Tuesday, October 10, 2006

fishing

Jesse created a K'nex fishing pole a few days ago. I think he started with a design shown in a K'nex idea book, but has added to it. It's now a collapsible-to-half-length, trigger release mechanism, fully functional pole with a hand crank for the 8-lb. test monofilament on the reel. A rubber band acts as the spring on the trigger release.


The fisherman's thumb goes on the blue lever you see at the top of this picture. Pushing down on the lever releases the drag on the reel and it snaps back to locking position because of the rubber band.



It worked beautifully at our favorite swimming hole a couple of afternoons ago. Jesse caught sunfish on it and dinner that evening was bluefish caught on his first party boat trip.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine said...

I had hockeyboy take a look and he was in AWE! So cool! He'll be emailing Jesse later, if he gets time away from the all-consuming biology homework today. Kudos!!!

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe Jesse would like to try a ball
winder

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21252.0

12:27 PM  

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