The Speed Reel provides a fast and tangle free way to set line for a remote pull.
The reel holds 100′ of 5/64″ Dyneema line, (breaking strength of 800lbs), or 150′ of 1.75mm Dyneema line (breaking strength 500lbs). The handle is geared up with respect to the spindle, which allows line to be pulled in very quickly. The dimensions are 5-1/4″ long, 4″ wide, and 2-1/8″ thick (not counting the 1/2″ stub handle), and weighs 14oz loaded with line. Materials are stainless steel, delrin, and aluminum, providing excellent corrosion resistance.
So why not just daisy chain your line? After all, daisy chaining adds no weight, no bulk, is 100% reliable when done correctly, and costs nothing. When paying out the line a daisy chain is just as good as a reel, but what about recovering line? If a you, as a dismounted Tech, have to pack up and move in a hurry the line will almost certainly be shoved in a dump pouch or cargo pocket. And the line will be useless in a follow on IED, because it takes ten minutes to untangle and re-daisy chain. And that’s why we built this reel.
Speed Reel with 150′ of 1.75mm Dyneema line:
Speed Reel without line: