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DIY Reel

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 1:34 pm
by futurenets
does anyone have any ideas on how to DIY a hand held reel for boat fishing?

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:31 pm
by eccles
Well you need a means of holding the device firmly with your left hand whilst winding with your right (assuming that you are right handed). Many years ago when I was a cash poor teenager I was offered the use of a boat in Christchurch Harbour. Somoone gave me a couple of hooks and a bit of nylon line but then I had to fix something up. Eventually I found an old scooter wheel and took the tyre off so that I could wind the line onto it. Then I screwed a small wooden knob on near the outer edge in order to turn it, guess you have got the picture by now.....
Anyway, to my utter amazement after about 1/2 hour I hooked and caught a very respectable silver eel which mother cooked us for dinner LOL.

Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 8:25 am
by futurenets
excellent thank you.

recovering from a stroke so not much strength in left hand and unfortunately not much cash. but it has given me a few ideas. thank you.

also youtube "DIY Fishing Reel"

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 6:39 am
by futurenets
just noticed you live on Hayling Island, so did I once but now live near Petersfield.