3D Printed Fly Fishing Reel

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sthone
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3D Printed Fly Fishing Reel

Post by sthone » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:49 am

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I know there some fisherman here so I'd thought I'd share my latest project. This is my printed Fly Reel I am working on. I'm not much of a fly fisherman so I don't know what makes a good reel, but this was modeled after a cheap reel from a bass fly fishing combo rig I bought years ago. It's a simple click pawl drag design but I should be able to adjust the drag with the spool nut also. (something the original reel couldn't do.)


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It's not totally printed it does use a bit a hardware also as seen here.


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It's printed in PETG.... which I'm not to dialed in with yet so it probably would have looked better if I used ABS, but over all I'm very happy with how it came out. I haven't fished with it yet but it should work for the small bass and gills I will probably catch with it.

More images and info can be seen HERE if you're interested.

I had so much fun designing this I'm all ready working on an ultralight version. :D

-Steve
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Jules
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Re: 3D Printed Fly Fishing Reel

Post by Jules » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:19 am

Nice job! Hubs would go for that! :D

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Re: 3D Printed Fly Fishing Reel

Post by rpollack » Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:45 pm

very nice!

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Re: 3D Printed Fly Fishing Reel

Post by ChristopherBishop » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:53 pm

Old thread, I know..Sorry! Are the files available for this?

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