The cherry blossoms start to fall in our area, which may suggest that my bass fishing season should be started. However, it seems I have had no good luck about weather this season. It was very cold (almost sub-zero) last Saturday, and it was rainy today. Anyway, I got skunked three times in a row. I visited two ponds from early in the morning, but could not get even one bite. I was totally discouraged.
After I got home, I overhauled an ABU reel (Ambassadeur 5500CA) that I recently got. I exchanged a few damaged parts, cleaned inside and outside the body, and oiled the gears. This old reel is a little heavy because the frame is made of brass, not aluminum, but still works smoothly. ABU reels made before the early 1980s are really rugged.
ABU Record 5000 (BLK), Phillipson Challenger (9055 rebuilt), Stren 14lb (clear), Gilmore Hoodler, Original Zara Spook, Chugger Spook, etc.