Wooden reels - would this be sacrilege?

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Re: Wooden reels - would this be sacrilege?

Post by Paul_V » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:57 pm

ok. well I for one do not think it's a sacrilege if an old reel is no longer repairable or usable any longer.

I have wondered about the old "hot rodding" treatment to some of my own reels.

seems to be quite common with some of the sea fishing boys.. they fit bearings to non-bearing equiped reels and tuning up multipliers and such with magnets etc seems to be a big part of their scene.

I reckon that an old wooden or steel centrepin that was lightened and balanced along with fitting some bearings etc would be pretty cool. would get some strange looks when you bat the spool and your old reel spins up like a turbo and your float etc comes zinging across the lake or river...

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Re: Wooden reels - would this be sacrilege?

Post by Banksy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:17 am

Paul_V wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:57 pm

... I reckon that an old wooden or steel centrepin that was lightened and balanced along with fitting some bearings etc would be pretty cool. would get some strange looks when you bat the spool and your old reel spins up like a turbo and your float etc comes zinging across the lake or river...

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Eee, now you have stirred my imagination! :eyebrow:

But surely, would lightening a reel not reduce its momentum, and thereby make it less efficient for batting the line in?

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Re: Wooden reels - would this be sacrilege?

Post by Nobby » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:17 pm

That would depend upon whether the intertia created by the reel turning overcame the co-efficient of friction of the returning tackle. You can always batt it twice or more with a light reel.

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Re: Wooden reels - would this be sacrilege?

Post by Vole » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:28 am

I'd have thought lightening the spool so it trotted freely was more important than the ability to retrieve quickly, no?
Otherwise we'd all be using Maximas and 5 1/2" Trudexes...
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Re: Wooden reels - would this be sacrilege?

Post by Nobby » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:09 pm

I did fish with a Maxima. 14 inches or line in at each turn.......weighs about 2 lbs even with all the holes I could drill in it. :-)

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Re: Wooden reels - would this be sacrilege?

Post by Vole » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:52 pm

So did I - just the once. It would make a scary self-defence frisbee... or potter's wheel.
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Re: Wooden reels - would this be sacrilege?

Post by Banksy » Fri May 11, 2018 4:19 pm

A follow-up to my original post.

A member of this forum offered to true-up the spindle and fit a new bronze sleeve to the reel.
It now feels as good as new, and is a joy to use.
It is as free running as I would wish. Having used it in a couple of occasions, I am glad that I did not go with the bearings option, because without a brake of any sort, the reel would become TOO free running, and loose line would surely result.

I am deeply indebted to that gentleman for his skills and generosity. :Hat:

Paired with a Chapmans 550, it provided a great deal of fun fishing for carp using mussels yesterday. The Floatcaster and Speedia were used for roach using hemp & tares.

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Re: Wooden reels - would this be sacrilege?

Post by LuckyLuca » Fri May 11, 2018 8:26 pm

A fine result Banksy. What a lovely spot you chose for your test run!
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Re: Wooden reels - would this be sacrilege?

Post by Banksy » Fri May 11, 2018 9:17 pm

LuckyLuca wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:26 pm
A fine result Banksy. What a lovely spot you chose for your test run!
I really should describe it as an "undisclosed venue in East Yorkshire", but it's a lake at the wonderfully named "Land of Nod".
About three miles from the nearest major road, it is blissfully quiet and free from traffic noise.

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Re: Wooden reels - would this be sacrilege?

Post by Barbelseeker » Mon May 21, 2018 11:01 am

The secrets out - now I will struggle for a peg!

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