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Post 10 Jul 2014, 11:25 • #1 
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My reel "The Can" has been a pet project for two years, and we have finally finished the first batch of ten reels. We decided to offer it with an extra solid spool in aluminum, together with the PEI spool. All delivered in a wooden box.

These will be offered through DAP Reels in the Netherlands. It has been a fun project, and we have a few new ideas for the upcoming versions.

Thanks for looking!

Christian

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Post 10 Jul 2014, 11:28 • #2 
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Here is a preview of a ported spool. This prototype will be evaluated this summer, and hopefully be added as an option in the future.

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Post 10 Jul 2014, 11:35 • #3 
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Absolutely stunning, Christian! Really nice - you've really got something going there.


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Post 10 Jul 2014, 11:44 • #4 
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NICE!


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Post 10 Jul 2014, 11:52 • #5 
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Such a beautiful set, but that was expected.

I'm assuming all ten are spoken. I hope this isn't an inappropriate question but what is the current retail price on "the can" ?


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Post 10 Jul 2014, 15:35 • #6 
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The price is €650.

Respectfully,
Christian


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Post 10 Jul 2014, 15:50 • #7 
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Very interesting. I remember seeing The Can with one of your rods in the rod photos forum.

What are the weights of the models?


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Post 10 Jul 2014, 16:25 • #8 
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Original version is 3.4 oz, and with titanium somewhere 3.8 oz. I haven't touched the final prototype of the ported version, so it's only an educated guess.


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Post 10 Jul 2014, 16:49 • #9 
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Wow. Beautiful reels.

Ben


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Post 11 Jul 2014, 17:07 • #10 
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How is that plastic? spool going to hold up? Warpage? breakage? Wear?


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Post 11 Jul 2014, 21:21 • #11 
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On my wish list for sure.


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Post 12 Jul 2014, 01:53 • #12 
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It's a plastic spool, made from PEI/ultem. There are many performance polymers that work well for fly reel manufacturing. Very few (or none?) of them can match the durability and low cost of aluminum. That's why we have decided to offer this reel with an extra alu spool. PEI is strong and can take scratches. But if you are going to fish among big rocks, I would choose the metal spool.


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Post 12 Jul 2014, 10:20 • #13 
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The solid Aluminum spool looks gorgeous. It is a nice addition.
It is probably in one of the old threads, but what is the size/capacity of this reel. It is impossible to tell from these photos.

Carl


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Post 13 Jul 2014, 22:05 • #14 
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Amazing reels!!! Very simple and elegant.


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Post 14 Jul 2014, 12:08 • #15 
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Wow!!


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Post 14 Jul 2014, 14:09 • #16 
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Wow!! (Wow!!!)

I think I know what I want for chanukah this year . . .


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Post 18 Mar 2023, 17:11 • #17 
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Probably a long shot, but how often do yall see these for sale used? Would love one for my 70P.


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Post 19 Apr 2023, 14:17 • #18 
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I've never seen one on the used market,when these came out,i sent a message to Christian about buying one and never heard back,i see he doesn't post on here anymore and looking at his website the posts are old, you might try reaching out to him though, good luck.


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Post 19 Apr 2023, 19:48 • #19 
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Looks like he visited the site three days ago.


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Post 27 Jul 2023, 09:02 • #20 
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Hello! I use Instagram these days for updates. Still building, but less rods per year and mixing with bamboo.

Instagram handle: finetackle

The Can was made in a limited run of 50 sets, and they probably sit in reel displays over the world. I have been thinking about picking up the design, but would like to make improvements. Mainly mechanical ones, change the clicker, better tolerances etc.

Time is always my limitation. I promise to let you know if anything happens.

Cheers/Christian


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