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Handcrafted Gear for a Different Style of Fishing

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

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

This minimalist fishing style makes the Daggerfish the perfect tool for first-timers looking to give fishing a try, and a great option for experienced anglers looking for a compact rod they can take deep into the backcountry. 

A Complete Portable Fishing Kit

Storage areas inside the top and bottom of each reel give you space to carry bait and tackle for your next fishing trip, and each Daggerfish comes equipped with the hooks, line, sinkers and bait you need to catch a wild trout. 

Handmade by American Craftsmen

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 their 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. 

Ultra-Light and Adventure-Ready

Each Daggerfish weighs less than 4 oz and measures under 9 inches in length, making them the perfect compact fishing kit for campers, backpackers, and travelers. It meets TSA requirements for carry-on bags, so whether you’re tossing it into your backpack, bike bag, kayak, or glove box, the Daggerfish can go with you, no matter where you’re going.

Lightweight, compact, and extremely portable, Daggerfish Handreels are the finest way for both newcomers and experienced anglers alike to go fish deep in the backcountry, and a simple and  elegant way to turn every trip into a fishing trip.

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