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Topic: Hummingbird reel
Message: Posted by: magicden (Sep 21, 2006 07:44PM)
I am looking to buy a reel and was hoping someone could recommend one, I saw a clip of the hummingbird reel and it looks nice. All I am looking to do is have a silk fly from a table ten feet away and into my hand.
Any help appreciated.
denis
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Sep 22, 2006 01:41AM)
That should do it.
Message: Posted by: Lucky13 (Dec 8, 2006 02:07PM)
Going to get an electric reel, and was looking at the Hummingbird Reel by JK....It says that it uses nylon sewing thread which is about 1lb test line...Does anyone know what the strength of that line would be? Could you pick op coins, or is that too heavy of an object? Thanks for your help

Alan
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Dec 8, 2006 05:23PM)
Ask Kennedy
Message: Posted by: Paulo Cabrita (Dec 8, 2006 07:22PM)
Hi magicden,

Some time ago Sean Bogunia make for me the best system you can have by remote control, and is the best on the market and cheap. With this system you can put a small silk or big, with others system just a small silk...And by the way Sean Bogunia have the best stuf with that kind of fly silks!!!!
Email Sean and ask him.
http://www.seanbogunia.com

Paulo
Message: Posted by: Lucky13 (Dec 8, 2006 09:14PM)
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On 2006-12-08 18:23, Pete Biro wrote:
Ask Kennedy
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I emailed him, and got a reply from his cusomter service telling me that it uses nylon sewing thread and that's all...not the answer I was really looking for, that's why I turned to you guys here...figured someone who might have one can help me out...

Alan
Message: Posted by: SBogunia (Dec 9, 2006 02:26PM)
Thank you Paulo
Message: Posted by: JBCONNECTED (Dec 11, 2006 08:17AM)
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On 2006-12-08 15:07, Lucky13 wrote:
...Does anyone know what the strength of that line would be? Could you pick op coins, or is that too heavy of an object? Thanks for your help

Alan
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I just tried to pick up a quarter and half dollar. They both rose to my hand. But, it seems that when I try to lift something heavier than say a silk (which is apparently what it was created for) the thread tends to bind up and get tangled. The Hummingbird Reel works better with items that will catch the wind and seem to float or fly.

Over all, the reel is very reliable and easy to palm and operate. There is a very small humming noise, so it may not work well for some close up situations. Other than the thread binding I have never had any trouble with mine. I don't use it a whole lot, but when I need that effect it works well. I have had it for about five years and am still using the original batteries.

I hope this helps.
Message: Posted by: Lucky13 (Dec 11, 2006 09:12PM)
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On 2006-12-11 09:17, JBCONNECTED wrote:
[quote]
On 2006-12-08 15:07, Lucky13 wrote:
...Does anyone know what the strength of that line would be? Could you pick op coins, or is that too heavy of an object? Thanks for your help

Alan
[/quote]

I just tried to pick up a quarter and half dollar. They both rose to my hand. But, it seems that when I try to lift something heavier than say a silk (which is apparently what it was created for) the thread tends to bind up and get tangled. The Hummingbird Reel works better with items that will catch the wind and seem to float or fly.

Over all, the reel is very reliable and easy to palm and operate. There is a very small humming noise, so it may not work well for some close up situations. Other than the thread binding I have never had any trouble with mine. I don't use it a whole lot, but when I need that effect it works well. I have had it for about five years and am still using the original batteries.

I hope this helps.
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Exactly what I was looking for....thanks a lot for the review and help...

Alan
Message: Posted by: insight (Sep 16, 2010 08:33PM)
All of Sean Bogunia's stuff is sold out, it appears.

Regards,
Mike
Message: Posted by: Magic Alaskan (Nov 7, 2010 11:56PM)
John Kennedy also makes a power reel for heavier objects.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Nov 8, 2010 10:40AM)
Magic Alaskan, yes, that one I had. A little larger than the 9-volt that powers it. Very well made. It is FAST, though! No control on the speed that I know of. I had a Kirkendall for years that I used, and understand it is being sold again! :)

Doug