Posted on January 26 2011
Who hasn’t thought it would be cool to build their own fly reel? When you think about the tools and materials required, though, the task probably seems daunting. Now, thanks to The Eclectic Angler, you can have the satisfaction of assembling (and fishing) your own reel for just under $60. Or if you are a serious tinkerer and really want to make a custom product, author Michael L. J. Hackney offers a 148-page primer on doing it all, from drag to reel foot.
Read more in the MidCurrent Gear Guide.