- Reel Parts
This reel is for a friend who is making a 1 weight rod. The reel is 2.3 inch diameter and weighs 2.6 oz. It uses the one piece spool and one piece frame from recent posts. In a post of … Continue reading
When metal is cut, a sharp edge is often left. Part of making a useable product is removing any sharp edges or (even worse) burrs. Even very small details of parts may have detrimental burrs. —— When I developed my … Continue reading
An engineering student at Washington State University, Keenan, has gained some proficiency with the 3d modelling software “Solidworks”. I don’t believe that he is a fly fisher, but somehow he stumbled across this blog, whereupon he decided that one of … Continue reading
The “Fixed Spindle Reel” is my first design with a bushing that runs the length of the spool. I make the bushing of either Delrin or acetal copolymer, and it rides on a spindle of stainless steel. The fit of … Continue reading
I have completed all orders for my “Fixed Spindle Reel” and now have one complete reel left. Sold as of June 2013.
My current design, the “Fixed Spindle Reel”, is comprised of 43 parts, as shown here. If I had the machining horsepower to make a one piece frame and a one piece spool, I could reduce the part count to 25.
For a local customer, 2.75 and 2.25 inch.