January 19th Meeting

Important for Tuesday’s Member Meeting with Thorne Brothers:  

If you Plan on Cleaning your Shimano Reel you need to bring the following with you:


  1. Shimano reel only to be cleaned.  We almost exclusively work with casting reels and not spinning reels.  

  2. White towel or paper towels to lay your parts out as you take apart reels and to control oil grease spills.

  3. Oil and grease.  Small amounts of each.  May not need grease.

  4. 90+% Alcohol as a cleaning agent.  A couple of ounces should do.

  5. Q-tips  10 should be more than enough.

  6. Tweezers.   Mechanical Tweezers may be the best...but any kind will be better than nothing.

  7. Reel wrench that came with your reel or other tool that can loosen and tighten your reel nuts.  Screw drivers (Philips and flat head) that are appropriate for small detailed work. 

  8. Glasses, Magnifying glasses, jewelers glasses, fly tying glasses--whatever it takes for you to see small parts and how they are orientated inside your reel.  You are going to clean your reel with help, but no one will do it for you.

  9. If line is still on the reel, tape it down on the reel before you come.

John Roundsley of Thorne Brothers, now an authorized Shimano Service Center, will demonstrate reel cleaning and discuss servicing options for Shimano reels.

Please join us at our general meetings the 3rd Tuesday of each month, Sept. through May. Each month we have a speaker come in and the topics vary from local metro area tactics to the basics of reel cleaning. We also have a rod and reel raffle and lure raffle. You DO NOT need to be a member to attend our general meetings.
When: 3rd Tuesday of the month 7pm – 9pm
Where: Coon Rapids VFW - 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
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