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Title: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Indyfisher on July 05, 2018, 04:08:53 PM
Going to have a pretty nasty shoulder surgery soon and was looking for ways to fish with one arm. I've seen the belt and strap contraptions for disabled fishermen. My mind was churning about electric reels which I know are for deep dropping and kites. But in my search I've seen smaller models and wondered if any of these reels were actually able to cast a bait. I know they're pricey but I would like to look into one. I have no experience with electric reels and was curious.


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: conchydong on July 05, 2018, 04:14:29 PM
Electramate has a motor for a smallish spinning reel.

http://elec-tra-mate.com/store/store.php?crn=221&rn=428&action=show_detail


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Indyfisher on July 05, 2018, 04:23:51 PM
$419.99 + around $100 for the reel for 4-6 months of use wouldn't be beneficial to me. Whereas an electric I can still use for other purposes.


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Indyfisher on July 05, 2018, 04:28:29 PM
I could shave the handle ends off an old Abu, put a deeper handle nut on it and use a cordless drill cheaper. ;D Thanks for your help though!


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Decker on July 06, 2018, 06:22:21 AM
I could shave the handle ends off an old Abu, put a deeper handle nut on it and use a cordless drill cheaper. ;D Thanks for your help though!

If you do that, please post pics!  :)


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Indyfisher on July 06, 2018, 07:31:27 AM
I just ordered some stainless nuts that are actually pretty hard to find the handle nut is a M8 with a .75 pitch. I will post when I receive the nuts and start trials!


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Decker on July 06, 2018, 07:35:47 AM
I had thought about an invention along those lines...   Might be cool to mount a right-angle cordless drill or impact driver to the rod butt.


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Donnyboat on July 06, 2018, 08:24:11 AM
Hi Indy,  you will find that the lighter electric reels do not last very long, I would not recommend any thing smaller than a Diawa Tanacom 1000, and there a bit combersom for casting, if you have a shorter handle on your rod, you can cast pretty good, and when you have to wind in with the shorter handle, it keeps your hand & shoulder down lower, I found after my op, I had plenty of strength down low, I was fishing good after three months, its only when your doing things up higher, that you will have trouble, good luck, cheers Don.


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Indyfisher on July 06, 2018, 09:42:19 AM
Thanks for the insight Don. I think I'm going to hold off on buying the electric and see if I can't make something homemade. ;)


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: xjchad on July 06, 2018, 09:51:54 AM
Hmmmm, what about something gas engine driven???
I'm thinking maybe adapt a chainsaw motor with the chain going to a sprocket on the gear sleeve.
No batteries to charge or cords, and it would sound cool too  ;D


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Indyfisher on July 06, 2018, 09:53:14 AM
I had thought about an invention along those lines...   Might be cool to mount a right-angle cordless drill or impact driver to the rod butt.
I have actually used a drill to smooth out gears on a 6500c3. The boss for the AR bearing popped out of the sideplate and the owner reeled in with the gears at probably a 25 degree angle. >:( I replaced the side plate with a spare and ran the gears through several polishing compounds until they were actually smooth and functioning. (Don't tell Robert Janssen I did this!)


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Indyfisher on July 06, 2018, 09:54:44 AM
Hmmmm, what about something gas engine driven???
I'm thinking maybe adapt a chainsaw motor with the chain going to a sprocket on the gear sleeve.
No batteries to charge or cords, and it would sound cool too  ;D
And no one would come near you. ;D


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Decker on July 06, 2018, 11:26:08 AM
And no one would come near you. ;D

Always a plus for fishing. 8)


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on July 06, 2018, 11:49:59 AM
Check out fishwinch.com
Looks like they even have an electric spinner.
Tom


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: day0ne on July 06, 2018, 02:45:38 PM
Check out fishwinch.com
Looks like they even have an electric spinner.
Tom

I love my Fishwinch but I'm not sure about casting it. Never tried. There are attachments made for electric drills for some reels but mostly for the larger reels used in sword fishing.

http://elec-tra-mate.com/store/store.php?crn=229&rn=468&action=show_detail

http://www.innovativefishingtackle.com/The_Reel_Crankie.html

https://hookerelectric.com/product/spooler-up-speedy-crank/

https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/poor-mans-electric-reel.424655/


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Indyfisher on July 09, 2018, 02:45:35 PM
I am going to come up with something home made. Waiting for some parts and deciding to use a low profile baitcaster or round reel. When the project gets underway I will start a new thread and post pictures. Hopefully either reel I choose should all be adaptable for the same contraption. ;D


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: Decker on July 09, 2018, 03:57:36 PM
Cool! Go for it!


Title: Re: Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
Post by: InTheNet on July 20, 2018, 10:38:41 AM
I just ordered some stainless nuts that are actually pretty hard to find the handle nut is a M8 with a .75 pitch. I will post when I receive the nuts and start trials!

Late to the party as usual.
 We run a lot of copper and leadcore lines 300-600ft back when trolling.
On our Tekotas/ Squalls I replace the handle nuts with a 3/4" long piece of 1/2" stainless hexagonal stock. I drill and tap the "nut".
 we use a drill to check/ change our lures. Saves a lot of time  reeling with no fish on.

You really need a lathe to get the hole centered  in the hex stock.