DAM Quick 220 Reel Still Going Strong After 45 Years

by Mike
(Ontario, Canada)

Just found your website. I have a DAM Quick 220 spinning reel. Owned it since new, perhaps for 45 years as I am not sure when I bought it? I was about 18 years old, and now I'm 63. It sure has caught a lot of fish and outlasted some very good fishing rods.


It still works fine - I have kept it well lubricated and use the spare spool as well. I do own other reels, too, like an old Shimano. And when I look at how some of the products are made today, there is no comparison unless one spends well over $150.00 or more for a spinning reel. This DAM Quick 220 fishing reel is simple, strong, and built to last a true lifetime.

My grand kids and I share my old reels when we go after some larger fish. Hopefully the Quick 220 will operate as good as it has for another 40 plus years, and provide as much fun and reliability as it has for me.

Regards,
Mike
Ontario, Canada

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Thanks for sharing
by: Jason

Hi Mike,

Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to drop a few lines.

Interesting story about how well your DAM spinning reel has held up after all these years. 45 years is quite a long time for a fishing reel to continue to function and operate as it should. Just goes to show the quality and passion put into building these reels.

Happy freshwater fishing!

Jason

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Quick D.A.M. 220 Open Spinning Reel Price Estimate?

by Paulie

My grand father gave me his quick d.a.m 220 open spinning reel. I believe it must be at least 50 years old, but noticed that there are selling for around $50.00. Could this be true if it is that old? Is there any way that I can tell, or someone to call or write... thank you much.

Jason's reply:
It seems as if some of them are going for that price, possibly on the high end average I would suppose. However, it greatly depends on the quality and condition they are in. I checked out some listing on Ebay that range upwards of around $140 to nearly $200.

You can check out the Dam Quick Ebay listings listed on our reference page. You should be able to see what they are selling for to get an estimate what your dam fishing reel might be worth.

Hope this helps and Best Regards,
Jason

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Thanks. Now Keeping It. Maintenance?
by: Paulie

Jason,

Thanks for the info. It looks as though I am going to keep this. It is in extra-fine condition, and still using it...

But no one will open it to have it serviced. Is there anything in there that should be oiled?... cast is fine, return, drag all working...

Thanks much,
Paulie

Fishing Reel Maintenance
by: Jason

Paulie,

Yeah, it would be a good idea to open it up and have a look. Just about all fishing reels, and most things mechanical like that, do require regular preventive maintenance if you expect them to last a long time.

Good luck fishing,
Jason

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Parts And Interchangeable Parts For A Quick 220 Reel?

by Kevin
(PA)

Hi all, I have a DAM Quick 220 spinning reel. This reel was given to me by my Grandfather. And now I want to pass it on to my son, and hopefully someday to his son.

Anyway, while cleaning it up I had noticed a broken part. This part attaches to the end of the main shaft. It appears to be aluminum. A linkage attaches to this part and drives the spool back and forth. I can't find a part name or number anywhere.

So, my first question is what is the part name or number?

And what parts are interchangeable with the Quick 220 reel, IE, 220N, 330 etc.?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Kevin

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DAM Quick 220
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure, but I think the part that you're looking for is 100434 for the Quick 220 reel.

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DAM Quick 220 Spool Disassembly

by happyhooker
(Minnesota)

I have a DAM Quick 220 fishing reel. And I'm trying to figure out the proper disassembly of the spool.

I have the type of spool that has the 8-eared washer/ring that shows under the drag nut. How do you get that washer/ring off to get at the parts underneath?

I also note that, on the shaft that has the drag clicker gear on it, there is a plastic-looking washer on top of the gear that would rub on the back of the spool itself. I assume it is part of the drag as well. However, I have seen some pictures of this and they show a brass washer under the plastic washer - mine does not have the brass washer. I know the spools changed over the years, sometimes minutely, but I wonder if the brass washer is mandatory?

Thanks in advance for any help anyone could provide.

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Three Screws For DAM Quick 220 Spinning Reel

by Lee Ayers
(Pocatello, ID)

I have a DAM Quick 220 spinning reel which I purchased in 1969. Never used... I'm left-handed, but I want to change the handle to the right-handed position because that's the hand I use.

The problem I have is the three screws that hold the handle plate onto the body of the reel were very hard to get loose and remove.

Now, I'm finding it's most difficult to get the screws back in through the plate. As a result of my efforts, the heads of each of three screws are bent.

I need three screws to replace the original ones, as well as any knowledge you have as to why the screws are so difficult to remove and put back in.

Can you help me? Cost for the screws and postage?

Thanks for your help!

~Lee Ayers


Admin's response:

Lee, I definitely understand how frustrating it can be with working on older equipment sometimes. And I admire your persistence to getting your nearly 50 year old DAM Quick 220 fishing reel in proper working order to accommodate your right handed retrieve preference.

My suggestion would be to check with your local hardware stores to see what they have. Take your reel, or maybe just the old screws, into the store with you so that you can get a perfect match. Typically, new screws that small should only cost just a few cents, I would think.

You could also try your luck shopping online for spinning reel screws if it's easier.


~Jason

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Repair of DAM Quick 220 Fishing Reels

by Dale
(Priest River, Idaho USA)

I have a Quick 220 and a 220a fishing reel from the 1970's era. Are there any dealers who can make repairs or have parts? Does the company do repairs on old reels?

Jason's answer:

Hi Dale,

First, I don't believe that the D.A.M. Quick fishing reel company themselves repair reels.

There are plenty of companies that do repair these D.A.M. Quick reels. You can do an internet search for "dam quick" and find a few good listings that could fix your vintage reels, baring that they have the parts or can get the parts needed to restore your reels. One set back with doing this is dealing with the shipping and handling costs, unless you don't mind forking out the extra money.

Another option could be that you could repair them yourself. You can check on Ebay for specific parts (if you already know which parts you need). Or you can buy the same model reel and use one or the other for its parts to fix the other.

Another great option is that you may find a fishing reel repair man in your hometown or surrounding areas close by. Check your local phone book, or perform an internet search for "fishing reel repair" + "the name of your city and/or state".

Some of these businesses will require that you provide the necessary parts, while others will be happy to find and order the parts needed for repairing the reels.

If it were me, if I could find the parts on my own, like from ebay, then I would at least try to restore the reels myself. Doing so will save yourself a little money. On the other hand, if you're not certain of how to fix them the right way, or if your time is more valuable, then by all means have a professional repairman restore them for you.

Hope this helps. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions about this by asking them here.

Best regards,
Jason

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