I love sharing information and helping others with the knowledge that I have achieved over the last 45 years. I really enjoy helping kids and young adults. Fishing is the best sport for outdoor fun and adventures. There are many things that go into this sport and taking care of rods and reels become a part of this endeavor. Unfortunately I do not have the finances to achieve this on my own. So I have to ask the fishing community for help to go forward with this program.

It don’t have to be nothing more than an old reel you have no use for, but can be used for education and maybe a kids first reel.

Donations to Rods1 will be used for the purpose for teaching and helping others in the field of fishing. Not for profit donations. When Items are donated after I have received them I will evaluate what the value of the item is worth and this will be what you will get a tax credit for. An item may seem like junk to you, but this item can have a value that will be a fair market value. Old and antique items will have the best price that the item can receive in the graded condition that it is. Items such as fishing reels, fishing rods, and lures. All items can be shipped freight collect. (If shipping is going to be more than $25.00 please contact me first ).

Shipping address

3945 Golden Gate Blvd. E.  Naples Florida 34120

All donors can place a free banner on Rods1 partner/links  page.

Reel repair for kids and adults.

Class room hands on repair classes. Fly reels, spinning reels, bait casting reels, salt water reels. How to clean and maintain fishing reels.

Class room hands on repair classes. Fly reels, spinning reels, bait casting reels, salt water reels. How to take reels apart and service a fishing reel.

All classes are in Southwest Florida. ( Location will change ). Classes are for children ages 8 to 16. Adult 16 and older. Adults can attend and help their child in the kids classes.

All classes will have a charge to cover the class room expense, There is no profit in this charge. This money only covers expenses for materials and space.

The form IRS 8283 is posted below. This form will be for you to claim deductible for your taxes.

Cash. If you donate cash. the amount you donate will be what is used on IRS form 8283.

You will receive a receipt for your donation from Rods1  and a Thank you letter.

Rods1 will post a newsletter on each event and keep everyone up to speed on what is happening and what will be happening.

Youth fishing reel repair 2019. July 2019
Goal is to raise enough funds to support the expenses that are explained in the following layout.
Course is for youths from ages 10 through 16 years of age. Free to all students.
One day a week for ten weeks. 2 hrs per class.
Total 20 hours of repairing fishing reels. Spinning, bait casting, and fly reels.
30 student class with reels, work station, and tools. All provided at each station. Manuals for each reel
They will be working on. Work station built by Rods1 provided.
Tools will be available at each work station along with what supplies they will need.
Clean supplies, lubes, and wipes.
Also needed is ultra-sonic cleaners the small ones.
Overview of class. Students will learn the history of fishing reels. They will see firsthand how reels progressed from the early 1800 hundreds to now modern reels. They will learn Kentucky reels, side mount reels. Fly reels.
How reels operate and function.
What is a drag system and how to use it properly?
How a spinning reel works and the pros and cons of a spinning reel.
How to trouble shoot problems with reels.
How to lube a reel properly.
The different between salt water reels and freshwater reels.
How to spool a reel (also how to line a reel without line twist.
Using the right tool, How to protect from damaging parts when removing them.
How to read a schematic or drawing to fine parts placement.
And much more.
Any student taking this class will be able to repair reels when they finish this class.

Class room fishing reel repair class.
Class room $450.00 per class. Total $4,500.00.
30 work stations built by Rods1 at cost $100.00 X 30 $3,000.00
30 Tool kits $85.00 x30 $2,550.00
Each student will be able to take home reels they work on.
I need reels and manuals to donate these please go to my website I have a donate page.
My total goal is $10,050.00
If I have to purchase reels I will need an additional $3,000.00
This is a pilot program that I hope to expand to other areas of the country. This class is going to be in FT Myers Florida July 2019. If I can continue to raise money and get donations. I will continue to add classes in areas that are close to people that donate the most. I am only one person and will see if I can others to donate their time and create more classes around the country. This is a great learning opportunity young people both boys and girls. Learning a small engine mechanics. This is something they can use in other parts of life in many ways.
The 30 students will be selected from several different avenues. Youth groups, schools, and social media. There will be a forum posted to keep up with progress and accountability of fund.
All items donated will be sent a tax letter. All reels, tools, fishing items and manuals will be posted who did what. I will post any advertising and recognition on my website and social groups. Unless anyone wants to stay anonymous.
I would love to be able to do this on my own expense, but I am not where I can afford all that is need and build the work station and teach the class without help from the fishing community.
Why can I teach this course. There are no certified fishing reel instructors. There may be some classes that are sponsored by a reel manufacturer are a seminar at a show. I have been repairing reels for a very long time. I have owned and operated a fishing sporting goods store. I have taught classes to students before. And I know how to teach a common since approach to trouble-shooting problems. Many folks in the fishing industry know me or know of me. I mostly fish in Florida, but I have fished over a dozen other states and have fished with all types of fishing reels (also a cane pole). I also own Rods1 a website dedicated to vintage reel parts. I hope this gives a small insight to who I am.
Thank you Ed Bingle.
Anyone needing more information or need to contact me the information is on

If you don’t want to be known for you donation please state this during donation process. or email Ed Bingle at I will only post statements and conversations that I have been given permission to do so. You can stay unanimous.

TAX Form 8283

        Click on form to enlarge. Copy and print.

You can also go to and download forms.

In the future I hope to be able to branch out and have classes on request for other areas. At present all classes will be local to southwest Florida.

General terms and conditions of use for donors

Terms of service may change from time-to-time so it’s a good idea to come back and read through them again regularly to stay up to date. Changes will take effect when posted on this website.

  1. About Rods1

Rods1 is a fishing equipment retailer. Rods1 has a web store that caters to vintage reels and reel parts. This donation is for rods1’s continued education of rod and reel repair.

Rods1 physical address is 3945 Golden Gate Blvd. E. Naples Florida 34120.

  1. Use of your donation

Rods1 raise funds for non-profit use. Cash and items donated will be used for education and helping with the sport of fishing. Rods1 will apply funds to have educational classes, and seminars. All classes for learning will be used for the knowledge of fishing equipment. Fly reels, spinning reels, baitcasting reels, saltwater reels, and any reel that is used for the sport of fishing. Fishing rods. Building fishing rods, custom fishing rods, and fishing rods used in the sport of fishing. All donated cash and item will be used for expenses of class room and materials. Cost for any expense to achieve a class or seminar for the education of fishing equipment.

  1. Donations of cash

3.1. You can donate to Rods1 using PayPal use for payment. Or send check made out to Rods1.  Address 3945 Golden Gate Blvd. E. Naples Florida 34120
3.2. All money donated will be posted. At any time as a donor you can ask for a complete statement for which rods1 has received money. Rods1 will email a statement to you we complete discloser of debits and credits. What the money was used for and what the balance in the account is a that time.

  1. Gift information

When you donate to Rods1 charity you are giving a gift and Rods1 will use this money are item to it’s best decision. Rods1 may see a need to use cash or item as a gift. Rods1 will at some point give a reel or rod to a person in need.

5. Changes to the service

We will make every effort to ensure Rods1 Services are available continuously, but we reserve the right to change, suspend or discontinue all or any part at any time with or without notice. We cannot guarantee its operation or availability.

  1. Your donation

6.1. The details of any donation will be available to anyone inquiring about Rods1 charity.
6.2. Rods1 will never share are use personnel information. All donations and donors will have complete security pertaining to name, address, and contact information. Rods1 will use this information for purpose of use pertaining to receiving and shipping cash and items for donation.
6.3. Once we have received funds from you we will make sure that they are allocated to the purpose detailed in these terms and conditions.

7. Disclaimer and limitation of liability

Rods1 donations are used as these terms and conditions have stated. There are no refunds on cash are items donated.

8. Complaints and redress

If we do not deliver the standard of service you expect, or if you think that we have made a mistake, please contact us on email us at The situation will be investigated and, if necessary, action will be taken to put matters right.

9. General

9.1. If you wish to contact us, please write to the address set out at the end of these terms of service, email us at .
9.2. We may amend these terms of service at any time. The current version will always be on the Rods1 website – we can provide information that applied to you upon request.

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