alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial USPS Surprise
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« on: August 14, 2019, 09:35:42 AM »

Received this little GEM in the mail today from ORCA member and friend, Jim Shottenham!  Grin

This little guy is so COOL! It is even functional! Shocked


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Love those open face spinning reels! (Especially ABU & ABU/Zebco Cardinals)

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« Reply #1 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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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 10:35:32 AM »

Way cool! Man what kinda line would you use, ha!
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« Reply #3 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
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 11:05:54 AM »

That's cuter than a bugs ear !!…...and not much bigger !
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 12:08:36 PM »

A Microfishing gem to be sure.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 12:20:24 PM »

Received this little GEM in the mail today from ORCA member and friend, Jim Shottenham!  Grin


sooo, your friend sent you a penny coin of a size of a Van Staal reel?  Undecided
I dont want to carry a dollar worth of those pennies in my pocket   Grin Grin Grin


Awesome gift !!
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 01:04:31 PM »

Very cool,,,,,, Cheesy i was looking online at the smallest reels,,,,,but didn't see one that nice,,,,,,,, Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 03:38:07 PM »

Nice! 
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 03:48:55 PM »

Awesome reel Tommy!
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2019, 06:34:47 PM »

Fascinating.

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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2019, 08:25:48 PM »

That is pretty cool!
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2019, 09:43:09 PM »

It's hard to imagine how.
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« Reply #14 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.  Wink The handle cranks, the handle knob spins, the rotor turns, the spool oscillates, the anti-reverse works and the line roller spins.  Cool 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.!   
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Love those open face spinning reels! (Especially ABU & ABU/Zebco Cardinals)

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Favorite Activity? ............... In our boat fishing
RELAXING w/ MY BEST FRIEND (My wife Bonnie)
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