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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:19 am

I might be tempted to pay more if they lasted longer :p What I liked about STH apart from inventing the cartridge system they had some higher quality reels that could be loaded with a cartridge. I have always been a fan of the cartridge system since my reservoir days. For Stillwater fishing I carry four lines as a minimum.

Something I’ve been thinking about designing is a reel with a more practical braking system. Turning a knob on the other side of the handle while fighting a fish is not the worlds best design :D.

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Post by sms » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:55 am

Integrated reel foot is something I don’t like. You ruin that and you ruin the reel.

If you ruin a reel foot on normal, you just swap that.
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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:17 pm

Only if it's screwed on, and not glued or riveted on, and you can get a replacement :blush:

Got four plastic reels where the reel foot is broken, since they are cast in one go, no replacing the reel foot. ..

I'm with Sakari here!

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Post by Graeme H » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:32 pm

Paul Arden wrote:Something I’ve been thinking about designing is a reel with a more practical braking system. Turning a knob on the other side of the handle while fighting a fish is not the worlds best design :D.

Cheers, Paul
I've seen a few reels with the drag knob on the same side as the handle, inside the spool's centre. I've been rather fond of my knuckles so far and have never seen the attraction of putting my knuckles in the way of a handle that's rapidly rotating as a fish runs, just so I could adjust the drag.

I'll stick with the drag control on the other side thanks ... :) Just make it large enough to be useful and I'm a happy chappy.

There was a failed attempt at a lever drag on a reel released in Oz a few years back (Rovex). That had potential but the implementation was poor.

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:42 am

Interesting. Do you have a link please Graeme? I don’t think the screw knob works at all - all you do is undo it to pull line out and reset it for the fish to pull line out. I can think of quite a few ways that can be improved.

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#26

Post by Graeme H » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:10 am

Bauer SST3

https://www.bauerflyreel.com/fly-reels/sst-reels/

I can't find many more on searching, but there's one for you.

I'm happiest with reels that have "one-turn" drags, so zero effect to full on within 1 turn of the drag knob. The Mako reels are a good example. I've got a few reels that are similar, but I'm fishing salt mostly. I see many of the freshwater reels have many revolutions of the drag knob from "off" to "full", presumably to offer finer adjustment of the drag settings.

The Mako works best for me because that large knob is easily set to a given and repeatable drag setting within that single turn. Costs a fair bit for the privilege. :(

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Post by Will » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:48 am

Not cheap but a really interesting design; quite a few salmon fishing friends of mine swear by these.
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#28

Post by Nick » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:30 pm

So if you design a reel to go with the hot torpedo, what are you going to call it? The Depth charge? The Nutz?

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:36 am

Decisions decisions :p
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#30

Post by Viking Lars » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:56 am

It should be, and will be eventually, of course, The Dog's Bollocks :-).

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