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Here are a few of the reels that I've made over the past 10 years.

 

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Anyone else interested in making reels?

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Awesome work.

 

I am interested, but struggling with the basic machining principals, so haven't taken that leap. I have made passable cap and ring reel seats, but the idea of multiple, large fitting parts is daunting.

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Perfect style spey reel drum drag...


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Planetary gear multiplier trout reel...

 

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Bi-metal spey reel wishbone check...

 

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Very cool work Brent! You also need to start a thread on your cane rods;)

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Roast

 

Good idea - anything to promote cane rods / silk lines / homemade reels is worth doing.

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Thanks for the kind comments guys - but - this is a hobby.

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That is really impressive, nicely done. Imagine it is pretty rewarding when you catch a big fish to see how the drag system works and landing it on a reel you built.

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Yes - it is extremely rewarding.

 

Here's a Taimen I caught on a click pawl reel a few years ago...

 

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There are plenty more but you get the idea :clapping:

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Is that the one you got on a hopper? I'm on the other side of the camera! Always loved your reels, but that day was just silly.

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Bingo!! I haven't laughed so hard in years. Gana still talks about the rodeo.

 

8' 5piece cane rod / 6wt silk line / 3x tippet / #12 hopper. I still have the remains of the hopper and the 3x leader package tucked away in my memorabilia.

 

You'll recognize your watch band in my screen saver...

 

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and in this grayling shot...

 

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nice work, did you make these on a manual machine , or a cnc ?

 

if you did these in cnc , how did u program ? mastercam . or long hand g code? or mazatrol.

 

have any experince with titanium?

 

was a swiss screw machines used?

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Stacks

 

These were made on manual machines. I've always wanted a Haas Mini Mill and a CNC slant bed lathe but can't justify them for my shop.

 

No swiss machines used although they would be great for the small repetitive parts like pillars.

 

No titanium experience.

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I just picked up this gorgeous bridle leather case for one of my reels - compliments of Robert Cochrane - thanks Robert

 

http://www.robertcochrane.com/ --> no commercial interest :D

 


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Wow what a piece of work!

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This thread had been dormant for a long while - any other reel makers want to chime in?

7" rendition of the old Hardy Fortuna deep sea reel.  This is an anti-reverse cork drag reel.  Hardy actually made these up to 9" diameter.

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