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fishing rod

Recreational fishing, opposed to fishing for food alone, is thought to have developed, in Western culture, during the 17th century. Isaac Walton published his "Compleat Angler" in 1653, helping to popularize the pastime. Basic styles of fishing rods and reels, though constantly improved, haven't changed much from their earliest original forms. A baitcasting reel, unlike most other types of fishing reel, sits on top of the pole and the line is cast with the right hand. Most fishermen then transfer the pole to the left hand for the retrieve, cranking with the right. Baitcasting reels were first developed in England in the mid-17th century, around the same time as the growth of fishing.

  • Manufacturer: Daiwa
  • Material: fiberglass | nylon | metal | plastic
  • Origin: Japan
  • Style: baitcasting
  • Object ID: 116.1982
  • Credit Line: Gift of Thomas Ricketts in memory of Leslie P. Ricketts
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