So, I started tinkering with some old parts and came up with this reel stand.
I've been wanting to use a reel stand when servicing my reels. I could not find any ideas on the internet. The base is a part from a shop vac that holds the filter in place. I chopped up an old pole and used the reel seat. Last is a part from an old ram mount that used to hold my cell phone.
Eventually, I will clean it up and make an awesome heavy base that will hold the parts and a tray to hold the tools and lubricants. My head is spinning with ideas!
Here's a stand I made a few years ago for my Daiwa reels. Piece of painted 2x4, a piece of broom stick raised about an inch for clearance, an old reel seat from a pole I found, a button connector that fastens fender liners to the wells, and a decal that came with my fishing pole.
I also cut up a broom stick and wrapped it with electrical tape to make a base to keep the reel level when resting on the box it came in. It was supposed to be something fancy but never got around to it. Now I see the acrylic reel displays from overseas so I might get those instead.