Fishing Rod and Reel Repair

Fishing Rod and Reel Repair


GOOSE CREEK RODS would never rush through a job just to “push it out” and collect payment. We consider ourselves craftsmen who take great pride in our work and pay strict attention to detail. We will, however, try our best to meet a customer’s deadline before an upcoming fishing trip, if possible. Most rod and reel repair shops focus on volume.  At GOOSE CREEK ROD & REEL, we focus on quality because we take great pride in what we do. As a result, your rod will be returned in better condition and appearance than when you brought it in. Our greatest advertisement is the word of our loyal customers.

Rod Repair Services: Tip replacement, handle/grip repair or replacement, butt, and reel seat replacement, rod stripping and refinishing, guide replacement, guide re-wrapping

We keep the most common guides and tips in stock. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Goose 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 baitcasting reels, spinning reels, and saltwater 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.

All reels are completely dissembled, down to the smallest washer. Nothing is left intact. Metal parts go into an ultrasonic cleaner and all other parts are scrubbed by hand. Bearings are completely disassembled (shields removed), flushed out, degreased, placed in the ultrasonic cleaner, and tested on a bearing checker. Metal drag washers, pinion gear, main gears, and main drive shaft are cleaned and all corrosion removed. Drag washers scrubbed, degreased and a touch of Cal’s Drag Grease added. If needed, or requested, factory bearings are replaced with new high-speed bearings and drag washers upgraded to Carbontex drag washers. The cost is only for upgraded parts and shipping.


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!

As long as parts are available, we will be glad to service and/or repair your vintage fishing rods and reels. We can also do complete vintage restorations, bringing them back to the beauty they had the day they were created. Contact us today for options.

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