My latest reel project

#16
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.
 

KB2

Active Member
#17
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.
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.
 
#19
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:
 

papafsh

Piscatorial predilection
#20
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
 
#26
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.
 
#28
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
 

KB2

Active Member
#29
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
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.
 
#30
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
 

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