Homemade reels

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Homemade reels

Post by Madman2014 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:35 am

Just finished carving a few hand line reels out of a tea box, will have pictures up by tomorrow. Already have one rigged up with 10lb test. Hope I can try it out befor it gets too cold to fish lol.

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Re: Homemade reels

Post by Peace » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:14 pm

Out of a tea box...that I'm interested to see! :D

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Re: Homemade reels

Post by Madman2014 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:12 am

Here they are, first time I've tried to make a reel like this. :sweatdrop:

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Re: Homemade reels

Post by Madman2014 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:30 am

Here's a bit of a size reference, This is a 9 inch reel I bought last year with the ones I made

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Post by Madman2014 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:03 am

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Re: Homemade reels

Post by Peace » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:12 pm

That's pretty neat and it's cost effective. The only drawback is that you probably can't cast directly out from the spool like the ones you bought. I bet it's very well suited for your catfishing. ;)

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Re: Homemade reels

Post by Madman2014 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:19 pm

Lol I bought the yoyo for ocean fishing, I first got into it when I was about 6. We were standing on a bridge that crossed over a lake and saw a bunch of brim(Bluegills) and I had my tackle box in the car, the rest is history. :) Its been a while since I've used a hand line but I hope to change that soon. :sweatdrop:

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Re: Homemade reels

Post by stout infantfish » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:08 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Homemade reels

Post by Peace » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:25 pm

I am fishing more with rod and reel now but I always find myself reaching for my handline whenever the situation or place allows it. :nod:

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Re: Homemade reels

Post by Madman2014 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:18 am

Is there any particular species of fish you like to target?

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Re: Homemade reels

Post by Peace » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:03 pm

I'm more into saltwater fishing and I love reef fishing. Nothing particular but tuskfish, snappers and emperors always get me excited! :D

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Re: Homemade reels

Post by Madman2014 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:26 am

The last time I hooked anything descent sized I ended up with a broken line and a headache :lol:

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