Last night I finished up the next prototype in the Micro-fishing line spool project. I’m getting closer to that I envision, though it still isn’t quite right. To accommodate using it as an un-rigged line holder, I made one of the interior wire loops into a wire hook. I also changed from using soft copper wire for the loops to a much stronger and more durable spring stainless steel.
I was hoping that the slits in the rim surface would hold a furled line…(for Tenkara application), but that didn’t work out in their present configuration…..something to keep working on! I’ve got some ideas! The present configuration would work just fine for a Tenkara spool to be used between locations while rigged for fishing.
I’ve been thinking of other more fine grained hardwoods to use, but I do like the fact that this Chilean Cherry is quite light in weight. The Rosewoods and Cocobolo would be a delight to carve and would finish out better, but would be significantly heavier…..maybe not a big thing!? I’m also looking at using North American native woods, and we have some nice ones here!