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Leo’s Reels

Leo is good at English composition (as well as many other things) so I will just post his Email as sent. “Hi Dave My name is Leo, I’m from Germany, been fly fishing for the second year now. Last fall, … Continue reading

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Cool Air

We moved to New Mexico last November, and up until a month ago the climate seemed quite pleasant. But June and July here means daily highs of 95 to 100F, and I found that too warm for working in my … Continue reading

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The K’Nex Furling Machine

I have fished furled leaders for several years now. At first I made them by twisting with an electric drill: https://northbranchreels.com/2010/12/04/furled-leader/ Later, I made a hand cranked furling fixture: https://northbranchreels.com/2014/07/31/furling-machine/ A week or so ago I was contacted by Ben, … Continue reading

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Jemez River Reels?

I haven’t written any blog posts for some time now. It is because I have been busy packing and moving to New Mexico. The motivation is better weather. So reelmaking operations now have to fit into the 0.5 car space … Continue reading

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Engraved Reels

My engraver is now operational; here are the first reels. This is the same bronze frame design I have made for more than 2 years, but with some porting holes left out to make room for lettering. This is the … Continue reading

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Trout Opener 2014

Yesterday was Opening Day, and the occasion for one of the three annual events in Lovells. Our Historical Society is the organizer. Here is a craft show in the Township Hall. This is the finish of the “Leaky Wader Race”. … Continue reading

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