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Old 04-17-2012, 03:02 PM
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kingpin - click and pawl spey reel

Hello Chaps

Some of you may be aware of our brand already as we currently make high end centrepins.

Due to consistent requests and a keenness to offer more to the fishing community we feel a nice classic style Spey reel made on top notch equipment, to aerospace standards, will be a nice addition to the line up.

We would like to get anyone involved who has a constructive idea or opinion. We appreciate that opinions will vary but hopefully we can come up with something that will please more than less.

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4.125" Diameter / 1.175" wide / Standard Arbor / Current weight given: 220 g = 7.76027 oz
Brass fittings / Defense Standard type lll hard anodized / Phosphor Bronze Bearings / large contoured palming rim / Serial Numbered

Here are 3 initial designs - be interesting to hear which one is more appealing!

Thanks for your time.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:06 PM
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they all look pretty classy!

what's spool retention are you going to use??
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:17 PM
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Thanks.

You see the catch just above the crown on this little fly reel. It will be based of that but a little more refined. I want to have it so you can just push the top ridge of brass just above the crown. The idea is for the catch to be barely noticeable.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:36 PM
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I like the porting the more I look at this on my facebook on the reel in the top left.
Keep it up Stu
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:42 PM
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Cheers Jake - I think the top left hole design looks better and will be lighter. Still wondering if we could try something a little different.

Maybe we should run a comp on who can come up with the best hole design - winner get 1 of 10 prototypes! That might get the brain juices flowing

I do have one more design I have in mind that I'm about to render - stay tuned
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:55 PM
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seen, thanks.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:04 PM
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Nice. But would prefer a wider model, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2" or so. No mention of it but the drag should be reverseable gear and pawl...Hole pattern of first one does it for me
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:07 PM
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Bottom left

I will take two of the one shown on bottom left, if you can make them 9 oz. in weight and 1.5" wide.

Very nice.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:16 PM
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make them 9 oz. in weight and 1.5" wide.
that would help, even just 1.375 wide (like a Salmon 2) makes the proportions more balanced

IMO the next size down would be better suited to 1.175" width

then, when they're ready for sale, become a site sponsor
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:28 PM
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Im talking with Dana right now about sponsorship - just sorting the details! Also - Did give him a heads up before I posted this. Dana is planning on testing one of these on some 30ld Chinocks to see how the clicker holds up... that'll be a good test! I'm hoping to have these ready in time before the Atlantic's leave my local river (The Avon) as I'd love to test them on those fighters before the season ends. Last year was the best year for a long time for Atlantic's here so fingers crossed.

I actually used a Hardy Marquis Salmon No.2 as my template. I made a mistake in those measurements. Its 1.5" wide. And the Arbor is less than an inch in diameter at 20mm.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:32 PM
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Re. the drag - it'll have twin spring and pawl that can be flipped into action for left hand or right hands. Here is a very basic model of it. It is similar to a popular JW fly reel of yesteryear just beefed and and refined
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:41 PM
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9oz is the perfect weight?
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most standard arbor reels of 8.5 - 9 oz, when loaded with backing and line (but with the line's main belly outside the rod tip, as when fishing) will balance on the horizontal with most 13-13'6" 7 wts sold stateside. I believe the 13'-13'6" 7 wts are one of the most - if not the most - popular rods sold here.

a Salmon 2 also has capacity to line 8 wts, and even 9 wts with shooting heads

comparatively fewer anglers would use a Salmon 2 sized reel at 9 oz for a 12'6" 6 wt (that's where your next size down would enter in ...)
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Thanks Steve
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:10 PM
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I took a look at the Facebook photos and found a lot of similarity to the SA System One reels on the opposite side and the drag knob. Those reels were adequate but hardly comparable to today's click and pawl market, which poses the question of where you're aiming for a price point?

I'm surprised that noone has developed a port in the shape of a steelhead, or a reel. With all of the technology available with machining today I can't be the only guy thinking of that.
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