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    Thanks. Can you tell me what is good spring...

    Thanks. Can you tell me what is good spring steel. I was under the impression that 1095 and 1075 are the main spring steel on the market.
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    Thanks, I'll look into inconel X750 material....

    Thanks, I'll look into inconel X750 material. What is the carbon content?
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    Thanks, I make about 35-40 reels a year so larger...

    Thanks, I make about 35-40 reels a year so larger quantity is not an option. The amount I would need to have made to lower the price is 5000 MOD. So that won't work.
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    The distance between post to pawl is 5/8" on the...

    The distance between post to pawl is 5/8" on the outgoing line and 1" on the ingoing line. Remember. There's two point of contact. The pawl is kinda triangle shaped. So when the line goes out. It...
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    Thanks Larry. This is not a trout reel. It is a...

    Thanks Larry. This is not a trout reel. It is a steelhead reel. The spring have roughly similar dimension as a 4" Hardy Perfect or Unique 1912. The reel is 3 3/4" diameter by 1 1/4" wide.

    The...
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    Thanks Tom, It's hard to see on the picture but...

    Thanks Tom, It's hard to see on the picture but the pawl is not a perfect triangle. The top part of the triangle lean towards the bend return in the spring. The thing is, it's really not easy to make...
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    Nope, not missing a zero. Annealed. I wouldn't be...

    Nope, not missing a zero. Annealed. I wouldn't be able to shape it if it was hardened I would think.
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    Thanks for the advise. There's plenty of large...

    Thanks for the advise. There's plenty of large production reel company with this mindset. Id rather make a reel people will be blown away with. The reel that were made 100 years ago and even 50 years...
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    Spring making

    Hi all, I hope everyone is staying healthy.

    I'm a fly fishing reel maker up in BC. My reels are pretty simple. A frame, a spool, the reel foot, a spindle etc. There's a couple parts I have sent...
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