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Old 10-24-2008, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: airflo balance reels ?

Hi Leahcim,

I have never seen one and don't know anything about them but that won't stop me from making a few observations.

1. It seems like the drag is not very big in diameter.

2. There is an exposed gear that is probably for a click. I don't like reels with an exposed gear.

3. There are a lot of screws holding every thing together. You will have to on top of those screws or LockTite them.

4. The spool does not mate into a groove on the frame. I think the chance of getting the fly line or backing between the frame and the spool is high. That would be especially true with backing.

5. I don't like the way the reel seat is attached to one side of the frame. Atari use to be made that way and I guess it worked. Not the way I would have done. With this reel it seems that the real seat will have a lot of leverage on a frame that is not too sturdy.

This may be the best reel ever built and I am just looking at a drawing. So don't take my comments as gospel.

Frank
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