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Author: Michael L.J. Hackney
Publisher: Whitefish Press
ISBN: 0-WFP-85
ISBN #: 0-WFP-85
Binding Type: Hardcover
THE REELSMITH'S PRIMER: THE ART OF HAND-CRAFTING FLY FISHING REELS In The Reelsmiths Primer, author Michael L. J. Hackney has finally made reelsmithing accessible to the inspired angler. With a few basic hand tools, an electric drill, & Michaels 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 books 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 forewordABOUT 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 ( & The Eclectic Angler. ISBN: 0-WFP-85 publish date: 03/14/2010

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Leisure reading in fly fishing...a great way to set an example for new readers in your family.