I'm about a year behind on this
After reading about how fellows here protect their cherished reels while on the river, I felt that I had to share my kit.
This is a big shout out to Robert/Bob/Bigfoot
While Bob (Bigfoot) was building my custom call out Spey and Dee fly wallets, I had asked him if he could be so kind and build something else for me.
I wanted some reel protection while on the river. For hiking down to the river side, in a boat or just leaning up against a branch, bench or over hang while waiting for rotation, having lunch or sharing a story.
After many emails, measurements and more emails, Bob came up with these beauties:
Both have my initials on the front flap. The flap is secured by earth magnets, for a clean look.
Bob also integrated a strap to protect the handle from scuffing and for extra security.
The inside is completely lined with sheep's wool, same as his wallets. Great for wicking away moisture and added protection.
The over strap wraps around the reel seat and the earth magnets hold the flap in place. You can see from the above photo how the reel is just nestled into place and the amount of protection that is offered by the leather and wool.
The back side is equally as handsome.
Bob's craftsmanship is superb !! Quality of materials is top shelf and I am truly pleased and proud of this bit of kit !!
I am just amazed with the amount of talent within our community here !!