Model "The Thistle" sold by Alex Martin in Scotland.
Stainless steel fixed finger automatic line pickup with click and anti-reverse lever.
The same, slow pickup can be frustrating when a hot fish races toward you; a grown man's fingers can turn that tiny handle only so fast.
Fish hooked on direct-drive reels get chances to show strength most anglers don't know is there.
Recreational anglers looking to experience something new this summer should consider something old.