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Line guard wooden reel.

Post by Fredline » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:06 pm

After reading LuckLucas' excellent thread on "Getting Ready for the Frost" I thought why did I not think of that, use a wooden reel on really cold days. I have had this reel for a while now and thought it will be perfect for such an occasion. It is a 4" standard Sheffield pattern which had a very poor line guard attached to the outer edge. It had to go, so it went and I have replaced it with a much more user friendly Homer style annular fine wire guard.It is just great when a plan comes together. Now bring on the frost.ImageImageImage
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Re: Line guard wooden reel.

Post by LuckyLuca » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:17 pm

Great idea, and beautifully executed too! I may have to attempt something similar. A series of hoops perhaps as my skills probably won't stretch to soldering a cage!
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Re: Line guard wooden reel.

Post by Harry H » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:11 pm

Nicely done Fred :Hat:
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Re: Line guard wooden reel.

Post by Wallys-Cast » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:32 pm

A great job :Hat: and a much nicer idea than some of those ugly Bickerdyke things you sometimes see shamelessly nailed onto the backs of these lovely reels..

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Re: Line guard wooden reel.

Post by Lea Dweller » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:03 pm

I would have done it myself in another life!, well done, lovely!
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Re: Line guard wooden reel.

Post by MaggotDrowner » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:52 pm

I adore these wooden pins and I own four. I only wish they had shallower spools.
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Re: Line guard wooden reel.

Post by LuckyLuca » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:46 am

MaggotDrowner wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:52 pm
I adore these wooden pins and I own four. I only wish they had shallower spools.
Shallow spool versions are out there Jack. See my journal entry "Getting ready for the frosts"
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Re: Line guard wooden reel.

Post by MaggotDrowner » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:13 am

LuckyLuca wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:46 am
MaggotDrowner wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:52 pm
I adore these wooden pins and I own four. I only wish they had shallower spools.
Shallow spool versions are out there Jack. See my journal entry "Getting ready for the frosts"
Have seen that. You did well with that one. I've never seen them before.
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Re: Line guard wooden reel.

Post by Rod » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:10 pm

I had the problem with the depth of spool, but I was determined to use the reel, so I got some cork sheeting, I wound this round the spool till I had the required depth, then used one layer of self sticking cork sheet to hold the other cork in place, this meant if I wanted to remove the cork, nothing was actually stuck to the reel. I know some will say "what if the cork slips", but it surprising how good the grip of cork is on wood. I have not had any trouble with bedding in or slipping so far. :Thumb:
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Re: Line guard wooden reel.

Post by Nobby » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:53 am

Very elegant!

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