This reel made by dutch reelmaker Ids Schukken is a large arbor reel in line class 3.
The reel has a diameter of 75 mm and weighs approximately 120 grams. The colour of the reel was created by anodising the material. It has a finely adjustable, smooth running drag.
Each “Schukken Design ” product is a unique piece and is made by Ids in his workshop in Friesland.
About “Schukken design”:
Ids Schukken was born in 1949 in Tjerkwerd in the dutch province Friesland.
In his professional life Ids worked as a teacher at a technical high school. He has been flyfishing for 40 years so it was an easy choice to start building split cane rods and reels. By now he is looking back on 35 years in rodbuilding and 25 years in reelmaking.
Ids only builds reels during wintertime. In summer he concentrates on fishing the polders of his home area for pike and pikeperch.
Through his work in a technical high school Ids is a true expert using a turning bench, a milling machine and other tools.
The products made by “Schukken design” will never be available in big numbers because he does every work step himself.
Buying a “Schukken design” reel you will receive a handmade product of outstanding quality.
Some impressions from Ids workshop: