Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread
While growing up at the age of 14, my first job was in a pattern shop for a parents family friend (working mostly as a janitor). A few years later I periodically worked in a high schools friends fathers auto-body shop, when he needed entry level help. So I am aware of what skilled craftsmen are able to accomplish.
I picked up a few basics along the way. My own tools in comparison are still very primitive, but give me a basic foundation to tackle most my projects. The basic metal shaping skills I learned early on were mostly forgotten for many years until I got addicted to this hobby. The one attribute that may have remained, is I saw first hand how things got accomplished, and I'm now willing to give it a try.
For me just trying to tackle a beat up reel, and restore it to a functional fishing tool is a fun hobby in it's own definition.
Last edited by charged; 07-01-2013 at 11:01 PM.