This is an old friend returning after some 18 years, I’ve aged and it hasn’t!
Made from wood and alloy, I have called it scratch built as it’s made from scratch and I’m scratching my head trying to think who made it!
It’s 6” diameter and stuffed with odd features. Fold and slide handle, unusual brass spring tension adjuster to rear and brass cross hatched ends to alloy drum spindles.
It’s a fabulous piece of kit; someone has spent a lot of time designing and building or having built this reel.
Not seen another nor am I likely to. However, if you have one, have seen one or know who made it drop me an email and we will update this blog with more information.