Feb 24, 2011

Handed Down From the Immortal Ones

Forged under the angry hammer of Thor
Hardness brought out of the fire of Hades
Zeus's own bolts anodized a finish then
polished by Aphrodite's feminine hand.
The wings of Hermes were gifted upon it,
and Loki tricked you into buying one.

When young Dawn with her rose-red fingers shone once more,
God himself handed down to mortal man the final product.
Jesus scowled and Muhammad wept, equals in their jealousy.
Buddha barely noticed and Krishna's flute fell in disbelief.
Then man rejoiced in his superiority over elements and fish,
which are not too difficult to catch, really when you think about it.

The Hardy Zane Ti
is an exercise in excess, the likes of which I have not seen since college. Go Salukis!  The sales pitch boasts a fully sealed drag, large knob (that's what she said) and a hand polishing by Alnwickian engineers.  They even go so far as to brag about how terribly engineered this thing is: it takes six days to hog solid titanium bar stock into the final form.  Won't you be pissed when you drop your new $8000 fly reel to the bottom of the sea?  Tip your glass to Poseidon, maybe he'll give it back.


  1. That's why I love old click reels.

  2. Does it come with a promise that you'll catch every single cast, without the need for lure, skill or water?

  3. I'm confident that reel is worth $8k.

  4. I need one for my $15 Eagle Claw featherlight.

  5. @Raz - Thank you

    @Mel - Balls!

    Cofisher - Old things make noise. The older the noisier.

    @Murphyfish - if you have to ask, you can't afford it.

    @Timmy - I thought about that. I can guess at the work center rate for a 3-axis machining center over three days with a couple setups, But what do the Alnwickian engineers make per hour?

    @T Rage - No you don't


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