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Thread: How to make a Fly Reel

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    Brilliant can't wait for part 2,

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    Excellent......
    Brilliant work there.
    Looking at that has been far better than anything I've seen on TV lately.
    Cant wait til the next instalment.
    NIPPON

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    Hi Blue Zulu,

    excellent can't wait for part 2.


    Regards
    Rene

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    A superb thread for anyone with axcess to a lathe and milling machine.
    Look forward to part 2
    Last edited by Lancsflyman; 12-01-2011 at 02:40 PM.

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    BZ, absolutely facinating, I had never thought how the reels I have been using over the years came to be. To see your work opens a whole new aspect to this fishing business for me. I too am really looking forward to seeing the next installment .
    Altmor.

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    This is a great thread Neil, it reminds me of articles in Model Engineers Workshop but more relevant and interesting.

    What many people will not appreciate is how much more difficult and time consuming the task is with only the lathe, and how much you are improvising regarding all of the milling work. I like the dividing head improvisation.

    The fly cutter on the reel foot base and the fit is really sweet

    Scanny,

    If Bridgeport's are going free put my name down, it broke my heart when I had to sell my Series 2 Vari-Speed.

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    Thanks for sharing that. Excellent thread.

    Nice to see someone putting these wonderful lathes to use. I havent used a lathe or mill m/c for 12 years now.

    I keep looking at these workshop size ones & think maybe just maybe!!

    Steve

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    Brilliant and fascinating thread.

    Looking forward to part 2.

    Many Thanks.
    One of the best skills that an angler can ever develop is knowing the difference between passing the time and wasting it!

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    I'm also looking forward to the next installment. I'd love to have to tools and know-how to make my own reels.
    "... the grand excuse for loitering in peaceful places."

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    What a fascinating thread!

    I've never used a lathe nor done any metal work so it was a complete eye-opener.

    25lbs, who is a tool-maker, showed me a reel at the end of last season that he had produced, and Bad Bastie (currently doing an engineering degree) has talked about making one.

    I take my hat off to you all

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