alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Handle arm shape
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« on: July 17, 2019, 12:09:07 PM »

Many historic reels have handle arms that are curved like a mild "s".  More modern reels leave out the counterbalance side.  A few have arms that have no curve at all.  Is there any mechanical advantage to a curved handle, assuming straight distance from mounting hole to handle center remains the same?
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 01:42:16 PM »

I'd say it's just artistic or cosmetic or both.        Rudy
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 01:48:12 PM »

It's to bring the handle knob closer to the centerline of the reel. Making it easier to reel in a large fish.



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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 02:12:48 PM »

To bring it closer to the certerline you have to shorten the distance from the center of the pivot point to the center of the handle. Otherwise the leverage is the same. Handle length is measured from center to center disregarding any curve.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 04:53:19 PM »

It makes it easier to stabilize the rod if you are closer to the centerline.

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 05:12:16 PM »

Mike, I think you are getting confused with an offset handle which if offset toward the center of the reel would cause less twist of the rod & reel when reeling under heavy load.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 05:23:12 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2019, 06:19:47 PM »

Aerodynamics?Huh?
Just kidding!!!👍🏼
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