New Fly Reels: Ari 't Hart Astrid and Trilogy
What more can you say about a fly reel that looks like it might have been invented by the Borg for intergalactic domination and approaches $2000 in price? Answer: that it will likely take over collector consciousness in 2008. Dutch reel designer Ari ‘t Hart — the only reel maker who can claim a permanent display in the Architecture and Design Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City — is taking pre-orders for his latest creation, the eye-catching Astrid. The Astrid’s suggested retail price is $1799 USD which includes a case, reel seat and size 5/6 spool. Or if the Astrid is just too out there for you, try the slightly more down-to-earth, but more expensive ($2999 USD), Trilogy, also new for 2008.