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Old 12-30-2001, 10:04 PM
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Reginald - I've edited and added this message to keep the picture in perspective with the information. Hope you see the new message.

Distance from cover to cover (outside dim.) 8 1/2 inches
Diameter of cover 6 3/4 inches
Dowel circle diameter 5 1/2 inches
Dowel holes 8 equally spaced 1/4 diameter.

Two rotations of the spool equal 1 yard.

This model can be built in almost any basement workshop. I have drawn Cad blueprints of each part. Some are full size like the hole spacing on the end caps you use as a template.

The advantage of this model include -

Single layer of fly line and backing. Lines dry more efficiently with air flow through the cage.

The cage ass'y removes from the base to use a kitchen sprayer, cold water cycle in a dishwasher, or bathroom shower.

Will store many fly lines for cleaning and storing over the winter months. Larger coils prevent some line memory.

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Last edited by RayStachelek; 12-31-2001 at 04:33 PM.
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