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Due to our shop being remodeled all rod and reel service orders will not be completed unitl February 2019. We are sorry for this inconvience while we are remodeling our facilitites. We will be working hard to keep you fishing next spring. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Half Hitch is an Authorized Warranty Service Center for:



Half Hitch provides repair services for: 


We do not offer warranty repairs for Daiwa or Abu Garcia brands.

We have a very extensive inventory of both reel parts and rod components. Our technicians are professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. They know how to deal with any problem. If you have questions about your repair, feel free to contact our Service Department Coordinator, Pam, at or 850-249-5249.

What do I need to do to send you a rod or reel to be repaired? 

If you have a rod or reel that needs repair, you can drop it off at any of our locations or ship it to the following address: Half Hitch Tackle, Attention: Service Department, 2206 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32408. 

Include the following information: 

  • Full Name, Return Shipping Address, Street, City, State and Zip. 
  • We prefer to return ship by UPS, so a street address and daytime phone number are necessary.
  • Description of what is wrong with the item. 
  • How you would like to pay for any charges. Sorry no COD’s. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Money Orders and personal checks (please allow 7 days for checks to clear) for payment. 
  • Click here for repair form: RepairForm.pdf  or Shimano-Rod-Warranty-Form.pdf

What do I need to do to get a warranty repair? 

All requests for warranty repairs must be accompanied by a dated sales receipt showing where and when purchased. Remember that most warranties say REPAIR or replace at their option, so most items will be repaired and returned to you. 

What are the repair charges? 

We have very reasonable labor rates. All repair charges include labor rates plus parts, shipping, insurance charges, and sales tax if applicable. Shipping costs vary and are based on actual UPS rates. Call for quotes of shipping outside the continental U.S. It is hard to give estimates before reels are torn apart and cleaned. We will gladly call with an estimate if you wish but there will be a $15 charge if we do not complete the repairs. However we will always contact you should any repairs exceed 50% of the replacement cost of the reel. Click here for labor rates: RodReelRepair.pdf

Do you sell parts?

Yes, we stock over 10,000 rod and reel parts at competitive prices. All special order non-stock parts must be paid for in advance.

We build rods!

Rods can be custom built to your specifications at our custom rod shop. Call for a quote.