Sui Generis: 'Of it's own kind, In a class by itself'

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Richard C
Brown Trout
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Sui Generis: 'Of it's own kind, In a class by itself'

Post by Richard C » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:37 pm

As I am celebrating a milestone birthday this year, I decided to treat myself to something a little special.
This has been planned for many, many months. A couple of years actually and numerous emails have pinged back and forth.
There was only ever going to be one person that I could entrust with the task, namely our very own 'Watermole'. The reel wizard from the west.

My instructions were simple, I want the lightest 4' pin available, a loosely based cross between Walkers 'B.B' reel and the Conquest designed to use with very light lines, primarily for Roach and Grayling.
I was asked to put some rough drawings together and send them along. Something I was a little dubious to do. Dare I send my scrawls to somebody so talented and technically brilliant? I bit the bullet and clicked on send...

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I'm extremely pleased that at lunchtime today I took receipt of a very special reel from the postman.
I've not had chance to take any of my own photo's just now but forward Leszek's which he kindly let me use.
So here we are then... Thank you once again Leszek, pure genius!

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Banksy
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Re: Sui Generis: 'Of it's own kind, In a class by itself'

Post by Banksy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:22 pm

I am lost for words, Watermole has done it again.

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Keston
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Re: Sui Generis: 'Of it's own kind, In a class by itself'

Post by Keston » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:43 pm

Fabulous :Hat:

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Michael
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Re: Sui Generis: 'Of it's own kind, In a class by itself'

Post by Michael » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:47 pm

Absolutely gorgeous Richard šŸ‘
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Lea Dweller
Tench
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Re: Sui Generis: 'Of it's own kind, In a class by itself'

Post by Lea Dweller » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:50 pm

As the proud owner of another example of a wonderful creation by Leszek, I can understand exactly how you feel, it is superb, well done to both of you! :Hat:
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall!
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Pallenpool
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Re: Sui Generis: 'Of it's own kind, In a class by itself'

Post by Pallenpool » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 am

Simply Breathtaking craftsmanship - superb design - what a reel indeed.
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Zander
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Re: Sui Generis: 'Of it's own kind, In a class by itself'

Post by Wallys-Cast » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:35 am

Another absolutely stunning creation from Leszek and a beautiful design from you Richard. Well done both of you.

Wal.

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Jeremy Croxall
Arctic Char
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Re: Sui Generis: 'Of it's own kind, In a class by itself'

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:01 am

Sublime, utterly gorgeous and a very apt name!

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Santiago
Salmon
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Re: Sui Generis: 'Of it's own kind, In a class by itself'

Post by Santiago » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:00 am

Exquisite workmanship, the best of the best.
"....he felt the gentle touch on the line and he was happy"

Hemingway

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MGs
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Re: Sui Generis: 'Of it's own kind, In a class by itself'

Post by MGs » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:28 am

What a beauty, enjoy the fish it helps you catch
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