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Rod Repair

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You pick out the blank, guides, reel seat, thread, etc. and our rod builder will put it all together for you.  If we don't stock the components you want, we can order them in. 

For a complete selection of what we can access, go to Batson Enterprises for a complete catalog of blanks and components, or we can also order from American Tackle, especially if you are wanting the Microwave guides.

The cost depends upon all of the components selected, as they vary greatly, plus the labor. 

Or, if you have the "know-how", we have the tools, machines, and booklets with instructions, or you can learn using Youtube videos to build your own.

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Whether you buy your spinning or baitcasting reel here or elsewhere, we can put monofilament, fluorocarbon, or braided line on your reel (no spincast [closed-face] reels).  You only pay for what you need because we charge by the yard. 


We can replace tips for both freshwater and saltwater spinning or casting rods on site, same day, while you wait.  

All rods requiring anything more than the tip replaced are completed off-site, but are usually completed within a few days to a week, depending upon demand.

If you can think of it, we can probably create it.  Order ahead as it can take  a month or more to be completed.  If parts must be ordered, please allow even more time. 

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Recommended by Bridgemaster Fishing Products for all your freshwater and saltwater mounts - please consider a replica so you can release your fish for another angler's joy.

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Reel Repair

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Spinning, conventional, and bait-casting reels are repaired, and/or cleaned and lubricated off-site by Larry Harvill, a reputable repairmen, usually within a week or less depending upon demand, unless parts need to be ordered.  He is equipped to work on most models of Penn, Shimano, Abu Garcia, Pflueger, Quantum, Bass Pro, Wright McGill, Daiwa, Lew's, Fin-Nor, and Okuma.  Please be aware that the reel manufacturers only maintain parts for about 2-3 years back.  So, if your reel is much older, he might not be able to get the necessary parts if it needs repairs.

Please call (813) 777-2856 and make arrangements directly with Larry HarvillWe are no longer taking in reels for repair at the store.



Freshwater or Salt waterAnnual:  $17.50

Freshwater/Saltwater Combo Annual: $33.00

Freshwater or Saltwater Five-Year:  $79.50

Non-Resident Freshwater or Saltwater

Annual:  $47.50

 3-Day:  $17.50

7-Day:  $30.50

Also available: 

Fresh/Salt Combo, Hunting, Hunting/Fishing Combo, Sportsman licenses and the Saltwater/Freshwater Recreational Regulations

Or buy online at FL Fish and Wildlife