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Here are some detail pictures for Bunile. The knob that Accurate supplies is cast aluminum. That's why it is always a different color than the reels. They machine a stainless steel shaft and use bearings. Someone started a thread called "El Chingon". Chingon meaning badass. That's what I have named this knob. I have about 13 reels that need this knob. I have two friends that have seen the prototype and like it. They need about 58 between the two of them. Seems like I'm not the only guy with big hands.
 

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Looks more like a Saltiga 05!!!!!:)

I'm on my fourth guy to make my handles. It's been a nightmare. One guy screwed up 16 handles. He made them 3/4" to short. Knuckles hit all over the place. Another guy told me he was robbed. I left him 6 feet of aluminum billet 2 3/4" diameter. What a crook. I have him half down and will probably sue the bum to get my money back.

I could have bought a new truck for what I've have in these knobs by the time I'm finished. Those little Accurate knobs really suck. I was spooling three reels last night. My right hand feels like drove a golf ball into it with a #1 driver.:eek:
 

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MrBill,
I have the same problem. I have used (Power) handles on most of my reels.

They're great handles. I used them on all my Penns. Tom Testa said they've not had much call for handles for the Accurate Boss 2-speeds, but he said if some one wanting one would send it in, he could mount one of his handles on the crank arm in a day. It'd be fair to give him a call first (1.800.REELCOLORS) and a a few more days. But the handles are great.
 

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I just had the new Jigging Master Handle shipped in from Singapore

How long is that new power handle?

I like the look of that black 665. I gather it's topped off with white JB line.
Nice looking. I like the contrast. Did you get it from Meltons? I'm a little upset with them right now. I've had an order on hold since Oct 31st. One excuse after another.

I was surprised the other day when I spooled a 665. I had a Torsa 30 that was spooled with 80# and a Winton leader of 25 feet, 80 pound test. The line was brand new. I took it off the torsa 30 and put it on the 665. It fit like a glove. Those two reels are within 1% line capacity of each other.

Then I took the spectra off another torsa 30 to put on a 665W. I knew it had a larger capacity, so I took a guess and put 75 yards more of 80# spectra then tied a knot, and topped it off with the line from the torsa 30. I was way short. That 665W holds at least 25% more line then the 665. I had to start all over with a new spool. That little mess took me over 2 hours of cranking that little golf ball that Accurate gives you. That really sucked. :mad:

Not much longer before I get my new Chingon handles.:) Hopefully this guy I found yesterday has it together.
 

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How long is that new power handle?

I like the look of that black 665. I gather it's topped off with white JB line.
Nice looking. I like the contrast. Did you get it from Meltons? I'm a little upset with them right now. I've had an order on hold since Oct 31st. One excuse after another.

I was surprised the other day when I spooled a 665. I had a Torsa 30 that was spooled with 80# and a Winton leader of 25 feet, 80 pound test. The line was brand new. I took it off the torsa 30 and put it on the 665. It fit like a glove. Those two reels are within 1% line capacity of each other.

Then I took the spectra off another torsa 30 to put on a 665W. I knew it had a larger capacity, so I took a guess and put 75 yards more of 80# spectra then tied a knot, and topped it off with the line from the torsa 30. I was way short. That 665W holds at least 25% more line then the 665. I had to start all over with a new spool. That little mess took me over 2 hours of cranking that little golf ball that Accurate gives you. That really sucked. :mad:

Not much longer before I get my new Chingon handles.:) Hopefully this guy I found yesterday has it together.

The power handle is approximately 4 inches, I love the black look as well and teh reel feels completely different. I gues its powder coated??. You are right on both accounts it has over 400 yards of JB hollow, a 25' windon and alot of room left, no where near the brim. I could have put another 50/75 yards of JB no problem. I purchased it from Meltons, they had it in stock and it shipped out the same day. Ive been lucky with them lately
 

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MrBill

I have oficially found a way to solve your problem, if this isnt a Manly jigging reel handly to fit the hands of a "Big Ole Boy", I dont know what to tell you.











obviously the handle part would be removed, I am still trying to figure out how to modify this one for my EXW 4/02

ps. I thought about taking those pics of my desk w/ a Porno playing on my computer, but I didnt know if it would fly on this forum.
 

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It took me three months to get what I needed. I finally have a knob that feels good. I hope I don't start shattering gears. I feel like I could winch in a tanker anchor with these knobs. I see many snapped rods in my future. I named these handles "Chingon". (The baddest of the bad) or (badass). They were turned out of a solid billet aluminum rod. The knobs are 5 1/2 ounces. If they were 5 pounds I'd still be happy. Comfort is more important to me than weight. I can now sleep at night. The quest is over. (except I need a bunch more to fit other brands of reels,:eek:)
 

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