The 'Naiad' reel by Watermole+

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Post by Lough Currane » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:38 pm

Wow Nobby that Man is amazing oh to be so talented a True Legend.
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Post by Nobby » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:30 pm

Well I finally wet a line with it.....


The Wasp, the Naiads and the Tench:

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Tom Watson Wasp taking a right old bend.....

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The Wasp rod, the Naiad reel and Naiad float...and a hard fighting tench that just wouldn't stop. He clearly had no inkling that he's probably only a tad over 2lbs.....

Needless to say, the reel performed faultlessly .... though I have decided to put a heavier line on it as I simply couldn't see the fancy German Stroft stuff at 4lbs BS.......

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Post by Lea Dweller » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:03 pm

A lovely christening for a lovely reel! Well done Nobby!
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Post by Keston » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:36 pm

A great first outing. Even the tench is staring at that beautiful reel :Happy:

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Post by Santiago » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:44 pm

Well done Nobby. What a fantastic looking reel, full credit to Waterhole! Do you mind if I take a copy of the photo with the reel, and the Naiad float I made, for my website?
"....he felt the gentle touch on the line and he was happy"

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Re: The 'Naiad' reel by Watermole+

Post by Paul F » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:18 am

nice christening Nobby :Hat:

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Re: The 'Naiad' reel by Watermole+

Post by Nobby » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:37 am

Santiago wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:44 pm
Well done Nobby. What a fantastic looking reel, full credit to Waterhole! Do you mind if I take a copy of the photo with the reel, and the Naiad float I made, for my website?
Of course not Trevor.....help yourself. I thought I'd lost that float twice yesterday and was about to take my shoes off and get wet to retrieve it. Fortunately the landing net did the job but I am SO glad I put that bottom eye on it or it would not have come home with me again.....phew! :Beg:

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Re: The 'Naiad' reel by Watermole+

Post by Santiago » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:48 am

Cheers Nobby. If you do lose it just let me know and I will send you another, but with an eye on!
"....he felt the gentle touch on the line and he was happy"

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Re: The 'Naiad' reel by Watermole+

Post by Mitch300 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:24 am

It's so nice to see that reel on a beautiful rod, having landed a fine fish in an equally beautiful `Mr. Crabtree' landing net. You're making us all jealous, Nobby.

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Re: The 'Naiad' reel by Watermole+

Post by Nobby » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:11 am

Santiago wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:48 am
Cheers Nobby. If you do lose it just let me know and I will send you another, but with an eye on!

I thought I'd bitten off more than I could chew when I decided to add that eye, Trevor. The tiny drill bit did NOT want to go into the bone at all. Twenty minutes spinning the little Archimedes drill and I think it had gone in by no more than a single millimetre and my wrist had already had enough.


Then I wafted it in a flame and tried again.

Not quite a knife through butter but I got a full centimetre in, in the next few minutes. Wish I'd tried it earlier......


Thank-you for your kind offer, Trevor for when the inevitable finally happens :Hat:

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