Many old, classic fly reels are like little jewels. Small, shiny, precious objects that are admired and lusted over. Many worth thousands of dollars. I own a replica of one, which I haven't used in a while. I was a little self-conscious fishing with it because I am not a good enough fisherman to justify such a nice reel...or at least such a classy looking reel. My friend from West Yellowstone, Steve Takata, told me not to worry about that - he said that if I like the reel, I should use it. I shouldn't care what other people think. He's right. Now I need to buy a new flyline for it...... I think that this is my favorite fly reel illustration so far.