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Thread: How to make a Fly Reel

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    Exellent, great to see someone doing a project such as this . Loking forward to part 2.
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    Superb, looking forward to part 2.

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    come on whats keepen ya lol very nice work so far
    william

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    Brilliant thread. Find it fascinating how the make a reel.
    Cant Wait for the nest installation
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    Brilliant thread, thanks for taking the time to share this with us. When I left school I served an apprenticeship as a fitter/machinist and although haven't used a lathe or milling machine since then really enjoyed and appreciate the craftsmanship that's gone into the work.
    Can't wait to see how it turns out.
    Rob

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    Cracking thread Blue zulu, can't wait to see the finished product.
    Thanks for sharing .
    Noel.
    "Sláinte an bhradáin: croí folláin agus gob fliuch."

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    looks great, just out of interest how many hours labour have you put in so far and how many more are you expecting to spend on the reel, would be interesting to see how much a reel would cost if you went to an engineering company with a drawing and asked them to make it for you,way more than a mass produced one i expect,where i work charge £50 per hour labour in our machine shop

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    Thanks for all the replies everyone I really didn’t think that folk would be all that interested. I started the thread in the hope that it may give School Kids/ Students some inspiration for a project. I remember making my first reel at metalwork class at school and then saving up to buy my first lathe when I was 14. I think it’s a real shame that schools in general do less of this sort of thing nowadays.

    I was hoping to be back home from work today to do a little bit more but I’m afraid it looks like it could be next week before I get the chance to upload some more photos

    In answer to questions about how long it would take to make my reel, I would have to say I don't really know. I started getting organised in November, so I would think it will have taken the best part of a couple of months by the time I have finished. The most time consuming part is being outbid on tooling or materials on ebay and then waiting for more to be re-listed.

    Ive really got to take my hat off to forum members such as Speyco and Inland and anyone else trying to make a living making benchmade reels.

    Cheers
    Neil

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    Awesome, BZ

    Post of the year in the making. Fascinating for me as I like to make things and see how things are made, although this is way out of my league. My rod was about my limit, but then I didn't make the blanks!

    Thanks for taking the time to post this and look forward to the next instalment.

    It's been said above, better than Telly

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    Brilliant BZ can't wait for the rest of it.
    Regards Gary
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