WTS - Custom Turned Hobo Reels (Handline) - Updated 11-2-17

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  1. T. Pollock

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    Hey guys,
    I've got a yellow/tulip poplar (front & left) and a spalted gum (rear & right) hobo reels available. These have the latest updates and now come with a lanyard hole in the handle and the new pvc insert for the female threads. I actually have a quarter sawn oak one too but just finished it and don't have any photos yet, I'll wait to offer it until tomorrow. It had some checks in it and I want to be sure and photograph it well before offering it.

    Post which one you'd like here and earliest time stamp for each one gets it pending funds.

    All three of these are SOLD. Thanks everyone!!!
    More coming soon though.

    $50 including free US shipping - PayPal Only Please.

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    Spalted gum please.
     
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    Spalted gum SOLD. Thanks Joe!

    Poplar is still available.
     
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    I will take that prutty Poplar one please. Where do I send PP to?

    Thanks
     
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    PM incoming bud. Thank you!
     
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    Here's the quarter sawn white oak one guys. If I wasn't totally sure there would be no issues with this one I wouldn't even think of offering it. This wood has been drying in my attack for around 5 years so it's as dry as it could possibly be and any checking that was going to take place has done so. The checks have been filled/stabilized with epoxy. Part of the nature of working with wood is that many times just like us... it has flaws. Sometimes these flaws enhance the beauty of the wood by giving it more character. The wood was just too pretty not to go ahead and finish it and I stand behind everything I make if anyone ever has an issue with any craft you purchase from me.
    I tried to get as good of closeups of it as I could get to show every detail.

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    Dude, that oak is gorgeous!
     
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    Thanks brother! I thought so too that's why I went ahead and used it in spite of the checks, it was just too pretty not to.
     
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    Tim, if not spoken for, I'll take it.

    Best,
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    Thanks Tom! I'll shoot you a PM.
     
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    Oak reel SOLD.
     
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    All three of these are SOLD. Thanks everyone!!!
    More coming soon though.
    The turning stock of different woods I ordered is suppose to be here Thursday.


    If any of you ever have any issues with your hobo reel or any other craft you buy from me, or if you aren't completely satisfied for any reason please let me know. One unsatisfied customer is one too many!

    Many thanks my friends!!!
    Tim

    PS. I'd love to see some photos of you guys catching fish with these if you wouldn't mind sharing. :)
     
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    When the osage reel is ready, I'd like to buy it. We'll do the PM thing to follow up and do paypal. THANKS!
     
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    You got it bud, Thank You!
     
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    Tim, if you do another one in Osage I would like it. Thanks.
     
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    Thank you brother. I only ordered the one Osage Orange blank but I can order more.
    If you could please help me remember (my memory is terrible after my accident) that you have called dibs, the next one will be yours bud.
     
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    They really do look great. I can't legally use this type of thing to fish where I live but if I did, I would definitely scoop a couple from you.
     
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    Notice:
    If any of you guys have a specific wood species request for a Hobo Reel please let me know. That way if it's not a wood I have locally and typically have processed I can order it. I may have to charge a little more depending on the species but I'm happy to get whatever anyone would like.
    Doing so isn't placing an order and having narcolepsy I'm not able to take orders for product but it lets me know what interest folks have so I can be prepared. The last blanks I ordered were very wet and it has taken quite a while to get them dry enough to use, so having a heads up would really help.

    Thanks,
    T
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I certainly will. Thank you :dblthumb:
     
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    You're very welcome, Thank You!
     
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    All three of these SOLD guys... Thank You so much!

    T

    White Ash still available.


    I have 3 reels available guys. Honey Locust... Cedar... White Ash. It's hard to effectively photograph all the grain on a round object but all three of these have nice grain to them. Even though it was cloudy when I took the photos the grain on the ash is almost washed out by the light.

    $50 including free US shipping - PayPal Only Please.
    Post which one you'd like here and earliest time stamp for each one gets it pending funds.

    I'm headed back to the shop but will check in after while.

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    Thanks for taking a look!
    T
     
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    I'll take the " CEDAR " !!
     
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    This may be a stupid question, but I'll ask it anyways. How do you fish with these works of art? Is there an ideal setup or technique that others have had success with? Thanks for any tips provided.
     
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    I'll take the honey locust.
     
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    Thanks guys! PMs incoming.
     
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    Not at all bud, a couple of years ago I had never even heard of a hobo reel. There is a full review here https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/thre...by-dub-with-thoughts-for-improvements.198535/ by dub where he explains how he uses his.
     
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    I'll take the white ash please.
     
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    All three of these are now SOLD.

    Thank you so much guys!!!

    I'll have more soon.
     
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    Reminder
    Any more wood species requests guys? I hate to order just one or two (Osage Orange) blanks and then someone ask for a specific wood type after I've ordered. It took a good month the get the last blanks I ordered dry enough to use and that was with a lot of assistance drying them. :)
     
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    I would like another in " IRON WOOD " please :4:
     
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    Hehehehehe. I'd just as soon make one from steel. :dblthumb:
     
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    Some nice curly Birch would be interesting?
     
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    I have some nice spalted birch drying that I hope will make some if it's not too soft.
     
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    Just received my " Cedar Hobo Reel " today !
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    Decided to rig it up with some fishing line, I had on hand, along with some basic tackle.
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    Made a Thimble, from a Wine Cork, to Hold a lighter Leader material ( Approx 12 feet of Fishing line )
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    Thimble trimmed to fit inside of Hobo Reel.
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    All of the above Tackle fits inside " Hobo Reel "
     
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    Awesome, thanks for sharing the photos bud! Hope you catch tons of fish with it. :)
     
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    I have this one available today from Elm.

    $50 including free shipping in the states - PayPal Only Please. IMG_6197.JPG IMG_6198.JPG IMG_6199.JPG IMG_6201.JPG
     
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    Another one available, this one from White Ash.

    $50 including free shipping in the states - PayPal Only Please.

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    I am really starting to like these!
     
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    Thank you kindly! :)
     
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    I will take it if it's still available.
     
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    Those are just beautiful. Nice work!
     
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    Both are still available, which one would you like the Elm or White Ash?
     
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    Thank you very much @Kacie !
     
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    I'm serious on wanting another in " Desert Ironwood " .. please :51:
     
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    :8: Sorry bud I thought you were just kidding me. I'll see if I can find a Desert Ironwood blank that's large enough. Or if you know of a source I'm all ears. :dblthumb:
     
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    No contacts, or resources in my address books :2:

    I realize,.. It's going to be a bit more expensive $$ :3:

    EDIT: PM sent !
     
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    Wow, that's some expensive wood! PM answered. :dblthumb:
     
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    Wood Blank ( 2 x 2 X 12 ) ordered & will mailed to you !
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    http://arizonaironwood.com
     
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    Awesome, that'll be one super nice looking Hobo Reel!!!
     
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