Super User bulldog1935 Posted August 25, 2022 Super User Share Posted August 25, 2022 On 8/24/2022 at 3:28 PM, newapti5 said: ... What I got last time was a steak dinner without cake. Went to B/D lunch at El Mirasol with my folks and sister - ate a birthday flan - it was good, and I was buzzing from the sugar rush. Ambassadeurs are a bit like tinkertoys, and a lot of fun to work on. I've always liked the CNC-mill swirl pattern on Zzeta side plates, which needs reflection to photo. They also make the only surf/tournament frame for 4500 (they also make 3600, 5600, and 6600, which no others offer) Inside, the left plate doesn't have a post for a LW idler gear, and has the built-in bronze "bullet" that accepts the spool spindle. Mine has Avail mag brake added. The barstock frame foot is longer than a normal reel foot, needing a custom split reel seat (I have the rod), the spool is also 8 mm closer to the rod, and brings it that much closer to your thumb. About 6 years ago, UK maker Akios made a limited run of level-wind 5500 and 6500 barstock frames, which are hen's teeth, because no one is letting go, and would be a boon to find one. another tough photo to light - here's that completed custom 4500CT built from parts, NLW, 6.3 gears. 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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