The tool body is made from aircraft quality 6061 billet (block) aluminum. Internal hardware is made of a durable corrosion-resistant 303 stainless steel for salt and fresh water use.
Design: Our Reel Crankie is designed to be attached directly to the existing reel handle mechanism. You simply slide it on and rotate the gold-knurled-ring to lock onto reel. Quick on and off.
The 15 degree flexible shaft, with universal type joint, extending from the Reel Crankie is then attached to a hand-held 3/8 in, battery powered drill. This quick-action design gives you the ability to use the Reel Crankie in a rocking boat or a situation where you want to crank line back on your reel a deep depth. Off-shore fishermen are using the Reel Crankie for deep-dropping with Swordfish, Snapper, and Grouper.
The small size and portability allows you to re-spool your reel at home or on the boat. One size fits a number of similar model reels from the same maker.
This product is not used to fight the fish, only to retrieve the bait and drop-weight so as not to have to manually re-wind the line back on the reel from a deep depth.
At this point, the Reel Crankie fits only Shimano and Penn reels.
# 1 Reel Crankie
Fits: Shimano Tiagra 80W and 50W reels also Graphite 50W and 50WLRS model will also fit: NEW MODEL 20A and 30A graphite trolling reel
# 2 Reel Crankie
Fits: Shimano Tiagra 12 and 16 reel, also older size Shimano graphite 20 and 30 trolling reels
# 3 Reel Crankie
Fits: Shimano Tiagra 130 reel
# 4 Reel Crankie
Fits: older styles of Penn Reels, also fits size 30 reel, size 30 w reel & size 50 reel and size 50W reel and fits two speed 30W and 50W models
# 5 Reel Crankie
Fits: Penn Reels 30T and 30TW, not two speed models reels
# 6 Reel Crankie
Fits: Penn 80TW and 80T reels, not two speed models reels
# 7 Reel Crankie
Fits: Penn old style gold handle 2 speed reels 80W and 80 regular reels
# 8 Reel Crankie
Fits: New Penn model 70VS and 80VS model reels
# 9 Reel Crankie
Fits: New Penn model 30 and 50VS reels