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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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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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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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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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