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Concept of matching Rod & Reel

Do anyone know who invented the concept of matching rod & reel ?
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I did. Make sure you buy the most expensive reel for the most expensive rod. You'll catch more fish and cast way further.
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I did. Make sure you buy the most expensive reel for the most expensive rod. You'll catch more fish and cast way further.
Because the fish know the difference.
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I did. Make sure you buy the most expensive reel for the most expensive rod. You'll catch more fish and cast way further.
And everyone will step to the side and bow in awe as you sashay your royal tush to the water, festooned in your finery!

Nobody invented it...........it just happened.
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I think anyone who ever fought a tip up or down all day, or had a line that wouldn't fit on a reel, or one that required 700 yds of backing to fill, or a fish that crushed someone or, conversely, was overmatched by the gear they were using. I don't know that is a concept, just searching for something fun/satisfying to use together.
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Do anyone know who invented the concept of matching rod & reel ?
Archimedes with his lever probably has formal dibs, and then Isaak Newton.

It is just physical balancing of a lever, plus/minus a little personal aesthetics for fun. I assume the balance part has been independently rediscovered through trial and error by farmers, builders and fishermen, not to mention the guy at the market operating the scale, since ancient Mesopotamian times. Maybe since the first cave man picked up a stick. Any fly fisherman, ever, who claimed to have “invented” it would be sort of an idiot.

Still I get what you are asking. Actual reels, beyond line holders, haven’t been around that long. But Im sure as soon as there was the first something someone slapped on there people immediately started arguing about which characteristics were best, including the looks.
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Naw, it was Joe Howell @ the Blue Heron fly shop when some guy came in to buy some flies or something to fish for steelhead & said he was using one of those spring loaded auto wind reels. Joe told him those steelhead would destroy that reel, but the guy insisted he had caught 10lb plus bass on that reel & off he went.

He returned later on in the day, with that reel in pieces. Joe just said I told you & sold him a single action reel. ROF
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