The 7HT is a great reel but the pinion can suffer wear if you are using heavy weights or fishing rough conditions. Several companies offer brass pinion bushings. Brass is fine, but I also offer bushings made of Silicon Bronze (Marine Bronze) and the ultimate Titanium pinion bushing. Ti is the lightest, toughest and most corrosion resistant metal there is, so it is a natural for a salt water fishing reel
I have had some "special requests" that have become exclusive parts that are ONLY available at Reelkustomreels.
I noticed that there is not a single reel manufacturer offering a high quality ball bearing power handle. After cutting and machining a few one-off handles I went on a mission to build my own custom ball bearing handles. The result is a true power handle with a new style "soft touch" knob like the new ABU reels, but it spins on 2 stainless steel shielded ball bearings. The handles are available in several colors to accent your custom reel. A huge difference over the standard plastic-on metal clunky loose power handles we are all so used to. $40
I also offer a truly custom carbon fiber paddle handle that uses 4 shielded stainless steel ball bearings and comes with anodized aluminum knobs in colors to match your reel. The knobs have light and comfortable EVA grips. I got this idea after looking at the Dawia Mag Supertuned and finding one of the BEST features on that reel was the handle! $80
Custom Reel Colors
Restoration and custom refinishing
We do custom reel finishes! If it is metal, I can color it! We can build you a reel in the colors you want! Favorite reel looking old and beat up? Don't replace it-REFINISH IT!! Our custom blended colors offer 1000+ hour salt spray resistant corrosion protection! Perfect for the salt water environment! We can supply new parts in custom colors or you can send your reel in for custom refinishing.
Reel Kustom reels is more than just a reel tuning service. We We can work on just about all makes and models, but specialize in Abu Garcia, AKIOS and Daiwa round casting reels. We make one of a kind reels that are built to withstand the harsh saltwater environment. We make parts out of Brass, Marine (silicon) Bronze, and for the ultimate corrosion resistant performance Titanium. We also build reels for tournament casters who need the most distance possible. There is no one size fits all and no two reels are identical. The parts are individually fitted to each reel for the best performance.