How can a fishing rod, which is just a stick and some string and this spinning thing, pull down heavy fish that’s swimming and fighting in the completely opposite direction? The magic is in the reel! Here is the visual breakdown of the 141 different parts that make up a fishing reel.
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I field tested one of the early prototypes way back in the day. They work!