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Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Chris Hammond » Sat May 23 2020 19:13

Anyone know what the smallest FS reel available is please? And if so how small is it?

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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Will Smith » Sat May 23 2020 19:21

Probably a 500 series Shimano or similar, which are very dinky but very nice to use, unless you are talking about the daft little reels from China that fit onto those tiny telescopic pen rods ?
What is it for Chris, or are you simply being curious ?
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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Chris Hammond » Sat May 23 2020 19:25

Will Smith wrote:
Probably a 500 series Shimano or similar, which are very dinky but very nice to use, unless you are talking about the daft little reels from China that fit onto those tiny telescopic pen rods ?
What is it for Chris, or are you simply being curious ?
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No I'm deadly serious Will but I've got smaller reels than the Shimanos already. I'm talking a working FS reel but as small as can it can possibly be. The reels with the pen rods aren't particularly small. I have a Silstar Tiny 20 which is much smaller than most of those but cant get hold of another, but even smaller would be better.

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Post by bencarvosso » Sat May 23 2020 19:38

What u using it for. Just being nosey
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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Chris Hammond » Sat May 23 2020 19:39

Fishing Ben.

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Post by Chris Hammond » Sat May 23 2020 19:41

bencarvosso wrote:
What u using it for. Just being nosey
I want a micro set up to fish for micro species. :smile:

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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Will Smith » Sat May 23 2020 20:01

The Silstar Tiny does not look much smaller the the 500 series reels I have Chris, I would have to compare them side by side I suppose, I will have a look in my collection of mini reels for you and see what I can find or suggest for you.

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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Chris Hammond » Sat May 23 2020 20:57

Will Smith wrote:
The Silstar Tiny does not look much smaller the the 500 series reels I have Chris, I would have to compare them side by side I suppose, I will have a look in my collection of mini reels for you and see what I can find or suggest for you.

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Looking at the spool end on the Tiny is not much more than the size of a two pence piece Will. I have the actual prototype of what I think is the smallest FS in the Shimano range as my mate works for them, or at least he did. I cant be sure exactly what the model number is as being a prototype it has no decals etc. It's a bit bigger than the Tiny which is the smallest FS I've seen. There probably isnt a reel on the market which is as small as I would like but I live in hope.

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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Jason Skilton » Sat May 23 2020 21:07

Shimano Biomaster 1000 is what I use on my UL rod
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Post by John Milford » Sun May 24 2020 00:24

Chris Hammond wrote:
bencarvosso wrote:
What u using it for. Just being nosey
I want a micro set up to fish for micro species. :smile:
What rod are you thinking about (or have?) for the micro species Chris?
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Post by zodiac » Sun May 24 2020 00:27

Just how 'micro' are these species you're after Hammy? Do you want to use a tiny fixed spool on principle, or for a wee private project? There must be easier ways.. a wee whip for example?
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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by jonsykes » Sun May 24 2020 07:59

I had (maybe still have) a tiny reel I think was by Frisk. Blue/silver with a hardwood handle.

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Post by jonsykes » Sun May 24 2020 08:02

I'd be looking on wish or aliexpress

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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Chris Hammond » Sun May 24 2020 13:18

John Milford wrote:
Chris Hammond wrote:
bencarvosso wrote:
What u using it for. Just being nosey
I want a micro set up to fish for micro species. :smile:
What rod are you thinking about (or have?) for the micro species Chris?
Quite a variety John but this is for a pen rod so I'm talking as small as possible.

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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Chris Hammond » Sun May 24 2020 13:22

zodiac wrote:
Just how 'micro' are these species you're after Hammy? Do you want to use a tiny fixed spool on principle, or for a wee private project? There must be easier ways.. a wee whip for example?
A butterfly net is probably the easiest option Z but I'm a rod and line man. :grin:

It's just for a bit of fun while out walking and I want it all to fit into my pockets or a bum-bag. When I say micro species I mean bullheads, loach, sticklebacks, minnows etc. The idea is to catch the smallest fish I possibly can on rod and line. Primarily with micro lures. I had intended to do it last summer but personal stuff got in the way.

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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Chris Hammond » Sun May 24 2020 13:23

jonsykes wrote:
I'd be looking on wish or aliexpress
Thanks Jon. I've no idea what either of those are but I'll have a Google. :thumbs:

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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Chris Hammond » Sun May 24 2020 14:01

Well I've just ordered a couple of reels from Aliexpress. F**k knows if they're smaller than what I've got or indeed what exactly I've ordered. We will have to see.

I don't know if it's because I'm old or just plain thick but these things are such a trial for me. :scratch:

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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by norwich lad » Sun May 24 2020 14:58

chris, what about those tiny rod/reel sets ive seen on youtube. its tiny compered to a 500 size. weather they last that long is another question.
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Re: Smallest Fixed Spool Reel

Post by Chris Hammond » Sun May 24 2020 15:20

norwich lad wrote:
chris, what about those tiny rod/reel sets ive seen on youtube. its tiny compered to a 500 size. weather they last that long is another question.
I'm not sure which rod and reels you mean Lee tbh mate. If they are the pen rods then I have bought two or three but the multipliers- which ARE tiny- are unusuable and the FS's are bigger than what I already have. If you're referring to something different can you post a link please mate?

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