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Old 01-14-2011, 11:20 PM
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Default Gordie's Mark 1 Line Cleaning Doo-Hickey

When an ol' man has a little time on his hands and the weather is nasty outside ...

His thoughts turn to FLY FISHING of course ...

Yeah, I know I could have spent around $40.00 on a Factory Fly Line cleaning doo-dad.

But, since I had ALL the "stuff" in the garage, utility building, or in a JUNKE' box / drawer.

Hence the Gordie's Mark 1 Line Cleaning Doo-Hickey.

Wood left over from other projects in the past.

Cut down / modified Paint Stir stick from Home Depot ( Spool Crank )

Knob from long forgotten craft project

Plated Eye Bolt from Ham Radio antenna support projects

Heat Shrink tubing over the eye bolt threads .. don't wanna knick the fly line.

Other odds and ends hardware from the "box" .. saved for "I'll need that someday."

OLD, beyond help / used Fly Rod that gave up the Reel Seat for this project.

Take up Spool that was salvaged from the trash at a Fly Shop ... "Hey, Mike, ya gonna throw that away?"

Bottom covered in some brand of the Rubber type draw liner / shelf liner, that the wife won't miss, I hope.

Epoxy to hold things in place with more hidden hardware too ..

Elmer's Glue for the Scratch Stop Thingy on the bottom ..
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Time in the shop to play ... Two hours or so .. who's counting anyway?

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Could have done a better job on height ratios, etc.? Oh well ... it still works.

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Old 01-15-2011, 08:31 AM
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Great post and a great sense of humor. I've been trying to get motivated to build the same thing (I have most of the same stuff lying around)...maybe today. Really excellent!
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:03 AM
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That's a sharp use of materials, Gordon. Thanks for sharing and adding yet another item to my "I really should make..." list.
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Looks like a fun build that I need to do to. Goes in the saved threads file,

Now for a rookie question.
What do you actually use for a line cleaner?
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:35 PM
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Gordon: Congrats on a great project from spare parts and looks like it would be fun to put together.

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Default Re: Gordie's Mark 1 Line Cleaning Doo-Hickey

That is really neat Gordon.

Nice project to tinker with, thanks for sharing.
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Gordon,

You must have some engineer in your blood.
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Beautiful piece of work Gordon. Thats a good rainy day project.

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