well not sure if that's closer than mikes I'm in langley. I'm thinkin mikes is closer but ill try this one you replyed about thanks for your time flyguy!
 

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[quote Mikes is good but they are always so backed up it takes weeks to get your reel back [/quote]

Not my experience at all, I've brought my reel to Mikes twice now and he repaired them while I waited, once for new drag disks, took about ten minutes, and once for something a little more serious that took about half an hour, I suppose though it might depend on what you want done.
 

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I have friends that have taken their reels to Mikes as well and they got theirs fixed while they waited. Deep blue on the other hand took a while. I had to wait to get my Calcutta fixed there.
 

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Sometimes cheaper is better. I mean all the parts for an abu 6500c3 must come from the same place right? How hard could it possibly be to do my own repairs? I should learn how to fix my own baitcsater reel only till I get used to using a pin just have to get my hands on one first! CK
 

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you should take it to Express Reel Service he is cheaper than Mike's and you will get your reel back sooner. he has done 2 reels for my dad and he does excellent work :thumbup:


here is a link to his website http://www.expressreelservice.com

Mikes is good but they are always so backed up it takes weeks to get your reel back
I dissagree hook, I have been dealing with Mike for years, and go in there to just BS with him allot as well, there is a certian loyalty that goes towards mikes, he alwys helps you gives you a good deal and his work is quality... im sure that express reel place is ok... but mikes has been the MAN when it comes to reels and service.... If i have a problem with anything i can take it there and know fully that it will be taken care of and the work is fast and most times right in the spot.... and its walking distance from my house.

Mikes Reel Repair gets a A+ From me and im sure allot of other people would agree as well.....

Coho_Killer you dont live to far from Mikes... If i were you i would just take it there.... service and quality is worth the drive
 

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how is this statement true:

Good to hear from someone who actually uses the service, not just repeats what he thinks he hears.

my dad and i both took reels to Mike's a few years back and they told us there was a 3week wait to get your reel back. thats not something i "heard" or thought i heard. and this was the reason for me learning how to fix my own reels. the service my dad recieved from the other place was prompt and done quickly and might have been done right there however my dad wanted a cleaning and everything done also ;)

i never said Mike's was bad if he was noone would go there. i know he is good and does good work, so does this new place. why dont some of you try out the new guy and see how things go you might find something good and possibly cheaper (by a little) I mean this guy even stayed up until 10:30pm for my dad to pick his reel up (should have been sooner but we got stuck in traffic on freeway) now how is that for service? these are my experiences and i dont appreciate people saying that im blowing smoke out my a** :naughty:
 

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CK, don"t be afraid to take your 6500 apart and repair it yourself as they are very easy to work on. i find i totally strip mine apart once or twice a session to properly clean and lubricate them. i have 3 ambassadors and find they are all pretty much the same inside. knowing your reel at home sure helps when you encounter a problem on the river, not to mention its easier on the wallet. when you take apart the reel just lay the pieces out in order of take off so they all go back in order the same way.
 

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Just FYI I had taken my electric motor in last week for repairs (nothing major) but it was just at lunch and mike took it out back and had it fixed in 15 min cost $30.00. He saved me over $70.00 in repairs and a estimated 60 day waiting period. His dad was a great fisherman and a great repairman. I will trust him all time. :cheers:
 
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