Bride of frankenreel

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A fun project from Joe Castillo! I learned a lot in this one about the why's and wherefores of reelmaking and why the early makers took the directions they did. thanks for the fun, Joe!


























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Wow, what a job John. It turned out great.

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Great job John !! You are a true craftsman!! John Taylor

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You never cease to amaze me, JE! :bow:
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I don't feel so bad after all!
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Wow, guess that Grizzly was a solid purchase after all!
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Thanks, guys! I probably could have continued to fiddle with this reel for another month … lots of ideas to pursue. I’m anxious to try making something that’s not made from carcasses! And yes, i even turned the mill on :D
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Nice job John !

Thanks for the pictorial ...I enjoyed it.

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Wish I could have been there to get in the way!! The current name isn't fitting. You created it, you should name it. If you don't, archeologists will be in a tail spin. It'll wind up on some site as "unknown reel, please help identify".

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Well, Joe got the reel and did a bit of polishing and added a really neat line guide to the cage at the top of the reel. He thought it was from Fin-Nor but a nifty add, regardless of who thought it up!

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