Are you interested in the origins and early development of multiplying, fly-fishing, spinning, trolling, Indiana-style, automatic reels and rod/reel combinations?
Are you interested in the origins and early development of drags, anti-backlash brakes, level winds, freespool clutches, and other reel features?
Are you interested in stories of early U.S. makers, such as Conroy, Crook, the Rodgers, Karr, the Lewises, Judge, Alt, Walker, and others, who did not patent their reels?
Are you interested in stories of little-known, early reelmaking companies, such as Acme Reel Co., Spring Reel Co., D.W. & J.D. Clark, Watertown Rod & Reel Co., Yankee Fishing Reel Co., and others?
Antique Fishing Reels contains all of the above and stories of hundreds of better-known makers and reel inventors. Many of the makers have been newly discovered, and some date from before the Civil War. The book explains and illustrates over 500 early reel patents. It includes over 1000 illustrations: drawings, advertisements, and photos, most of which are in color.