How much does reel repair cost?
Prices range from $19.99 to $39.99 depending on reel type. This covers cleaning and lubricating of the reel as well as performance diagnostic check. Any additional parts or upgrades will be extra. Estimated time that the service will take will be approximately 2-4 weeks.
How do you fix a reel that won’t reel in?
Pinch the cast bail on spinning reels (open-faced reels where the spool is exposed) and release the two ends out of the cast bail housing. Look for any bends in the bail. If no bends are present, pinch the bail again and place it back into the housing to ensure it is not askew. Test the reel in function.
When should I service my fishing reel?
Basic reel maintenance is what you should do at a minimum at the end of the season and preferably after every time you go fishing. This includes lightly rinsing the reel’s exterior with freshwater to remove any traces of salt (if you fish in saltwater) or debris and drying the reel with a clean cotton cloth.
How do you get corrosion off a fishing reel?
These are great for reel maintenance, corrosion prevention, and removal of small traces of corrosion. Another simple method is vinegar. Some anglers remove corroded parts of the reel and leave them soaking in vinegar for a few hours (or overnight), then brush it off with a toothbrush.
Can I get my reel repaired at Shimano?
Walk-in reel repair services will remain CLOSED until further notice at the Shimano Service Centers in Irvine, CA and Charleston, SC. Please follow the instructions on this page or call customer service to submit your serviceable reels through the mail.
Why do I need a reel repair service?
We apologize for the inconvenience. Whether you use your fishing gear for casual fishing or tournament fishing, a reliable reel repair service is key in ensuring that you continue to enjoy your fishing experience. Regular reel service by professionals increases the longevity of your fishing gear as well as your fishing pleasure.
Why service at a Shimano service center?
At a Shimano Service Center, you get excellent reel care from the people who know your gear best – Fishermen. You never have to worry about quality, reliability, or being off the water too long. We do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you to take good care of your Shimano fishing gear.
How do I request a warranty repair from Shimano?
To request warranty repairs (or non-warranty service) send your reel, postage pre-paid, to Shimano or a Shimano Satellite Service Center nearest you. Retailers and wholesale outlets are not required or authorized to perform warranty repairs or exchanges on behalf of Shimano, nor are they authorized to modify this warranty in any way.