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    Default Re: Custom fly reel handles?

    Also you could always try and swap it out with other handles from different manufacturers. Just search for a site that sells spare parts.

    Something like this, these are aluminum but its a start

    http://www.abelreels.com/store/Aluminum-Handles.html

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    Default Re: Custom fly reel handles?

    A number of people on ebay offer replacement handles for a lot of different reels.

    I suspect at least some of these vendors would make whatever you want for a price.

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    Default Re: Custom fly reel handles?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuie675 View Post
    Also you could always try and swap it out with other handles from different manufacturers. Just search for a site that sells spare parts.

    Something like this, these are aluminum but its a start

    Abel Automatics, Inc. :: Reel Accessories :: Aluminum Handles

    Will these aluminum ones fit properly with an Allen reel? Its tough finding anything out there that is already made to fit most reels I guess???

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    Default Re: Custom fly reel handles?

    $40.oo!!!!!!!Holy smokes. Maybe I should go into the handle business. If that's what you get for a silly anodized one......

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    Default Re: Custom fly reel handles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    $40.oo!!!!!!!Holy smokes. Maybe I should go into the handle business. If that's what you get for a silly anodized one......
    How about $100 money clips?

    Abel Automatics, Inc. :: Apparel :: Abel Money Clip by M-Clip (Standard Colors)

    "Holds approximately ten bills and 5 credit cards."

    And that is for the cheap ones! Check out the fancy fish spot money clips...oye

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    Default Re: Custom fly reel handles?

    you got me thinking I have some wolly mamoth ivory knife handle scraps i may turn one out with drill
    R Reese

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    Default Re: Custom fly reel handles?

    Quote Originally Posted by r reese View Post
    you got me thinking I have some wolly mamoth ivory knife handle scraps i may turn one out with drill
    Now you're talkin' Would love to see that.
    Maybe you could post a build-along, for all of us to try.
    The drill bit, would it be a dowel making bit you're thinking of?
    Also have to figure out the internal hardware. Wonder how complicated it would be?
    "Whale oil beef hooked !"- Traditional east coast fishermen saying

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    Default Re: Custom fly reel handles?

    Quote Originally Posted by r reese View Post
    you got me thinking I have some wolly mamoth ivory knife handle scraps i may turn one out with drill
    I used to do a lot of scrimshaw. That would be cool. A Wooly Mammoth scrimshawed handle.

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    Default Re: Custom fly reel handles?

    There's a guy on rod builders.org or fiberglass fly rod forum that does custom knobs. I'll try to find his info when I get home tonight or tomorrow morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trout333 View Post
    Will these aluminum ones fit properly with an Allen reel? Its tough finding anything out there that is already made to fit most reels I guess???
    No clue lol I just foudn those

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
    How about $100 money clips?

    Abel Automatics, Inc. :: Apparel :: Abel Money Clip by M-Clip (Standard Colors)

    "Holds approximately ten bills and 5 credit cards."

    And that is for the cheap ones! Check out the fancy fish spot money clips...oye
    Lol one of my clips cost about 180, it is pure silver that my ex got me a few years ago, surprisingly I use my Titanium one most often haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    $40.oo!!!!!!!Holy smokes. Maybe I should go into the handle business. If that's what you get for a silly anodized one......
    Yeah it is a bit much. Just trying to get him started haha hopefully there are some people that can get the same quality for a lower price.

    I am guessing Abel does not sell them that often which may be the reason for high pricing.

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