“Is it a fishing reel what I have, or is this a tuna can? I know it’s a reel, but it looks like a tuna can.”
If you enjoy cheap, loud fly fishing reels, the above quote might make a bit of sense (I’m not sure what to think about Jessica’s quote, but dang , that’s funny) . For those that don’t understand, let me explain….
My interest in these reels began 14 years ago. Christmas morning greeted me with a long cylindrical shaped gift leaning in the corner behind the tree. All ready an avid fisherman by age 12, I could only hope that the tube held a fishing rod. Much to my delight, it did. Not only did I get my first fly rod that morning, but I also ended up with a Martin Model 60 “tuna can” reel and fly line to go with it.
With my new setup complete, I hit the beaver ponds. Lets just say I felt like a kid again. Long live the "Tuna Can".