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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:23 pm • # 1 
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Hi Guys

I'm just in love with this New reel saw It at a trade stand the other day its even better in the flesh and makes my Hardy Fly eight look bulky ;)

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I just got to have one of these things 8) 8)

Its not on sale in UK shops for a few months yet ..........but that will give me time to save up :lol and just in time for my birthday

Stephen


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:45 pm • # 2 
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Wow! Never seen anything quite like it! Do you have any info on specs or a website?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:02 pm • # 3 
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Found this wee Vid 8)


http://vimeo.com/wychwoodgame/riverandstreamreels

http://www.hartflyshop.com/wychwood-riv ... m-fly-reel

Stephen


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:25 pm • # 4 
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That looks sweet!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:15 am • # 5 
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Wow-they weigh 1.75oz?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:01 am • # 6 
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Ok... Starting saving mode. I realize that I need one... Or is it the ul itching my asking for this one?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:01 am • # 7 
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I find it interesting that it makes your Hardy Fly-weight look bulky. Never thought I'd see the day that a Fly-weight was bulky!

I understand that you may have just been using a "figure of speech" here, and this statement wasn't meant to be taken literally. But my brain immediately goes to "the numbers" to put the reel in context with something I know and understand. And since I know and understand a few Hardy reels (including the Fly-weight) I immediately latched onto this statement.

That being the case... The listed specs put the 2/3 River and Stream with a larger diameter than the Fly-weight, and more in line with a Feather-weight. I also assume from the pictures and design of the reel (large arbor) that the spool is much "wider" than a Fly-weight's (or Feather-weight's) as well. So I would guess that the light weight (50g !!) and "openness" of the design are what would lead to that perception. (if it even is one)

It's certainly a very interesting reel, and I'll be interested in hearing what people think of them once they get a chance to use them. Being a fan of more traditional designs, and not being a fan of wider spools, (even my Bouglés bother me in this regard) I'm not likely to purchase one. But another interesting aspect to the reel that has me curious, is the "dished" design of the spool. It almost appears to be completely "dished" as opposed to just having a fillet applied at the corners. This may not be the case, and I doubt that (even if it is) it would eliminate my issues with wide spools. But perhaps it would alleviate some of it. I'm also interested in the drag system they've incorporated. Being an "Adjusta Clicker" I assume it is a "click" with tension adjustment, but it's interesting where they placed the "adjusting knob", and I wonder how that interacts with the spool. A good drag is not a high priority for me, but irregardless of that, I always appreciate "good engineering". Even if it does just push a bit of a stick into a "gear".

Anyway, thanks for posting this, and I look forward to reading more about them in the future.

---David


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:53 pm • # 8 
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David,

The 'dished' spool is what attracts me to this reel. It is elegant from an engineering standpoint. The dish acts as an arch, giving the spool more strength and rigidity over 'square' designs, allowing it to need less weight to achieve the same thing. Kinda like an inside-out egg shell. It also alleviates some of the issues with wide spools (I don't much like them, either), but I would like to see a reel with a similar diameter to the 2/3 model with a narrower spool to be used as a 1/2 model. I like large diameter reel for faster line pick up and less coiling and I like light weight reels, so this one really has my eye.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:53 pm • # 9 
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What is the conversion to US dollars ???

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:59 pm • # 10 
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Panfisher1 wrote:
What is the conversion to US dollars ???

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$212.03 my man :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:05 am • # 11 
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That looks cool, but out of my price range. >:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:19 am • # 12 
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Looks nice!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:51 am • # 13 
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wow...........That looks "neat", but it is a bit pricey.......Maybe if I wait until they discontinue them///// (wonder how long that would be)............I love the weight. ...................Don in SC


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:11 pm • # 14 
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Whew ...that's a little steep price wise ..looks nice though ....1.75 oz sweet

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:14 am • # 15 
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very nice looking reel, but that handle/knob would have to go.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:01 am • # 16 
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That is one pretty cool looking reel...





Wonder if I could find one for free Image


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:13 am • # 17 
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:rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin re free


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:21 am • # 18 
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I wonder how counterbalance with the crank handle is achieved in this reel design.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:47 am • # 19 
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5 spokes on the spool. One spoke on the reel handle side and two spokes on the opposite side.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:31 pm • # 20 
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I suppose the spoke weight and numbers could achieve a proper balance with crank handle. That is an interesting observation. Thanks.


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