My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!

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tincanary
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My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!

Post by tincanary » Mon Nov 27, 2023 4:24 am

I slapped this one together for fishing small crankbaits, retained the factory 5.3 gears as they are about perfect for that. This is a mix of Simon Shimomura parts (Gokigen clutch, frame, handle, star wheel, spool cap), Avail (2540R spool, line guide, driveshaft, pressure plate), and Valleyhill (2BB cog wheel, 2BB level wind). The side plates are new old stock 2500C IAR and the spool bearings Hedgehog Air. I wanted to make it a stock appearing reel instead of going full on Avail like some of my previous builds. I have yet to fish it as it has been rather cold where I am at the moment. This weekend we should have a warm-up so I may take it out then. I'm pairing it with a Graywolf 5'4" L progressive E-glass.

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Re: My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!

Post by hoohoorjoo » Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:32 am

That's clean! Hard to beat the classics!
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!

Post by Nektarios » Mon Nov 27, 2023 11:28 am

Looks amazing! Well done.

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Re: My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!

Post by Aquaftm45 » Mon Nov 27, 2023 12:46 pm

That is a heck of a build, looks like a really fun combo. How is the Graywolf working out?

tincanary
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Re: My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!

Post by tincanary » Mon Nov 27, 2023 2:29 pm

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2023 12:46 pm
That is a heck of a build, looks like a really fun combo. How is the Graywolf working out?
I haven't fished it yet, it's a balmy 28°F out by me right now. It's supposed to be back in the 40s this weekend so I'll be dialing it all in Saturday or Sunday.

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Re: My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!

Post by dragon1 » Mon Nov 27, 2023 8:14 pm

WOWZERS...another fantastic build, just gorgeous and classic.

Thanks for sharing!
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