The 'Naiad' reel by Watermole+

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Post by BobTheFloat » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:02 pm

WOW :shocked:
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Post by TemeLAD » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:13 pm

I have to type something so that my post registers but frankly there are no words adequate enough - genius in every respect :Hat:
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Post by MGs » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:23 pm

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Post by Marc » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:38 pm

Oh my giddy aunt. Wow wow and wow again. Well done both on bring such a lovely item into the world and for showing us. Wow...
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Post by Tengisgol » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:43 pm

Unbelievable, except I know it is.
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Post by Dave Burr » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:49 pm

Gobsmackingly wonderful. That fish tail design is beyond perfection, just gorgeous.... and now I've drooled all down my shirt.

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Post by Bob Brookes » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:58 pm

I can't believe that I haven't already commented! That is really marvellous and I am just a little envious, gentlemen.
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Post by Chubman » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:19 pm

a work of art ,made by a artisan, well done sir

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Post by Paul F » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:26 pm

I had a spin of the reel before you did Nobby, I was so excited I nearly dropped it :Tongue:

It is amazing, the ball bearing spindle is ingenious :Hat:

I am so glad Leszek has finished your reel, because he is starting on mine next.

As much as I love your reel, my reel is completely different :Wink:

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Post by Nobby » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:01 pm

I suppose that's what 'bespoke' truly means Paul. Each one designed and made around the customer's needs. Leszek does have a 'standard pattern' he has finalised for a Coxon Aerial style reel, but even that has many options open to the prospective owner.

And to think he only started making fishing reels a couple of years ago and that was one for himself, a fly reel. All the marvellous stuff we have seen on TFF made by Leszek is less than three years old.

Oh, he also makes his own fishing rods, heating, splitting and planing his own cane strips...nobody is really surprised here, are they....? Here's my new treasure fitted to one of his rods to try the balance and set the scene:


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