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Holireels
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Worked with fellow member and bamboo rod maker Cris Carpenter to create him a small batch of traditional English style fly reels. Reels are similar to the vintage Farlow/Young pattern reels. Reel is 2.875" OD with fixed check.


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Nice looking reel. A latch would have made is usable for simple folks like me who wind their proper (left) hand.

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Nice looking reel.

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How much $ ?

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NewUtahCaneAngler wrote:
09/01/20 22:02
Nice looking reel. A latch would have made is usable for simple folks like me who wind their proper (left) hand.
A little smear of real bees wax or (if your paranoid) the lowest grade of loc-tite will keep that screw from ever coming loose.

BTW that's a good looking reel!
"I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout." - Paul O'Neil

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Re: New Reel

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DireWolf53,

Yes, am using blue loc-tite on several joints. Also designed the spool retention screw to use a very fine 8-36 thread and put a shoulder on it to minimize the contact surface between it and the spools bronze bushing.

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Holireels,
Seems like you have taken everything into account.
I've had both Hardy and Kineya reels whose spools are held by screws and have never had any
problems regardless of whether they were set up as LHW or RHW. That has always seemed like
a non issue to me. Kind of like when Chrysler had lug nuts that threaded in different directions
so as to prevent wheels from coming loose/off.
"I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout." - Paul O'Neil

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Re: New Reel= Great Job !!

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John, the reel looks great I hope the the field testing goes well. Best to you, Paul

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Finally someone is tackling this void!! Well done. Looks great!

What is the weight please?
And if you offer it as an option with a red agate and all that very lightweight you would be in for another winner!

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Fantastic looking reel! I have a few Hardy perfects and have always wondered on something like this.
Fine job sir indeed!
Cheers!

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Excellent. As the fellow a few lines up asked: $ ?

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His blog says $395 but it may not matter too much longer as they look to be "sold out" shortly. I think only about seven were made but don't hold me to that. Cris can clear that up.

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