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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Mr. Archuleta does it again!

Last year, I got what I thought was a screaming deal on SA System 11 reel (Made by Hardy in the late 70s) from fleabay. Turns out, it was the first version of the reel, with a well worn out plastic ring and pawl drag that had long ago given up the click. I sat on the reel for over a year before reaching out to Bill to see if there was anything he could do. Of course, he had just what this reel needed. After a short couple of weeks, I found a package on my doorstep, and in it, a reel brought back to life with a proper double pawl drag! I've got a rod and line ready for the reel, and I can't wait to hear it sing again this upcoming season. Thank you Bill for saving this reel from a life on a shelf.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 11:08 PM
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Yeah, no point in wondering - he has a lot of spare parts for sure, but can pretty much build one from scratch out of scrap metal if needed! It is on my “to do list” to stop by his shop sometime and have a gander at some of his custom reels.

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Heck of a guy and heck of a craftsman. I have a pair of reels with him now. Always top notch service. Glad you were able to get your reel fixed.
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He's bailed me out on a couple of occasions. Put old Hardys back in reel seats where they belong. Thanks, Bill!!!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 01:31 AM
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I’ve sent Bill two of my (precious to me) Young pattern 10B reels and one Hardy Perfect.
Would trust him with any old reels.
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