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THE REELSMITH'S PRIMER: THE ART OF HAND-CRAFTING FLY FISHING REELS
Author: Michael L.J. Hackney
Publisher: Reel Line Press, Mar 2010
Hackney makes reelsmithing accessible to the inspired angler. With a few basic hand tools, an electric drill, & Michael?s proven techniques, material selections, & clear step-by-step instructions, the reader will learn how to create functional & beautiful fly reels. His task-oriented approach helps you stay organized & the process enjoyable. 107 B&W illus.; 8.5x11 inches, 148 pgs.
In The Reelsmith?s Primer, author Michael L. J. Hackney has finally made reelsmithing accessible to the inspired angler. With a few basic hand tools, an electric drill, & Michael?s proven techniques, material selections, & clear step-by-step instructions, the reader will learn how to create functional & beautiful fly reels.
Following introductory chapters on the tools, materials, & techniques used, the aspiring reelsmith completes the four basic reel sub-assemblies: the frame, spool & drag, handle, & reel foot. The book?s task-oriented approach helps the reelsmith stay organized & keeps the process enjoyable. The final chapter, Reel Enhancements, presents ideas to customize the basic reel & techniques to help the reader design their own fly reels.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
?Here is a delightful project. With a few, basic tools, anyone can make a family heirloom for generations to come. You will be captivated by this book, inspired to make a gleaming piece of angling history & art, the fly reel.? -- Darrel Martin, from the foreword
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael L. J. Hackney is a self-described Eclectic Angler. He resides in central Massachusetts near his home waters, the Squannacook & Nissitissit Rivers. He is the founder of the Reelsmithing forum (www.reelsmithing.com) & The Eclectic Angler.