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The Once and Future Reel: The Arrival of the Automatic Fishing Reel
A combination of two articles originally published in The Reel News, Vol. XXI, No. 2, March, 2011, pp. 16-17 and Vol. XXI, No. 3, May, 2011, pp.18-19

The first automatic reels for sport-fishing were proposed and manufactured in early 19th-century England.


Spring Fever in Kentucky
Originally published in The Reel News, Vol. XXVII, No. 5, September, 2017, pp. 5-6

George Cook and Peter Ufer manufactured Cook's automatic reels in Louisville, Kentucky, around 1900.


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