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 Post subject: TFO 1 reel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:02 am • # 1 
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Anyone use this reel? Thinking it might be a good match with the lami honey 3wt. Does it have any plastic parts like the Orvis BBS 1?
http://www.templeforkflyrods.com/reels/no_1.html


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 Post subject: TFO 1 reel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:08 am • # 2 
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It will be a good match, and may well have some plastic. It is a click/pawl drag and is adjustable.


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 Post subject: TFO 1 reel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:14 am • # 3 
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Gary, I've not used one or even seen one in the flesh. From the pics, they kind of look like an STH reel, but I doubt that they are made by STH. Most likely made in Korea.

Jeremy


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 Post subject: TFO 1 reel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:22 am • # 4 
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I like the click pawl reels, but the only thing I see that I do not like about the TFO is the ported spool back and frame. When you put the hot sauce on the gear, it has a tendency to migrate onto the backing and line. I have an old Roddy 31, just like the Heddon 310, that is great. Closed back frame and spool, fairly light also. May have to start searching for a Heddon 300.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:32 am • # 5 
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Gary, I've not used the Hot Sauce yet, I've heard good things about it though. I use a light gun grease on my reels, the same stuff I use on my semi-auto pistols.
The stuff is Milcomm's TW25b. This is the same grease they use in the military for those big Gatling type electric cannons on fighter aircraft. It's a very light PTFE based grease. I like it because it doesn't migrate and I don't have to worry about water washout. I apply it once a year and I'm good to go.

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 Post subject: TFO 1 reel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:38 am • # 6 
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Hot Sauce doesn't wash out, and unless your reel is spinning viciously, or you over-apply the Hot Sauce grease (I did this once, it was a disgusting mess, and I had to replace 100 yards of backing), it doesn't move around too much.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:46 am • # 7 
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flyflingerandy1 wrote:
over-apply the Hot Sauce grease (I did this once, it was a disgusting mess, and I had to replace 100 yards of backing)

been there, done that too! And its not a good thing to when the wife finds it on your clothes.


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 Post subject: TFO 1 reel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:58 am • # 8 
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Well, I wear nasty shirts when dealing with lubricating my tackle...it is inevitable that I will get funky.

Hot Sauce is GREAT grease for your click/pawl reels, and that is all I recommend, speaking of which...I like my Lamsons which require little to no maintenance.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:08 pm • # 9 
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I'll stick to TW25b, if it works on fighter plane electric cannons, and my own gear, I see no need to change.

J.


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 Post subject: TFO 1 reel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:12 pm • # 10 
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Cannons are overrated...I prefer a slingshot and a stone!


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