My latest reel project

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by KB2, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dustin Bise

    Dustin Bise Active Member

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    Nice. couple questions...

    how much is the total weight?

    what size line + amount of backing does it hold?

    is it a trout drag or a steel/salmon drag system?

    third... did you get any metal shavings in your finger tips? I hate that.
     
  2. KB2

    KB2 Active Member

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    Just a shade over 6 oz. Definitely a trout reel. Spool Diameter is 3" with a 1" Arbor, 3/4 inside width, don't know how much line and backing. My finger tips are OK, when you work with sharp metal you develop tough skin.
     
  3. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Wow! Damned nice!
     
  4. jaybo41

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    WOW!!! That's an incredible looking reel and certainly a great talent you've got there! Looking forward to seeing more of these, excellent post and pictures! :thumb:
     
  5. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Just when you think the quality of posts here are getting a little...less than interesting, one like this pops up! I will never make anything like a reel, of any kind, but I really enjoyed this post. Thanks KB2 for sharing your obvious talent and skill.

    LB
     
  6. Patrick Gould

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    Great work. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Just amazing.
    So, about how many hours do you think you have in that?
     
  8. KB2

    KB2 Active Member

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    Don't even want to guess. It is kind of like asking "How many hours do you have invested in the last steelhead you caught?" It would take the fun out of it.
     
  9. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    I see your point.
     
  10. curtis bias

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    Nice looking project.
     
  11. willburrrr2003

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    A fantastic project, very nice results :) Inspirational to those of us that are planning on making our own reels. I have my CNC lathe set up and working nicely, still need the mill or a 3rd axis mounted on my cross-slide so I can do some limited milling on my lathe...


    Regards,

    Will R. Everett, WA.
     
  12. KB2

    KB2 Active Member

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    Finished another one.

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  13. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    Very nice work again! I like the "knurl" (?) on the outside edges and around the center of the backing plate and button plate. You are doing some fine work. How about some details, it's hard to estimate from the picture but it looks to be about 3" across the back.

    Mike
     
  14. KB2

    KB2 Active Member

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    Thanks Mike. This reel has a 3.5" frame with a 3" spool. the spool has an 1.25" diameter hub and is 1" wide. I built a 6 weight Graphite rod from a Seivers Tiger Eye Blank for a guy last fall as a present to his wife. It has brass guides and reel seat hardware with bronze colored wraps. I built this reel for that rod. Should look quite nice together. If I get a chance I will take a picture of the reel on the rod.
     
  15. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    Nice! I think the Tiger Eye Rods are nice, I built a 6' 2wt a number of years ago that was a real dart tosser. Love that root beer color of the blanks.

    Mike