Reel Repair by Alan Tani

Spinning Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Van Staal => Topic started by: Midway Tommy on August 14, 2019, 09:35:42 AM



Title: USPS Surprise
Post by: Midway Tommy on August 14, 2019, 09:35:42 AM
Received this little GEM in the mail today from ORCA member and friend, Jim Shottenham!  ;D

This little guy is so COOL! It is even functional! :o


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Robert Janssen on August 14, 2019, 10:29:39 AM
I agree, that IS cool.
I met Robert Koelwyn once. Very smart guy; extremely capable. So in a way I'm not all too surprised that it functions.

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Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Gfish on August 14, 2019, 10:35:32 AM
Way cool! Man what kinda line would you use, ha!


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Rivverrat on August 14, 2019, 10:53:23 AM
Took me a minute.... then I was oh that's a reel penny..... Ha !  I ain't the quickest horse at the gate but I eventually do make it around the track... Jeff


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Crow on August 14, 2019, 11:05:54 AM
That's cuter than a bugs ear !!...and not much bigger !


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: wfjord on August 14, 2019, 11:25:00 AM
I didn't even notice the penny until I scrolled back up to look at the reel again.


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Tightlines667 on August 14, 2019, 12:08:36 PM
A Microfishing gem to be sure.


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: steelfish on August 14, 2019, 12:20:24 PM
Received this little GEM in the mail today from ORCA member and friend, Jim Shottenham!  ;D


sooo, your friend sent you a penny coin of a size of a Van Staal reel?  :-\
I dont want to carry a dollar worth of those pennies in my pocket   ;D ;D ;D


Awesome gift !!


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Benni3 on August 14, 2019, 01:04:31 PM
Very cool,,,,,, :D i was looking online at the smallest reels,,,,,but didn't see one that nice,,,,,,,, ;D


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: steelhead_killer on August 14, 2019, 03:38:07 PM
Nice! 


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Alto Mare on August 14, 2019, 03:48:55 PM
Awesome reel Tommy!


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: happyhooker on August 14, 2019, 06:34:47 PM
Fascinating.

Frank


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: The Fishing Hobby on August 14, 2019, 08:25:48 PM
That is pretty cool!


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: oc1 on August 14, 2019, 09:43:09 PM
It's hard to imagine how.
-steve


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Midway Tommy on August 14, 2019, 09:59:47 PM
It's hard to imagine how.
-steve

I'd remove the two side screws to see how but it's way too cool to risk me screwing it up.  ;) The handle cranks, the handle knob spins, the rotor turns, the spool oscillates, the anti-reverse works and the line roller spins.  8) The only non-functioning aspect is the drag knob. It is molded as part of the spool face. In real life I even had to put on my magnifiers to read the "Van Staals" & "V/S" insignias.  Amazing craftsmanship.!   


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Rivverrat on August 15, 2019, 09:22:09 AM
It's hard to imagine how.
-steve

  Steve, takes nothing away this little gem but I believe this little reel came about from a sand cast... Jeff


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: steelfish on August 15, 2019, 09:45:19 AM
Tommy

do you have a van staal reel?

it would be cool to see this small reel along a normal size VS



Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Midway Tommy on August 15, 2019, 09:55:21 AM
Tommy

do you have a van staal reel?

it would be cool to see this small reel along a normal size VS



Nope. Wish I did but they're way above my financial means!  ::) I'd have to buy a cemetery plot in conjunction, too, because Da Mama would kill me.  ;D


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: steelfish on August 15, 2019, 11:20:26 AM
Nope. Wish I did but they're way above my financial means! 
dang.. too bad, it would be a great pic that small gem along the VS on the biggest size model as the VS300


I'd have to buy a cemetery plot in conjunction, too, because Da Mama would kill me.  ;D
LOL that made me spit my coffee


I have a VS275 and its really big, I dont use it that much cuz its too big for inshore fishing and for off-shore I dont use spinning, but I ended up getting it from a guy that didnt wanted it (he had problems with his left shoulder) and offered to me as payment for service/fix 10 reels including few upgrades.
https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=13829.0

considering the size of your reel compared to the penny coin it would look funny along this VS275




Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Midway Tommy on August 15, 2019, 12:22:03 PM

I'd have to buy a cemetery plot in conjunction, too, because Da Mama would kill me.  ;D
LOL that made me spit my coffee


I have a VS275 and its really big, I dont use it that much cuz its too big for inshore fishing and for off-shore I dont use spinning, but I ended up getting it from a guy that didnt wanted it (he had problems with his left shoulder) and offered to me as payment for service/fix 10 reels including few upgrades.

Given that you "don't use it that much", if you ever feel like gifting it I know a very willing recipient.  ;D


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: steelfish on August 15, 2019, 12:39:35 PM
Given that you "don't use it that much", if you ever feel like gifting it I know a very willing recipient.  ;D

LOL I was expecting that answer  ::) ::)


Given that you "don't use it that much"

I really need to change that and start using it more even for fish for triggerfish and spotted bay bass from the shore, just love how our friend Benny use the penn torque spinning to catch trouts and penn 16-0 to catch green Bass, etc.



Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: oc1 on August 15, 2019, 10:12:33 PM
If I had one of those, I'd have to use it to justify the cost.
-steve


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Midway Tommy on August 18, 2019, 07:17:00 PM
It's hard to imagine how.
-steve

I decided I might as well do some exploring, otherwise my reputation might be shattered. It has a main gear, pinion gear and oscillation block.  8) I lubed it with a little Super Lube before I closed him back up. Man those screw are tiny for these decrepit ol' fingers.  ::)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/28/17004_18_08_19_7_47_39_28942241.jpeg)

Here he is next to a big old Luxor Saumon Mer Ledger NR-3-LA. Looks like an embryo.  ;D

(https://alantani.com/gallery/28/17004_18_08_19_7_46_00_28941216.jpeg)


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: oc1 on August 18, 2019, 09:21:19 PM
Looks like an embryo. 
Funny Tommy.  Well, I guess here are people in this world who can make clocks and watches too.  But, just think of the time that went into it.
-steve


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Dominick on August 19, 2019, 07:51:19 AM
Wow!  Great find Tommy.  Good luck and thanks for taking us inside.  Dominick


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: steelfish on August 19, 2019, 10:54:19 AM

Here he is next to a big old Luxor Saumon Mer Ledger NR-3-LA. Looks like an embryo.  ;D

(https://alantani.com/gallery/28/17004_18_08_19_7_46_00_28941216.jpeg)

its a boy !!


great pic Tommy


Title: Re: USPS Surprise
Post by: Gfish on August 20, 2019, 07:04:10 AM
Cool.
I was really interested in seeing the innards of that... ah, what would you call it?
Most of us here probably have that desire, from the time we were kids, to see how things are made and work. Oh man, how many machines, especially reels, did I end up having extra parts for after assembly?...
I recently went to work on a M.G. 302 and with Fred's help will get it up to par. Left the spring-side bail arm, and return system alone, but one a these days...