Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Paine Falls Centerpin

Paine Falls Centerpin (PFC) is a local company that is just getting started in the world of custom reel manufacturing. PFC was started in 2007 by Adam DeMarco of Leroy, Ohio. Adam was in the market for a centerpin reel and decided to make his own instead of shelling out the cash to buy one. It made perfect sense seeing how Adam has the experience to do so.

Adams' new found hobby has turned in to a full time operation. Adam is now making centerpin reels full time in his shop. Adam offers both custom work as well as standard production models. The reels that Adam produces are A++ quality and have a loyal following of customer already. To date Adam has produced apporoximately fourty (40) reels and overall the reception has been overwhelming.

At the current time all reels have Stainless Steel ABEC-5 bearings. The aluminum parts (Spool and backplate) are hand-turned from 6061-T6 aluminum. Custom options are available on any and all models.
If you're in the market for a Centerpin,whether custom or production run... checkout the Paine Falls website at or the blog at:

Here is a slideshow with some of the reels that Paine Falls Centerpin has produced:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Hammer - Completed!

I am happy to say that The Hammer has been completed and shipped. I certainly hope that the new owner receives it safe and sound, and that he is happy with it.

The build went as expected, with one small hitch. I had an issue with one of the guides used on the rod and had to order a replacement. This added almost a week.

Here is a short slideshow that I put together with the photo's I was able to take:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Hammer Continued!

The handle section is complete and so far the total weight of the rod is 5.48 ounces.
The guides still need to be wrapped and the finish still has yet to be applied, but I am hoping that the total finished weight is under 6 ounces.

The handle came out just as I had hoped.
The Charcoal Silvertone wood has beautiful tones and contrasts, and goes very will with the color of the St. Croix 4F1006.4 blank.

I will be starting the wrapping process today and will certainly post photo's form all to see.
I plan to use Black thread for the primary color. I believe it will accompany the Charcoal Silvertone wood very well. I plan to use Dark Green and Matte Silver Metallic for accent and trim bands as they will accent the Shiny Gunsmoke hardware and the color of the blank.

I believe this is going to be one of the nicest rods I've ever had the pleasure to building, but time will tell.

Tight lines!