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This is a little fishing reel that I made when I was bored. I had nothing better to do, and access to about 800 cat food containers. Here's what I came out with.

Step 1: Spool

The spool that the line is held onto is just made of on old wire spool and the lid to some container. They are connected by hot glue.
 
cnscuz2 years ago
could use a flat metal bar attached on the bottom and bend the top a lil, drill a small hole and use lthat for a rod...just a thought
freeza36 (author)  cnscuz2 years ago
That is a good idea. I only made this because I was bored. If I try to make a better one I will definitely try that.
Just as another option. Hot glue is good but for better structure use a 2 minute epoxy. Cheap, available at any hardware store, and has a typical hold strength of 200lbs. Hot glue will fall apart after a hard days hike with your mini rod. However this is an awesome idea and am planning on doing a build for my 3 day hike kit. Keep up the great ideas. This is awesome
freeza36 (author)  loki_thor20012 years ago
Thanks. I was kindof limited on options when I built this. I was actually at my friends house (you may know him as higgs boson) and I pretty much used whatever I could find.