- Reel Parts
Here is the knob and its mounting hardware. The purpose of the pan is to keep leaders from getting wound around the pin, under the knob. The 5-40 thread on the pin has to be cut as close to the … Continue reading
This is the knob shape that I have adopted for recent reel designs. The profile is a concave curve. I like the appearance, and it provides a positive grip. Last night I was talking to a prospective customer and the … Continue reading
“Any tool can be the right tool.” – Red Green I put a “waist” on a reel knob by moving the tip of a lathe tool bit through an arc. The radius of this arc is 1.8 inches and makes … Continue reading
When a reel is specified to have a wood knob, I typically finish the wood with Tru-Oil. Then one reel came back to me with a tight knob. I know that it originally rotated freely; the wood must have shrunken. … Continue reading
While finishing this reel, I made a selection of knobs. Briar, Brazilian Tulip, Rosewood, Alternative Ivory, Turcite X, Black Acetal (on reel). Macro shot of the wood knobs: Briar, Tulip, Rosewood Update 2 March 2015: Two more, ebony and maple … Continue reading
These parts are all made from c792 nickel silver, a free machining alloy. The “cup” keeps tippet from getting wound around the knob pin.