Custom Wooden Fly Reels by Desert Eagle
Jimi Genzling of Lakewood, New Mexico is Desert Eagle and he has been developing stabilized (i.e. impregnated) wooden fly reels. He is currently using the slow growing woods of mesquite and desert osage orange for materials. Some pictures of one of his reels are given below. The rod the reel is mounted on in the last two pictures is a bamboo 5 wt. for reference purposes.
For more views of these reels you can go to Jimi's website at www.hdc-nm.com/jimi/rotaryvise.html. Contact information for Jimi Genzling is below:
P. O. Box 192
Lakewood, NM 88254 USA
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