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"Wave" Guides and Reels
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: September 07, 2021 01:02AM

While possibly considered off-topic to the status quo “rod building” of this forum, I am seeking advice and knowledge concerning Doug Hannon’s “wave spin” spinning reels. We are all familiar with his revolutionary “MicroWave” guides which is certainly a head-turner, but his wave-spin reels have been delegated to second-billing.
While the unorthodox, convoluted, spool lip was certainly “in-your-face-different”, I just had to try one. It proved to be as advertised and never experienced a spool-loop problem. Casting distance seemed unchanged. I guess my question is that if it is such a great idea, why is it not more prevalent now?

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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Re: "Wave" Guides and Reels
Posted by: Jeffrey D Rennert (---)
Date: September 07, 2021 08:39AM

Can you please post a link to where you purchased this reel? Thank you

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Re: "Wave" Guides and Reels
Posted by: ben belote (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: September 07, 2021 09:18AM

Mark, maybe because most people quickly learn to close the bail by hand a nd not by cranking the handle which creates the loops..

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Re: "Wave" Guides and Reels
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: September 07, 2021 01:26PM

Thanks Mark, I think any innovation in fishing tackle is relevant to rod building. Looks cool, I want one!

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Re: "Wave" Guides and Reels
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: September 07, 2021 04:34PM

Jeffery,
I purchased mine from Cabela’s the better part of 10 years ago. I did a quick search and could not find a place selling them = maybe that is why they are not very prevalent lol = I suppose I could have checked before posting.
ben,
You may be correct.
Lance,
See my reply to Jeffery. Let me know if you find one.
To everyone else,
How many of you have fished a Wave Spin reel?

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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Re: "Wave" Guides and Reels
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: September 09, 2021 09:39PM

Apparently, the Wave Spin reels were considered more of a brain-flatulence than brain-storm. I purchased one simply out of curiosity, it worked as advertised (often rare), the reel still works fine after 10 years of moderate use, so I suppose I would purchase another if still available. Thanks anyway, Doug!!! I guess any reference to WaveSpin reels is now delegated to the history books.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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