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Old 03-07-2013, 08:29 AM
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Hey Guys,

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!

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Old 03-11-2013, 02:10 PM
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sup I fish!,

sweet reel setup! you should try brining you're reel to a local bait shop and see if they will service it for you, or check out this video


for a do it yourself approach!

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:36 PM
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Hey Guys,

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!

Tight Lines!

~ Tim
Tim,
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!
Jake
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:00 PM
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Thanks for the input guys! Yea, I am afraid that I will let one of those little springs get loose and wont ever be able to find it!!! I am going to bite the bullet and get them into Shimano... after the season that is!!!

I wish they were all as easy to service as my 704Z! Love that thing... hopefully I'll be out in the suds by early May and Ill be able to get the Shimanos into San Diego and break out the Z's!!
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