Nate Kehr Demonstration Of Controls And Battery 

 

Nate Kehr demonstrating the compactness of the accessible control harness and candy bar sized Lithium battery package on the MPOWR Reel.

Mark Felling Demonstrating Bite Bulb Activation 

 

Mark Felling discussing additional accessible accessories to activate the M-POW-R Reel as they relate to quadriplegics.

Smallmouth Bass on Fly Rod and M-POW-R Reel 

 

Nate Kehr catching smallmouth bass on a fly rod and the M-Pow-R Reel on the Pine River near Brainerd, Minnesota August 2016

Trolling For The Troops Video 2015 

 

Disabled veteran Dave Munsinger participated in the 2015 Trolling for the Troops event. Dave, guided by Jim Lindner, Executive Director of Lindner Media Productions, and using his M-POW-R Reel® and Rod combo, boated seven Smallmouth Bass on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota.

Nate's 2nd 17.75" Smallmouth Bass On M-POW-R REEL 

 

Nate was casting a buzzbait to hook and bring this smallmouth bass to the net---June 2015

Nate's 17.75" Smallmouth  On Motorized M-POW-R Reel 

 

Nate Kehr catching a 17.75" on a spinnerbait. Nate is using only the power of the motorized M-POW-R Reel to bring the fish to the net--June 2015

Nate Kehr's Casting Technique With The M-POW-R REEL 

 

Closeup of Nate Kehr's casting technique using his motorized M-POW-R Reel on Sylvan Lake near Brainerd, Mn----June 2014.

Nate Kehr's 23 inch Walleye in August using production model of the M-POW-R REEL™ 

 

Owing to manufacturing hiccups and false starts Nate and I were not able to put the final version of the M-POW-R REEL™ and Rod Combo to intense testing, at Fletcher Lake Ontario, Canada until August 2014. We had hoped to shoot multiple videos over the four days of fishing for Walleyes and Smallmouth Bass, but nature intervened with solid rain over the first three days. Nonetheless, Nate still averaged over 75 Walleyes per day! We cranked up the drag on the reel and let Nate retrieve all fish (14” – 23”) using only the power of the motor to bring the fish to our boat. No rod “pumping” nor drag adjusting as we really wanted to tax the motor and the reel components. I would not recommend this in normal circumstances. Finally, on the fourth day, the clouds parted enough for us to shoot a couple of videos. In this first video Nate boats what I stated during the video what appeared to be a 19’ to 20” Walleye. Afterwards I measured it and it was a true 23” Walleye.

Nate Kehr boating trophy Smallmouth Bass using M-POW-R REEL™ 

 

This video was shot near the end of the fourth day of fishing on Fletcher Lake in Ontario, Canada. Nate boated five of the eight Smallmouth Bass that we caught off of this point. The Smallmouth Bass in this video measured at 18 inches which qualified Nate for a Trophy Waters Hat. One can see that Nate really had his hand full with this spunky Smallmouth. As stated earlier, Nate averaged over 75 Walleyes per day for the four days on this catch and release body of water (excluding fish for shore lunch)

Nathan Kehr retrieves first Walleye using prototype motor on spinning reel.

 

In August of 2012, Nathan and I were testing four motors of various speeds on a prototype spinning reel. The motorized reel that Nate had used for close to 28 years had no real power to retrieve lures or land fish. Nate would raise his spinning rod to the 12 o’clock position, press and hold down the power button on the rod handle and at the same time lower the rod to the 3 o’clock position as the motor retrieved the line to the reel spool. 

Most of his fishing was vertical jigging or casting short distances with a float and jig combination. As it turned out, one of the motors (completely different design from the other three) had the power and torque to land a fish with no “rod pumping” needed. 

This video was taken to show Jeff Zernov, who was sourcing the motors and other components for this project, just how powerful this motor was and the implications for what was to become the M-POW-R REEL™ project.

After this video was shot, I measured and weighed the fish with a digital scale. It was 19 inches long and weighed 2.07 pounds!

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