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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Smile A story about a reel...

So a few months ago I posted a thread about getting a new reel. I had lots of helpful advice. But one name stood out from the rest. It was Speyco.

My wife and I lost our first child 4 years ago and I was looking for a piece of fishing gear to commemorate her, so I could have her fishing with me all the time. I'd already gotten a Meiser Highlander S to celebrate the birth of my second daughter, so I thought one of Tim's reels would match it perfectly.

He has been an absolute pleasure to deal with and seeing the reel in the flesh today has exceeded all of my expectations. It is a real beaut and the noise it makes is phenomenal!!!!


I'm off to Afghanistan next week so getting to see the reel before going has really made my day. I can't wait till the Spring when i get back to take it for a spin for Springers in Scotland.


Tightlines and have a great Christmas

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Speechless. It is truly a beautiful reel with a very touching story behind it.

Safe travels.
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Just want to say that your story is really touching and very sorry for your loss. And man it's a great looking reel as well.
As a Vietnam Vet I just want to say good luck on your employment and a big thanks for your service. You are appreciated.
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Godspeed, Wokkafisher2. And thank you.
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Tim posted this photo of this reel a few weeks ago and stated it was why he built reels. I felt strongly at the time it was beyond the craftmanship and that there was hidden meaning behind his post. I'm moved to hear this story and to have my suspicions confirmed.

We all suffer loss in this life and I will often visit my own loved ones that have passed while plying my craft with rod and reel. It's an intimate and private experience that I frequently revel in.

I am stunned by the the work on this reel and love the symbolism.....thank you for sharing and for your service. Godspeed on your deployment! Looking forward to some fish pics with this wheel in the foreground.

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Terrific story. God speed you with your mission. What an incredible
young generation we are blessed with! Look forward to your
fishing stories when you return.

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beautiful stuff there brother, thank you very much for your service
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Wokkafisher2 , Sorry for the loss of your daughter. Thank you for sharing the story behind the reel. Thank you for your service . May your time away go fast and the spring fishing be great. Daryl
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Good on you my friend: Thank you for your service and sharing your thoughts.

I wish you a safe time in country and a joyous journey home.

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Wow, a very touching story! I think that was a really neat idea for you to keep her close to u when ur fishing! Thank you for sharing your story. Get back here soon and safe so you can hear that reel perform !!
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Thank you for sharing...speechless.
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Thanks for sharing a personal story. I'm sorry for your loss. The reel is nice, for sure. Way to go --- you and Tim both.
Stay safe in Afghanistan.
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Thanks for sharing that.
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It was my pleasure building this for you. When you come back home please stay in touch. If you would like to come to the states and swing up a few steelhead, you know who to call..

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