Where to service reels now?

 After reading Oceanside is closing down, just wondering where in Perth I should get my reels serviced 

have all my reels serviced the before, had the drags upgraded in some reels and was excellent service 


any opinions helpful


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 Honsu  does them Think he's

Tue, 2018-07-24 17:24

 Honsu  does them 

Think he's called real smooth on face book 

He's done a few Stella's for me no problems


getting the bottom line final answer from a bunch of blokes that use false names and put smiley faces at the end of paragraphs is not the best place in the world to get the information you seek.

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 Honsu is at WA Reel Services

Tue, 2018-07-24 18:08

 Honsu is at WA Reel Services and Laith Rickman has just left TW Myaree to go out on his own fulltime under LR Custom Built Rods & Reel Servicing


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 Thanks boys 

Tue, 2018-07-24 18:11

 Thanks boys 

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 what part of perth. my last

Tue, 2018-07-24 18:38

 what part of perth. my last reel service i got done at Tuckeys in mandurah. done a great job at a good price along with fast 


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Tue, 2018-07-24 19:10



Play hard fish harder

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i used to

Tue, 2018-07-24 20:02

 i used to send my reels  from dampier 1nce a year to a bloke that used to advitise in western angler mag he had a 2 week turn around , and you got all your repalced parts back , i have heard he has passed away but not sure if thats true , i cant think of his name but some 1 on here will know it

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Tue, 2018-07-24 20:15

probably john devitt

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 Yer laith did a sweet job on

Tue, 2018-07-24 20:00

 Yer laith did a sweet job on my saltiga that was buckled got it running like new 

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+1 for Laith

Wed, 2018-07-25 08:03

 did a couple of reels for me recently Great job and a great bloke to deal with.

think John Devitt stopped operating a few years back ? I used to go to him as he was excellent too and NOR. 

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Wed, 2018-07-25 09:17

 Yep, John used to do work on my TSS4’s years ago.


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Honsu is the man

Wed, 2018-07-25 09:24

 Even met me at the train station while i couldn't  drive from the stroke. Also picked up my bag and brought it to kalbarri.


all aggressive fish love bigjohnsjigs

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Reel Alan Smooth is another

Wed, 2018-07-25 11:36

 Is John Devitt still around??

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Yep but dosen't service

Wed, 2018-07-25 12:09

 Reals anymore, last time i saw him he was repairing wheel chairs for charity


all aggressive fish love bigjohnsjigs

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Laith is the one you want.

Wed, 2018-07-25 13:39

 His buisness is called Reel Services Australia

email him www.reelservicesaustralia.com.au

or ring him 0499207743 

he is in Canning Vale

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Wed, 2018-07-25 16:07

 Went out of his way to assist me lately with a missing screw on A deep drop rod tip. Also having a crack at starting his own business, will be getting my reels in the future.

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contact reel allan smooth

Wed, 2018-07-25 22:12

contact reel allan smooth here below for reel repairs the guy is a genius and can fix anything just about at good prices ,

highly recommend big AL .. he did a lot of repairs for them at oceanside including the top end stuff



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I've had a few of my reels

Tue, 2018-07-31 14:04

I've had a few of my reels done at Compleat Angler in Nedlands and always been great.

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 Ive just had a few reels

Wed, 2018-08-01 12:50

 Ive just had a few reels done by Laith as mentioned above. Top quality service and highly recomend!

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For Fishos in the Great Norwest:

Sun, 2019-08-18 15:18





We highly recommend Brett for all reel servicing here in Broome.
We were sending our gear back to Shimano however we weren’t satisfied with the quality of their workmanship & it was costly sending them to the Eastern states.
With this in mind we decided to send our Stella 10000 & 20000, Calcutta 400 and Thunus 4000 to Brett and all were returned in perfect condition. They feel as good. He has the passion and know how.
Thanks Brett


 If you really want to catch fish, go where there are no people.

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Never had an issue with

Sun, 2019-08-18 17:18

Never had an issue with Shimano servicing.

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Read my facebook page for

Sun, 2019-08-18 18:27

I gueess that my clients are spoiled because I don't punch a time clock.

Not saying that Shimano hiccups are the norm but it's not unusual to get the odd boomerang.

Read my facebook page for a couple of recent examples.

Their current parts manager even gave me a like after I gave them the heads-up on an important  parts alteration coming out of the Shimno factory that got by them.




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hey guys, anyone able to

Mon, 2019-08-19 13:51

hey guys, anyone able to reccomend someone norh of the river, im around hilalrys, and need to service my seragosa, stradic, and daiwa...all sounding a bit rough.


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Mon, 2019-08-19 15:30


Can't fault the job he did on my drowned stradic for $60 i think... Gave me the old parts back too.

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 Laith fixed my rods and the

Mon, 2019-08-19 15:48

 Laith fixed my rods and the job was as good as from the factory, i can imagine his reel servicing is as good. 
He is in Morley.

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 warrs reels in quinns, WA

Mon, 2019-08-19 16:48

 warrs reels in quinns, WA reel repairs and services.