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Wild Cherry Handreel

Regular price $60.00

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 An ultra light fishing kit perfect for backpack fishing and minimalist wilderness trips.


  • Solid cherry body with two tackle storage areas
  • Carbon-negative corks
  • Lead-free tackle kit included
  • 30 yards of low-memory monofilament line (8lb test)
  • 3.2 oz / 92g average weight (our lightest reel)

Want even more? Add-on a Leather Reel Cover or upgrade to a Streamline Deluxe Kit to get everything you need for your next backpack fishing trip. 

Always follow local fishing regulations. Click here to find a fishing license for your state.

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About Cherrywood

The American cherry tree, Cherry is durable and resistant to decay, and has been used for fine furniture for hundreds of years. The beautiful, smooth grain emits a distinctive sweet smell during the turning process. Certain cherries have a slight curl in the grain, resulting in a swirling, sparkling pattern across the wood's surface, with distinctive black lines threading through the grain. Less dense than maple or walnut, this reel is recommended for ultralight backpacking.

Why We Choose Handlining

Handcrafted for a Different Style of Fishing

Daggerfish Handreels are backpack fishing kits that combine a rod, reel, and tackle box into one handcrafted package.

Designed for a simple style of fishing called handlining, these ultra light fishing reels have no moving parts - simply tie on a lure, cast out by hand, and reel back in by hand. 

Easy to learn, convenient to carry, and great for backcountry excursions, Daggerfish Handreels are perfect tools for first-timer fishermen and experienced anglers alike.

A Complete Portabe Fishing Kit

Hollow storage areas inside each reel include the hooks, line, sinkers and lures you need to catch a wild trout. 

Each reel weighs less than 4 oz (110 grams) and meets TSA requirements for carry-on bags, making them the perfect compact fishing kit for campers, backpackers, and travelers.

Whether you’re tossing it into your luggage, backpack, kayak or glove box, the Daggerfish can help you turn any trip into a fishing trip.

Handmade in America, Guaranteed for a Lifetime

Made from solid domestic hardwoods, natural cork, and lead-free tackle, each Daggerfish is hand-turned, sanded, finished and packed by individual craftsmen in our Pennsylvania workshop.

Every order bears a signature of approval, and all of our products are backed by our For a Lifetime Guarantee: if anything goes wrong, we'll fix it or replace it.

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