Replacement Fishing Reel For D.A.M. Quick 330 Spin Cast?
(Hope, BC, Canada)
I've owned a DAM Quick 330 Spin Cast reel for the past 45 years and it finally died this past weekend. When I opened it up, the pin that triggers the bail had worn down to a nub.
What's a comparable reel that I can invest in today that is as durable and reliable as my old faithful? Thank you.
Answer for a Comparable Replacement Reel:
Thanks for your question Scott. Let's see if I can help you out. (You said "spin cast" reel, but I assume that you meant "spinning" reel...?)
First, I would just like to say to be able to own a fishing reel and use it for 45 years is awesome. That's nearly a lifetime. Which tells me that you must have taken very good care of it. Nice job.
More Information For DAM Quick Fishing Reels
If you haven't already, you can check out our section of D.A.M. Quick fishing reels
. There's a section there for DAM Quick reels being listed to auction and sell on Ebay. You should be able to find the same series of of the 330 there, and possibly replacement parts. I mentioned this just in case you do decide to keep your reel and restore it.
New Spinning Reel Replacement Recommendations:
As far as finding a new comparable fishing reel to replace your vintage antique... I'm not sure of your budget, so I'll give you a few recommendations.1) Shimano Stradic FI Spinning Reels
This is a best selling fishing reel on the Bass Pro Shops' website. Depending on the gear ratio and the line specs, it's priced from $159.00 to $199.99.
It also won the best in it's class with ICAST in 2007. The following link will take you to the product placement page for more details...Shimano Stradic FI2) Shimano Sustain FE Spinning Reel
The quality of the Sustain is a little better than the Stratic series. It has a few more features, such as more ball bearings, a titanium lip on the spool, and equiped to better eliminate backplay for better hook sets. Expect to pay $249.99 to $299.99...Shimano Sustain FE3) Shimano Stella FE Spinning Reels
This is one of the best of the best fishing reels out there. It's lightweight and still durable, while capable of handling the power of bigger fish. It's designed to be used in freshwater and saltwater both. ICAST named this a the best freshwater fishing reel in 2010. Priced on the higher end from $699.99 to $749.99...Shimano Stella FE4) Pflueger President Spinning Reels
I'm recommending this fishing reel because it's one of the top sellers and it's not as pricey, ranging from $59.99 to $64.99. If you take care of your equipment as well as it seems, this might be a good fit. Pflueger makes excellent products and this one is a great value that shouldn't break your wallet...Pfluegar PresidentFishing Reels on Amazon.com
If you would rather, you should be able to find these Spinning Reels on Amazon.com
Well, I hope this helps you out to find a replacement for your DAM Quick 330 fishing reel. If you have any questions or need more help with this, please feel free to ask them here.
Best regards and good luck freshwater fishing!
Ball Bearing for Vintage D.A.M. Quick Spinning Reels.
by Oswald Chua
I've got a few D.A.M. Quick spinning reels, model 330. Where can I purchase the ball bearing (replacement part no. 100-176)? Thanks.
I checked around at a few places, but the most reliable sources seem to be out of stock of that part at this time.
I also checked on Ebay and it looks like you might be able to get lucky there. Just go to Ebay and enter "dam quick reel 330 parts" into the search box and see what is listed there.