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THE REELSMITH'S PRIMER: THE ART OF HAND-CRAFTING FLY FISHING REELS

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THE REELSMITH'S PRIMER: THE ART OF HAND-CRAFTING FLY FISHING REELS
Michael L.J. Hackney
Hardcover

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.
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