my kid's fishing progam

Discussion in 'Reel Repair' started by alantani, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    i've been putting together rods and reels for a kid's fishing program and finally got them all done. special thanks to patrick pickerall for donating a really nice shimano corvalus 400, to richard kent for spooling up all of the reels, and to everyone else for donating old reels to my kid's fishing program. last year i purchase a dozen omoto reels from alan chiu of prochallenger in florida. he basically gave me these reels at cost!!!! i also got a dozen bob franko rods at the fisherman's warehouse at a big discount as well. i went through all of the reels, added carbon fiber drag washers to six reels that needed them, bolted on a 1/0 prototype pete kolekar grip, and got them strung up with 25 yozuri hybrid donated by brian young. my total cost so far is about $125 per rig.

    i just made a purchase of a dozen $40 shimano rods from fisherman's warehouse that are a little heavier. i'm going to rig them up with some jigmasters 500's and long beach 60's that i've collected. i'd like to find a way to bring the cost of a complete rig down to $50. the original goal was to give each kid their own rod and reel, but that may not happen. thanks again to everyone that has donated. it has been great working with all of you. alan

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  2. alantani

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    last year i donated a mix of rods and reels. it's easy for me because all i do is donate the rods and reels. there is a great group of people that put the trip together. here are some shots from that fishing trip. these kids had a great time. alan

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  3. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    Thank you Alan.
     
  4. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    i re-read this and wanted to make sure that yout guys knew that this program was run by a local fishing club. i just provide the rods and reels.
     
  5. d-a

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    i re-read this and wanted to make sure that yout guys knew that this program was run by a local fishing club. i just provide the rods and reels.


    Alan

    Is there any thing you need to help out? I'm sure there's lots of members here with something that you can use, including me.

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  6. alantani

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    i didn't think this thing through very well. the original plan was to take old reels, fix them up, sell them and use the money to buy the right kind of gear for these kids. what has ended up happening is that about 6 big boxes of old gear has been donated, but i haven't had time to go through them. at some point, i'm going to have to get someone to set up an ebay store for me and start selling off some of this stuff. i just have to service them first.

    when the kids get out on the water, it would be nice to be able to have them use the same types of rods and reels. ideally, i would like to give each kid their own rod and reel to keep. that may not be practical. i'm ok with the money end of this. i just underestimated the amount of time this would take.