Originally Posted by iFISH316
Just got a mint baitrunner 3500b off fleabay to go along with my older 3500B... so after playing around with the "new" reel i determined that its MUCH smoother than my older one (ive never disassembled the old one to clean/greese). Im concerned with sending it into Shimano for servicing this close to the season as they have a few week turn around so I was thinking that maybe one of you guys may know someone who services reels in the hudson valley area?? I really just need a disassemble, cleaning, and regreese done but I am worried about trying to do the job myself as there are a ton of springs/moving parts on these older baitrunners (nothing like the 704z!). Anyone have a guy? or any other thoughts as to what would be best at this point? As always, any input is much appriciated!
As with most Shimano reels, they're no cakewalk to service. Most folks who service reels for a living won't even touch Shimano reels. That said, I've never had any issue with sending the reels to Shimano for service. I wouldn't expect much of a delay, even this close to the start of the season. Best of luck!