|Project by HansR||posted 06-10-2015 01:39 PM||846 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
There was a small old lathe for sale and I couldn’t keep myself from buying it.
After some short test runs I tried to build a simple wooden fishing reel.
The shown reel is the secound reel, made some changes after the first attempt.
Reel sides are made of birch plywood.
All other parts are made of white ash.
The middle bearing is one part, also the center axle and the handle axle.
Turned twelve 3/16” ash dowels on the lathe.
One turn with this reel brings 1’ line so I can easy find out how deep it is under the ice.
The reel weight is 3 oz = 85 grams.
Well, I know this construction is more for playing than serious ice fishing – but last winter I caught some nice Lake Trout with that thing, real fun :)