Making the TFF Aerial

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Re: Making the TFF Aerial

Post by Willsmodger » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:06 am

If any reel can be said to have a soul this masterpiece can.
What a priceless treasure has been mined from wood and metal.
It's been a long time since I got the trembles on the 16th. I would with this beauty.
An honour to follow the thread.
All the best.

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Re: Making the TFF Aerial

Post by Kingfisher » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:18 am

Absolutely fantastic Watermole but curses, I came upon this thread whilst trying to find an ambidex restoration to see how to remove the sideplates. Half an hour later I've still not found it and have been mesmorized by your creations again instead.
Nevermind.
I hope you are well my friend, it's been a while.
All the best,
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Re: Making the TFF Aerial

Post by Pallenpool » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:40 am

Well, I would like to thank you Matt for finding this post, as I had no idea the TFF had a reel made & named after it - it is a reel where words are simply not enough and made by the extremely talented WM+ The only thing I was wondering - would it be at all possible to submit the pictures again - without photobucket blazoned through the middle?

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Re: Making the TFF Aerial

Post by Nobby » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:19 pm

I have a blog post on the reel in question here:

https://nobbystackle.wordpress.com/2014 ... turned-up/

And further examples of Leszek's work here:

https://nobbystackle.wordpress.com/2014 ... gineering/

I was lucky enough to fish with the reel in question a few times and was asked to be critical. One has to remind oneself that this is only the second reel he had ever made!

Being the perfectionist he is Leszek politely refused several offers for the TFF reel, feeling he could do better. He did countless times, but I still wish I had it ....

My favourite bit? The three pin plug obviously!



Edit: Since I allude to it, the Naiad reel:

https://nobbystackle.wordpress.com/2014 ... watermole/

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Re: Making the TFF Aerial

Post by Pallenpool » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:32 pm

Nobby wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:19 pm
I have a ......
Good show Nobby, many thanks for the links :Thumb:

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Re: Making the TFF Aerial

Post by Kingfisher » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:36 pm

Nobby wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:19 pm
I have a blog post on the reel in question here:

https://nobbystackle.wordpress.com/2014 ... turned-up/

And further examples of Leszek's work here:

https://nobbystackle.wordpress.com/2014 ... gineering/

I was lucky enough to fish with the reel in question a few times and was asked to be critical. One has to remind oneself that this is only the second reel he had ever made!

Being the perfectionist he is Leszek politely refused several offers for the TFF reel, feeling he could do better. He did countless times, but I still wish I had it ....

My favourite bit? The three pin plug obviously!



Edit: Since I allude to it, the Naiad reel:

https://nobbystackle.wordpress.com/2014 ... watermole/
Thanks for those links Nobby. I find it just incredible how Leszek makes such a good job of whatever he makes. I remember reading that someone from on here went to visit him once and when he asked them if they could make a reel they replied "I wouldn't have a clue where to start" to which Leszek asked "How do you know if you've never tried?" He puts us all to shame.

That real is just sublime. Fantastic Job Leszek.

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Re: Making the TFF Aerial

Post by Liphook » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:16 pm

Thanks for filling in the gaps Nobby :Hat: Watermole''s work is surely the pinnacle of angling engineering. Utterly superb :drool:

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Re: Making the TFF Aerial

Post by Nobby » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:10 am

You'd think he'd been doing it all his life, wouldn't you?

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Re: Making the TFF Aerial

Post by Kingfisher » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:57 pm

Nobby wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:10 am
You'd think he'd been doing it all his life, wouldn't you?
You sure would.

God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.

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Re: Making the TFF Aerial

Post by Liphook » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:13 pm

Has he not?

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