alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Is there a castable electric/power assist reel?
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« 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.
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« Reply #1 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
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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. Grin Thanks for your help though!
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« Reply #4 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. Grin Thanks for your help though!

If you do that, please post pics!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 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!
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« Reply #6 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.
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« Reply #7 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.
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« Reply #8 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. Wink
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« Reply #9 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  Grin
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« Reply #10 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. Angry 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!)
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« Reply #11 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  Grin
And no one would come near you. Grin
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2018, 11:26:08 AM »

And no one would come near you. Grin

Always a plus for fishing. Cool
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2018, 11:49:59 AM »

Check out fishwinch.com
Looks like they even have an electric spinner.
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« Reply #14 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/
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