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Is there a list of reels that can be magged, and what ones will it help with casting? Also who can tune and mag reels in the Houston/Galveston area or
is there info on how to do it yourself? I have a penn 500 and a 505 that need
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I magged my Penn 500 a while back. It wasn't too difficult to do. Basically, I used these directions:

http://www.surf-masters.com/articles/devine/mag/mag.htm

Although the directions are for a Penn 67, the process itself was reasonably similar. I put 3 of the rare earth magnets in my Penn 500. The real "catch" is getting the height of the magnets right by using the washers. They (magnets) have to be close enough to the metal spool to create the magnetic "eddies" to slow it, yet obviously they cannot touch the spool.

After all that - I ended up getting a Penn 320 GTi that I use now as my csting reel (it's not magged - I don't know if it doesnt need it, or if my thumb is just better trained now).

Good luck to ya....
 
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