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.
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.
The ratchet and pawl are Delrin, borrowed from an earlier design.
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.