This Schukken Design #6 is part of the “Seatrout Series” and is made of grade 2 titanium and PEI. PEI is a material with a yellow-golden colour that has a great mechanic solidity and stiffness. It is widely used in the construction of planes and spaceships. In the last few years PEI gained popularity in high-end reelmaking.
The central hub of the reel is positioned in the bearing part where it is completely protected from dirt and humidity.
The drag is finely adjustable and creates a nice clicking sound when the fish pulls line off the reel.
The spool is held in place by a central screw. This ensures that the spool can be removed quickly.
The reels of the Seatrout Series are completely saltwater resistant and have a lifelong warranty against saltwater damage.
Each one of these reels is made by hand in his workshop.
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: