Just finished a reel for WF4F line. It is 2.53 inch diameter and 2.8 ounce weight.
I will use it on the fiberglass rod that I recently built.
This is just a larger version of the last reel that I made (28 June 2013), which is for size 2 line (2.32 inch diameter, 2.6 ounce).
My previous reel design had multi-piece spool and frame, for a total of 43 parts (4 April 2013). By using the one piece spool and one piece frame, the part count is cut to 21.
I intend one more change to the pawl mounting, making the part count 20, and 4 of those are the stock screws that hold the foot.
As is typical of my reels, the ratchet and pawl are acetal.
Here it is loaded with a WF4F line and 40 yards of 20# backing.
This a a bit more full than I like to have the spool; I may cut the backing to 20 yards.
On a recent post, “Spool Volume” (10 May 2013), I included a table of spool sizes for reels to hold WFxF, with x from 0 to 5. I am ready to make these reels this winter for anyone interested ($400).
I’m continually impressed by your work. The reels you show are tastefully done and appear simple but functional. Excellent job IMHO.
I really love this design. Will you be selling the plans to this design?
The plans will appear, if not at The Eclectic Angler (as with previous designs, http://www.eclecticangler.com/books-plans/?sort=featured&page=2) then at least on this blog. Time frame: by Spring 2014.