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#1 Thom T

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Posted May 04 2013 - 9:09 AM

Just saw this on my facebook act. there is a company out there that are making spinning reels out of titanium. didn't see an specs on there web page but the price that was quoted was 499.00 for the reel and 99.00 for a set of pliers made out of titanium The company name is Fortitude fishing Might bear watching to see how they hold up


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#2 Alan Hawk

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Posted May 04 2013 - 9:18 AM

Thanks for the heads up! Looks interesting....

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Posted May 04 2013 - 9:22 AM

That thing looks like it should be called " The Terminator "


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Posted May 04 2013 - 9:32 AM

I saw that too. Very interesting reel. I'd like to see one in person.


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Posted May 04 2013 - 9:41 AM


Maybe VS and ZB are getting competition...?!
 



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Posted May 04 2013 - 9:50 AM

GEAR MONO BRAID
MODEL ITEM RATIO CAPACITY CAPACITY MSRP
TiSR 4000
Fortitude Titanium Spinning Reel
5:1
10/240
30/230
$399.99
TiSR 5000
Fortitude Titanium Spinning Reel
5:1
20/220
50/360
$449.99
TiSR 6000
Fortitude Titanium Spinning Reel
4:1
30/280
80/245
$499.99


SPECS


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Posted May 04 2013 - 10:30 AM


Solid Ti would be really heavy.



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#8 RiverRaider

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Posted May 04 2013 - 10:46 AM

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Posted May 04 2013 - 10:56 AM


if this is water proof, then i know what reel i am going to start saving for..... and even if it isnt lol



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Posted May 04 2013 - 11:01 AM

^^^^^ That's the info I was looking for


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Posted May 04 2013 - 11:18 AM

Thanks for the heads up! Looks interesting....

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VERY interesting reel.

The semicircularity of the large cutout on the rotor's side perfectly complements the body's roundness.

The rotor's simplicity is marvelous.

It looks like it was stamped from a sheet of titanium and then formed.

That's how I'd do it.


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The Fortitude's body and stem evoke the Crack.


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#12 Alan Hawk

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Posted May 04 2013 - 11:29 AM

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It looks like it was made from a sheet of titanium that was stamped and then formed.


That's correct. Are you a manufacturing engineer?


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Posted May 04 2013 - 11:29 AM

I find it hard to believe that price ti is $$$$$. Hardy fly reels make a ti reel that's like 10000


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#14 Surffishinfiend

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Posted May 04 2013 - 11:38 AM


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I find it hard to believe that price ti is $$$$$. Hardy fly reels make a ti reel that's like 10000



 



Titanium isn't that expensive per kg.  The machining would cost well more than the amount of material used.



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#15 lichum

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Posted May 04 2013 - 11:49 AM

That's correct. Are you a manufacturing engineer?


No Alan.

I'm a self-taught designer and machinist.

The Okuma Trio's rotor also looks like it was stamped from sheet metal and then formed:


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