Re: Saltwater Reel
Posted by Max Garth on 2013-05-01 22:13:21
in reply to Re: Saltwater Reel posted by Ted Cassar on 2013-05-01 19:13:11
|I guess they decided that hoomans arms worked better if the circle of rotation was smaller than the bike wheel diameter.|
Enabler higher revs.
I have a pic of one of those, I'll have to search for it, but it was originally a bike wheel, from the looks of it.
The ideal is a geared device, and there are literally dozens that fit fly rods with only one problem, like the spool goes "backwards" but that's dependent on your definition of "backwards". ie whether it matters a stuff or doesn't.
If I, these days anyway, wanted to get a high retrieve rate
small reel I'd look at the Shimano and every other manufacturers catalogues of light reels. Not fly reels, like DD, because they are technically crap, and not worth more than $5 each.
The local tackle shop has a 40x6 foot reel cabinet with a glass front and it has heaps of reels and a couple of fly reels. It's called the laughing cabinet, the joke box. VBG.
Looking at the history of fly fishing I'm pretty sure that the very first users of spears and handfulls of insects would not have put silly limitations on the possible future tackle.
I'll look up the bike wheel photo, very funny thing,
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