Fixed Spindle Reel

My earlier designs were “rotating spindle”, which require full front and back end plates and a crank to turn the spool. This new design is “fixed spindle” which means an open front end ring, no crank, and a spool that comes off with just 1 fastener.
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The frame is clear anodized aluminum, and the spool end plates are anodized aluminum that has been electrolytically colored, as described in the blog post preceding this one.
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The ratchet and pawl are Delrin, borrowed from an earlier design.
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The open front end ring, lack of a crank, and lightening holes help to reduce weight. This reel is 4.2 oz. It hold WF5F and 100 yd. backing. It is 2.78 inch diameter.

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5 Responses to Fixed Spindle Reel

  1. Richard Bahl says:

    Great looking reel Dave. Each new design is a leap forward in esthetics and function.

    Rich

  2. I love the subtle color shift, it has a milspec kinda green.

  3. Ed Estlow says:

    Great looking pieces! I also love the subtle color contrast between frame & spool. You’ve got some great little details that really put the overall look over the top!

  4. Alex Vardanis says:

    Great looking reel.
    Why Delrin for the ratchet and pawl? How about life expectancy?

  5. dave49 says:

    Alex,
    I decided on Delrin only after much testing. See the blog post of 23 Aug 2011, “Pawl Test at Higher Speed” for a summary.
    My conclusion is that Delrin will outlast any metal in this application. No one has shown me any data to contradict this.
    Dave

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