Reel fish dating
The 18th century was mainly an era of consolidation of the techniques developed in the previous century.
Running rings began to appear along the fishing rods, which gave anglers greater control over the cast line.
Fly rods are used to cast artificial flies, spinning rods and bait casting rods are designed to cast baits or lures.
Ice fishing rods are designed to fish through small holes in ice covered lakes.
The rods themselves were also becoming increasingly sophisticated and specialized for different roles.
A second part to the book was added by Walton's friend Charles Cotton.The reels were well built and easy to find, and did not cost an arm and a leg. I have used some of these old reels just for the fun of it.They don't cast well, but can be used for trolling and live bait fishing.I also tripped over an old Kalamazoo Tackle Company level wind (attached) with a strange handle.I thought it looked older and more English than it is, but it still makes a good conversation piece.