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What’s on the inside of a fishing reel?

Visually pull apart the inner components of a fishing reel, and you’ll see 141 precise and sometimes tiny parts that work together to help the tool cast and catch. See what kind of engineering and craftsmanship goes into the reel’s aluminum alloy frame in this episode of the Science Channel’s Machines: How They Work.

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Bonus: All kinds of fishing.

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