Drill Powered Fishing Reel

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Introduction: Drill Powered Fishing Reel

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Step 1: Materials

1. Battery powered drill
2. Almost any fishing reel

Step 2: Putting It Together

First, take the handle off the fishing reel.
Second, attach the drill to the little bolt sticking out of the reel and tighten it down.

Step 3: Your Done

Cast the line, push the trigger on the drill and it should reel in.

WARNING: MAKE SURE THE DRILL IS TURNING THE RIGHT WAY. YOU CAN DAMAGE THE REEL IF IT GOES BACKWARDS DEPENDING ON WHAT TYPE OF REEL YOU HAVE. ALSO, BE CAREFUL NOT TO REEL IN IT TO FAR, SOME DRILLS ARE VERY POWERFUL AND CAN GO VERY QUICKLY SO PAY ATTENTION

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    This a great idea for those individuals who have injuries to their upper limbs (hands & arms), such as I have. It has been nearly 20 years since I was injured an with this idea it now makes me to start thinking about how I could come up with an idea and design something using one of my old battery drill. Ya it is noisy, but if it helps me to get out fishing again, then some people can learn to accept other individual's abilities, or lack of abilities. I think that this person's idea is a wonderful start to something that can change other people's lives for the better.

    If you were fishing anywhere near me and making that racket with the drill, you might find yourself, along with your gear, taking an impromptu dip. Fishing is supposed to be quiet - almost meditative. Someone who cannot be bothered to reel in a line, and who is willing to annoy fellow fisher-folk, not to mention the fish, is being rude and un-sportsman-like in the extreme. As for using this contraption for golf, Mark Twain allegedly said that golf is "A good walk, spoiled." You've managed to remove even the 'good walk' aspect.

    Do you walk out and retrieve every ball at the range? I highly doubt it.

    I never go to the range. I bowl - the ball comes back to me.

    Thanks for the comments

    Lighten up everyone. Ya'll are acting like he is fishing in your backyard pond at 3 am. He never said it was for fishing and if he placed it into the wrong contest, well, that's a lick on him...but for retrieving golf balls, gotta give him credit for a rather clever idea....would it be better with only a 12v drill, or one of those cordless screwdrivers...they would be less bulky...

    @Coonx

    Yes I've used it before

    To attach the ball i put a small screw into the ball but not screwed in all the way. and tied the line around the screw then tightened the screw down.

    No, I don't have a shock leader.

    I usually use this for chipping, so i use a 8 or 9 iron

    I'm using about a half swing sometimes more.

    I can get about 75 yards with a half swing, but I'm not sure how much line is on the reel so i usually don't hit it with all my strength.

    Has this contraption ever been used?

    How is the line attached to the golf ball?

    Do you have a shock leader attached to the golf ball?

    What clubs are you using to hit the ball with?

    How much of a swing are you taking?

    What is the yardage you are getting?