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06-04-99, 09:48 PM
You guys and Ladies have some cold sodas for me tomorrow. I wish I could be there to enjoy your fine company. I'll be thinking about you all. Hopefully I can make it down soon.
Take care, Paul
Mr. WdnFly ,
Those reels of yours were something else ! I couldn't believe it...they were light and tight and cooool as a 16" brown trout ! Ammmmmmazing ! If I thought I woud have survived the wrath of Mrs. Jones, I would have snapped one up just to put on the coffee table to show off. I am impressed ! How long did it take to figure out how to make them to the standard you were looking for? Man, they were coooooool.
PS...I ate a hotdog fer ya, brother ! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
06-06-99, 10:30 PM
I'll second Owl's comments on the reel. "A" class! Do you sell any plans for these reels? They are definitely impressive pieces. I Wish you could have made it down and explained how you did it and caught some fish with us. Maybe next year.
Yes - I agree. That was most definitely the coolest piece of equipment, and work of art, I have ever seen.
06-06-99, 11:24 PM
Hi Guys, Thanks for the thoughts. The reels have been a mental project for many many years. During the winter of 97-98 I started drawing ideas and trying to work out the details. The standards came from many hours of winding and unwinding lines and a "few" prototype spools. The hardest part of the whole thing was the drag system. Between the minimal frmae and working in wood I had some serious limitations placed on what I could do. It took alomost a year to come up with the system I'm using now.
I'm working on the idea of selling a kit. I really haven't considered selling plans, it's worth some consideration.
OWL, don't sweat it I'm working on another "game".
Thanks again and take care
Your reels are a mighty fine piece of art. I cant think of anywhere I've seen any thing like it.
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