Professional Fishing Reel Repair

Professional Reel Repair Services

Servicing All Makes and Models of Fishing Reels

Fishing Reel Repair, Indian Trail, NCGoose Creek Rod and Reel offers professional, high-quality fishing reel repair services.

We have years of experience servicing all makes and models of fresh and saltwater fishing reels, including spincast reels, baitcasting, spinning, and conventional reels.

Fishing reels can be very complex depending on the make and model. Professional reel cleaning and yearly maintenance are highly recommended. Fishing reels should be disassembled, cleaned, and lubed every year. Regular cleaning and maintenance can extend the life of your fishing reel and bring it back to top performance.

Reel Cleaning Options

General Overall Reel Cleaning.

Ultrasonic Cleaner

General Overall Cleaning includes disassembling the reel until all of the major lubrication points as recommended by the manufacturer, are accessible. Metal parts including bearings (shields in place), worm, and washers are placed in an ultrasonic cleaner. Plastic parts are hand washed and degreased. Old lubricants are removed and new OEM Recommended lubricants added. Drag washers are also cleaned and lubricated. 

Cost: Starting at $25 (parts, if needed, not included).

Deep Cleaning and Tuning

The reel is completely dissembled, down to the smallest washer. All metal and plastic parts scrubbed by hand and degreased. Metal parts go into an ultrasonic cleaner. Bearings are completely disassembled (shields removed), scrubbed by hand, degreased, placed in an ultrasonic cleaner and tested. Metal drag washers, pinion gear, main gears, and main drive shaft are polished with a Dremel buffering tool and polishing compound to a mirror finish. Drag washers scrubbed, degreased and a touch of Cal's Drag Grease added. 

Optional: Factory bearings replaced with new high-speed bearings and drag washers upgraded to Carbontex drag washers. The cost is only for the additional parts and shipping.

Cost: Starting at $35 (plus parts)

Vintage Reels

Vintage reels were built to last. Chances are good that your old heirloom reels are still solid. Get them professionally tuned up and give them another fishing trip. They deserve it. Those great old classics are an absolute blast to fish with!

Cost: Starting at $35 (plus parts)


Goose Creek Rod and Reel now offers high-speed bearings as upgrades at an additional price. We also offer Carbontex drag washers as a great upgrade to stop those lunkers.

Some of the Common Brands We Service:

Turnaround Time for Reel Repairs:

All repairs will be done as quickly and efficiently as possible, but we do take extra time for cleaning, maintenance and making sure your reel is restored as close to or exceed factory specifications. We are NOT a production line. We take great care in servicing your reel and we intend to do it right the first time. That said, if you have an immediate need for your reel such as an upcoming tournament, let us know and we will try our best, within reason, to accommodate you. 

We are accumulating a large parts inventory, but due to the vast number of fresh and saltwater spinning, baitcasting and conventional reels on the market, we may or may not have your exact part at the time of service. These parts will be ordered as quickly as possible to get you fishing.


See: 2020 Rod & Reel Repair Pricing

LOCATION: Goose Creek Rods is conveniently located at 815 Brief Road West, Indian Trail, NC in Union County, near the intersection of Brief Road and Highway 601. We are within a few short miles of Mint Hill, Midland, Locust, Monroe, Indian Trail, and Matthews, NC.

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