alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial how-to: making your own springs
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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2017, 08:18:34 PM »

Thanks Brett, worked perfectly.
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2018, 06:42:50 PM »

I had an anti-reverse spring jump into the ether and I made a replacement from a guitar string and it turned out well.
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2018, 09:47:37 PM »

Actually, the bic lighter springs are slightly different than the scripto (cheapo) lighters-(ones i recommended)-the cheap ones at any convenience store.. just pry off chrome top, then remove flint wheel (spring is under the flint)  before you buy one, look around the parking lot hehe....
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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2018, 01:56:14 PM »

Will Piano wire work?  I have some for kingfish that could be put into "spring service"!
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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2018, 03:56:42 PM »

Will Piano wire work?  I have some for kingfish that could be put into "spring service"!

Given the correct diameter & temper for the intended use, yes. 
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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2018, 08:23:47 PM »

Will Piano wire work?  I have some for kingfish that could be put into "spring service"!

True piano wire is spring wire, but solid wire leaders for fishing are may not be.  The wire fishing leaders Ive tied do not react to bending like proper spring wire.  It will likely work in a pinch, but Im not sure about its longevity. 
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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2018, 08:35:18 PM »

Whenever someone mentions piano wire.
It reminds of the Jaws Movie.
That is where Quint got his wire leaders for sharking. Wink
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« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2018, 01:55:24 AM »

Piano wire is very hard with a lot of spring, but it is high carbon and will rust.  If you can keep it greased and rust-free it works well.  If it rusts it will weaken and stain everything.  Piano wire can also be difficult to work with because it will crack or break if the bend is too sharp.

Stainless is more soft and malleable, but the chromium oxide that forms on the surface will protect it from corrosion.  You may have to use a thicker wire to get the same strength and spring as with piano wire, but stainless is more stable and less trouble. Stainless is easier to work with too.

Both come in a pretty good selection of sizes.
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