Speedia replicas

The Speedia Reels forum.
User avatar
Stathamender
Eel
Posts: 2132
Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:56 pm
Location: Sheffield and Nice (France)

Re: Speedia replicas

Post by Stathamender » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:52 pm

Lea Dweller wrote: There most definitely is an on/off ratchet, the button is clearly shown in the second picture. It is not I grant you a rim lever type but maybe that could be incorporated in a new design. It is similar to the Barder reel but I suspect a fraction of the cost?
That looks to me like an 'apprentice' reel that has been restored and painted (or possibly anodised). It's a design that has the great virtue of simplicity. Less is more.
Iain

'You may say I'm a dreamer but I am not the only one.......'

User avatar
Lea Dweller
Tench
Posts: 2982
Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:58 am

Re: Speedia replicas

Post by Lea Dweller » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:59 pm

It is definitely anodised, I have another that is identical apart from it having a "spitfire" finish and mock amber horn handles and check button. "Wal" has several from the same maker they are very well made but so far the maker remains unidentified!
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall!
Confucius

User avatar
Beresford
Sea Trout
Posts: 4005
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:26 pm
Location: Cambridgeshire

Re: Speedia replicas

Post by Beresford » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:17 pm

Lea Dweller, apologies I got mixed up and meant to write there isn't a lever ratchet. To illustrate the issues with a project like this I would only be interested if the reel had a lever ratchet. I do agree it's a handsome looking reel and I'd buy it. I suspect rather easier to make than a Speedia given its inherent simplicity. But therein lies the rub, from talking about a replica Speedia we're now onto another design altogether…
The Split Cane Splinter Group

User avatar
Lea Dweller
Tench
Posts: 2982
Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:58 am

Re: Speedia replicas

Post by Lea Dweller » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:25 pm

That's fine Beresford, I agree that the thread started with a replica Speedia and got side tracked into something else. I do suspect that the work required to put a speedia type reel together would be very costly. I personally prefer a solid arbour, but then I guess if you deviate too much from the original pattern it wouldn't look like a speedia, so would defeat the object!
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall!
Confucius

User avatar
Beresford
Sea Trout
Posts: 4005
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:26 pm
Location: Cambridgeshire

Re: Speedia replicas

Post by Beresford » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:41 pm

The solid arbour seems to be an acceptable option to many including myself.
The Split Cane Splinter Group

User avatar
Lea Dweller
Tench
Posts: 2982
Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:58 am

Re: Speedia replicas

Post by Lea Dweller » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:59 pm

Me also, but we will have to see where this goes?
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall!
Confucius

User avatar
Match Aerial
Arctic Char
Posts: 1646
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:16 pm

Re: Speedia replicas

Post by Match Aerial » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:34 pm

Any news on this ?

User avatar
Beresford
Sea Trout
Posts: 4005
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:26 pm
Location: Cambridgeshire

Re: Speedia replicas

Post by Beresford » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:18 pm

I'd say a resounding lack of interest has sealed its demise. Not at all surprising given the potential costs. I'd say if anybody wants to buy a fancy Speedia that they do a deal with Pikefisher on ebay or buy a less fancy example to use.
The Split Cane Splinter Group

Post Reply

Return to “Speedia Reels”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest