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    Hi all, Campbell Green here. Although I've been a member here for a while I thought id finally intro myself, along with my latest project.
    Im an engineer for a sports car manufacturing company. Started fly fishing about 2 years ago.Got my custom CD rods done through Mario. Rods -one for the wife.
    Being an enginer I want to make everything so hence the latest -
    I got my hands on an olive wood plank, got a cnc program written from a basic CAD drawing. Ran it through a friends machine. A bit of sanding and woodoc, and now the base of my choice. Now the vice
    My custom fly reel to come.
    Cheers
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    Looks great.With work like that you will have o make a few reels because im sure a few forumers including me will be intersted in buying one.:-) if they look the part.

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    great work on the wood. When are you gonna builr your own reel?
    Frederick

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    Hope to have it done in the next mth.
    Body is almost finished and most of the drag system.
    Ill post a CAD image to give an idea later on.

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    that is awesome. Can you post some specs as well?

    Weight of reel. weight of line etc
    Frederick

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    Hey Zambo...Kitwe or Mufalera?
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    Mazabuka, just 1hr SW of Lusaka, Family still farms in Zambia. Love going up ther, normally go twice a year and we 1 1/2 hrs from the Zambezi. Caught my first tiger on fly in Dec, cant wait to hit the river again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zambo View Post
    Hi all, Campbell Green here. Although I've been a member here for a while I thought id finally intro myself, along with my latest project.
    Im an engineer for a sports car manufacturing company. Started fly fishing about 2 years ago.Got my custom CD rods done through Mario. Rods -one for the wife.
    Being an enginer I want to make everything so hence the latest -
    I got my hands on an olive wood plank, got a cnc program written from a basic CAD drawing. Ran it through a friends machine. A bit of sanding and woodoc, and now the base of my choice. Now the vice
    My custom fly reel to come.
    Cheers
    HI Campbell, would that sports car comp be in the Greenbushes/ST. Alberns area ??? Are you also gonna make your own vice???

    INTERESTING!!

    dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamwari View Post
    Hey Zambo...Kitwe or Mufalera?
    ZAMWARI
    Handle every situation like a dog.- If you cant hump it, piss on it and walk away. --JASPER.

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    Yip thats the one we on St Albans Rd.
    On the vice already got one designed and testing. Just need to make it out of tool steel now for wear and tear.

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